Day: September 11, 2017

Comedy Central is doing a Roast Battle UK, with Jimmy Carr hosting

Jimmy Carr won the inaugural “Roast Masters Invitational” tournament at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival in 2015 that helped Jeff Ross land a Comedy Central series deal for Roast Battle. So it’s fitting that Carr will host the UK adaptation of Roast Battle UK for Comedy Central UK. They’ve also lined up Russell Brand and Katherine Ryan as judges. Battles will be filmed at the end of September in London at the Electric Brixton. The initial season of six half-hours should air later in 2017....

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Amazon orders series reuniting Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph

Fred Armisen just wrapped production on the eighth and final season of IFC’s Portlandia (which will air in January), and the Saturday Night Live alum already has his next sitcom lined up — an Amazon Prime series reuniting him with SNL’s Maya Rudolph! Amazon announced the straight-to-series pickup over the weekend. Not much about the single-cam show has been made public yet, although look for Armisen and Rudolph to play a couple, just not Prince and Beyonce. Alan Yang (co-creator of Master of None) and Matt Hubbard (who wrote/produced with Yang on Parks and Recreation) are executive producing along with the...

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W. Kamau Bell, Samantha Bee and James Corden take home Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Saturday Night Live was the biggest show winner last weekend during the “creative arts” portion of the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress nods for both Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy for their guest appearances last season, but W. Kamau Bell, Samantha Bee and James Corden also were among the notable comedians to take home Emmys, too. Bell’s United Shades of America on CNN won for outstanding unstructured reality program; Bee, for outstanding writing for a variety special for her Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner; and Corden, his second consecutive...

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Episode #171: Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a native New Yorker and key member of the emerging new platform, GaS Digital Network. You’ve likely heard Dave as one-third of the Legion of Skanks alongside Big Jay Oakerson and Luis J Gomez, or as host of the podcast Part of the Problem, which combined receive hundreds of thousands of downloads each week. You also can see Dave featured regularly as a comedic political analyst on FOX News. He was a New Face at Montreal’s Just For Laughs fest in 2013, and in 2017, he has released his first stand-up comedy special, Libertas, the first...

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