Day: February 2, 2015

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will executive produce The Chris Gethard Show for Fusion

“We love what you do and we’re proud to be a part of it.” — That was Will Ferrell, calling in to the final live episode of The Chris Gethard Show on public-access Manhattan Neighborhood Network last week. So Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will join Gethard as executive producers of TCGS when it makes its national cable TV debut in April on Fusion. Fusion has ordered 10 half-hour weekly episodes of The Chris Gethard Show, produced by Funny or Die, and also will broadcast edited versions of 20 best-of episodes from the MNN run. Owen Burke, Adam McKay and...

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Preview this stand-up tour video with Nick Thune, Kate Berlant and Ben Kronberg

Nick Thune‘s hometown Seattle Seahawks might not have sent the stand-up comedian off on a victory tour this week, but off to tour he shall go, nevertheless. Thune will have friends Kate Berlant and Ben Kronberg opening for him on a tour that kicks off Wednesday in Portland, Maine, and continues through Feb. 16, crossing the country for 13 stops. They’ve even got a promo video for Very Tour! Much Tickets! Roll the clip! Ticket info for Very Tour! Much Tickets! available at...

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Tim and Eric directed that Super Bowl commercial for Loctite glue

Of the more than 100 million people watching the final quarter of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, many were taken aback by a group dancing with fanny packs all in the name of glue. Not even Crazy Glue. Nor Cragle! Twas Loctite for whom they shilled, and their faces and delivery bore the obvious hallmarks of two fellas named Tim and Eric, who directed the spot. As Fallon chief creative officer Jeff Kling told Fast Company, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim selected a cast of actors to portray “the cul-de-sac in the neighborhood.” Tim and Eric often populate their...

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See who’s coming back to Saturday Night Live for the live SNL40 anniversary reunion special

NBC aired two ads during the Super Bowl for Saturday Night Live’s upcoming SNL40 40th anniversary special, and in doing so, revealed a lengthy list of former hosts, musical guests and cast members confirmed for the reunion party. Of course, Lorne Michaels always loves to keep some celebrity cameos a secret until broadcast, so be prepared for even more surprises when the special airs live on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Here the names revealed and confirmed so far: Justin Timberlake Emma Stone Derek Jeter Jimmy Fallon Paul McCartney Chevy Chase Kanye West Adam Sandler Melissa McCarthy Will Ferrell Robert...

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