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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Diablo Cody Visits 'Professor Blastoff'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Professor Blastoff  - Diablo Cody ZOE: If you liked Beverly Cleary’s Ribsy, you’ll love this week’s episode of Professor Blastoff. By the way, Ribsy was street, right? Hosts Tig [...]

Steve Agee is the Sidekick for Diablo Cody's TBS Talk Show Pilot

Steve Agee is set to become a talk show sidekick. The Sarah Silverman Program co-star and Vine luminary has signed on to sidekick for writer Diablo Cody's TBS talk show pilot, Me Time with Diablo Cody, Deadline reports. Agee will also serve as a writer on the potential series, which will be Cody's first significant onscreen role after working behind the scenes as a writer and/or director on Juno, Young Adult, The United States of Tara, and plenty of other stuff. As far as choices for talk show sidekicks go, Agee makes sense because he's quick, funny, and he's proven on Vine that he doesn't need a ton [...]

The Quiet, Dark Comedy of Young Adult

Young Adult is not only one of the best comedic films of the year, but one of the best films of the year. It’s about time comedic performances can be considered brilliant performances.

It’s wonderfully sublime, hilarious, dark and poignant, made possible by the perfect combination of filmmakers, writers, and actors. The plot is quite simple — a recently divorced, former popular prom queen Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is now making a living ghostwriting a series of young adult novels. After her high school boyfriend sends her pictures of their newborn baby, Mavis decides the only time she was happy was with him, so she returns to her small [...]

Get Ready for Diablo Cody's "Wonderfully Nostalgic" Sweet Valley High

The director of Juno and the teenage dream book series Sweet Valley High sounds like an okay match I GUESS. Oh, what's that? Diablo Cody says it will be "to the '80s what American Graffiti was to the [early] '60s"? And it's going "to be looking back on a really cool time and enjoying yourself and I want it to be glamorous and colorful and bubblegum and a feast for the senses." Okay, make this movie come faster now please thank you will like very much yes.

Diablo Cody on United States Of Tara, Navigating The Writer's Room

If there's one thing Diablo Cody would do differently following United States of Tara's cancellation earlier this week, it would be to write her next series alone in a cabin like a wise-cracking hermit, rather than try to gather her thoughts together around the writer's table. "I think if I did do TV again, I would do it differently. I think it might be a more solitary process. I don’t think I ever got the hang of the writers’ room," Cody explained. "We had a lot of people. Like up to eight or something. Which is fine and it was really cool and I worked with some incredible [...]

Diablo Cody Is Making an HBO Comedy with Oprah Winfrey

HBO is developing a comedy with Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey, says The Hollywood Reporter. Still untitled, the show will based on the upcoming book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sex You're Not Having, The Sleep You're Missing and What's Really Making You Crazy by Dr. Julie Holland, which is said to be about "the pros and cons of the drugs people are being offered as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies."

Cody will create and write the show, and executive produce alongside Winfrey and Holland. She's also working on her own TBS pop culture talk show, Me Time with Diablo Cody. 

TBS Is Developing New Shows from Steve Carell, Diablo Cody, and More

The TBS network announced the batch of new shows it's developing this morning, including some intriguing projects from Steve Carell and screenwriter Diablo Cody and a lot of generic TBS-y sounding stuff. Carell is developing a show tentatively called Tribeca that he's executive producing with his wife Nancy Carell. It's a comedy centered on a bunch of socially inept LAPD crime scene investigators, described as "an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information about themselves and refuse to rest until justice has been served." Screenwriter Diablo Cody is developing a show called Me Time with Diablo Cody, a comedic show that [...]

Trade Roundup: Bob's Burgers, Sacha Baron Cohen, Diablo Cody

- Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally will all guest star on Bob's Burgers this season. Aziz plays "a geeky teenage gamer who mentors Bob on a game called Burger Boss in exchange for Bob’s help with a bully problem." In a separate episode, Offerman and Mullally will play "aging, married hippie farmers who wind up hiring Bob’s kids…as 'weed pickers.'" Bob's Burgers, you've done it again! ("Done it" = procured awesome, funny guest stars. Spelling that out doesn't sound as declarative and snappy, weirdly enough.)

- Sacha Baron Cohen has been cast as Thenardier in the movie musical version of Les Miserables. With comedy talent [...]

Young Adult Trailer Makes Mean Charlize Theron Look Super Fun to Watch

Behold, the trailer for Young Adult, the upcoming dark comedy directed by Jason Reitman, written by Diablo Cody, and starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt. That group of people alone was exciting, but the trailer has me looking forward to the December 9 release date even more. Theron's lying, adultering, small-dog-having protagonist looks to be – if not exactly likable – original and funny, two traits we've come to expect from Reitman and Cody.

Fox Is Developing a Comedy Written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund; Jack Black and Diablo Cody Producing

Fox just bought a new workplace comedy called Wunderland, written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund with Diablo Cody supervising and Jack Black producing via his company Electric Dynamite, Deadline reports. The comedy takes place behind the scenes at America's most popular (fictional) theme park and is based on the couple's experiences working at multiple theme parks, where Lund often played princesses. Lund recently starred in and co-created the Yahoo! web series Ghost Ghirls (also produced by Jack Black's Electric Dynamite), while Gourley is one of the creators and stars of the podcast Superego.

Diablo Cody Sells a Rom-Com to ABC

ABC has given a script commitment to a new show from Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody called Alex + Amy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The single-camera comedy follows the generation gap between a 22-year-old guy and a 32-year-old lady who are in love and just moved in together. This is Cody's first TV project since The United States of Tara, which won several awards before ending its three-season run on Showtime last year. Alex + Amy is just one of several projects Cody has in the works, including her untitled directorial debut, which has finished production and is expected to hit theaters sometime next year, and the [...]

Charlize Theron Is a Terrifying Mean Girl in Young Adult

This red-band scene from Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman's Young Adult is short, but it's so densely packed with middle school-type trauma that it should be viewed with caution by anyone who has ever chosen to color-coordinate the little rubber bands on their braces in honor of every month's holidays, or had a terrible short haircut and slicked the top back with gel but let the bottom poof out like a panoramic mullet. Oh, god. I've entered a cave of unhappy memories triggered only by Charlize Theron's line at the end of this tiny clip. I'm probably gonna pee my pants when the whole movie comes out on Dec. [...]

Diablo Cody Makes Directorial Debut With Lamb Of God

Mandate Pictures is backing Diablo Cody's directorial debut Lamb of God, a film about "a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner, and on her journey finds her way back to her faith." Tarentino's trunk shot, meet Cody's lingering close-up of a hamburger phone.