Day: January 23, 2013

What’s in a name? Remembering the Gilda in Gilda’s Club

Gilda Radner fans, comedy fans and Gilda’s Club fans can breathe easier this week. The Madison chapter of Gilda’s Club in Wisconsin has reconsidered its decision back in November to change its name to the Cancer Support Community Southwest Wisconsin. The board had voiced concerns that people no longer knew who Gilda Radner — the Gilda in Gilda’s Club — was, but immediately received vocal feedback about the name change and reversed course last week. “It really struck a chord with folks and all of us agreed we want people to come to Gilda’s and get the help that...

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Comedy Headlines for 1/23/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now… ABC has pulled Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 from its primetime schedule. Eight episodes remain unaired! New episodes of Happy Endings will air in that time slot, as well as its existing one. TBS has cancelled The Wedding Band after one season of airing at 10 p.m. Saturdays. Anyone surprised about this? Comedy Central has promoted Kent Alterman to President, Content Development & Original Programming. He’ll remain based in Santa Monica, Calif. His oversight includes development and production of original content across all platforms. HBO is developing a feature film version of...

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