• Bodega Boys podcasters get Showtime show Desus & Mero

    The Bodega Boys are coming to Showtime. The comedy duo—comprised of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero—closed a deal with the premium cable network for their own weekly late-night show. Episodes of the half-hour show will be coming out in February 2019. The pair left their Viceland show Desus & Mero after two seasons. Deadline reported that Viceland tried to keep the comedians for more seasons, but the two were too excited

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    Frankie Shaw, Stormy Daniels, Rosie O’Donnell flash in SMILF season 2 trailer (Video)

    The acronymal Showtime comedy SMILF will be back with new episodes very soon according to a trailer for the critical favorite’s second season. In the pop music-fueled trailer, we see flashes of Bridgette still trying to find her place in the world. As we flash between a fancy gala, a polo match, and a Wild West tourist stop, we hear star and creator Frankie Shaw say, “It’s like I’m living someone

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    Andrew Dice Clay headed to Showtime in new comedy series

    The Diceman cometh — and this time, he’s bringing his unabashed and brazen humor to a small screen near you. Showtime, the cable network known for shows like Shameless, Californication and Dexter, has announced it will air Dice, a scripted comedy based on Clay’s life and career as a stand-up comedian in 2016. “Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original, and Dice is always funny,” Showtime’s exec VP

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Happyish role recast with Steve Coogan

    Showtime will in fact keep its dark comedy series Happyish alive after re-casting the lead role with British actor Steve Coogan. Happyish was a hot pilot picked up for series in January but was put on hold when its star Phillip Seymour Hoffman passed away from a heroin overdose on Feb. 2. Showtime shelved the promising series instead of canceling it, working with creator Shalom Auslander and producers Ken Kwapis

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    Dane Cook on Tinder, Robert Downey Jr, Troublemaker and more! (Laughspin Podcast)

    Dane Cook has been in the comedy business for nearly 25 years and by his own account he’s the happiest he’s ever been— both personally and professionally. That’s one of the many things he chatted about with Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino on the latest episode of The Laughspin Podcast. With the premiere of his latest hour-long stand-up comedy special Troublemaker on Showtime this past weekend, Cook is more excited than

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    Dane Cook talks new comedy special Troublemaker, airing on Showtime this fall (Exclusive)

    It’s been four years since Dane Cook released the intimate Isolated Incident DVD, but it’s not like the veteran comedian has been lounging around. Last year, he set out on his successful Under Oath theater tour and starred as the lead voice in Disney’s Planes. Cook also just wrapped filming on the Sci-Fi thriller 400 Days – out in theaters next spring – and will be heard once again voicing

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    Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

    Showtime is developing a new half-hour comedy series called Yank about a young man who ventures out of his ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. Yank comes from Sex and the City writers Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg. Ugly Betty’s Richard Shepard is set to direct. The two served as writers and producers on episodes of HBO’s Sex and the City over

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    Sarah Silverman ‘Masters of Sex’ casting total win!

    Sarah Silverman will join the cast of Showtime’s critically-acclaimed series Masters of Sex, the network announced moments ago. The one-hour drama stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who play William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who both pioneered the science of human sexuality. Though Showtime wasn’t thick on details, they did say that Silverman would join the second season of Masters of Sex as “Helen,” a recurring character. To those of

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    Comedian Tig Notaro plans road trip documentary for Showtime (Video)

    Tig Notaro is looking to step off the comedy club stage and into someone’s living room– or basement, rooftop, or wherever you want her to perform. It’s all for her documentary set to air on Showtime. But before you get too excited about having Notaro perform stand-up while you sit in your favorite chair, there’s just one thing you have to do first. Go to tigroadtrip.com and fill out a

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    David Cross is developing a comedy series for Showtime

    Here’s some great news for David Cross fans! Showtime is backing a new comedy which will be written and executive produced by Cross along with his Liberal Jew-Run Media Prods. The actor (Arrested Development, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) and writer (Mr. Show, Increasingly Poor Decisions…) described it as the story of “a modestly successful travel writer who struggles to keep his families happy and satisfied. Oh, and

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    Watch two previews from documentary ‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’

    Tonight’s the night, comedy fans. Showtime will air Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, the long-awaited documentary about the iconic, groundbreaking comedian. To get you prepped check out a pair of stellar clips from tonight’s presentation, which goes down at 9 pm ET. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the

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    Richard Pryor documentary ‘Omit the Logic’ will air on Showtime

    Though we’ve known the upcoming Richard Pryor documentary was set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, now there’s a date when non-festival attendees can bask in the glory of the iconic comedian’s life. On Friday, May 31, Showtime will air Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, according to Deadline, who explains the film, “chronicles Pryor’s life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise

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    Bob Saget’s new comedy special will premiere May 10 on Showtime

    It’s been six long years since Bob Saget released his first stand-up comedy special, HBO’s That Ain’t Right, but the 30-year comedy veteran and former Full House star is set to unleash his new hour of deeply dark and filthy brand of live comedy. It’s called That’s What I’m Talkin’ About and it premieres Friday, May 10 at 10 pm ET on Showtime. In addition to his return to television,

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    Tina Fey: My daughter thinks I’m a failure (Video)

    I totally forgot to tell you guys that the second season of Showtime’s Inside Comedy premiered on Monday. My forgetfulness may have something to do with my bitterness toward Showtime for not renewing the stellar Green Room with Paul Provenza, which featured a loosely-moderated discussion with multiple comics, both upcoming and iconic. Inside Comedy, on the other hand, is hosted by David Steinberg, a talented behind-the-scenes dude mostly known for

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    Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay’s first comedy special in 17 years premieres Dec. 31

    Although Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay’s popularity waned after his reign as one of the world’s most popular comedians of the 1980s, the veteran performer has never really left the stage, as he’s continued to tour clubs and theaters for years. And that’s about to become clear as his first stand-up special in 17 years premieres on Showtime on Dec. 31 at 10 pm ET. We’re told that during the one-hour special,

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