Day: November 11, 2011

BBC America orders five more Nerdist specials with Chris Hardwick

Guess what, America? BBC America liked broadcasting Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist pilot so much they’ve ordered up more of it. Specifically, five additional TV specials: A one-hour Christmas Eve broadcast, plus four more (one hour, three half-hours) to air throughout 2012, “coinciding with big events for the channel,” as BBC America said in today’s press release. The Christmas Eve Nerdist hour, which will tape in early December in L.A., will be a year-end review of all things nerds love. Or as Hardwick told The Comic’s Comic, “We’ll be doing a ‘Nerd Year That Was’ kind of thing.” Perry Simon, General...

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TMNT comedy? Raphael as an open-mic stand-up

Do you have an unending love for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? If you were to rank the fellas by their senses of humor, then where would you place Raphael? Does your answer change after you watch this clip, in which Raphael, now in his 20s, attempts stand-up comedy at an open mic? No spoilers. But. It ain’t pretty. Roll the clip! This is part of Chicago group Big Dog Eat Child‘s ongoing parody series, Twenty Something Ninja...

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Not just about the tears, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition adds comedian Jeff Dye to lighten the mood

If you’ve seen even one episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, then you know that you have cried at least once. It’s a heartwarming series about making a difference in the lives of families who need it, and it sure does find a way to bring tears to your eyes while doing it. And now, in its ninth season, the show has decided to balance out your emotions with a bit of comedy, thanks to new “designer” Jeff Dye. Dye told The Comic’s Comic that series producers from Endemol had seen him when he performed on NBC’s Last...

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