Inspired by the recent surge of publicity Nathan Fielder is getting for his "Dumb Starbucks" stunt, Comedy Central has put the entire first season of Fielder's show Nathan For You online for free on their website, hoping to get new viewers into the show while everyone is talking about Fielder and Dumb Starbucks.
Nathan For You returns for its second season sometime this summer, and the Dumb Starbucks experiment will be the focus of one episode. Fielder is also making a last-minute appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to discuss Dumb Starbucks.
Over the weekend, the internet was abuzz with news of a new Los Angeles coffee shop called "Dumb Starbucks," a near-fully functioning Starbucks that 1) was blatantly not affiliated with the company and 2) used the company's name and logo "for marketing purposes" but adds the word "dumb" in front of everything to protect the business under parody laws. Dumb Starbucks, which had its windows tinted to prevent passersby from looking inside, didn't charge money for coffee and pastries, instead giving away free cups of coffee featuring the Dumb Starbucks logo.
Since it opened Friday afternoon at 1802 Hillhurst Ave in LA's Los Feliz neighborhood, the legally questionable establishment attracted [...]
Comedy Central is looking to add another animated series. According to Deadline, the network has ordered a pilot from Bento Box Entertainment called Legends, described as "an urban animated comedy centering on a trio of high school basketball players who are legends in their own minds — and really, nowhere else. Freshman benchwarmers and friends Jamal, Grover, and Milk try and mostly fail to make an impression at Bluford High, whether it's on the court or with the ladies."
Created and developed by Simpsons animator Brad Abelson, Mike Clements (EP on The Life & Times of Tim), writer Michael Starrbury, and sports show producers Quinn Hawking and Josiah [...]
With correspondent John Oliver and head writer Tim Carvell now off in HBO land, The Daily Show has shaken up its staff and hired a new head writer. Deadline reports that Elliott Kalan, who started as a Daily Show production assistant in 2003 and has been a writer since 2008, has been promoted to head writer. Longtime producers Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, and Adam Lowitt have also been promoted to executive producers, and Tim Greenberg and Hillary Kun were also promoted to co-executive producers. Click through to watch Kalan in "Elliott Kalan: Tomorrow's Andy Rooney Today!" where he begged CBS to hire him as their next curmudgeonly [...]
Broad City premieres on Comedy Central at 10:30 tonight after Workaholics. The new show, based on the web series of the same name, stars series creators and UCB alums Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson as heightened versions of themselves going about their daily lives as young New Yorkers — daily lives that include temp jobs, bad roommates, and quests to get high. Glazer and Jacobson act as executive producers of the show alongside Amy Poehler.
Originally developed at FX, Broad City is Comedy Central's third show from the creators of popular web videos, following this summer’s Drunk History and the new show's timeslot buddy Workaholics. And although Broad City comes about during an [...]