Nikki Glaser’s “Not Safe” is headed to Comedy Central

Look out gents, Comedy Central is bringing in another female comedian to kick your ass. The network has agreed to a deal with comic Nikki Glaser for a weekly series and a one hour stand-up special. The series will likely follow the Chappelle Show template that has become the network’s preferred format, mixing skits with more »

Sarah Silverman is working on an HBO pilot

HBO wants to keep winning with Sarah Silverman. After We Are Miracles, her intimate special for the not-TV network, won an Emmy for outstanding writing this year, Silverman will headline a comedy pilot for HBO. The as yet-untitled project (I hope for a series and not a one-off) was described to Deadline as “a comic more »

Amy Schumer is hosting next year’s MTV Movie Awards

It’s a kind of vetting experience for comedians poised on the brink of stardom; an awful ritual they must complete, and come through the fire perhaps burned, but stronger and ready for what lies ahead after hosting the MTV Movie Awards. This is a long-winded way of getting around to saying that Amy Schumer, a more »


Fin: The Love-Grohl truce, “Fight Club” at 15, and the sexiest bullfight alive 

If Courtney Love and Dave Grohl can make peace after 20 years, then I suppose there’s hope for the Israelis and Palestinians after all (Page Six) On the exact 10th anniversary of Jon Stewart’s “you’re hurting America” speech, CNN cancelled the newest version of Crossfire, meaning it has hurt America for the last time. Since more »

SNL’s early-season highlight: “Whites!”

‘Saturday Night Live‘ continued its generally impressive new season over the weekend with its Sarah Silverman-hosted episode. Highlights included Silverman’s monologue, in which she answered audience questions from her circa-1995 self and showed that, hairstyle aside, she’s barely aged in the ensuing two decades. The “Fault in Our Stars” parody? That was gold, too. Even more »

Sarah Silverman will adapt her memoir, “The Bedwetter,” into a Broadway musical

Sarah Silverman may mention her cans more than her singing voice, but did you know – she can really sing! Maybe you caught her lilting, Spanish-guitar influenced original number about what she thinks people who call themselves “divas” really are; perhaps you’re a fan of her classic, “The Porn Song.” Either way, if you’re even more »

Bill Murray returning to SNL to host premiere (UPDATE: Maybe not)

Bill Murray may be a Saturday Night Live legend based on his time as a cast member but, it’s hard to believe, he’s only returned as guest host five times. Murray joined the Five-Timers Club  in February of 1999, which doubled as the last time he hosted. But that’s about to change. Splitsider, citing multiple more »

New trailer for “Harmontown” may explode your heart

There’s something about watching a creative visionary/comic genius who has known failure find joy that really rips you up inside. There’s a rather squishy new trailer that brings up a lot of feelings for Harmontown, the documentary about genius trainwreck Dan Harmon, directed by Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing ) . As I’ve already mentioned, more »

Jon Hamm – from ‘Mad Men’ to ‘Mr. Limpet?’

Perhaps some of you have heard that Richard Linklater is eyeing a remake of the Don Knotts classic ‘The Incredible Mr. Limpet’ as his next project (it’s news to me, and I write about the industry all the time). Anyway, after the amazing success of ‘Boyhood‘ (which is a brilliant combination of cinematic experiment and more »

‘Masters of Sex’ season 2 trailer: Keeping your heart out of the sex ain’t easy

The rookie season of Showtime’s perfectly balanced sex-focused dramedy Masters of Sex ended with, spoiler alert, the perennially aloof Dr. Masters declaring his love for the sassy, ambitious, go-getting assistant/partner Virginia Johnson. Naturally, we always expected the series’ sophomore on-air stint to carry on with the two protagonists’ dangerous affair, but surely there are also more »

Movie Review: “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

Apparently there are a million different jokes about the millions of ways to die in the west. Who knew? Seth MacFarlane, that’s who. The forty year-old writer/creator of such upstanding family fare as “Family Guy,” “American Dad!,” “The Cleveland Show” and “Ted” (AND the upcoming “Ted 2″) decided it was time to branch out to more »

Jerry Seinfeld to continue coercing comedians into his car to get coffee in season 4

Jerry Seinfeld’s wildly successful web series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ will enter its fourth season for the video streaming website Crackle starting on June 19. This is especially impressive considering that the show began just two years ago, and is already four full seasons of episodes deep. Granted, the show is exceptionally cheap to produce and quick to more »