FX's late night talk show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell is set to move to its new sister channel FXX, where it'll be airing four nights a week instead of one, on Wednesday, September 4th, and the show is pulling out a bunch of big name guests for the first string of nightly episodes:
Wednesday, September 4th: Jim Gaffigan Thursday, September 5th: Tracy Morgan Monday, September 9th: Chris Rock
This is the first appearance on Totally Biased for Morgan and Gaffigan, and the second as a guest for Rock, who also executive produces the show.
-Comedy Bang Bang returns for Season 2 on IFC tonight. In honor of this, we interviewed Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts and ranked the 11 best characters and impersonations from the podcast that inspired the show.
-Speaking of Scott Aukerman, he made a solid Fox News debut.
-Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer says they're having conversations about a fifth season with Netflix.
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Chris Rock is coming back to TV for his first regular on-camera series role in over a decade. HipHollywood reports that Rock has joined the cast of the BET comedy The Real Husbands of Hollywood for its second season. Co-created by Kevin Hart, Real Husbands is a semi-scripted reality show satire that stars Hart, JB Smoove, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, and Duane Martin as fictionalized versions of themselves. "I just watched the show and it seemed like they were having so much fun and I was like, 'I want to have fun,'" Rock explains. "I'm a fan of Kevin … We see each other in passing all the [...]
When Chris Rock performed two surprise shows with Dave Chappelle earlier this week at New York's famous Comedy Cellar, he mentioned that he wanted to do a tour with Chappelle in the fall once he finishes editing and shooting a new movie. Now, we know that this mysterious movie is, thanks to Showbiz 411 unearthing a casting call for a new project called Finally Famous that Rock will write, direct, and star in. Here's a description of the plot:
ANDRE ALLEN is a comedian turned film star who, despite the expectations of his millions of fans, is determined to reinvent himself as a “serious” actor. Although [...]
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 37 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.
On top of being a multiple Emmy-winning actor, writer, stand-up, producer, and most recently Broadway performer, Chris Rock still draws from his experience as the bullied minority he was throughout his childhood and teenage years in Brooklyn. With an overcrowded family, years of taunting by his classmates, and struggles as the only black kid in an all-white school, Rock's success as a comedian [...]