• Denis Leary ‘Benders’ hockey comedy headed to IFC

    Denis Leary gets another TV show greenlit as IFC has ordered eight episodes of Benders. The half-hour hockey comedy developed under the title Uncle Chubby’s follows a group of friends bonded by an undying obsession with their amateur hockey league. None of the members are near-professional or even truly amateur athletes but that doesn’t stop them from playing slow, out-of-shape, “Hey guys, hold on a second!” hockey. IFC president Jennifer

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    Gary Gulman tapes You’ll Get Over It, new comedy special, on March 18 (Exclusive)

    Though Gary Gulman has been a favorite of fellow comedians and true comedy nerds for the better part of the last decade, the veteran comedian has, in the last year, been breaking through to mainstream comedy audiences. And with two stellar one-hour comedy specials and three comedy albums under his belt, Laughspin is pleased to exclusively report the Boston native will record his third hour-long stand-up comedy special on March

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    Robert Kelly’s ‘Live at the Village Underground’ headed to Rhode Island International Film Festival

    Robert Kelly’s upcoming stand-up comedy film Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground, has been accepted into the Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of a handful of qualifying fests for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Live at the Village Underground will make it’s worldwide premiere at the festival between Aug. 5 – 10. The special was filmed on June 17 at the Comedy Cellar at the

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    Jay Mohr, Lizz Winstead, more will TweetRoast the Country Music Awards on Sunday

    Following up its successful Feb. 26 launch during the 84th annual Academy Awards, the second-ever TweetRoast will go down Sunday, April 1– fittingly on April Fool’s Day. The target this time: the Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live from Las Vegas starting at 8 pm EST. Comedians Jay Mohr, Lizz Winstead, Juston McKinney, Jonathan Katz and Annie Lederman are all confirmed to participate; many others will be announced in

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    Comedian Juston McKinney inks development deal with Denis Leary’s Apostle and IFC

    Stand-up comedian Juston McKinney may be taking his web series Hosed to a new, cable television audience if all goes according to plan. McKinney signed a deal with Denis Leary’s production company Apostle, in which his Web series Hosed would be developed for IFC, which is looking to launch more original comedy content after the success of Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The series, created, produced

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    Marc Maron television pilot will premiere at the New York Television Festival

    If you listen to Marc Maron’s podcast WTF (and if you don’t, then you have made some mistakes in your life and should go fix that), you know that the angsty comedian shot a pilot for a television show back in June. Well, it has been announced that the pilot episode will make its world premiere at the 2011 New York Television Festival this month. The show, WTF, produced by

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