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Jenny Slate and Brett Gelman Join Nat Faxon and Judy Greer's FX Pilot

There's a pilot at FX that's lining up one hell of an impressive cast of comedy people. Deadline reports that Jenny Slate (SNL, Parks and Rec) and Brett Gelman (Go On, Eagleheart) have signed on to star in the untitled pilot, which already has Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as its leads. The project was created by Andrew Gurland, who wrote The Last Exorcism and The Virginity Hit. The pilot follows a married couple (Faxon, Greer) who enter into an open relationship to save their marriage. Slate and Gelman are both playing friends to Faxon's character. It sounds like an interesting premise, but [...]

9 Comedy Pilots We Hope Get Picked Up This Year

Next week, the TV networks are set to unveil their new fall lineups, officially announcing which shows are coming back and which new shows will get to see the light of day. Networks always develop a ton of pilots, only choosing a few to go to series, and Deadline reports that execs at all the networks are "very happy" with their comedy pilots this time around.  With shows from Rebel Wilson, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney in the mix, there are a lot of high-profile comedy pilots this season, and we whittled them down to nine shows that we hope make it through the pilot season gauntlet. And just [...]

Kristen Schaal Joins June Diane Raphael and Jenny Slate in ABC's 'Pulling'

ABC's adaptation of the British series Pulling is now vying with Andy Samberg's cop show for the title of "Most Anticipated Comedy Pilot of 2013." Deadline reports that Kristen Schaal has joined the cast to play one of the three female leads, along with two other super funny actresses/writers, June Diane Raphael and Jenny Slate, who were previously announced. Schaal will be playing the role of Louise vacated by Mandy Moore, and yes, her character here has the same name as the Bob's Burgers character she voices.. Based on the UK sitcom of the same name starring and co-created by Sharon Horgan, ABC's Pulling pilot [...]

Watch Some Sketches from Comedy Central's 'Kroll Show'

Comedian Nick Kroll's new sketch series, Kroll Show, kicks off on Wednesday, January 16th, and Comedy Central has released two sketches from the show online. Here's the first, in which Kroll plays a basketball referee who's desperate to hang out with NBA players. Hit the jump for a sketch in which Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate both play publicists named Liz. Nick Kroll continues to be great and funny at playing terrible, pathetic people.

Jenny Slate Is Writing a Looney Tunes Film

Apparently, that is NOT all folks. Jenny Slate has been tapped to write a feature film involving the looniest of cartoon tunes. Not much is known, other than it will be partly live action and partly CGI, like the last L. Tunes movie, Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Expect something like Space Jam but instead of Michael Jordan, there'll be a talking shell with shoes on.

Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman Made a New 'Bestie X Bestie' Video

Here's the latest episode of Jennny Slate and Gabe Liedman's web series Bestie X Bestie, made for Funny Or Die. This time around, they're finally getting to the bottom of Tom Bergeron and Vin Di Bona's party animal lifestyle.

Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman Bring Back 'Bestie X Bestie' for Funny Or Die

After nearly a year and a half away, best friends and comedy partners Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman brought back their web series Bestie X Bestie for a new episode for Funny Or Die's digital magazine The Occasional. Hopefully, there are more of these on the way, as the two are still really spontaneously funny together.

Jason Jones, Jenny Slate, and Martin Mull Will Star in Different Pilots

Pilot season 2013 continues, as all the networks are scrambling to cast actors in their potential new fall shows. The Daily Show's Jason Jones has been cast in the ABC multi-camera pilot, Divorce: A Love Story, Deadline reports. He'll star opposite Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted) as a divorced couple who are awful together but even worse apart. In October, Jones sold a show that he wrote and would have starred in to Fox with Steve Carell producing, but Fox didn't commission a pilot. The Divorce pilot won't conflict with Jones's Daily Show duties, but if ABC orders the show to series, he'll leave The Daily Show just like Steve [...]

Jenny Slate Will Play Jean-Ralphio's Twin Sister on 'Parks and Rec'

Everyone's favorite Pawnee sleazebag Jean-Ralphio apparently has a twin sister, and she'll be appearing in a future episode of Parks and Recreation, Entertainment Weekly reports. Jean-Ralphio's twin, Mona Lisa, will be played by none other than Jenny Slate, a wildly-funny stand-up who you may recognize from Saturday Night Live, Bored to Death, and her Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and books. In an episode set to air later this season, Mona Lisa will get a job as a saleslady at Tom Haverford's Rent-A-Swag store. Just when you thought this show couldn't top having Joe Biden as a guest star, they go and hire Jenny [...]

Zach Braff and Donald Faison Are Together Again and Other Guest Star News

- On August 29, Zach Braff is rejoining his chocolate bear Donald Faison with a guest spot on The Exes, the TV Land show that Faison stars on with Wayne Knight. Hopefully, next The Exes will reunite the comedy duo of Wayne Knight and that dinosaur that spits acid.

- The Mindy Project has found their first love interest for Mindy in Tommy Dewey. The actor, who is mostly an unknown, will play a hotshot lawyer who is a real gets-what-he-wants type.

- Jenny Slate is set to have a recurring arc on Raising Hope as a social worker who comes to check in on [...]

Check Out Jenny Slate's Unsettling New Web Series 'Catherine'

The very funny Jenny Slate has a brand new web series called Catherine that was just released by the YouTube comedy channel JASH. Slate stars in the show, which she co-wrote with her Marcel the Shell collaborator Dean Fleischer-Camp, who also directed the series. Catherine is a 12-part saga and the first three episodes were released this week. It's hard to tell where this is going in future installments, but things look pretty dark and ominous from here.

Check out Parts 2 and 3 below:

NYC's Big Terrific Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary Tomorrow

Influential NYC stand-up show Big Terrific is celebrating its fifth anniversary tomorrow with a big ol' show featuring Pete Holmes, Nick Turner, the return of co-host Gabe Liedman, and surprise guests (co-host Jenny Slate will make an appearance via video because she's busy filming a pilot with Kristen Schaal and June Diane Raphael). Time Out New York has a fun interview with Slate, Liedman, and their fellow co-host Max Silvestri that you should totally read if you can't make it to the show like Jenny Slate (probably with a much worse excuse).

Jenny Slate Interviews Nick Kroll About 'Kroll Show'

Nick Kroll's Kroll Show co-star Jenny Slate interviewed him about Kroll Show for Vulture. The interview is a nice chance to see these two old comedy friends shoot the shit. It's like a podcast for your eyes.

Talking with Gabe Liedman About His New Album, Jenny Slate, and Going Up for Stereotypical Gay Roles

A wildly-funny performer who’s been wowing audiences in both the New York and L.A. comedy scenes for years now, Gabe Liedman makes his standup album debut this week with Hiyeeee!!, a new release from AST Records. It’s a delightful recording that perfectly captures Liedman’s fast-paced riffs on pop culture and human behavior and demonstrates exactly why he’s become such a sought-after act. In addition to his own standup, Liedman is also a blogger, hosts and books the long-running Wednesday night NYC standup show Big Terrific (which he founded with frequent partner in crime Jenny Slate), and is writing for Amy Schumer’s upcoming Comedy Central sketch show. I recently [...]