• Jim Jefferies at Gilda’s LaughFest: Bill Cosby, infant death, gun control all fair game for comedy (Review)

    GRAND RAPIDS — “Turns out Bill Cosby is a rapist….If I was going to be raped, I’d like to be raped by Bill Cosby. I’ve been a fan of his for years. And how else are you going to meet him?” And so began an evening with Jim Jefferies at the Fountain Street Church (yes church) as part of the fifth annual Gilda’s LaughFest. Throughout the better part of the

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    Louis C.K. Madison Square Garden shows making history, also he’s doing 1 million other things

    The Louis C.K. train does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. FX CEO John Landgraf announced on Sunday that FX bought the television rights to the comedian’s new stand-up special Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store. However, in perfect Louis C.K. style, the special will first be available on his website for the usual $5. This is the second time that C.K.’s partners in crime at

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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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    FXX snags Axe Cop, Lucas Bros Moving Co., more for Animation Domination High-Def

    The Lucas Brothers are returning to television, along with several other animated comedy series. Animation Domination High-Def late-night programming block from Fox will relaunch on FXX in the new year. New episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. will be joined by new Stone Quackers and reruns of High School USA!, Axe Cop and other ADHD animated shorts. Episodes of The Simpsons will be used as the block’s lead-in, as FXX

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    Donald Glover’s FX hip-hop comedy pilot ‘Atlanta’ is happening

    Donald Glover will create and star in a new comedy pilot for FX Networks. Childish Gambino is already working on the next season of Community for Yahoo! Screen and his next project Atlanta will show off more of his hip-hop chops. Atlanta is about two cousins working their way up the Atlanta rap scene but their warring opinions on art vs. commerce, success and race make their journey difficult. Donald

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    FX’s The League renewed for seventh — and final — fantasy football season

    FXX’s fantasy football comedy series The League will return next year— for its seventh and final season. The series revolving around a group of friends’ outrageous antics surrounding their fantasy football league will come to a close with a final 13-episodes in 2015. The League stars Nick Kroll, Steve Rannazzisi, Mark Duplass, Paul Scheer, Jon Lajoie and Katie Aselton (pictured) with frequent appearances from Seth Rogen as Dirty Randy and Jason

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    First Look: Billy Crystal, Josh Gad in The Comedians on FX (Videos)

    FX has five reasons to get you excited for their new comedy series The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad. They’re not reasons you can express in words but rather visual stimulants. FX Networks released several teaser trailers for the new series which marks Crystal and Gad’s returns to television. Due to premiere in 2015, The Comedians is based on a similar Swedish series about an

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    Bill Burr pilot from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia team heads to FX

    Comedian Bill Burr may finally get his own successful television show after all. FX Networks has ordered a pilot for Pariah starring the You People Are All The Same comic. Co-created by John and Dave Chernin (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Pariah is about a volatile TV personality Joe Abbott (Burr) who, afer an on-air meltdown, is shunned by show business and is tossed back into civilian life with no

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    Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis FX clown comedy series is happening

    Remember that Louis C.K./Zach Galifianakis pilot we told you about? Well, it’s happening. FX ordered 10 episodes of Baskets, a comedy series co-created by C.K., Galifianakis and showrunner Jonathan Krisel. Baskets stars the Hangover star as Chip Baskets as he pursues his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown. Baskets, however, didn’t do so well at a prestigious clowning school in Paris and is stuck working the local

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    Louis C.K.’s show ‘Louie’ is the ‘Kale of Television’ according to Neal Brennan (Exclusive Video)

    We’re only three days away from the premiere of Sundance TV’s new pop-culture roundup show The Approval Matrix, hosted by comedian and Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan. We’ve already watched a few episodes, and we’re happy to say it’s worth your time. Brennan is smart, honest and critical when he wants to be. And the celebrity panels assembled are top notch. If you missed Laughspin’s interview with Brennan from the other day,

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    Ricky Gervais on Louis C.K.: I discovered that big, sweaty slob (Video)

    There might be some beef at this year’s Emmys ceremony between comedy stars Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. The two men are both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, both for their titular characters in Derek and Louie, respectively. Gervais appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday night and made quite the statement. When Meyers asked the former Office star if C.K. ever thanked him for roles

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    Louis C.K. show ‘Louie’ gets shorter season 5, ‘Fargo’ coming back to FX eventually

    FX wants more Louie. Louis C.K. will return to the network with a fifth season of the show, FX CEO Jon Landgraf announced. “Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking,” Landgraf, who has given C.K. nearly free reign to create brilliance on his network, said in a statement. “The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we look forward to seeing what Louis comes

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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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    FX releases statement about Tracy Morgan’s upcoming series

    FX has released a statement concerning Tracy Morgan’s upcoming series for the FXX network, which was scheduled to start shooting in August and premiere in January. The show comes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. Morgan is currently recovering from a six-car accident that occurred early Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike. FX’s statement is below: The only thing we are

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