The Grammys announced their 2015 nominees today, and in addition to the late Joan Rivers scoring a nomination for Best Spoken World Album for Diary of a Mad Diva, the Best Comedy Album category is full of impressive competition. The five nominees this year: Weird Al's Mandatory Fun, Jim Gaffigan's Obsessed, Louis C.K.,'s Oh My God, Patton Oswalt's Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, and Sarah Silverman's We Are Miracles. Hopefully Patton Oswalt follows through on his promise for another epic battle against Weird Al when the Grammys air in February.
This week, UCB alums Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman released their new short "The Nobodies," which features the musical comedy duo alongside stars like Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper, and Tony winner Sutton Foster. According to Indiewire, the short evolved from Brown and Bratman's longtime UCB show The Barrel Brothers, which won Best Emerging Comedy Duo back in 2004. Brown and Bratman raised funds via Kickstarter last year to make "The Nobodies," which centers on Greg and Dusty as they "have to make a fantastical journey through their own identity crises. Neither one of these protagonists has a solid foundation when it comes to his approach [...]
In May, CBS passed on ordering comedian Jim Gaffigan's family sitcom pilot Gaffigan to series, but it looks like the show may be finding new life on another network. Deadline reports that TV Land has been in talks with Sony TV, the studio that produced the pilot, for the last month or so and that TV Land is "well down the road of trying to make the show work there." Deadline says TV Land is trying to get the actors' rates down for a lower budget.
Gaffigan, a single-camera comedy co-created by Jim Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), stars the titular comedian as a fictionalized version of himself [...]
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
Before Mitch Hurwitz created Arrested Development, he cut his teeth writing on The Golden Girls, but you already knew that. Between the latter and the [...]
Michael Ian Black has been cast in Jim Gaffigan's CBS sitcom Gaffigan, a source involved with the pilot tells Splitsider. Black will play Daniel, the gay best friend and former boyfriend of Jim's wife Jeannie, who was played in the original pilot by Oscar winner Mira Sorvino. Black's character will serve as the classier and more polished alternative to the much schlubbier Gaffigan; the character was swapped in place of a drag queen character from the original pilot who was Jim's best friend.
Gaffigan's sitcom has had a strange year. After making our list of "9 Comedy Pilots We Hope Get Picked Up This Year," CBS passed on [...]