Charlie Sheen is finally coming back to TV everyone!!!! Splitsider readers will no doubt be dancing in the streets when the Two and a Half Men man himself returns to our television sets with a new show this June, but that's not the only TV comedy event of note this summer. While the broadcast networks are taking a much-needed three-month break (probably to reflect on the rapidly-declining popularity of broadcast networks), America's heroic cable channels are swooping in to save the day, offering up a plethora of new comedic programming for comedy snobs and people who like comedy but aren't snobs, alike.
Let's take a look at this summer's [...]
This morning, Scott Aukerman announced on his podcast, Comedy Bang! Bang!, that he recently directed a half-hour special, starring Zach Galifianakis, entitled Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York that will air right before The Comedy Awards, on May 6th. Guests will include Tina Fey, Sir Richard Branson, and Jon Stewart. Considering the super popular web series' unique blend of awkward mean honesty here is my best guess of what each interview is going to be like:
Tina Fey: "Is hard for you to be around funny people? And by that, I mean men. You are kinda pretty for a "comedian" but how did you get that [...]
IFC just announced two new comedies: a Whose Line Is It Anyway?-style game show hosted by Kurt Braunohler and a Comedy Bang! Bang! talk show based on the podcast. Here are some things I would do to these two shows:
- hold them up to each other like plastic dolls and push their show-lips together really hard so it's like they're passionately French kissing.
- coat them in the dust that comes off my fingernails when I use an Emery board and also tiny bits of my skin and hair so they are cozy forever in a soft blanket made of my DNA.
- hug them so hard [...]
As part of its series of interstitial interviews to compliment its 10-11:30pm programming blocks of cult comedies, IFC has set up interviews between Comedy Death-Ray's Scott Aukerman and Freaks and Geeks creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig. Annoyingly, these are being doled out in one-minute increments between shows, and no full-length program is planned to show them. Fair enough, I guess. A web-only clip is above, and here's the schedule for the airing of the interviews:
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Feig and Apatow, Feb. 2: Apatow Feb. 7: Feig, Feb. 8: Feig and Apatow, Feb. 9: Apatow Feb. 14: Feig, Feb. 15: Feig and Apatow, Feb. 16: Apatow