Day: July 29, 2014

Jim Gaffigan’s CBS sitcom gets 10-episode order at TV Land with Comedy Central partnership on “The Gaffigan Show”

Jim Gaffigan filmed two pilots in the past year-and-a-half for CBS, and two of Viacom’s sister cable companies have swooped in to pick Gaffigan’s semi-autobiographical sitcom up to series! TV Land announced a 10-episode order tonight of The Gaffigan Show, created by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan, with episodes repeating one week later on Viacom sibling Comedy Central. The Gaffigan Show is a single-cam starring Gaffigan as himself, a stand-up comedian, husband and father of five, trying to balance it all with his love of food. His best-selling book, “Dad Is Fat,” is being followed up this fall by another...

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Comedy Dynamics launches lineup of archived stand-up comedy specials on Hulu

New Wave’s Comedy Dynamics debuted its new Hulu channel today. You can check out the following stand-up comedy specials at your convenience, free of charge. The initial lineup at launch includes: Louie Anderson, Big Baby Boomer (2012) Josh Blue, Sticky Change (2012) Kyle Cease, Weirder. Blacker. Dimpler. (2007) Mickey Cucchiella, Short Stories (2013) Whitney Cummings, Money Shot (2011) Nick DiPaolo, Raw Nerve (2011) Dave Foley, Relatively Well (2013) Todd Glass, Talks About Stuff (2012) Dana Gould, I Know It’s Wrong (2013) Gary Gulman, In This Economy (2013) Tom Green, Live (2012) Richard Jeni, Platypus Man (1992) Aaron Karo, The...

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Carrie Keagan’s open letter to Late-Night TV: “Hire Some Women Already!”

Carrie Keagan, who was great late in the mornings as host of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live from 2011-2013, could, would and perhaps should also be great as host of a late-night TV show. If only the TV networks would give Keagan that chance. Or any lady, for that matter. In an open letter published online today in Vanity Fair, Keagan took TV to task for this massively egregious and longstanding oversight. She writes, in part: The usual excuse, when networks hang yet another late-night show on yet-another Y chromosome, is that there simply aren’t any women with the right...

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Grant Cotter wins Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest contest, slot on summer 2014 tour

Congrats to Grant Cotter, who over the weekend found out he’d won the 2014 Funny or Die Oddball Fest “Road2Oddball” contest. Cotter thanked fans and friends via his Twitter @GrantCotter: “HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who voted/shared my video! If it weren’t for you guys I’d be bagging groceries in the suburbs!” The 2014 Oddball Festival tour — with about as many big-name stand-ups as you can clap your hands at (including Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr and 18 other headliners, so check your date for who’s on a particular city’s lineup!) — starts...

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