Day: May 3, 2012

Hannibal Buress describes The Eric Andre Show, coming to Adult Swim on May 20

At last weekend’s taping of The Comedy Awards, award-winner Hannibal Buress stopped backstage (or technically, under the stage) in the press room to answer a few questions. Buress also took a minute to try to describe his upcoming role as the sidekick/co-host of The Eric Andre Show, which debuts on May 20, 2012, on Adult Swim. As he said here, it’s much easier to show you the mayhem rather than try to describe it. This first commercial for the show, however, only shows you the briefest of peeks inside the nutty madness that is comedian Eric Andre. Roll the...

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Amazon.com now accepting your original comedy series pitches

Whereas online video sites such as my colleagues at My Damn Channel, or lesser-known but well-funded operations such as Revision3 or Sony’s Crackle, have been pumping out original webseries for years now to compete with old-school TV, we’ve begun seeing new content come out of the heavy-hitter sites that had built their brands on redistributing TV and movie content. Sites such as Hulu, Netflix, and now here comes Amazon.com. Amazon Studios announced yesterday that it would begin original comedy proposals (as well as children’s programming) online. From the press release… ÔÇťAmazon Studios wants to discover great talent and produce...

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Ron Swanson’s, er, Nick Offerman’s 10 Secrets to Life

Where does Nick Offerman end and Ron Swanson begin? To be fair, Offerman isn’t the first comedian to portray a fictitious and yet slightly realistic version of himself on television. Just think back to the previous comedy boom of the late 1980s and early 1990s, when several stand-up comedians earned their own hit network sitcoms based on their onstage personas (see: Tim Allen, Roseanne Barr, and especially Jerry Seinfeld, who played stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld on that show called Seinfeld). But Offerman’s Ron Swanson character on NBC’s Parks and Recreation is a very specific type of manly man who...

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Previews for Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York, with Zach Galifianakis

As if you need to be reminded, but Funny or Die is producing a special half-hour episode of its popular webseries, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, which will premiere on Sunday, May 6, immediately before the second annual Comedy Awards on Comedy Central. The special, Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York, includes interviews with Tina Fey, Jon Stewart and Sir Richard Branson. No, really. Watch these preview clips as proof! UPDATED: Scott Aukerman, who works diligently behind the scenes to make these segments happen, informed me that these clips below are deleted scenes. Bonus! Jon Stewart...

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