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Talking to Brody Stevens About His New Comedy Central Show and His Friendship with Zach Galifianakis

Think of any comedian working today. There’s probably another comic with a similar style.

Except for Brody Stevens.

It’s difficult to describe exactly what Steven Brody Stevens does on stage, but it’s high energy and part positive reinforcement, part self-affirmation, part antagonism, part hyper self-awareness, part lack of self-awareness, part revealing stream of consciousness. Or something like that.

However you want to describe it, it works. Stevens is very funny and there aren’t many people in show business who are more captivating. Both HBO and Comedy Central recognized this, and after a 20-year career spent largely on the periphery, gave Stevens the starring vehicle he basically commands with Brody Stevens: [...]

Comedy Central Orders a Show Starring Brody Stevens, Produced by Zach Galifianakis

Brody Stevens is coming to TV. Comedy Central announced today that they've ordered 12 episodes of Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, a documentary series centered around the titular stand-up comedian, following him in the wake of a public mental breakdown. Brody Stevens: Enjoy It was a six-episode digital series for HBO, but Comedy Central has acquired the rights. Comedy Central will expand those six 15-minute episodes to a half-hour each and produce six new half-hour episodes. Stevens's longtime friend Zach Galifianakis will executive produce the show with Dean Fleischer-Camp (Marcel the Shell) directing. Comedy Central today launched a new digital series called Push and Believe, in which Brody Stevens [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Bambi, Juno and Shame

Vine is the cool new toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges the masses to bring a little more laughter into this world. On Tuesdays we'll be screening five of the funniest shorts of the past week, until Vine is abandoned for the next new thing.

'Brody Stevens: Enjoy It' to Premiere on Comedy Central December 1st

Standup Brody Stevens's new show is coming to Comedy Central next month. The new series, called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, is set to debut on Sunday, December 1st, with two new episodes airing at 12am and 12:30am. Comedy Central will run two new episodes of the 12-episode series at 12 and 12:30 every week.

Announced this past spring, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It is a documentary series produced by Stevens's friend Zach Galifianakis that follows Stevens in the wake of a mental breakdown. Enjoy It was originally a digital series for HBO consisting of six 15-minute episodes, but Comedy Central acquired the rights and shot additional footage to make [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Not You, Hitler

Vine is the cool new toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. On Tuesdays we'll be screening five of the funniest shorts of the past week, until Vine is abandoned for the next new thing.

The Warm World of Warm-Up Comedians

In their recent comedy issue, Backstage looked at the oft unappreciated role of the warm-up comedian. Comedians like Brody Stevens and Jimmy Pardo discuss warming-up shows like Conan and Chelsea Lately. It's a good warm-up read, if you're planning on reading a longer piece about talk shows.

12 Funny People on Vine Worth Watching For More Than 6 Seconds

It has been a little over one hundred days since the Vine app made its debut. While Twitter (the owner of Vine) made the transition from a curious and mocked social media application to a respected and recognized fertile ground for creativity after a couple of years of existence, Vine has already made comedic stars out of illustrators, art directors, musicians, and other walks of life that aren't normally directly associated with comedy. And of course, there are the Rob Delaneys of Vine: veteran comedians that found themselves to be uniquely suited to the new app, finding it almost too easy to tell a joke in six seconds or [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Lemon Party

Vine is the cool new toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges the masses to bring a little more laughter into this world. On Tuesdays we'll be screening five of the funniest shorts of the past week, until Vine is abandoned for the next new thing.

Zach Galifianakis May Be Making a New Show for HBO

Zach Galifiankis just set up a deal to develop a show for HBO, albeit not one that he'd star in. It would instead star comedian Brody Stevens in a mockumentary about his life as a comedian. Jonathan Krisel will direct, and Galifiankis will guest star in some episodes if it makes it that far. But really, this is a presentation, not even a pilot, so we'll see.