• 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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    The State to release long-lost album; Black, Showalter, Wain and more included

    Listen up, comedy nerds. Mark Sept. 14 on your calendars. That’s when the album from The State, titled Comedy For Gracious Living, that you never knew existed – or did you? — is set for release. “It was a freeing experience because no one was watching over us, there were no ‘adults’ around,” original member Kevin Allison told USA Today. “We’d swim and drink and gamble all day and record

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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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