HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

UPDATE: 12/22/11 — 3:40 pm ET Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames ended up spending $1,600 on drinks in two different bars in Brooklyn. All for his fans. Check out Vulture’s play-by-play account of the festivities. UPDATE: 12/21/11 — 11 am ET Jonathan Ames has invited New York City area fans to share a drink (on him!) to mourn the loss of Bored to Death, the show he created. “I

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Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime

It’s finally happening, folks. We first heard Steve Carell and David Steinberg were working on a documentary about comedians way back in December of last year. Three months ago we found out that Showtime had picked up the project, called Laughing Stock, and that it would become a weekly series. And today we finally got a premiere date: Jan. 26 at 11 pm ET. The show is now called Inside

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Susie Essman talks about her car orgasm scene from “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Starting tomorrow, Susie Essman is starting her weekend run at Carolines on Broadway in New York City (tickets here). We’re excited, to say the least. So much so, I thought this would be an excellent excuse to roll out some interview outtakes I had in my pocket for the last few months. On the second to last episode of this season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Essman’s character find herself in

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Larry David tells Rolling Stone he plans on returning to stand-up comedy

When Larry David appeared on The Joy Behar Show on July 11, he more than hinted that he’d be up for returning to his roots– stand-up comedy. You can see the video here. But in a new cover story for Rolling Stone, out July 22, it looks like he gets a little deeper into the matter. “I think it would be a great experience to be able to go up

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Larry David: "I will do stand-up again" (Video)

On tonight’s episode of the Joy Behar Show on HLN at 10 pm EST, Larry David, Susie Essman and Jeff Garlin stop by to promote the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which premiered last night on HBO. Among the many topics discussed, Behar — a stand-up, herself — asks David if he’d ever return to the stage. The good news is that he seems to be into the idea.

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Susie Essman talks possible 9th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm

The best position a show writer and producer can be in with a network is one in which said producer dictates whether your show lives for another season. It’s a rare place to be in Hollywood. But it seems Larry David has been in that category for the better part of a decade. At the conclusion of Curb Your Enthusiasm’s season seven — yes, the Seinfeld season of 2009 —

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Video: “Curb Your Ethusiasm” preview with Ricky Gervais, Rosie O’Donnell, JB Smoove and more

Larry David, the master of uncomfortable comedy, probably had to charter two Airbus A380s just to transport all his emotional baggage from LA to NYC for the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The grouchy, slouchy comic (and, of course, the man behind the scenes of Seinfeld) has made a great living making his audience laugh and cringe at his discomforting but hilarious foibles. Check out the trailer for the

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Richard Pryor, Steven Wright, Aziz Ansari, more part of art exhibit

It’s time for comedy and traditional art fans to unite! Gallery1988’s latest group show, the comedy-centric “Is This Thing On?” opens Friday in Los Angeles. Here’s the deal: 100 artists have created pieces portraying some of the most recognizable and notorious comedians– both iconic and contemporary– from Richard Pryor to Carrot Top. Though the gallery’s been releasing some sneak peeks at Funny or Die for the past few weeks, the

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JB Smoove: Bringing the fireworks to comedy

By Becca Scheuer Curb Your Enthusiasm’s favorite neighbor, comedian JB Smoove, has teamed up with Russell Simmons to host Stand Up at the El Rey, a diverse and updated Def Jam-esque series for Comedy Central. Ever since his first performance as a contestant on The Dating Show, JB Smoove has loved bringing energy to an audience. His crowd-pleasing antics — this is a guy who boasts the phrase “Laughter, by

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Larry David talks 'Curb' TV Guide Network syndication, reveals new season details

You may know already that Curb Your Enthusiasm is going to be aired in syndication on the TV Guide Network, starting June 2. And we know what you’re thinking. How’s that going to work, what with all edgy material the writers inject in the paid cable version each week? And also, what about commercials? Doesn’t TV Guide Network have commercials? Yes. Currently Curb runs for a straight 29 minutes uninterrupted

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Ricky Gervais may appear on Curb Your Enthusiasm

After last season’s success with the return of Jerry Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm star and creator Larry David is looking to continue with the string of hilarious cameos. Enter: Ricky Gervais. According to Chortle, UK’s leading comedy news site, Gervais has been asked by David to appear in the upcoming season of his hit HBO series, which is going on it’s eighth season. Gervais, who is best known for being

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Larry David says more Curb Your Enthusiasm might happen

Every time a season of Larry David’s genius meta-comedy series comes to an end, fans fear it will be the last they’ll see of it. It certainly looked that way three seasons ago, when a season finale had David making a trip to heaven. The future of the series has seemed uncertain ever since, with David looking as uncertain as anyone else. But this past Sunday at a panel discussion,

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