Day: September 21, 2017

“Men,” a short film on Super Deluxe by Jon Daly and Gil Ozeri

Vic and Gene are two guys who sell suits for a living. They may be #notallmen, but they are most definitely Men, and this short film for Super Deluxe explores a day and long night in the lives of these two schmucks. Most definitely Not Safe For Work. Directed by Bill Benz, and starring, created and written by Jon Daly and Gil Ozeri. This is the kind of long-form, short-film project you might have seen on Adult Swim (and Daly has done that before), but now it’s on Super Deluxe. Is this the first of more surreal short films...

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“I Mom So Hard” duo scores pilot deal with CBS

Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, who boast more than 1.1 million Facebook fans for their web series, “I Mom So Hard,” just scored a pilot production commitment out of CBS, a big prize early in the development season. CBS is pairing the duo with producer Rob Thomas (The CW’s iZombie), while Michelle Nadler (2 Broke Girls) will co-write the pilot alongside Hensley and Smedley. I sat down with I Mom So Hard this summer at The Comedy Store to talk about their rapid rise thanks to Facebook, and how they adapted their web series for a live tour, which...

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12-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne wins America’s Got Talent 2017

Darci Lynne may have been all of only 12 years old, but she proved herself talented enough already to win the 2017 season of America’s Got Talent on NBC, becoming the third ventriloquist to take home the title. Second-season AGT winner Terry Fator joined Darci Lynne for a performance during Wednesday’s finale. Want to audition for 2018? Go here for all of the video submission and open audition information for America’s Got Talent!...

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Comedy Central launching its own podcast network

You’ve seen or most likely listened to a Comedy Central podcast before. The TV network has uploaded episodes of its half-hours or audio extras from network talent to iTunes and elsewhere in the past. But now Comedy Central is making it more official with an official podcast network. Comedy Central’s podcast network officially launched Wednesday with the debut of The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast, an extension of hit late-night show, The Jim Jefferies Show. Comedy Central has teamed up with Midroll Media, the leader in podcast advertising, to create and build its own network. “Podcasting is the next step in the...

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Natasha Lyonne starring in own Netflix comedy series thanks to Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland

Netflix has ordered a new untitled 8-episode comedy series starring Natasha Lyonne and created by Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler. The comedy will follow a young woman who’s the guest of honor at a party in New York City. “So excited to get cracking with the intensely brilliant Leslye Headland, the GOAT with a heart of gold Amy Poehler, and Netflix, the safe haven I’ve been searching for since the 80s. Deeply moved to work with such heavy hitters and to share our show with the world,” Lyonne said. Headland added: “These women are heroes of mine and to...

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