"Life. It’s literally all we have. But is it any good?"
Last night, this so very critical question was posed by Andy Daly’s earnest and committed life critic Forest MacNeil before taking on the life experiences of stealing, addiction, and the prom in the premiere episode of Review on Comedy Central. By MacNeil's patented five-star rating system, the experiences didn't fare well, but the pilot works as a highly successful demonstration of the show's central concept in action, and its blend of dark comedy and news magazine parody, sharp writing, and talented cast make it a very promising show with seemingly endless storytelling potential.
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Comedian Jim Gaffigan has a new hour-long standup special on the way. Called Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed, it debuts on Comedy Central on Sunday, April 27th. The special will then be released as an extended 70-minute version on DVD and CD on April 29th (available for preorder now).
This is Gaffigan's fourth hour-long special. His last was Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe, which he self-released in 2012. In addition to the special, Gaffigan is working on a second book and starring in and co-creating a sitcom pilot for CBS that's in contention for the 2014-15 TV season after having been passed over last year.
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Comedy Central debuted a new web series today, Idiotsitter, which is co-created by and stars Jillian Bell (Workaholics) and Charlotte Newhouse (Comedy Central's Mashup). The six-episode series follows a financially-troubled Harvard grad (Newhouse) who thinks she's going up for a babysitting job for a rich family but is instead being hired as the court-appointed guardian for the family's party animal adult daughter (Bell), who is under house arrest. The first couple episodes feature appearances from T.J. Miller, Stephen Root, and Eastbound & Down's Elizabeth De Razzo, and new episodes debut every Wednesday.
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During her interview on Late Night's debut episode, Amy Poehler announced that Broad City — Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's new Comedy Central series that Poehler executive produces — has been picked up for a second season. THR confirms the news today, reporting that the new season will, once again, consist of 10 episodes. This renewal is a hopeful indication for Poehler's upcoming projects and development deal with NBC, through which she's currently developing the Natasha Lyonne-starring series Old Soul. As for the Broad City creators and stars, it's some well-deserved good news before they kick off their live tour next week.
Here's a trailer for the second season of Inside Amy Schumer, which counts Reggie Watts, Michael Ian Black, Zach Braff, Rachel Dratch, Colin Quinn, Paul Giamatti, and a screaming Parker Posey among its cameos. The new season premieres on April 1st at 10:30PM, so get ready for a whole new era in the fight against slut shaming.