• Golden Globe nominations are in; Andy Samberg, Sandra Oh to host 2019 awards ceremony

    It’s Golden Globes season and the nominations are out. Yesterday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are (confusedly) hosting the 2019 ceremony together on January 6. Samberg stars in the popular show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Both the Saturday Night Live alum and the show won Golden Globes back in 2014, but have not been nominated since. Oh won her only Golden Globe for her roll

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine locks up Season 6 NBC debut date

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming back for a saved sixth season in 2019. The cop comedy will make its NBC debut Thursday, January 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The current show at that time slot, Will and Grace, will be shifting to 9:30 p.m. The cult favorite had a rocky road to Season 6. After five seasons on Fox, the network chose to cancel the show citing low ratings. Fans of the

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    Judd Apatow begins production on “Top Secret” Lonely Island movie

    Judd Apatow and The Lonely Island began production last week on their untitled feature film. The Lonely Island movie will be a musical comedy starring members Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer as former boy band members who decide to do the unthinkable: perform an epic reunion concert. You obviously know Lonely Island from their hit digital shorts on Saturday Night Live, including “I Just Had Sex” and “Lazy Sunday.”

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    Andy Samberg will host Emmys so ‘buckle your seat belts!’

    Great news, Lonely Islanders! Andy Samberg announced today that he will host the 2015 Emmys, airing September 20 on Fox. In a statement made earlier, Samberg had the following to say about his hosting gig (and traffic safety): Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat

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    The Lonely Island’s ‘Party Over Here’ big deal for comedy, Neal Brennan, Danny Pudi join forces

    The Lonely Island are making music and making movies and now they’re making TV shows. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island signed a multi-year development deal at Fox back in January to create comedies and the hilarious trio have now announced their first slate of projects. They’ve also revealed the name of their development company: Party Over Here. The Lonely Island was tapped to develop

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    The Lonely Island teams up with Judd Apatow for musical comedy movie

    They reaffirmed their status as a powerful musical comedy force last year with the release of The Wack Album, and now The Lonely Island is headed to the bigscreen with help from Judd Apatow. Universal and Apatow, under his Judd Apatow Productions, will produce a comedy set in the music world, starring The Lonely Island, comprised of Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, who were

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable cast chemistry translates to something equally as electric offscreen as well as on. Sitting down for a panel discussion of the show with New York Times

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    Amy Poehler snags a Golden Globe, plus more surprises in the comedy categories

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned last night to host the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. This is their second year in a row hosting the awards show (and they’ll be back to host it again next year). Of their return, Fey remarked, “This is Hollywood, so if something kind of works they’ll just keep doing it until everybody hates it!” It was a shocking night for presenter Amy

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    Sponsored video: Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco airs tonight!

    Everyone who was disappointed about the 2011 Academy Awards need not wait any longer: the Comedy Central public humiliation Roast of James Franco airs tonight at 10pm! The stage, which surprisingly was not covered in large murals painted by tonight’s Honorary Guest like his character in This Is The End, was filled with a hilarious dais of roasters. With a line-up that includes Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, and

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    Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg added to Roast of James Franco on Comedy Central

    Comedy Central is adding more heat to the upcoming Roast of James Franco. Aziz Ansari and Andy Samberg are joining roasters Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman to skewer the actor/writer/artist/professor/student. Seth Rogen is set to act act roastmaster. The roast — use #FrancoRoast if you’re on Twitter — will air on Labor Day– Monday, Sept 2 at 10pm. Go here for previous

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    Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live

    After eight years and the creation of what seems like an endless list of characters Bill Hader will be leaving Saturday Night Live. This weekend’s season finale will be his last episode. “It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go,’” he told The New York Times. Hader’s departure comes one year

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    Check out Fox’s new comedy lineup, shows from Andy Samberg, Seth MacFarlane (Updated + Videos)

    Last week found comedy fans buried in a flurry of network television news, what with the announcements of new show pick-ups and current show cancellations. And this week, we’ll begin to hear about each network’s new fall programming schedules. Since we’re interested in comedy only at Laughspin, we’ll start distilling some of that information network by network. So, let’s begin with Tuesdays on Fox, which is really the only day

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    The Laughspin Podcast, episode 54: The Lonely Island, Joe DeRosa, Jim Gaffigan

    On this new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I deliver great news about a Phil Hartman project, a new Anna Faris series and also some sad news about comedian Rick Shapiro and more. We also listen to a new song from Andy Samberg’s comedy group The Lonely Island, a clip from my interview with Jim Gaffigan and a preview of Joe DeRosa’s new comedy special! And much more!

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    Fox orders 13 episodes of Andy Samberg’s detective series, three other comedies

    Since leaving Saturday Night Live last summer after seven years, Andy Samberg has taken great advantage of his freedom, starring opposite Adam Sandler in That’s My Boy, creating new tunes with his longtime musical comedy group The Lonely Island and headlining the record-breaking sitcom Cuckoo in the UK. And it’s only getting better: Fox just ordered 13 episodes of Samberg’s new series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, wherein he plays a young detective

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    Andy Samberg’s new series ‘Cuckoo’ breaks ratings record (Video)

    As Saturday Night Live enters its third week of its thirty-eighth season, one of its former veterans Andy Samberg debuted his new project Cuckoo in the UK— and the results were record breaking. On the show, Samberg plays an American hippie-type who marries into a straight-laced British family, who, as you could’ve guessed, do not approve of their daughter’s union. The premiere last night on BBC Three drew slightly over

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