Day: April 16, 2014

Pivot orders Freestyle Love Supreme to series, plus new docu-series, renewal of “Please Like Me”

New cable channel Pivot enjoyed Freestyle Love Supreme‘s improvised hip-hop comedy special in March so much, it announced today it has ordered up 10 additional half-hour specials from the NYC-based musical comedy crew. The series upgrade came as part of Pivot’s full slate of new shows, renewals and development projects announced to advertisers and the public. Pivot¬†launched Aug. 1, 2013, and targets the “Millennial” viewer aged 18-34. Pivot President Evan Shapiro said: “Pivot’s first slate established us as a programming brand of distinction, with uniquely original, high-quality series, specials and films. Our second slate demonstrates our significant investment in,...

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Season Two of The Walsh Brothers Great and Secret Comedy Show on Comedy Central’s CC:Studios

Chris and David Walsh are back online with a second season of webisodes of their “Great and Secret Comedy Show” on Comedy Central’s CC:Studios, and this represents the best expression yet of what makes these brothers so great, and yet still so much of a comedy secret. One of their classic stand-up bits goes wild, one of their classic photo ops comes to life, and there’s still more simply silly, foolishly fun stuff to come. The Walsh boys long since moved out of their native Charlestown, Mass., and they’re moving into your neighborhood now. They want to make sure...

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Dan Soder on Conan, about the greatest and not-so great generations

My friend and yours Dan Soder performed on Tuesday night’s Conan, and don’t let the scruff fool you. He’s still a big kid at heart. And yet, he has enough perspective to know that his grandparents were The Greatest Generation, and that the kids his friends are having are very not-so great. Even if their 2-year-olds know their way around an iPad. Yeah, but:¬†“I used to bang a guy who killed Nazis.” That’s a sneaky Nana. Roll the...

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