Day: October 29, 2012

David Letterman’s audience-free monologue for Hurricane Sandy

As the advancing winds and rain of Hurricane Sandy began hitting New York City and the Tri-State area on Monday, the storm forced the cancellation of many live comedy shows, Broadway productions, and TV tapings — among them, the first-ever Brooklyn taping for Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as regularly scheduled episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report for Comedy Central. But Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon trudged onward, taping new shows earlier than usual on Monday afternoon, and telling the audiences to stay home or in their hotels. Here’s your...

Read More

Remembering Alan Kirschenbaum

Alan Kirschenbaum, co-creator of the sitcom Yes, Dear for CBS, who also had a midseason sitcom readying to debut on CBS in early 2013 called Friend Me, died on Friday. He was only 51. Kirschenbaum’s father is Freddie Roman, dean of the Friars Club. Kirschenbaum also was a consulting producer on Raising Hope and My Name is Earl, two projects that kept him tied to Greg Garcia. Garcia, who co-created Yes, Dear with Kirschenbaum, shared this photo of them (below) on the set with Mike O’Malley, along with these words: “This was who Alan was.  Always making me laugh harder than...

Read More

Jimmy Pardo debuts new Nerdist live-roast series with joke writers, “Write Now!”

You’ve heard Jimmy Pardo be Never Not Funny for years now; for the past couple of years, as the warm-up comedian for Conan O’Brien’s television programs. You’ve been impressed with how much Pardo ad-libs on the fly. But what if he does so with the help of a team of joke writers? And those in-the-moment jokes get thrown his way and back immediately after a stand-up comedian performs? That’s the central premise of Write Now! with Jimmy Pardo, a new webseries debuting today via Chris Hardwick’s YouTube Nerdist Channel. If you’d like the official description, read this: “Tired of...

Read More

Adult Swim orders 10 episodes of Dan Harmon’s “Rick and Morty” animated series

Community fans, take note. Your comedy-nerd leader, Dan Harmon, will be back creating TV just for you soon enough. Adult Swim has ordered 10 episodes of Harmon’s new animated creation, Rick and Morty. It’ll debut late nights in late 2013 or early 2014. Rick and Morty follows a brilliant inventor (Morty), his dim grandson (Rick) and the adventures they share. NBC may have ousted Harmon from his job as creator/showrunner of Community after three seasons, but Harmon not only has new Adult Swim series in the works, but also deals in different stages of development at both CBS and FOX. Rick...

Read More

FOXADHD’s test footage for Ask Axe Cop: What do you do for Halloween?

One of FOX’s ADHD pick-ups for summer 2013 is “Ask Axe Cop,” based on a comic strip written by a kid — Malachai Nicolle started the advice column comic when he was only 5 — and illustrated by his brother, Ethan, starting when he was 29. They’re older now. Obviously. You’re older now than when you started reading this post. Anyhow… FOX ADHD thought it ever so timely to test out the TV version of Axe Cop by animating the Halloween strip, aka Ask Axe Cop #47. As a bonus, the voice of Axe Cop belongs to manly man...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2


October 2012
« Sep   Nov »

Subscribe to Podcast