Day: February 13, 2013

Neal Brennan, Dov Davidoff, Michael Kosta, Kevin Smith and Ali Wong taping FOX “Shortcoms”

Congratulations to Neal Brennan, Dov Davidoff, Michael Kosta, Kevin Smith and Ali Wong, who are the first named comedians (and filmmaker/talker — looking at you, Kevin Smith!) to film their own mini-sitcoms for network TV today under the auspices of FOX’s Shortcom Comedy Hour. Smith talked about his deal this week on his “Babble On” Smodcast podcast. “Most everyone else is a stand-up,” Smith acknowledged. Well, everyone else with the FOX Shortcom deal is a stand-up comedian, but let’s continue. The concept, as taped, will be a variety show with Craig Robinson and his band, The Nasty Delicious, hosting the...

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Jackie Kashian’s late-night TV debut on Conan

Jackie Kashian made her late-night TV debut last night on Conan, and what did we learn? For one thing, marrying a nerd who plays video games and reads comic books is good for fidelity and security, because it “keeps him off the pipe, keeps him off the pole.” For another, maybe you might want to consider a pet turtle instead of a cat or a dog. Why? Let Jackie Kashian tell you why. Roll the...

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