At first blush, Comedy Central's newest scripted series, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, may seem like another entry into the category of Young Slackers Getting into Wacky Daily Misadventures. But the show's creators, Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, have a much grander scheme in play. With the successful web series Next Time on Lonny under their collective belt, Anfanger and Schimpf set out to finally create a show six years in the making. Big Time is a serialized comedy about two wannabe filmmaker brothers who get caught up in multi-layered plot that forces them into adulthood for the first time in their lives. The show boasts a heavy dose of [...]
Broad City's season 2 finale aired last night, and among the special guests were SNL cast member Aidy Bryant and Late Night writer Conner O'Malley as the last couple Abbi and Ilana would want to run into at a restaurant. It's probably safe to say that Aidy and Conner aren't this kind of couple offscreen considering they're a little too busy to get upset over things like unanswered Facebook event invites.
Standup and This Is Not Happening host Ari Shaffir has a new special premiering on Comedy Central tonight called Passive Aggressive, and the network released a sneak peek featuring Shaffir describing a typical visit to his pot doctor in California. Watch another clip from the special below, then catch the rest tonight at midnight.
From Sheryl Sandberg's campaign against the word "bossy" to Rick Scott's ruling to ban the term "climate change" in Florida to the University of Michigan's recent decision to ban terms like "illegal alien" and "crazy," there's been a lot of word policing in the news lately, which Larry Wilmore and his panel explored during last night's Nightly Show. Watch Wilmore give an overview above — which includes a list of offensive slurs he and his writers think deserve to be banned way more than "bossy" and "alien" — then check out his panel with comedians Lizz Winstead, Maz Jobrani, and Nick DiPaolo and The Daily Beast's John Avlon below:
It looks like Hannibal Buress has finally landed his own Comedy Central series after all. According to The Wrap, Comedy Central has picked up eight episodes of a weekly half-hour series called Why? With Hannibal Buress, which will follow Buress "as he addresses major cultural issues through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and interviews with in-studio guests." The show is slated to debut this July, nearly a year and a half after Buress put his dreams out into the world by saying Comedy Central had ordered his last pilot Unemployable to series a little too soon.