Netflix is embarking on a big push into standup specials. The streaming network recently announced premiere dates for five new standup specials from Bills Burr and Cosby, Chelseas Handler and Peretti (Handler's special was previously announced), and Aussie comic Jim Jefferies spanning from August 29th through December 5th. "Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Handler, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti are some of the funniest comedians of our time who will have our viewers in stitches," said Netflix exec Lisa Nishimura along with the announcement. "We are thrilled to bring this diverse slate of talent and their unique, multi-faceted and hilarious points of view exclusively to our members [...]
The third installment of Adam Scott's The Greatest Event in Television History ran last night on Adult Swim – a shot-by-shot remake of the opening credits of 80's not-quite-classic sitcom Too Close for Comfort. As we already knew, it starred Scott, Catherine O’Hara, Jon Glaser, Chelsea Peretti, and Kathryn Hahn; it also featured Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Morris, Paul Scheer, and Jon Hamm. Be sure to check out Vulture's side-by-side look at the original and remakes of the opening of Too Close for Comfort.
Scott has already announced that there will only be one more special of The Greatest Event – the next will air on January 23, 2014. He told Splitsider [...]
Natasha Leggero's insane and delightful new JASH web series Tubbin' with Tash just started last week. Here's the second episode, with guests Chelsea Peretti and Reggie Watts joining Leggero and her sidekick Pig-Bottom (Moshe Kasher) in the hot tub. More talk shows need sidekicks like Pig-Bottom.
Stand-up/Parks and Rec writer Chelsea Peretti and Men of a Certain Age's Andre Braugher have just been cast in a new Fox pilot starring Andy Samberg, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled show was written by Parks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur and writer Dan Goor, and it follows a diverse group of police officers in a precinct on the edge of New York City. Peretti will play Gina the civilian office manager at the station, and Braugher's character is Captain Holt, who just got his own command after 30 years on the force. Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, and Stephanie Beatriz are also set to star [...]
Pete Holmes's excellent interview podcast You Made It Weird is about to hit a major milestone: its 100th episode. For the big episode, Holmes is copying Marc Maron once again by having another comedian interview him, choosing Chelsea Peretti for his 100th wheareas Maron opted for Mike Birbiglia for his 200th. Holmes has requested, via Twitter, for fans to submit questions for Chelsea to ask him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully, Marc Maron will submit some questions teasing Pete Holmes for copying him because that's always the best. Also, when is Holmes gonna take in a bunch of stray cats already? That's something that should have happened by now.