• Kurt Braunohler, Cedric the Entertainer sell CBS comedy Dad Vs. Father

    Kurt Braunohler and Cedric the Entertainer are coming to CBS. The eyeball network is developing Dad Vs. Father, a multi-camera comedy, about new parents Karl and Leanne who move in with Karl’s deadbeat dad—and all of the family drama that comes with him. An older father of two 14-year-old girls, the father and son find themselves in competition to prove who is the better father. Braunohler and Cedric the Entertainer

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    Comedy Central, CC:Studios enlist Idiotsitter, Roustabout, Matt Braunger, more (Video)

    Comedy Central announced its latest development slate for its Internet incubator CC:Studios. CC:Studios has given the green light to five new series to go into development to be released exclusively on Comedy Central’s website. After the department’s successes with This is Not Happening (Ari Shaffir’s stand-up show) and Idiotsitter, (pictured above) which will make their television debuts this year, the network appears invested in testing a show’s popularity online before

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    BitTorrent to release David Cross’ HITS, Kickstarter launched to help bring it to theaters

    David Cross’ directorial debut HITS will be released as a pay-what-you-want file through BitTorrent on Feb. 13, the first ever film to be distributed as a “BitTorrent Bundle.” Furthermore, fans will able to see HITS in movie theaters in select markets throughout the United States and Canada; there, viewers can also choose what they want to pay. Meanwhile David Cross’ film will also be released more traditionally in New York

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    Kurt Braunohler: Comedy Central’s newest late-night host?

    Comedy Central may add comedian Kurt Braunohler to its late-night landscape. The network ordered a pilot for Getting’ Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler. The late-night talk show would feature Braunohler covering strange stories of the day, revealing just how beautifully insane our world actually is. He’ll also executive produce. The comedian is a Comedy Central favorite, having worked on a various projects there including web series Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler.

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    Comedy Central’s ‘The Half-Hour’ premieres June 6 with Michael Che and Chris Distefano

    Comedy Central’s stellar stand-up comedy series The Half-Hour kick off its third season Friday, June 6 at midnight ET with back-to-back comedy specials from comedians Chris Distefano and Michael Che. The quickly-rising Distefano appears on MTV and MTV2’s Guy Code, Girl Code and Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave (among other shows) and Che, a writer on Saturday Night Live, was recently announced as the newest correspondent on

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    Comedy Central announces lineup for Half-Hour comedy specials

    Comedy central has released their roster of comedians receiving 30-minute (well, 22-minute) specials in 2014, SplitSider reports. The new season of The Half-Hour includes a talented list of comedians, many with some television heat on them. Fortune Feimster was recently cast in the much-talked about Tina Fey Fox pilot Cabot College. Michael Che has been tearing it up as a writer at Saturday Night Live after blowing up on the

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    Comedy Central announces web series development slate; renews Ari Shaffir’s online storytelling show

    Comedy Central has always been excellent at keeping up with the times and not fighting the demand for free online content. Its online platform, CC: Studios, has announced its current development slate for its comedy web series. Among the projects is Strong Island, a show about two brothers who live with their mother on Long Island. It stars Artemis Pebdani from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Kevin “Dot Com”

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    High Plains Comedy Festival in photos: Reggie Watts, Marc Maron, Kyle Kinane and more!

    On Aug. 23 and 24, the first-ever High Plains Comedy Festival went down in beautiful Denver, CO, bringing together dozens of nationally headlining comedians and local heroes from the city’s increasingly thriving comedy scene. For the festival, co-curators and comedians Andy Juett and Adam Cayton-Holland snagged the likes of Reggie Watts, Kyle Kinane, Kurt Braunohler and Marc Maron (who guested on a live recording of Cayton-Holland’s podcast My Dining Room

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 65: Jerry Seinfeld, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler

    On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I listen to new tracks from comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Kurt Braunohler and we hear Jerry Seinfeld answer questions from the audience at Late Nigh with Jimmy Fallon. Also, we deliver some news on Donald Glover, Dane Cook, and we check out part of my new interview with Brian Regan– and so much more. This episode is brought to you

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    Listen to a track from Kurt Braunohler’s album ‘How Do I Land?’ (Audio)

    Breakout comedian and host of IFC’s Bunk! Kurt Braunohler is making his comedy album debut with the release of How Do I Land? on Aug. 20. Recorded live at clubs in Seattle and Portland, Braunohler covers his childhood in New Jersey, how to improve the world make the world a better place, an ill-fated “dildo jog” and much more. The album is named after his “Cloud Project” in which he

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival, day 3: Matt Braunger, Kurt Braunohler and more!

    Portland — Which three-word phrase is going to be hardest to wrest from my head in the post-Bridgetown weeks to come: “stocks and bonds” or “place on plate”? I’ve heard the former at least three times via former Portlander Matt Braunger. The tall, cherubic comic (his description, not mine) helped found this comedy festival and has been one of the voices most heard throughout this year’s edition. Thankfully Braunger has

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    Two more music labels enter comedy business; Erik Griffin and Kurt Braunohler to release albums

    Quickly rising comedians Kurt Braunohler and Erik Griffin just signed deals to release their first live comedy albums, and both are doing so as two indie music record labels’ first comedians. Braunohler, the host of IFC’s absurd game show Bunk!, will record his debut album for Seattle-based Kill Rock Stars (Sleater-Kinney, Elliot Smith, The Decemberists) over two nights during four free shows in Seattle on Feb. 13 and Portland on

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    Watch Kurt Braunohler in new documentary series ‘Modern Comedian’

    Modern Comedian is a new web series by New York-based comic Scott Moran. Each week Scott follows a different comedian around, on-stage and off, to document the life of the — you guessed it — modern comedian. The debut episode features Kurt Braunohler. Between Kurt’s old riot-based performance art and his hobby of defacing unpurchased books at Barnes & Noble, it turns out Kurt is kind of a badass. He

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    The Laughspin Bridgetown Comedy Fest wrap-up with Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, more!

    I know, I know. It’s been days and days since the Bridgetown Comedy Festival wrapped up, but I needed that time to process the adventure. I saw so many shows over the course of the four-day run that some of it gets a bit fuzzy, so I had to storyboard my weekend and pick out my favorite all-around shows for you guys. First things first: I’m a Portland local and

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    SXSW Comedy: Day 2, feat. Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and more!

    AUSTIN — Audiences entering Esther’s Follies on Day 2 of South By Southwest’s comedy series were greeted not with a closed curtain and dim lights, but with Marc Maron sitting in a large plush easychair onstage. “I don’t believe in fourth walls,” he said. That might as well be the motto for Maron’s characteristically off-the-cuff WTF podcast, which taped yesterday to a packed house. Joining Maron was legendary actor and

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