Now this is Game of Thrones as I understand it — incest, boobs, meat puns, fighting, boobs, characters named Dong Dangletaint — but I think the Workaholics crew really brings that feminism-awareness, anti-gratuitous nudity scene angle that the real series is incapable of pulling off. Plus those are some great puns.
Comedy Central has renewed its newest standup show, Adam DeVine's House Party. The network has given a second season order to the series, which debuted on October 24th. The new season will be eight episodes and will premiere in 2014. Hosted by Workaholics star/co-creator Adam DeVine, House Party is a standup showcase with a narrative element that features three comedians each episode. "What’s cool about the new generation of standups is they’re making internet videos, and they’re doing improv, and a lot of them are, across the board, really funny people," DeVine told us in an interview last month. "I kind of wanted to do something that showcases their [...]
While one would think there's not much left for somebody to accomplish after popularizing the phrase “tight butthole,” Adam DeVine's career is only just getting started. After launching into the comedy spotlight on the hit Comedy Central sitcom Workaholics – which he co-created with fellow Mail Order Comedy members Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck – DeVine has since landed roles on Community and Modern Family, appeared in a couple commercials, and had a memorable turn as egomaniac Bumper in the a capella musical comedy Pitch Perfect.
DeVine even managed to find enough time away from writing and filming the upcoming fourth season of Workaholics to host his [...]
For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour in 2012, the series continues to feature the best up-and-coming comics in the country.
For many comedians, it’s that history that makes doing a half hour special so significant. While a half hour may once have been a comic’s first major exposure, comedians now have many ways to build an audience. Almost everyone who taped a special this year does non-standup comedy as well, branching [...]
Comedy Central is turning Drunk History, Funny or Die's popular series of web videos, into a full-on TV series. The cable network has ordered an eight-episode first season to be produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, making it Funny or Die's second TV show on the air after Fuse's Billy on the Street. For the uninitiated, Drunk History features intoxicated people recounting historical events while big famous actors reenact them. A Drunk History short that starred Will Ferrell as Abraham Lincoln and Don Cheadle as Frederick Douglass won Best American Short Film at the Sundance Festival in 2010. Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, Jack Black, Zooey Deschanel, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Danny McBride [...]