What’s happening in the comedy world now…
- USA is developing a potential late-night talk show with Gary Sanchez Productions that would air in the midnight hour as technically the earliest of early-morning shows. It’s from creators and executive producers Owen Burke and Rob Cohen.
- MTV is working with Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov on a potential comedy series set in high school. The duo previously wrote for MTV’s animated Good Vibes, and they’re repped by ICM.
- If you were deluding yourself into thinking Steve Carell would come back to The Office for one last hurrah despite having a great send-off episode already, get over it. Showrunner Greg Daniels told critics at the TCAs yesterday that it ain’t happening for the series finale this May.
- For the third year, the WGA is honoring and nominating Writers Guild members for their efforts in new media (and videogames, too!) along with TV and movies at the Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 17, 2013. Nominees in writing for webseries, er, “Original New Media” are Michael Cyril Creighton for “Jack in a Box” (jackinaboxsite.com); Jay Rodan for “Lauren” (youtube.com/wigs); Cory Cavin, Bill G. Grandberg and Josh Lay for “Model Wife” (modelwifeshow.com); and Morgan Evans for “The Untitled Webseries That Morgan Evans Is Doing” (UntitledWebseries.com).
- Comedian and Workaholics actor Erik Griffin has signed with SideOneDummy Records to release his first comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, in March. It’s the first comedy release for the indie/punk rock record label.
- Kurt Braunohler will record his first comedy album Feb. 13-14 in Seattle and Portland for Kill Rock Stars record label, to be released this summer.
- Comedy Central will present a weekend of live stand-up shows in Las Vegas over Feb. 22-23, 2013, at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and The Mirage Hotel & Casino as part of “Comedy Central Vegas.” Headliners include Dave Attell, Anthony Jeselnik, Jim Norton, Amy Schumer and Nick Swardson. Tickets are on sale now.