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NBC Is Developing a Live Sitcom About a Manhattan Hotel Staff

NBC is attempting to bring back the live sitcom. Deadline reports that the network is currently developing a "live hotel comedy" from actor/creator Chris Moynihan and Hazy Hills, the production company owned by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner that's behind shows like Hot in Cleveland, Grimm, and Hollywood Game Night. Titled Hospitality, the series follows the hospitality staff of a midtown Manhattan hotel and would be a weekly multi-cam comedy that's completely live, including the commercials. 30 Rock is the most recent NBC sitcom to pull off the live episode format well, but Hospitality would be the first fully live sitcom on the network in some time, not [...]

Monty Python Adds Another Five Reunion Shows

Monty Python's reunion next year has already been expanded from one to five shows, and now the group has announced they'll be doing an additional five shows at London's O2 Arena next summer. The five living members of the group –  John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones – will now be performing on July 15, 16, 18, 19, and 20 of next year, as well as July 1-5.

Tickets to the first show reportedly sold out in 43.5 seconds, and the next four shows at the 20,000-seat venue went quickly as well. Ticket prices for ranged from £26.50 ($43) to £95 ($154). The show is [...]

Mick Jagger Calls Monty Python a "Bunch of Wrinkly Old Men Trying to Relive Their Youth"

To introduce the press conference ahead of Monty Python's live farewell shows in London starting this week, Mick Jagger — who has made fun of himself plenty of times in the past — starred in the above clip alongside a lazing Charlie Watts, in which Jagger trashes the comedy group for being a bunch of old men who were hip back in the '60s and '70s but are now irrelevant and overplayed.

John Hodgman's Live Performance 'Ragnarok' to Debut on Netflix June 20th

Here's a clip from John Hodgman: Ragnarok, the Daily Show comedian and author's self-described "one-man show/doomsday seminar" that is set to debut as a special on Netflix on June 20th. Hodgman toured the show all over the country last year before the date for his end of the world prediction proved false. Hopefully, the date for his Netflix special debut will turn out to be legitimate.

Paul F. Tompkins Pitches a Sexy Mythical Creature Movie to Michael Sheen

Here's a clip from Paul F. Tompkins's Largo variety show Varietopia, in which he pitches a ridiculous movie franchise idea to actor Michael Sheen involving a group of very sexy mythical creatures. Will Sheen buy the idea, and more importantly, can these men even trust each other during this segment? It's definitely worth the watch to find out.