-Fox orders John Mulaney’s pilot, Mulaney, to series after NBC passed on it. Elliott Gould, from the original pilot, won’t be returning, but Martin Short and Nasim Pedrad are confirmed to join the cast.
-IFC and Earwolf are developing a show starring James Adomian as multiple characters, co-created by Adomian and Scott Aukerman. IFC additionally ordered a show from the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates.
-We interviewed Chelsea Peretti about Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich about Earwolf’s new TV production arm, Eric Andre about The Eric Andre Show, Adam Scott about A.C.O.D. and Parks and Rec, [...]
And so here we are, the day of the second season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang!, the television show based on the funny podcast and former live showcase of the same name. Scott Aukerman and company have managed to take the successful, idiosyncratic style of humor from one medium to another, so much so that IFC is trusting them to put twenty new episodes on the air this season, twice as many as last year. But while some of the characters and impersonations have found their way to the small screen, the element of letting the listener's imagination run wild along with the routines, not to mention the much [...]
Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.
Though we've made tremendous strides towards embracing homosexuality in the past few years, our society still has an incredibly long way to go. Being openly gay is still a very risky proposition in parts of the United States and the rest of the world. Even in places where we've achieved ‘acceptance,’ there are still numerous ignorant stereotypes to overcome.
Gay comics are in the [...]
Comedian James Adomian has been doing a super funny impression of constantly-baffled PBS travel show host Huell Howser for years now, most notably on the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast and TV show. Now, he's teamed up with Funny or Die to make a series of faux-episodes of Howser's series California's Gold, which are funny whether you're familiar with Huell Howser's work or not.
James Adomian is probably best known for his appearances on the podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!, where he appears regularly as demented, hilarious versions of celebrities like Jesse Ventura and Huell Howser, but he’s also a talented stand-up comedian, constantly performing all over the country, most recently alongside Scott Aukerman in the Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour. Adomian’s debut stand-up album, Low Hangin Fruit, comes out today via Earwolf (it’s also the podcast network’s first comedy album). I had the chance to listen to Low Hangin Fruit last week, and it’s a really funny album and an excellent sampling of Adomian’s abilities as a stand-up. I recently had a [...]