• 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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    Adam Sandler, Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad in first photo from Sci-fi comedy ‘Pixels’

    Adam Sandler, Josh Gad and Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage are on a mission to save New York from vicious aliens from outer space. You’ve seen it a million times, right? But here’s the twist: the aliens are attacking New York because they think satellite feeds of classic video games — think 8-bit Atari games like Centipede and Space Invaders — are actual threats to their safety on their

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    Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

    In a piece of unsurprising news, FX as greenlighted a new comedy series starring the iconic Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, of Book of Mormon and Frozen fame. Production on 13 episodes will begin later this year with plans to debut the show in 2015. Deadline first reported the series pick-up. The pilot was first announced in May of last year, with Gad joining the project three months later. The

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    Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal in FX pilot The Comedians

    Josh Gad (Broadway’s Book of Mormon, Love and Other Drugs) has just joined the cast of The Comedians, Billy Crystal’s comedy series in development at FX. He will play the up-and-comer who’s irked by his pairing with the aging superstar comedian (Crystal) on a late night sketch show. Hopefully, this show will have the talent and stamina to keep him on television unlike his last shows, 1600 Penn or Back

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    Josh Gad will play Sam Kinison in upcoming biopic

    A much-deserved biopic of late comedian Sam Kinison is finally on in the works and actor/writer Josh Gad has been cast as the legendary comedian. Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno) will direct and Rich Wilkes wrote the script based on the book Brother Sam, written by Kinison’s brother, Bill. Deadline reports the film will cover everything from the 1980s on, especially his transition from Pentecostal preacher to a manic stand-up comedian.

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    Barack Obama will hold a private screening of NBC’s new show ‘1600 Penn’

    In the midst of ongoing discussion about possibly raising the debt ceiling, defending his choice for secretary of defense and monitoring a newly-formed committee to look into strengthening gun laws, President Barack Obama will take time from his busy schedule today to watch the first episode of NBC’s upcoming comedy 1600 Penn, which revolves around a fictitious First Family. The show, created by former Obama speech writer Jon Lovett, stars

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    Watch the 1600 Penn premiere here before it airs Jan 10 on NBC (Video)

    You’ve no doubt heard buzz about NBC’s upcoming political comedy 1600 Penn, wherein Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman play the President of the United States and First Lady, respectively. It’s like a traditional family comedy, except they live in the White House. The show also stars Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, who plays the troublesome First Son. And although the show officially premieres Jan. 10 at 9:30 pm ET on

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    ‘Book of Mormon’ star Josh Gad set to write for upcoming sequel to ‘Twins’

    I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Josh Gad, the ultra-talented writer, producer and actor (Broadway’s Book of Mormon, NBC’s upcoming 1600 Penn) has landed himself a new high-profile writing gig. The bad news is that said high-profile gig is writing the sequel to 1988’s Twins, which will feature Eddie Murphy playing Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s long lost third sibling. Exactly. According

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    Watch previews from five new NBC comedies with Anne Heche, Bill Pullman, more

    We’ve posted the previews for Matthew Perry and Dane Cook’s new sitcoms on NBC. And here are the rest of the new comedies headed to the network. The first pair of videos is from The New Normal, which stars Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, who you may recognize from the National Treasure franchise. Ellen Barkin (swoon) and Georgia King co-star. The show centers around Rannells and Bartha’s

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    Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies

    NBC has greenlighted two more comedy series today, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice, bringing the total number of sitcoms approved by the network to five. The news, confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, comes a full week before the network officially unveils its lineup at their upfront presentations for advertisers. 1600 Penn is described as a White House family comedy. It will star Bill Pullman as the U.S. President

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    Keith Olbermann interviews “Book of Mormon” star Josh Gad for 30 minutes

    Last night Book of Mormon star Josh Gad — that’s Elder Arnold Cunningham, to you — sat down with Keith Olbermann on the political pundit’s new show Countdown on Current TV. The fine folks at the network posted this 30-minute Web extra, wherein Olbs goes in-depth with The Gad about a great many things; there just might be a song involved as well (keep watching until the end).

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    Jon Stewart, Kristen Schaal, Mike Birbiglia, more team up to support school arts program

    These days, there’s no shortage of comedians using their powers for good, supporting causes from malaria treatment to combating homelessness. And now we can add a comedic take on arts education for underprivileged schools to this long list. Story Pirates is a collective of actors and improvisers who teach creative writing in schools, and then produce live sketch comedy shows out of stories that kids write – a totally kickass

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