• Black-ish, Cristela performing well but canceling Selfie and Manhattan Love Story has ABC struggling to find a powerful comedy block

    After giving sitcoms Cristela and Black-ish full first season orders, ABC may have finally found some rhythm in its comedy department. ABC executives ordered an additional nine episodes of Cristela Alonzo’s family series Cristela on Monday. This is in addition to several other series extensions, including 11 new episodes for comedian and current Walmart pitchman Anthony Anderson’s Black-ish. The network also ordered two more episodes this season of sophomore series

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    Comedy Central to release Cristela Alonzo, Nick Vatterott debut albums

    Comedy Central Records is releasing comedy albums from two stellar stand-up comedians. Cristela Alonzo, creator and star of the new ABC series Cristela, will see her debut comedy record Some of the Hits become available on iTunes and Amazon on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Alonzo has impressed thus far on her sitcom which is being touted for bringing an original, fresh voice leading a minority-led cast. Comedy powerhouse Nick Vatterott will

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    Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fielder included (Videos)

    It’s that time of the year when industry leaders (and random blog) start listing their 5 or 10 or 39 up-and-coming stand-up comedians that people need to keep an eye on. One of the more illustrious lists is Variety’s annual “10 Comics To Watch” list. The trade publication announced its 10 rising comedy stars over the weekend. This year’s batch brings up the topic of diversity, but in a different

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    ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

    ABC programming chief Paul Lee gave people a taste of the network’s diverse slate of comedies for the 2014-15 season at its upfront presentation to advertisers. It showed off comedies starring black actors, hispanic females and a chubby Thai kid that saves ABC from any accusations of lacking racial diversity. Cristela is the much talked-about ABC project from comedian Cristela Alonzo. The show brings Alonzo’s humor about Hispanic family life

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    David Cross announces Bonnaroo comedy lineup, festival launches Web series with Rob Cantrell (Videos)

    Daniel Tosh, Mike Birbiglia and Nikki Glaser are only three of the stellar comedians who will perform at Bonnaroo this year, as the music and arts festival takes over Manchester, TN from June 13 to 16. The full list of comedians to appear at the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre hosted by IFC is below. Also, David Cross mouth-talks them in the video below: Daniel Tosh Bob Saget David Cross Maria Bamford

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    Nikki Glaser, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray and 14 more comedians to film half-hour specials for Comedy Central

    Comedy Central will kick off its second year of filming its new half-hour comedy special series, plainly titled The Half Hour, which replaced the network’s original 30-minute stand-up series Comedy Central Presents. All shows will tape in Boston Feb. 26 through March 1 at the Royale. The complete list of comedians is below. Nikki Glaser (pictured) Jared Logan Dan St. Germain Dan Soder Joe DeRosa Mike Lawrence Sean Patton Cristela

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