Day: March 3, 2014

Jordan Klepper joins Comedy Central’s The Daily Show as regular correspondent

The Daily Show¬†with Jon Stewart has a new correspondent, and his name is Jordan Klepper. Klepper files his first on-air report tonight, “live” from “Ukraine.” And here that is/was! Comedy Central’s news parody program lost two correspondents late in 2013 to other shows — Al Madrigal is co-starring in NBC’s new midseason sitcom, About A Boy, while John Oliver will host his own weekly comedy series, Last Week Tonight, starting Sundays in April on HBO. Klepper, from Kalamazoo, Mich., most recently was seen Friday nights at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre as a new member of the top-flight improv...

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Comedy Central again offering development deal via New York Television Festival

If you feel like you’re missing out on pilot season, do not lose all hope. Comedy Central once again is putting out $7,500 and a potential development deal in the waters for writers and producers through a contest via The New York Television Festival. If you’ve got a scripted-comedy format to pitch that can be classified as: Sketch Narrative/single-camera sitcom Animated “Late Night” comedy (game shows, panel shows, etc.) Then give it a shot! Independent creators are invited to submit for the Comedy Central Development Deal prize through the NYTVF. Check out the fest’s submission info page to see...

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Oscar-winner John Ridley, from former stand-up comedian to adapted screenplay for “12 Years A Slave”

When John Ridley won the Academy Award for writing the adapted screenplay for 12 Years A Slave, he may not have mentioned the film’s director last night, but he didn’t forget his roots in comedy. Ridley told the worldwide audience that his writing career began in sitcoms. Which ones, though? Ridley wrote for Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and The John Laroquette Show in the 1990s — his first screenplay was for 1997’s U Turn; followed by story and/or screenplay credits for Three Kings and Undercover Brother. Ridley’s most recent TV writing experience, in fact, was serving as...

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Here’s that footage of a “teenage” Jimmy Kimmel on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from “1985”

On his special live Sunday night edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcast after the Academy Awards, Kimmel’s guest Kevin Spacey again showed off his Johnny Carson impersonation. Spacey (himself a two-time Oscar winner) also surprised Kimmel by saying that his friendship with the Carson estate allowed him to acquire rare TV footage of Kimmel’s own appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson when Kimmel was a teen-aged magician in 1985. Or so we were led to believe. Only available for viewing at the newly launched So. What would we find there? This. Roll it! “The Amazing Jimmy”...

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