• Former Comedy Central executive is developing a new sketch comedy show for NBC, nationwide talent search begins

    Teaming up with former Comedy Central senior VP of original programming Lou Wallach (pictured), NBC — the network that has housed Saturday Night Live for nearly 38 years — is developing a second sketch comedy series. Little is known about NBC’s specific plans, but it seems the network is hoping to create a franchise similar to that of SNL, so that the future sketch stars can populate NBC’s more traditional

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    Column: ‘Comedy Matters’ w/ Patrice O’Neal, Paul Provenza, more

    COMICS FLOCK TO MONTREAL Like the salmon that spawn upstream, and the swallows that mysteriously return to Capistrano, each July the comedy industry flocks en masse to Montreal for the biggest comedy festival in the world, Just For Laughs. Going strong in its 26th year, the shows, galas, and guest hosts were amazing! Lou Wallach and Aileen Budow, top Exec’s at Comedy Central on the “step and repeat.” And it

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