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'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]

'Conan' Will Air a Week of Shows in Dallas Featuring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Tig Notaro, and More

Here's a promo for Conan's week of shows in Dallas, which will take place at the Magestic Theater from March 31st through April 3rd, right before the NCAA Final Four and National Championship. Here's the full lineup, which includes a bunch of dudes plus the wonderful Tig Notaro:

Monday, March 31: Adam Sandler and comedian Tig Notaro Tuesday, April 1: Seth Rogen and musical guest Phillip Phillips Wednesday, April 2: Simon Helberg and musical guest Eli Young Band Thursday April 3: Charles Barkley

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are Making a Movie About the '90s Nintendo/Sega Battle

Just when you thought that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were too busy for another project, Collider reports that the duo has been brought on to write and direct a movie adaptation for Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, a behind-the-scenes oral history book by Blake Harris that comes out this August. Sony and The Social Network's Scott Rudin have acquired movie rights for the book, and Harris is signed on to executive produce the movie.

Console Wars sounds like an interesting read for video gamers and '90s kids alike. According to Booktrade.info, “Blake Harris draws on hundreds of interviews [...]

Jonah Hill, James Franco, and Kristen Wiig Voice Characters in Seth Rogen's R-Rated Animated Sausage Movie

Taking a more literal turn with their knack for making bro-centric movies, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are now making an R-rated animated movie called Sausage Party, The Wrap reports. The film — written by Rogen and Goldberg with This Is The End producers Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir — follows "one heroic piece of meat's quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, the sausage protagonist teams up with some new friends to embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket and return to their aisle before the Fourth of July sale." This Is The End's Rogen, James Franco, Jonah [...]

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Are Producing a Movie with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Seth Rogen's production company Point Grey is teaming up with legendary producer Scott Rudin to produce a movie that will star Workaholics' stars Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson. Holm will write the script, and Workaholics co-creator and co-star Kyle Newachack will direct, but the film will be entirely unrelated to their Comedy Central show. Point Grey is made up of Rogen, his frequent co-writer Evan Goldberg and their producer partner James Weaver. Holm, DeVine, Anderson and Newachack have worked together for years as part of the sketch troupe Mail Order Comedy.

DeVine gave these details about the upcoming film to Splitsider a couple weeks ago:

Yeah, we’ve written a script that [...]

AMC Is Venturing Into Comedy; Developing Shows from Wyatt Cenac, Seth Rogen, and Kevin Smith

Cable network AMC, home to acclaimed dramas like Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and formerly Breaking Bad, announced the new slate of shows they're developing today, including a big push towards scripted comedy.

AMC has greenlit its first scripted comedy pilot, We Hate Paul Revere. Created by and starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner (who wrote together on My Boys and Whitney), the show follows two brothers trying to make their place in history in Colonial Boston. AMC started developing this comedy in 2012, and if they order it to series, it's expected to debut in 2015.

The network is also developing five new comedies:

Here's Seth Rogen and Jimmy Kimmel's 'True Detective' Parody

) From last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, here's Kimmel and Seth Rogen doing the week's umpteenth True Detective parody, playing the stars of the the show's second season, which includes a lot more Cyndi Lauper songs than the first.

Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Make Christmas Comedy with '50/50' Director

The team behind 50/50 are reuniting to make a Christmas comedy. According to THR, Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are attached to star in an Untitled Xmas Comedy written and directed by Jonathan Levine, who helmed 50/50 as well as The Wackness and 2013 zom-rom-com Warm Bodies. The film will center on "three childhood best friends who reunite in New York City for their annual tradition of going out on Christmas Eve." Rogen and Gordon-Levitt will play two of the friends; the third lead role has yet to be cast.

This Christmas comedy is just the latest of Seth Rogen's many recent projects. Last week it was announced [...]

Looking at the Script to Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen's Long-Lost Long Distance Relationship Rom-Com

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

Just prior to Judd Apatow rising to power as one of the most successful writer/director/producers in comedy, he was working with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write a movie called The Long D, an unproduced screenplay that I'll be look at this week.

Written in the summer of 2005, in between The 40 Year-Old Virgin's production and release, The Long D is based on an idea by Rogen and childhood friend/writing partner Evan Goldberg, who were just coming off [...]

Seth Rogen Is Making a Christmas Stoner Movie

Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg are set to tackle their first holiday movie. In an interview with Collider, director Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) let a few details slip about the mysterious new project:

I’m just finishing a script that I’m hoping to shoot in the next few months. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing it, and that’s a Christmas party movie, or a Christmas movie for stoners. I probably shouldn’t even be talking about it. It doesn’t have a name. It may never happen, so we’ll see.

This is just one of many projects Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have in development. Following the [...]

Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen Are Both Hosting 'SNL' Next Month

Saturday Night Live announced today that Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen will both be hosting the show in April. The April 5th show will be the first time hosting for Kendrick, while April 12th will be the third time hosting for Rogen, who last hosted in 2009.

The musical guest on the Kendrick show is Pharrell, while Rogen's is Ed Sheeran. The next new episode of SNL airs March 29th with host Louis C.K. and musical guest Sam Smith.

Watch Seth Rogen Talk to the US Senate About Alzheimer's Research

Movie star Seth Rogen testified before a Senate committee on Alzheimer's research today, giving a touching speech about the effects of the disease, which his mother-in-law has, and the charity he and his wife set up. He makes jokes too.

AMC Developing 'Preacher' TV Adaptation Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

According to EW, a TV version of the 1990s comics series Preacher is currently being developed by AMC with Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) on board as executive producer and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attached to produce and write the pilot. "This is amazing!" Rogen and Goldberg said in a statement released today. "We've tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we're so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we're going to do everything we can to make it right. Humperdoo!" Click through to read AMC's official description of the show as well as a statement from [...]

James Franco and Seth Rogen Remade Kanye West's "Bound 2" Video

Here's a shot-for-shot remake of the Kanye West music video "Bound 2" that James Franco and Seth Rogen made while filming their new movie, The Interview. Franco is playing West and Rogen is playing Kim Kardashian, which is pretty perfect casting. Check out the original video below: