• Wendi McLendon-Covey to Hollywood: Revamp your shortlist of funny broads! (Exclusive)

    The concept of the “short list” for studio films is simple: it’s a tried-and true method to expediently plug bankable stars into leading roles, which creates publicity and drums up financing. Great! But here’s the thing – the short list for funny broads needs a bit of a revamp. At this point I feel like I’ve already seen movies that haven’t even been made yet when I read who’s in

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    Comedian Kyle Dunnigan talks about his Christmas album (Exclusive preview)

    For most of the world’s Christian population – practicing or otherwise – Christmas is an incredibly exciting time of the year. It’s a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate what’s right with the world. And it’s a time to spend a bunch of money you don’t have on a bunch of crap no one wants or needs. For some, Christmas memories have been cemented through song.

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    Tig Notaro is making a movie about clowns, and you can help (Video)

    Comedian and actress Tig Notaro is set to star in a short film loosely based on a time in her life when she hired a clown to help her overcome heartache. “I felt so down and out that I thought the only thing that was going to make me happy was if I called a clown service and had a clown come to my home to entertain me one on

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    Netflix is looking to make new episodes of Reno 911!

    After a fruitful 88-episode run on Comedy Central, Reno 911! went away forever in 2009. Since that time, most of the cast has gone on to do great things, and that’s fantastic. Really. But wouldn’t you want just a wee bit more of Reno? It might happen. “It’s still a long shot, but there’s a ray of hope,” reports Vulture. “Producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher have been in active

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    Comedy series “Death Valley” premieres tonight on MTV; watch a new preview

    I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the few previews of Death Valley that MTV has been slowly rolling out the last few weeks. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s kind of a cross between Reno 911! and shitty zombie and ghoul movies. It stars Mad TV standout Bryan Callen and a huge crew of up and comers. The show centers around a team of law enforcement officials in Los Angeles

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    Reno 911!’s Robert Ben Garant will write “gritty” Disney movie

    Robert Ben Garant has been tapped to pen Tux, a feature film adaption of Japaneese graphic novel Tuxedo Gin. It took two years for the studio to close the rights to the Tokihiko Matsuura-created Japanese property, which were controlled by Shogakukan in Japan and VIZ Media in the US, according to Deadline. Now run by Rich Ross and Sean Bailey, Disney actually began talks to acquire the rights prior to

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    Natasha Leggero: Funny, with pants or without

    Natasha Leggero just keeps turning heads. A prolific stand-up performer whose intelligent musings earned her a regular seat on Chelsea Lately, she’ll appear on Comedy Central’s new post-apocalyptic series Ugly Americans premiering March 17. She also has a starring role in an upcoming NBC pilot, The Strip, written by Reno 911! creators Tom Lennon and Ben Garant. If history proves anything, pants will be optional. How much do you get

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    Reno 911! duo sell pilot to NBC

    So maybe NBC doesn’t suck as bad as we all thought. On Tuesday, it was announced that Peacock Network (now thoroughly plucked, it seems) would be picking up a pilot written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the co-creators and writers of the now-canceled Reno 911! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show, titled The Strip, centers around a former child star (Lennon), who compensates for his (presumed) fall

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