Month: March 2015

IFC orders Benders, Apostle’s amateur hockey league, to series

IFC will get into the rink by year’s end, ordering up eight half-hour episodes of Benders, a sitcom about an amateur hockey league executive produced by Denis Leary and his Apostle colleagues Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti. Production starts this spring, with an air date of late 2015. Serpico and Sellitti are the creators/writers. “Benders is exactly the type of fresh, original comedy that complements our existing programming slate. Hockey knowledge not required, these guys are all about their beer and their bros” said IFC President Jennifer Caserta. “We’re also excited to continue our relationship with Apostle, they have...

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The best jokes from The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

At least the jokes that made it to broadcast on Comedy Central, that is. In order of appearance, here were the best jokes from the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber: Pete Davidson. “Wow. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg are here. If I was 38, I’d be freaking out right now!” .@PeteDavidson can't believe how cool the #BieberRoast dais used to be. — ComedyCentralStandUp (@standup) March 31, 2015 “Justin, you know, I lost my dad on 9/11, and I always regretted growing up without a dad. Until I met your dad, Justin. Now I’m glad mine’s dead.” Followed immediately by:...

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Brandon T. Jackson first stand-up to join cast of simultaneous reality series on Esquire and Oxygen

At their Upfront presentations to advertisers today, the Esquire Network and Oxygen announced a first-ever joint project that will feature companion reality series shooting and airing at the same time on both cable channels — one showing the lives of stand-up comedians, the other showcasing the lives of the women and children who live with those same comedians. Brandon T. Jackson appeared at today’s Upfronts for Esquire/Oxygen as the first announced cast member. Jackson, 31, appeared on the big screen in Tropic Thunder, and in the past year on your smaller screens in Comedy Central’s Drunk History, MTV2’s Wild ‘N...

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Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central

Are you ready for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah? Comedy Central made it official this morning, naming Noah — a new correspondent on The Daily Show — to replace Jon Stewart as the show’s host after Stewart steps down later this year. Noah, a South African stand-up comedian who hosted his own late-night talk show there, only made his debut on TDS this past December. Noah made a great first impression in New York City two years ago, though, bringing his one-man show, “Born A Crime,” here in 2013 for an Off-Broadway run. He also had made appearances on...

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SNL #40.16 RECAP: Host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, musical guest George Ezra

Dwayne Johnson has known how to pump up soft material for going on two decades now, so seeing him show up for his fourth stint as host of Saturday Night Live, you could feel fairly confident on this WrestleMania weekend that no matter what the writers were cooking up for him, he’d be ready to rumble. Enough wordplay for ya? Alrighty then! To the recap! The Rock Obama Cold Open: After the actions of Rep. John Boehner (Taran Killam), Sen. Ted Cruz (Bobby Moynihan) and Sen. Tom Cotton (Kyle Mooney) make him lose his cool, President Obama (Jay Pharoah)...

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