Big Breakfast, CollegeHumor's production company, has just had its first TV series picked up by MTV. Middle of the Night Show is a late night show that'll be (co-)hosted by CH's Brian Murphy and is based on CH's "Midnight Talk Show Prank" video from 2011. Here's how they describe the premise:
Middle of the Night Show is a fast-paced reimagining of the late-night comedy talk show that brings it out of the studio and onto the streets of New York City. Each night the show’s crew and live band crash the bedroom of an unsuspecting celebrity who is forced to host a talk show on the spot without any preparation and on very little sleep. CollegeHumor's Brian Murphy serves as the celebrity's co-host and guide throughout the evening.
Here's a clip from tonight's Justin Willman Comedy Central special, Sleight of Mind, in which the comedian/magician truly blows some very stoned minds at a pot dispensary. Check out our full interview with Willman here for more about the special and how he wrangled up these eager magic fans.
NBC has just announced that the next episode of SNL, airing on March 28th, will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson, known to some as The Rock and others as That Guy With the Hilarious Old Picture of Him Wearing a Turtleneck and a Fannypack. The musical guest will be George Ezra.
Here's the first trailer for Happyish, the new Showtime comedy starring Steve Coogan that was initially supposed to star the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Coogan plays Thom Payne, a "44-year-old guy whose world is thrown into disarray when his wunderkind boss arrives and forces Thom to take a good look at his life." He's joined by Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and guests including Ellen Barkin and Carrie Preston. It premieres on April 26th.
Lots of people have been enjoying the insane, imaginary presidency of Frank Underwood on House of Cards since the new season debuted last week, but we all know who the best fake president is: Selina Meyer. And in this new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Veep, we get to see her in action. The new season premieres Sunday, April 12 at 10:30PM on HBO.
Seven Minutes in Purgatory is a new standup show put together by Matt Byrne and Ian Abramson in which standups perform in a soundproof room, while the audience watches in a separate room. "The idea is to see what happens when comedians have nothing to respond to," Byrne says. It's a pretty fun concept, with great results. Above, check out a recent show from UCB Sunset in LA in which Kyle Kinane learns what it's like to do standup without knowing how the audience is reacting at all. "I think I like it better this way," he says at one point, "because then you can't tell what jokes suck, so your self-esteem can stay even." And isn't that what's important?
Brendon Walsh did a standup set on last night's Drew Carey-hosted Late Late Show, in which he talked about the problems you have when you drive a classic car and the night he was pulled over by two different cops while hiding weed in his sock. To be fair to him, there's really no other convenient place to hide a half-sandwich bag filled with weed.
Last night on The Daily Show, Jessica Williams looked at the Ferguson Police Department's habits of handing out citations for pretty much anything. She didn't fare as well there as Jason Jones for some weird reason.
Variety reports that the sequel to the wonderful, Oscar-snubbed Lego Movie has its director: Community's Rob Schrab. Seeing as the previous directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (who are returning to write the script), also came from an excellent TV background with Clone High, and with the level of meta-ness that both The Lego Movie and Community share, it's an inspired choice. It'll be Schrab's first feature, but he's directed tons of comedic television, including episodes of Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, Workaholics, and Childrens Hospital. All very exciting! But there's gonna be a bit of a wait — the sequel isn't due until 2018.
According to folks in the audience of tonight's taping of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced today that he's leaving the anchor chair that he's occupied there since 1999. It's not clear when he'll be leaving (Comedy Central has confirmed that it'll be "later this year"), what he'll be doing next, or who will replace him behind the desk.
For the better part of the last two decades, we have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.
The limited series prequel to Wet Hot American Summer that's shooting now and coming to Netflix this summer has its first teaser trailer, which also confirms that yes, pretty much every single person from the original is returning to Camp Firewood.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has its cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Negotiations are still ongoing, but it appears that this is pretty close to a done deal, with shooting scheduled to take place this summer in New York.
Fresh off its Golden Globe win for Transparent, Amazon's just made a big announcement about its next original series project: Woody Allen will be writing and directing his first TV series ever for them. There's no synopsis or even a name for the show yet, with Allen saying "I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that [Amazon Studios VP] Roy Price will regret this." It's not clear when the series will be released, but when it is it'll be available exclusively on Amazon's streaming video service.
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