• Fox orders John Mulaney series after NBC passed

    In a long-awaited move, Fox has saved from the scrap bin the excting John Mulaney project that NBC passed on earlier this year. Mulaney, with executive producer Lorne Michaels, was the hot pilot that everyone was talking about. When NBC decided it wanted to go in a family-friendly sitcom direction with shows like Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, the Peacock Network tossed the comedian’s pilot

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    T.J. Miller will protect you from bear attacks (Video)

    T.J. Miller isn’t just a talented comedian and actor— he’s a guy who pretends he knows stuff about bears. Don’t believe us? Check out this segment from tonight’s episode – the season finale, you guys! – of The Jeselnik Offensive, airing at 10:30 pm ET on Comedy Central. The Jeselnik OffensiveGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on

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    The John Mulaney show NBC passed on might end up at Fox

    It looks like the sitcom gods are working in our favor. The untitled John Mulaney project, which NBC passed on this past pilot season, has been given new life, thanks to Fox. The network has ordered a new version of the pilot script and if they like it, will order six episodes, reports Deadline. The sitcom, executive produced by Saturday Night Live honcho Lorne Michaels, was to star former SNL

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    Comedian John Mulaney lands television deal with Lorne Michaels and NBC

    This should come as no surprise to true comedy lovers: stand-up comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney has landed a deal to produce a television pilot for NBC. Written by Mulaney and helmed by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels, the as-of-yet-untitled, multi-camera ensemble, based loosely on Mulaney’s life, will center on a group of young friends and their misadventures. If you’ve heard Mulaney’s stand-up, you’ll know he was

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    Nick Kroll’s ‘Kroll Show’ premieres tonight on Comedy Central, so let’s watch some previews!

    The long-awaited series premiere of Kroll Show, the brainchild of comedian Nick Kroll, goes down tonight at 10:30 pm ET on Comedy Central, after the season premiere of Workaholics. And in honor of this television event and in honor of one of the most diverse talents in the world of comedy — he’s one of the most sought-after stand-up comedians and plays Ruxin on FX hit The League — let’s

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2012

    It’s that time of the year again where we present to you, dear Laughspinners, the 10 best comedy albums of the year. I say this every year, but it’s true: Since launching in 2005 and since there were well over 100 comedy albums released in 2012, this has been the most difficult year to pick just 10 great albums. As with all lists of this nature, what you see below

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    Review: John Mulaney’s second comedy album ‘New In Town’ is exquisite

    Comedian John Mulaney’s second full-length album (and first hour-long stand-up special) New in Town has a light-heartedness about it that makes it not only funny, but also proves just how accessible Mulaney’s comedic voice is. So it’s still no wonder that in the last few years, the comic has become one of the most sought-after talents in the comedy world. On this album, like his first — 2009’s The Top

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    Watch five minutes of John Mulaney’s new stand-up comedy special

    John Mulaney has been one of the most exciting comedians to watch in the last few years. He’s grown from one of New York City’s favorite downtown comics to one of the nation’s most sought-after talents, scoring a staff writing gig at Saturday Night Live in 2008, releasing his debut album, The Top Part in 2009 on Comedy Central Records and touring the country as a headliner. And on Jan.

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    11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

    Story telling is an integral part of stand-up comedy. Most comedians, in some form, tell stories. Maybe a story comes as a quick aside to further explain the premise of a joke; sometimes it takes the form of an extended tag at the end of a minute-long bit. At times, a comedian will tell a story about his or her day to break up the more scripted part of their

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    Gabourey Sidibe hosts a strong Saturday Night Live, complete with lots of cast giggles

    The great thing about having a brand new star as the host of Saturday Night Live is the sense of anticipation for what is ultimately completely unpredictable. The opening monologue, a sassy musical number to the tune of Betty Everett’s “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss),” found Gabourey Sidibe explaining, with a fabulous smile and a fierce swagger, why she’s nothing like the Precious character that shot her

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    Eugene Mirman launches second comedy fest

    How often do some of the world’s coolest comics get together for a wild comedy romp in one of the world’s coolest places? The answer, since last year’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, is at least once a year! Eugene Mirman is launching his second annual eponymous comedy fest, in which the hilarious and very well connected comic gathers a bushel of his funniest friends for a few nights of alt-comedy

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    John Mulaney: Comedian on top

    By Kathleen Perricone Few other stand-up comedians have made a dent on the national comedy scene as big as the one John Mulaney has– and at such a young age. A near perfect debut album for Comedy Central and a scribe gig at Saturday Night Live leaves little question as to why that is. In just a few short years, comedian John Mulaney has accomplished more than most comedians twice

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