Day: December 8, 2010

Hot dinner, cold open: SNL’s Seth Meyers to speak at 2011 White House Correspondents Assoc. Dinner

Remember when I said that the people who love Saturday Night Live's political cold opens more than anyone else are the people who work in politics? Well, they just put their mouths where their laughs are, picking SNL head writer Seth Meyers to speak at the 2011 White House Correspondents Association Dinner. In addition to leading the SNL writing staff and anchoring its "Weekend Update" for the past five seasons, Meyers also recently hosted the ESPY Awards for ESPN this summer. "We're very excited. Seth is a very smart, very sharp, and very funny observer of the political scene, and we're looking forward to seeing him on April 30," said David Jackson of USA TODAY and president of the WHCA. Past WHCA dinner speakers have included Jay Leno (2010), Wanda Sykes (2009), Craig Ferguson (2008), Rich Little (2007) and Stephen Colbert (2006)....

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And your nominees for 2011 WGA Awards in comedy are…

The Writers Guild of America announced its TV nominees for 2011 WGA Awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 5, 2011, simultaneously at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the AXA Equitable Center in New York City. Among the things that stick out: Glee and Nurse Jackie are still considered comedies; the exiled writers of the AMC drama The Walking Dead got recognized by the Guild; The Sarah Silverman Program got a nod for one of its late episodes; South Park and Family Guy shut out of animation; and all of the network late-night talk shows snubbed in variety. Here are your nominees! COMEDY SERIES 30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Hannibal Buress, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Jon Haller, Steve Hely, Matt Hubbard, Dylan Morgan, Paula Pell, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield; NBC Glee, Written by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy; Fox Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins, Paul Corrigan, Alex Herschlag, Abraham Higginbotham, Elaine Ko, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O'Shannon, Jeffrey Richman, Brad Walsh, Ilana Wernick, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC Nurse Jackie, Written by Liz Brixius, Rick Cleveland, Nancy Fichman, Liz Flahive, Jennifer Hoppe-House, Mark Hudis, Linda Wallem, Christine Zander; Showtime The Office, Written by Jennifer Celotta, Daniel Chun, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester,  Amelie Gillette, Charlie Grandy, Steve Hely, Jonathan A. Hughes, Mindy Kaling, Carrie Kemper, Jason Kessler, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein, B.J....

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Earwolf adds three shows to its podcasting network

Los Angeles-based comedy content provider Earwolf announced last night that it is adding three new shows to its podcasting network, completing a regular weekday rotation of comedy talk shows. The first new addition, ‚ÄúWho Charted? with Howard Kremer,‚Äù debuted today. Kremer, aka Dragon Boy Suede, hosts a look at the week's best-selling charts from music, television, movies, video games and more to jump-start discussions on pop culture with his guests, who will include ‚Äúkeeper of the charts‚Äù Kulap Vilaysack. The debut episode features Steve Agee as a guest. ‚ÄúGlitter In The Garbage with Drew Droege‚Äù will fill in the Thursday slot, as Groundling and UCB regular Droege hosts a free-form podcast. Each week's episode begins with a story, then evolves with improvised sketches with characters and guests. The debut episode features Nicol Paone and Tom Lenk as guests. And on a biweekly basis, comedian Paul Scheer and his guests will examine a piece of pop culture work and ask: ‚ÄúHow Did THIS Get Made?‚Äù Earwolf plans to release an ‚ÄúEpisode Zero‚Äù this week, during which Paul Scheer will reveal the first work to be dissected, thereby giving listeners a chance to know the topic...

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Scooped you! MTV confirms Whitney Cummings to host and roast “Jersey Shore” on New Year’s Eve

As first reported here on The Comic's Comic more than a month ago (!), MTV announced today that comedian Whitney Cummings will host this year's New Year's Eve coverage from Times Square to ring in 2011 with the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore. The network also announced that Flo Rida will perform, that "Snooki" will drop from inside a plastic ball, and that the GTL boys will try to lead the Times Square yahoos in a collective fist...

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Behind the scenes: Comedian Grace Helbig reviews her performance in a sketch for David Letterman

Ever wonder about the people you see in late-night TV talk-show sketches? Who are they? Where do they come from? What's it like? Do you get to hang out in the green room? Comedian Grace Helbig, who performs Wednesdays with improv house team Borealis at The PIT in New York City, vlogs regularly for My Damn Channel and also with comedy partner Michelle Vargas as Grace N' Michelle, reviewed her day yesterday, in which she got to appear in a bit for Late Show with David Letterman. She tells you all about it. Roll it!...

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