Month: September 2013

IFC orders Garfunkel and Oates series; signs deal with Earwolf to develop more TV shows

It’s not HBO, it’s IFC. That’s the great news for Garfunkel & Oates, the musical-comedy duo of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, who now have a 10-episode series order from IFC. The series will debut in 2014. “We are huge fans of Riki and Kate; their humor is fresh and accessible and they’ll be a great fit alongside The Spoils of Babylon, Portlandia, Maron and other shows on the horizon,” said Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president and general manager.  “Everyone we work with shares our sensibility and passion for creating authentic comedies, and these new relationships will further complement our expanding roster of original programming.”...

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Arcade Fire’s post-SNL concert video was full of comedy cameos, sketches

In case you didn’t stay up past your bedtime and the end of Saturday Night Live for the half-hour “concert” by Arcade Fire, then you missed out on a mini-movie directed by Roman Coppola and featuring several comedians that may have left you with the thought that “Here Comes The Night Time” was actually a JASH YouTube Video. And yet, here it is on YouTube under The Creators Project. We’re led to believe it was filmed in Montreal. James Franco is yelling into a phone with a non-Francophone accent. Coincidental wordplay alert! Ben Stiller and Bono are wearing giant...

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Phil Palisoul on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Did you know that Phil Palisoul won the 2013 Great American Comedy Festival competition this summer in Nebraska? Fun fact. Palisoul’s good fortunes continued into early fall, as he got to perform last week on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. His set includes one of the gosh darned funniest things I’ve heard from a stand-up comedian last week, considering other things that happened in the world of comedy last week: “Not much you can do in this job. I can’t punch a guy. That’s about it! And I don’t know that I would punch a guy if I...

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Kathleen Madigan on Late Show with David Letterman

Kathleen Madigan learned more about her parents during a recent two-week visit with them in the Midwest, and she shared her findings on Friday night’s Late Show with David Letterman. For one thing, Madigan is amazed at the U.S. Postal Service for raising the price of stamps — but not for the reason you’re likely amazed. Then again, she might have just taken another pill from her mother. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Roll the clip! Her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, is available now on Netflix. A CD/DVD version will be available Oct....

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Saturday Night Live season premiere! SNL #39.1 RECAP: Host Tina Fey, musical guest Arcade Fire

Saturday Night Live has a big new cast for season 39. In case you didn’t know that or hadn’t heard, SNL wasn’t afraid to remind you again and again in the first half-hour that times continue to change because that’s how time works. It doesn’t keep slipping into the future. The future stays in the future. The present moves all around us and through us, like a, what were we talking about? SNL. When you have a TV show that’s an multi-generational institution, it’s best to keep enough things the same so everyone’s not so “I fear change” and...

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