• Comedy Central, CC:Studios enlist Idiotsitter, Roustabout, Matt Braunger, more (Video)

    Comedy Central announced its latest development slate for its Internet incubator CC:Studios. CC:Studios has given the green light to five new series to go into development to be released exclusively on Comedy Central’s website. After the department’s successes with This is Not Happening (Ari Shaffir’s stand-up show) and Idiotsitter, (pictured above) which will make their television debuts this year, the network appears invested in testing a show’s popularity online before

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    Ari Shaffir’s ‘Paid Regular’ hits Comedy Central tonight so we interviewed him

    Ari Shaffir seems to be Comedy Central’s new “it” guy. This Friday night his new one-hour stand-up special Paid Regular debuts on Comedy Central at midnight EST. Shaffir’s web series This Is Not Happening has been promoted from the Internet to basic cable and the storytelling show will premiere its first televised season on Thursday night, Jan. 22 at 12:30 am EST. Plus, Comedy Central is going to air his

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    Ari Shaffir’s This Is Not Happening’s Comedy Central debut, one-hour special gets premiere date

    Ari Shaffir is getting promoted from the Internet to television in the new year. Shaffir’s storytelling stand-up series This Is Not Happening will make its television debut on Comedy Central on Thursday night, Jan. 22 at 12:30 am EST (technically the wee hours of Friday). This Is Not Happening originally debuted as a web series on Comedy Central’s website, CC: Studios, as part of their initiative to incubate original comedy

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    Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Eddie Pepitone headlining Maui Comedy Festival (Video)

    As the temperature begins to drop in many parts of the country, there’s a special place where the country’s top comedians will migrate next month. The first annual Maui Comedy Festival will kick off Oct. 30 and will continue through the weekend. Taking place in Lahaina, Hawaii, shows will be headlined by Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Eddie Pepitone, Nate Bargatze and many others. In addition to stand-up shows, Aisha Tyler

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    ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ renewed, Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome score show, plus Comedy Central’s full list of new and returning series

    Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a third season and has greenlighted a new series titled Another Period starring Natasha Leggero (pictured) and Riki Lindhome (of Garfunkel and Oates fame) as well as Idiotsitter, co-created and starring Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell. It’s little surprise that Inside Amy Schumer was re-upped, seeing as the sketch comedy series has become one of the most popular shows on Comedy Central

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