• 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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    Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You launches $125,000 Indiegogo campaign (Video)

    Creators of the Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You announced today that they have started an Indiegogo campaign to generate funds for the film that will detail the life and career of a man many called “the most honest and unique voice in comedy.” “When Patrice passed away, I committed myself to completing projects for him that he had in the works,” said Von Decarlo, Better Than You producer and

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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: Live at the Village Underground premieres Friday, pre-order available (Videos)

    Robert Kelly is set for a stellar 2015. In a few months, the veteran comedian will be seen in Denis Leary’s newest FX dramedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll where he plays Bam Bam, the drummer of fictional band The Heathens (fronted by Leary, himself). But before that, in fact this Friday, Jan. 9 at midnight, Robert Kelly’s new one-hour stand-up comedy special Live at the Village Underground will premiere on Comedy Central. But

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    IFC developing Denis Leary hockey comedy Uncle Chubby’s

    Denis Leary’s Apostle empire has sold the idea of yet another comedy show, this time to IFC. Uncle Chubby’s is a comedy about a group of friends in their late 20s who play hockey together. They decide to take their casual play to the next level and compete for the league title in a competitive adult league. Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti wrote the script and will executive produce alongside

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 96: Robert Kelly interview

    On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino hangs out with comedian Robert Kelly at his home in New York State. Gadino and Kelly chat about the comedian’s own podcast You Know What Dude, his upcoming role in Denis Leary’s new FX series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, his new hour long comedy special, what true happiness is and his new role as a father. “This year has been very

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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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    Denis Leary ready to rock in FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

    FX continues its push for star-powered comedies today by ordering its Denis Leary comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to series. Leary wrote and created the show under his Apostle banner and will star in 10 episodes to air in 2015. FX productions and Fox Television Studios will produce. This marks Leary’s return to FX since his seven-season critically-acclaimed drama Rescue Me ended. “Our partnership with Denis and Apostle has been one of our most

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    Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

    Denis Leary’s new pilot for FX Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added comedian Robert Kelly to its cast. Kelly, a nationally touring stand-up comic, will play Bam Bam, a washed-up drummer of fictional band The Heathens. He hangs around lead character Johnny (played by creator and executive producer Leary), an almost-rock star trying to get his failed ’90s band back together. Times have been hard on Bam Bam and he’s not as optimistic

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    Denis Leary lands a new deal with FX for Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll

    After many years on FX with his hit show Rescue Me, comedian Denis Leary might return to the network with a new half-hour comedy show. FX has ordered a pilot for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, a show about middle-aged rock ‘n roller Johnny Rock who wants to be rich and famous but can’t seem to pull it off. A formerly successful singer of an early 90’s band, he messed up his chances of

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    New trailer for ‘Maron’ features Anthony Jeselnik, Jeff Garlin, Illeana Douglas and more! (Video)

    The second official trailer for Maron has arrived, and with it, we grow ever-so-slightly closer to its May 3 premiere on IFC. If you’d like to read my thoughts on the first three episodes (and watch the first Maron trailer), you can do that here. If you’d rather just watch the trailer I first mentioned you don’t even have to leave the page. In this latest preview, we find our

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    Denis Leary will help launch Comedy Central’s new book imprint

    If it seems like to you in the last few years there’s been an amazing increase in the amount of comedians publishing books, it’s probably more than just a feeling. And for the most part, they’ve been quite successful. Comedy Central, always looking to be ahead of the curve, is now launching it’s own book imprint. And Denis Leary will kick off the network’s book game. According to the Hollywood

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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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