Community cast member Yvette Nicole Brown announced on Twitter today that the show officially has a return date: February 7th, and even better, it'll be getting its old Thursday 8pm timeslot back. Sure, that means it'll once again be competing with ratings juggernaut The Big Bang Theory, but it'll be nice to see the show in its old home again. Community will be taking the 8pm slot from 30 Rock, which will finish its seven-year run in January. This news comes hot on the heels of Canadian network City TV proclaiming they were premiering the new season next month, only to go back on their word almost [...]
Do you prefer to get your comedy news and features in email format rather than swinging by this here website every day? Well, now we've made it easier for you, as you can see a nice new email signup form in the righthand sidebar. Put your email address in there, hit "Submit," and you'll be signed up for our new once-weekly newsletter. It'll include the biggest feature or two of the week as well as the biggest news stories, keeping you delightfully up to date about the goings-on around here. And if you don't like it, you can always just unsubscribe. This isn't a huge commitment we're talking about [...]
The Awl family welcomes its newest site today: The Wirecutter. A rundown of the best gadgets from every category, it exists to make choosing tech-related things to buy as easy as humanly possible. Run by former Gizmodo head honcho (and my former boss!) Brian Lam, it will clue you in to the best TVs, phones, computers, tablets, cables and so on and so forth without inundating you with every press release every tech company puts out. It keeps things nice and simple!
So go on and check it out, especially if you're in the market for a new toy. It might just help you make a better purchasing [...]
I am very excited! That's because early next week marks the premiere of Splitsider's first web series, Low Standards with John and Matt. In the show, your hosts John Murray and Matt Fisher (who you might recognize from the TGS writers room on 30 Rock) dive deep into some forgotten or unloved comedies from the past. Check out the promo above to meet your hosts, and then check back next week for the first episode, in which we explore the majesty that is Cool Runnings. Also, the show is being produced by our friends at CamLin Productions, so give them a look for all your video production [...]
It's been an interesting year, comedy-wise. TV hit new heights, with everything from Party Down and Louie to Community and Parks and Rec bringing the medium to new levels. Meanwhile, comedy movies were underwhelming, with practically nothing hitting theaters that made spending $12 for an hour and a half of entertainment feel worthwhile. And so much crazy shit happened in the world that was perfect for mockery, from the midterm elections to the BP oil spill, with people on the internet and late night writers jumping on board with equal fervor.
So this week, we're going to look back at everything that was funny (or at least tried to [...]