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John Ross Bowie Talks '90s New York Pop-Punk

Independent musicians are often thought of as self-serious crybabies, holding their craft to the highest imaginable standards and scoffing at anything resembling fun. Often, that's not the case, however, as many musicians moonlight with comedic output, and vice versa. From follow-worthy Twitter accounts to viral videos and other projects, we're here to point out some of the most interesting crossovers between the worlds of independent music and comedy.

Snotty, goofy and distinctly North American, the subgenre hyphenate known as pop-punk often gets a bad rap. Decidedly self-aware and often self-deprecating, however, hardcore's dorky little brother is also home to some of the most subversive, hilarious and heartfelt songwriting in [...]

CBS Buys a Show from John Ross Bowie and Kevin Sussman

The Second Coming of Rob is a multi-cam comedy somewhat based on Bowie's life. It focuses on a newly divorced dude who reunites with his old college buddies in hopes of redoing their 20s. Both Bowie and Sussman play nerds of a certain sort on Big Bang Theory, so they're all ready pretty tight with the people over at CBS. Bowie, who's been doing funny things for a while, was one of the first UCB students back in 1998. Sussman, well, Sussman should be best known for playing the powerful Steve in Wet Hot American Summer.

Amazon Buys Two New Original Comedies

Online retailer Amazon is gearing up to launch its first batch of original shows, and it looks like they'll be making a big push for comedy. Amazon is preparing to greenlight its first pilot for a single-camera sitcom called Browsers from longtime Daily Show writer/producer David Javerbaum, Deadline reports. Browsers will follow four interns at a HuffPo-esque website with musical elements woven throughout. The pilot is expected to film in January. Amazon is also developing Dark Minions, an animated show written by Big Bang Theory regulars John Ross Bowie and Kevin Sussman that follows two misfits working on an evil space station. Amazon announced its original programming [...]

Big Bang Theory Duo Sell Family Comedy To Fox

Let their reoccurring character powers…combine! Fox just bought a new comedy from Big Bang Theory's John Ross Bowie and Kevin Sussman, aka Barry Kripke and Stuart for those who's brains can still process three-camera sitcoms. I kid! Oh, how I kid. The writing partners, who met and bonded while guest starring on BBT, co-created The Ever After Part, which "centers on a hip couple who go to extreme lengths to support their eccentric 5-year-old daughter, including moving in with the groom’s tyrant mother to take advantage of the great public school in her area." I can only assume Sussman and Bowie will also guest on this show, [...]

Martha Stewart and Chelsea Handler Sell Comedy Pilots

The networks are still buying up new shows like crazy in hopes of finding new hits for their fall 2013 schedules. Deadline reports Martha Stewart just sold Fox a sitcom she'll produce called The Tao of Martha, which follows a party girl-turned-single mother who decides to write a book based on adjusting her life by following the teachings of Martha Stewart. Jake In Progress creator Austin Winsberg will adapt the idea into a series. Stewart won't star but will potentially make regular voice-over appearances. At ABC, The Hollywood Reporter says Chelsea Handler is producing Discounted, a new pilot about a pair of half-sisters who run a furniture store that's [...]