Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.
For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with Jake Fogelnest, who has written for Funny or Die, Billy on the Street, Hulu's Difficult People, and Netflix's upcoming and warmly anticipated Wet Hot American Summer prequel series. On top of all that, Fogelnest also has a new Ben Stiller-produced show in the works at IFC tentatively titled [...]
The MTV Movie Awards aired last night, and first-time host and upcoming movie star Amy Schumer made sure the night was full of hilarity. Watch her pre-taped cold open above with special guest appearances from Chelsea Peretti, J.K. Simmons, Mike Birbiglia, and Elizabeth Banks, then check out her opening monologue below:
Amy Schumer is hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards, and the network released the first promo today featuring Schumer making a (very reluctant) new best friend Anna Kendrick. The awards show airs on MTV Sunday, April 12th at 8:00pm.
As Weird Al’s career approaches its fourth decade, his audience continues to regenerate itself and amass new generations of fans, like a snowball rolling down a hill. This is probably great for album sales as the younger set digs into the past and scoops up as much of Al history as possible, but no doubt, for many of these fans, it can also be frustrating. You see, when you have a career as long as Al’s, certain projects are going to fade away and become unavailable. Well, newer fans who have been feeling as though their collection has been incomplete can rejoice as next week sees the release of two [...]
MTV unveiled their list of Movie Awards nominees this morning, and because MTV is fond of including a bunch of silly categories like "Best Shirtless Performance" and "#WTF Moment," the comedy world had a much bigger presence on the list than the typical awards show. Both This Is the End and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues scored four nominations, including for cameo scenes from the Rihanna and the Backstreet Boys (This Is the End) as well as Anchorman's Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Kanye West. The Best Comedic Performance category has only one lady — Melissa McCarthy for The Heat — paired with Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers), [...]
Big Breakfast, CollegeHumor's production company, has just had its first TV series picked up by MTV. Middle of the Night Show is a late night show that'll be (co-)hosted by CH's Brian Murphy and is based on CH's "Midnight Talk Show Prank" video from 2011. Here's how they describe the premise: Middle of the Night Show is a fast-paced reimagining of the late-night comedy talk show that brings it out of the studio and onto the streets of New York City. Each night the show’s crew and live band crash the bedroom of an unsuspecting celebrity who is forced to host a talk show on the spot without any [...]
In the latest promo for this year's MTV Movie Awards, host Amy Schumer teamed up with her Trainwreck costar Bill Hader to celebrate the undeniable fact that winning is everything by trashing a movie theater together. The awards show airs on Sunday, April 12th at 8:00pm.
A couple years ago, I bought a Jane Lane T-shirt. If you don’t know who that is, you may recognize a picture of her. And I say that because every time I’ve gone out wearing the shirt, it’s rare I haven’t gotten a “Hey, nice shirt” (usually from twentysomething women with dyed hair), or at the very least a “That’s, uh…that’s Daria, right?” But that’s sort of how it goes with Daria, the series, in general. Over a decade out from its finale, it remains a recognizable pop culture reference point, popping up randomly in strange places, like that time when Katy Perry dressed up as Jane for [...]
The MTV Video Music Awards aired last night, and the closest thing to a host was SNL's Jay Pharoah, who made several appearances during the show disguised as some of his best impersonations. Above watch him bring back his Kanye impression while Kim Kardashian watches from an awkwardly close distance, then click through to watch his segments as Jay-Z and Drake.
Conan O'Brien announced last night that he'll be hosting the MTV Movie Awards — the only awards show that matters — on Sunday April 13th at 9:00pm, which won't conflict with all the hot TV shows on Sunday nights (they checked). The nominees will be announced tomorrow morning at 7:00am via MTV's website. This makes Conan's first MTV Movie Awards hosting gig; he's hosted the Emmys twice in 2002 and 2006 and also co-hosted in 2003.
MTV claymation series Celebrity Deathmatch might be heading back to television with all new episodes. According to THR, MTV2 has given a pilot order to a Celebrity Deathmatch revival from original creator Eric Fogel. The revival will be similar to the original that ran from 1998-2002, only "reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars." This makes the second time MTV2 attempted a Celebrity Deathmatch reboot; the network aired new fifth and sixth seasons from 2006-2007 but ultimately canceled the series. Check out some original Celebrity Deathmatch fights below:
Jill Soloway has another television project in the works. According to Variety, the Transparent creator is currently developing a buddy comedy for MTV that follows "two women who were hit by lightning after meeting at camp 10 years earlier and bonding over their enthusiasm for feminism." The untitled series will be written by UCB/CollegeHumor performers Lyle Friedman and Ashley Skidmore, who currently write for TV Land's Younger and co-star and produce the web series #HotMessMovies.
Amy Schumer took over MTV's social media accounts last night to reveal some big news: She's officially signed on to host next year's MTV Movie Awards, which is set to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, April 12th a 9:00pm. "Wickedly funny and sharply insightful, Amy Schumer is perhaps the most ascendant talent in comedy today and she's on the brink of an epic year," said MTV President Stephen Friedman in a statement. "We are thrilled to work with Amy to create an unpredictable and hilarious showcase for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and brightest stars in what promises to be the most combustible Movie Awards ever."
Community favorite Ken Jeong is about to star in his own show. THR reports that Jeong has been cast in an in-the-works coming-of-age comedy pilot for MTV now titled Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. Jeong will play himself in the show, which centers on a 22-year-old named Andy, "who, after catching his girlfriend cheating, accidentally rear-ends Jeong's fancy car. Taking pity on Andy, Jeong takes it upon himself to teach him how to man up." The project — co-written and produced by Arrested Development's Andy St. Clair and Paul O'Toole — will thankfully not get in the way of Jeong's return to Community on Yahoo Screen [...]
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