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Wyatt Cenac's New Netflix Special 'Brooklyn' Premieres on October 21st

Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac has a brand new special coming out next month. According to Deadline, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 21st on both Netflix and as a 1,000 piece limited edition vinyl LP through Cenac's own production company Amalgamated Bear. Directed by Cenac and filmed at Brooklyn's Union Hall, the special will follow "Wyatt’s observations ranging from the weirdness of adults giving each other hickeys, to watching the neighborhood where his grandmother lived for decades become the backdrop for at least three network sitcoms, a cop drama and probably a reality show about cheesemongers." The special features appearances from Eugene Mirman, [...]

Kanye West's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Pilot Was Pre-tty, Pre-tty Fascinating

One week after a clip of Kanye West's failed HBO comedy pilot was discovered hiding in plain sight and subsequently taken down by the TV network that purports to not be TV, Wyatt Cenac decided to answer the call and be a hero, screening the episode in its entirety at his weekly Night Train show at Littlefield in Gowanus. I was fortunate enough to be in the audience to watch one of the most fascinating failed pilots of all time.

Wyatt Cenac Is Filing His Last 'Daily Show' Report Next Month

Longtime Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac will be leaving the series at the end of the year, Vulture reports. Cenac, who joined the show as both a correspondent and writer in 2008, will make his last appearance on December 13th, The Daily Show's last new episode of 2012. No word yet on what Wyatt Cenac's post-Daily Show plans are, but the guy's got a lot to keep him busy. Cenac was developing his own Comedy Central series this past year, an 80s-style public affairs show he created and hosted, but the network passed on the project. Since then, he's been working on his stand-up career, appeared in Mike [...]

Fun Fun Fun Fest Has a Funny Funny Funny Comedy Line-Up

What a great trend it has been for music festivals to include comedians. Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which this year runs from November 2-4, is one such example. This year's festival will include performances from Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Tig Notaro, Eugene Mirman and more. It's perfect for that certain person who wants to pregame for Refused's Swedish Socialist hardcore by listening to David Cross crack some jokes. Check out the full comedy stage line-up below. Yes, it includes a Weird Al Tribute Band:

'The Daily Show' Perfectly Explains the Wisconsin Recall Election, Politics, and America

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I don't know what was better: Wyatt Cenac having the very Wisconsinish dude agree to the point that "you don't just recall every dumb person because they're a dumb person," or him teaching the same dude to say "Vampire Weekend." (Let's just call it a tie for best.) If they ever make a Daily Show greatest hits box set, this segment would easily be on it. It's breathtaking.

Talking to Wyatt Cenac About 'The Daily Show', Writing for 'King of the Hill', and What's Next for Him

Since leaving The Daily Show at the end of last year, comedian Wyatt Cenac has been keeping busy with a variety of new projects. He's been hosting the popular New York standup show Night Train, filmed a role in the upcoming David Cross-directed movie Hits, and has been developing TV projects of his own. I recently had the chance to chat with Wyatt Cenac about Kanye West's Curb Your Enthusiasm pilot that he starred in and recently screened at Night Train, writing for King of the Hill, and why he decided to leave The Daily Show.

Watch Nick Turner Try to Do Stand-Up While His Keys Are Locked in the Car with the Engine Running

New York-based stand-up Nick Turner accidentally locked his keys in his car with the engine running right before going onstage to perform this set at Wyatt Cenac's show Night Train. He also locked his set list in the car too, which causes him to only talk about his car situation for the entire set. It's completely understandable because I can't imagine being able to think/talk about anything else with my keys locked in the car and the engine running, and it turns out to be a super funny and exciting set.

'The Daily Show' Correspondents Will Explain the Amendments to You

Getting a little rusty on your Constitutional Amendments? Well, The Daily Show correspondents are stepping in to kick that problem to the curb. The whole news team (aka "The Best Fucking News Team Ever) have teamed up to make this series of online videos, telling you everything you need to know about the Amendments. Here's the group explaining the right to bear arms (2nd Amendment) that should scare you into watching the rest of their videos, which are embedded below.

8 Promising Series That Comedy Central Didn't Pick Up This Year

Every year, Comedy Central, like all of the other networks, announces a new slate of shows it’s developing, and it’s always an impressive collection of some of the funniest people going. Comedy fans who have been around long enough know not to get too excited though because there’s only so much room in the Comedy Central schedule (and budget), so most of the shows the network develops each year don’t end up getting made. Comedy Central just announced the shows that ARE getting made this year – new projects from funny people like Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer, and Ben Hoffman. It’s great to see these comedians bringing [...]

Things I Want to Do to Comedy Central's Amazing Development Slate

Comedy Central is developing shows from Rob Delaney, Eugene Mirman, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Kumail Nanjiani, Wyatt Cenac, and more (full list below). Here are some things I would do to this development slate:

- Slowly chew it up and swallow it and have all these comedians in my stomach making hilarious jokes to the layers of mucous cells lining it as pepsin gradually breaks them down until they are a part of me.

- Paint a series of nude portraits of each show's star and then sneak into the White House and Buckingham Palace and replace all the pictures of presidents and kings with the paintings.

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Tig Notaro Books Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Herself and More for The Betzen Ball

The Bentzen Ball, the Washington DC comedy festival curated by Tig Notaro, returns again this October 10 through 13 with an awesome looking line-up. Hosted by DC online mag Brightest Young Things, opening night features Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Dore, found footage gurus Everything Is Terrible, and Tig herself, while closing night's show will feature Ira Glass and friends. Tickets to those shows are available now, and more shows will be announced soon.

Tig began curating The Bentzen Ball, named after a Danish doctor who supposedly laughed so hard while watching A Fish Called Wanda that he died, in 2009 after the city's DCcomedyFest died. After her – to put [...]

Wyatt Cenac Files His Last 'Daily Show' Report

The Daily Show and The Colbert Report each aired their final episodes of the year last night, and The Daily Show said goodbye to one of its own, correspondent Wyatt Cenac. This is Cenac's final report, in which he travels to Puerto Rico to interview the country's biggest foam journalist. Cenac joined The Daily Show as both a correspondent and writer in 2008, and he will be greatly missed. We here at Splitsider look forward to seeing what his next project is, especially now that he's been turned into a puppet.

Let's Hear from the Comedians Who Played Comedians in 'Sleepwalk with Me'

Great acting, Lutz! Sorry you're typecast as a hotel front desk person. Have you seen Sleepwalk with Me yet? Is it just 90 minutes of comedians watching other movies and resting their heads on each other's shoulders. If so, two tickets, please. If not, only one ticket, please.

John Oliver to Stand Up with Other Comedians for a Third Season

John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is returning for a third season on July 20th at 11:00pm. Headliners will include Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron, David O’Doherty, Michael Ian Black, Dana Gould, and Wyatt Cenac. Also appearing will be Leo Allen, Kurt Braunohler, Michael Che, Dan St. Germain, Emily Heller, Mike Lawrence, Adam Newman, Andy Zaltzman and so on and so on. OK, all of these funny people are going to be on your show, we get it! Stop bragging, John.