Day: October 6, 2011

IFC, JFL go into business together as production begins on “Bullet in the Face”

IFC and Just For Laughs are joining forces on a new action/comedy series, Bullet in the Face, which begins production this week in Montreal, with a TV debut on the cable channel in summer 2012. Created by Alan Spencer (from 1980s Sledge Hammer!), Bullet in the Face has a six-episode half-hour order, and stars Max Williams as Gunter Vogler, a criminal who awakens from a botched jewel heist with a new face, and then forced by the police to work undercover. He’ll have the help from the likes of Neil Napier, Jessica Steen and Katie Kelton, but his work...

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New Yorkers: Community board to hear petition to rename block for George Carlin

George Carlin — who received The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor mere days before he died at the age of 71 on June 22, 2008 — grew up on West 121st Street in the Morningside Heights neighborhood on New York City’s Upper Manhattan. Comedian Kevin Bartini has been gathering thousands of petition signatures both in person and online to rename the 500 block of West 121st Street — between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway — in Carlin’s honor. Bartini’s petition will be heard tonight by a committee of the neighborhood’s Manhattan Community Board #9, Chatting with him yesterday about...

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Conan O’Brien makes a cameo at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

This could only happen under Comcast rule, because former NBC chief Jeff Zucker probably never would have let Conan O’Brien inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, let alone up the elevators to appear on camera last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. O’Brien and Fallon exchanged quick quips about O’Brien’s past history with NBC — “Nice hair, Max? (love)” — and then O’Brien retrieved something of his that NBC had tried to keep behind the panel. Namely, Triumph the Insult Dog. Robert Smigel not included. Fallon then graciously plugged the fact that Conan is taping shows later this month in...

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