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Fred Savage Will Direct All of the 'Garfunkel and Oates' IFC Show

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates have an IFC show out soon, and according to THR, child star-turned-director Fred Savage has signed on to direct the series. Savage has had tons of experience directing both single and multi-cam comedies, including episodes of Modern Family, Party Down, Happy Endings, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and 2 Broke Girls, not to mention every episode of Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair's short-lived but beloved NBC series Best Friends Forever. Jonathan Stern (Children's Hospital, Burning Love) will serve as executive producer with former head SNL writer Dennis McNicholas on as showrunner. Garfunkel and [...]

'Enlightened' Season 2 Review: It's 'The Wire,' But Funnier

Something like a little less than one month ago, Patton Oswalt began to tweet his effusive praise of a show very few people had heard of. Like a virus, more and more people on Twitter began to speak the world of it, suddenly discovering that the half hour after Girls Sunday nights on HBO wasn't a test pattern, a talk show talking about Girls that just ends up being a conversation about Lena Dunham, or even a classic episode of Arli$$. Instead, they found a challenging, uncomfortable, intelligent, incredibly nuanced work that wasn't The Wire that is categorized as a "comedy," and featured a bunch of talented comedic actors. [...]

Garfunkel & Oates on Being 29 vs. Being 31 (29 Wins in a Landslide)

When we last checked in with Ms. Garfunkel and Ms. Oates, they were getting over a break up and dressing up cats. Now they're back, singing (and screaming) about how being alone at 31 is 12 zillion times worse than being alone at 29. Both videos raise the question: why isn't everyone always trying to marry both of them? Seriously. Speaking for everyone who writes for or reads this site, Garfunkel or Oates, we'd really like to marry you this weekend, if not sooner. Maybe they'll meet a male musical comedy duo named Simon & Hall, where one plays the bass guitar and the other a baritone ukulele, [...]

Comedy Central Orders Victorian-Era Pilot Created by and Starring Natasha Leggero

It's a good week for new Comedy Central shows, especially now with the news of their most recent pilot order from Ben Stiller's production company Red Hour created by and starring Burning Love staple and Tubbin' with Tash star Natasha Leggero. According to Deadline, Leggero will star with Garfunkel and Oates' Riki Lindhome in the Victorian-era reality show spoof Another Period that "follows the misadventures of Newport’s first family, The Bellacourts, a family with nothing to offer the world, but who have so much money that it doesn’t matter. The show centers around the oldest Bellacourt sisters, Lillian (Leggero) and Beatrice (Lindhome), who care only about how [...]

Check Out an Early Look at Comedy Central's 'Gajillionaires,' Which Is Chock Full of Your Favorite People

Gajillionaires is a new animated series coming to Comedy Central next year about a couple of super-rich old white brothers (who are definitely not based on the Koch brothers) and their adventures in conservatism. This here is the original pilot/presentation made for the network. Obviously, Comedy Central liked it, as it was picked up to series. And with good reason! This quick look is really fun, it'll be great to see it expanded into a full show. And the voice talent! Rob Corddry, Thomas Lennon, Paul Scheer, Jordan Peele and Riki Lindhome are all on board, which is a murderer's row you can't argue with. Look for more info [...]

New Crop of Comedy Central Half-Hours Premiering this Friday

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Goodbye Comedy Central Presents – hello The Half Hour. Ostensibly, they're the same thing but The Half Hour sounds cooler. The list of specials includes a diverse assortment of dudes and Garfunkel & Oates. Besides G&O, there is: Joe Mande, Neal Brennan (famous for co-creating The Chappelle Show), Na'im Lynn, David O'Doherty, Michael Palascak, Jesse Popp, Theo Von ("famous" for being on Road Rules), Rory Scovel, Maronzio Vance, Nick Vatterott, and Brendon Walsh. The series premieres this Friday, May 11th, at 11:00pm with Rory Scovel, followed by Michael Palascak at [...]

IFC Orders a Garfunkel and Oates TV Show, Coming in 2014

IFC announced this morning that they've ordered a new TV show from musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Made up of comedians Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), Garfunkel and Oates began as a live act in 2007 and the duo's web videos have become viral successes. The show, also called Garfunkel and Oates, will debut sometime in 2014 and the first season will consist of 10 episodes. Here's the plot description:

Garfunkel and Oates will spotlight the personal and professional lives of the duo whose career choices – singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs – leaves them with little in common with their peers, and no one [...]

Garfunkel and Oates Met the Real John Oates but Have No Video Evidence

Musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates (Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci) are the latest to contribute a story to Vulture and UCB's half-animated video series "Pop Culture Memory Lane." Their tale concerns meeting their hero and namesake John Oates, of Hall and Oates fame, and performing a show with him. Unfortunately, Lindhome's mom messed up when filming the set and only recorded the audio. John Oates contacted Garfunkel and Oates on MySpace, but it was 2008, so that's forgivable. I have a feeling that John Oates is still using MySpace, though, wondering to himself, "Where did everyone go?"

Joss Whedon Fills Much Ado About Nothing With Comedy Faces

Made in his spare moments on The Avengers set or through some sort of astral projection, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing is officially on the way, at least according to link tweeted by Firefly actor Nathan Fillion yesterday. Other than the fact that its principal photography has been completed (the most important of all photographies to complete!), the main takeaway of the somewhat mysteries image would be all the comedy peeps that will been in it, including Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher of BriTANicK and Garfunkel And Oates' Riki Lindhome. Oh, and it's based on a play. That play? That play.