Day: November 13, 2012

MTV2 reboots Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out”; enjoy old clips with Kevin Hart, Katt Williams, Taran Killam

In honor of MTV2’s decision to reboot Nick Cannon’s improv comedy series, Wild ‘N Out, let’s look back at some past episodes from the four seasons that originally aired on MTV from 2005-2007. The series pitted two teams of comedians against one another in short-form improv games, with one team usually hosted by a celebrity. Wild ‘N Out also showcased several comedians who would go on to become more or less famous in the five years since going off the air. Among them: Kevin Hart, Katt Williams, Affion Crockett, Corey Holcomb, Mikey Day and current Saturday Night Live cast...

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Comedy Headlines for 11/13/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Lena Dunham’s Girls has yet to return for season two, but executive Judd Apatow and HBO have dropped hints that it’ll be re-upped for a third season already. ABC’s reboot of TGIF continues, as the network has ordered three additional scripts this season for both Reba McEntire’s rookie sitcom Malibu Country and Tim Allen’s sophomore multi-cam Last Man Standing. Speaking of reboots, MTV2 is renewing the parent company’s relationship with Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out, his improv comedy and freestyle rap battle series. It provided a regular platform for Katt Williams, Mikey...

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Day job in primetime: Justin Silver goes “Funny For Fido,” hosts “Dogs in the City” on CBS

Comedian Justin Silver didn’t quit his day job, and he earned primetime network TV exposure because of it. While stand-up comedians have racked up TV credits as snarking talking heads, contestants on “reality” shows or competitions, or hosts of series for which they had no other previous qualifications, Silver proved that if your offstage life is sincere and professionally true, then it, too, can pave your path to success. Silver starred this summer in the CBS series, Dogs in the City. Tonight, he hosts his annual “Funny For Fido” comedy benefit in New York City tonight at Carolines. “The...

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