Month: November 2009

FOX orders animated series “Bob’s Burgers” with all-comedian voice cast?

 FOX has ordered 13 episodes of the animated half-hour sitcom, Bob's Burgers, but with a long lead-time in production meaning the series may not air until early 2011, according to Variety and other trades. But what about that cast??? The show, which centers around a family-run burger joint and is co-created and executive-produced by Loren Bouchard (Dr. Katz) and Jim Dauterive (King of the Hill), featured a voice cast in the pilot presentation of H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, Eugene Mirman and Dan Mintz. The trades, however, said that 20th Century Fox was still working out contract details with the cast — Bouchard told The Hollywood Reporter he hoped to have them all on board. Wish them all luck and...

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Behind the scenes with WTFpod: Watch Marc Maron interview El Chupacabra (Nick Kroll)

If you're not listening to Marc Maron's WTF podcast, then you're missing out! Fun and interesting conversations with comedians twice a week. In today's episode (#26), Maron revealed his pre-Thanksgiving WTF moments with his mother in Florida, sat down with comedian Jen Kirkman to talk about her personal (newlywed) and professional (writing/performing on Chelsea Lately) life, and also welcomed Latino radio host "El Chupacabra" (aka comedian/actor Nick Kroll). You can listen to Episode #26 of WTF here. I watched the latter part happen in front of me own two eyes and me Flip camera two weeks ago, live from the garage of Maron's "cat ranch" in Los Angeles. Improvised, all in one take. YouTube allows me to share only 10 minutes of it with you. Are you ready for it? Here it comes. Roll it! This isn't the first time El Chupacabra has been seen in the flesh. Kroll's radio host also made an appearance on Comedy Central's Reno 911! Relive the good...

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Sean Kent prevails, winning the 30th annual Seattle comedy competition

Some years, Seattle's monthlong stand-up comedy competition hits the final Thanksgiving weekend with a clear front-runner setting the pace. That most definitely did not happen this past weekend, when four of the five finalists each scored nightly victories, with Texas native Sean Kent prevailing to take home the title in its 30th anniversary. As Kent himself noted on his Twitter feed, he went into Sunday's final night of the competition with only a .17-point lead. "I should probably try and not suck," he quipped. His lead held up! You've previously seen Kent, a cancer survivor, on network TV in the original season (and again in season three) of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Congrats to Sean Kent and the other finalists in the 2009 Seattle International Comedy Competition: Paul Hooper, Travis Simmons, Rodger Lizaola and Jose...

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CBS Sunday Morning spotlights Second City at 50

In case you had a case of the holiday weekends and didn't wake up Sunday morning to watch CBS Sunday Morning, here is the newscast's profile of The Second City in honor of its 50th anniversary. The venerable Chicago comedy institution hosts a huge celebration Dec. 11-13. Check out the lineup! CBS News contributor Nancy Giles (herself a Second City alum) filed the report. And here is the video of...

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Are you watching Pardcast-A-Thon 2009?

Pardcast-A-Thon 2009 began just over an hour ago and continues live until 6 a.m. Pacific (9 a.m. Eastern) this morning, with host Jimmy Pardo, co-host Matt Belknap (A Special Thing's Editorial Director, isoS), Pat Francis and a cavalcade of guest comedians and stars. Todd Levin just left the booth, and Jon Hamm is sitting in with the guys now. Tune in to watch PARDCAST-A-THON 2009 on Ustream. It's all a benefit to raise money for Smile Train. Need further convincing? Watch this short...

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