• 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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    Watch Adam Carolla’s pilot based on his ‘Crank Yankers’ character Birchum

    If you’re not still super mad at Adam Carolla for his recent controversial comments regarding women in comedy, you might like to check out the pilot for Birchum, which has just made its way onto the Internet. The titular character – a grouchy woodworking teacher who longs for the days where “other kids’ dads could hit you,” dates way back to Crank Yankers. A spin-off show was announced last year,

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    Tig Notaro joins cast of Sarah Silverman’s pilot for NBC, will play lesbian mother

    We reported last month that the casting process had begun for Sarah Silverman’s single-camera comedy pilot for NBC . Well, its been announced that comedian and Sarah’s BFF Tig Notaro has joined the cast! Notaro, who was a regular on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program, was a natural choice. She will play a lesbian mother of a 4-year-old living in Susan’s (Silverman) apartment building in Manhattan. The character, described,

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