The second season of Kroll Show premieres tonight on Comedy Central, and by the looks of things, Nick Kroll has no intention of changing course. When the first season debuted a year ago, the series appeared to be a showcase of Kroll's larger-than-life characters, like Bobby Bottleservice, who at that point had already been pushing his roofie necklace on us in online videos for months. Indeed, his characters were the centerpiece of the show, but rather than growing thin throughout the eight-episode season, they delivered the goods. That's because Kroll's characters don't exist for their own sakes — they're vehicles for the show's bigger target: reality television and the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.