• Harris Wittels, Parks And Recreation producer, writer and comedian dead at 30

    Harris Wittels, co-executive producer of Parks and Recreation, was found dead in his LA home this afternoon. While no official cause is clear as of yet, The Hollywood Reporter stated that police had responded to a 911 call at 12 PM for a possible drug overdose. Wittels himself had previously been candid about his struggles with addiction, even recounting his issues on Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird podcast last

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    The Occasional gives you reason to fall in love with Funny Or Die all over again

    The only reason I buy magazines anymore is so that I can cut out pictures of celebrity bodies and paste my head on them for my inspiration board. So, when I heard Funny or Die had an iPad magazine called The Occasional, I didn’t think it would be of any use to me. Often, when I hear about an iPad magazine, I download it and find out it’s a shortened

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    Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

    The casting process has begun for Sarah Silverman’s upcoming, still-untitled single-camera comedy for NBC. Harris Wittels will play Harris Wittels, a tenant in Silverman’s character’s apartment building, and June Diane Raphael is set to play Chelsea, also a tenant in the same building and Silverman’s former best friend, reports Deadline. Wittels, who got his first major career break writing for The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central, also is familiar

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    Variety unveils its annual “10 Comics To Watch” list

    We know how much everyone loves lists! On the eve of Montreal’s New Faces showcase (starting tonight), Variety released its annual list of Top 10 Comics to Watch. Each year, Variety tends to be a great indicator of the industry’s best young stars in the world of comedy. So let’s take a look, shall we? Jerrod Carmichael, Los Angeles This 24-year old North Carolina native moved to LA in 2008

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