Day: October 28, 2015

Chris Hardwick to host actual game show for NBC: The Wall

Chris Hardwick already hosts an Emmy-winning fake game show, so why not have him host a real one with real cash prizes? That’s just what NBC ordered. NBC gave the green light today to 10 primetime episodes of a game show series, The Wall, which Hardwick will host and executive produce along with Maverick Carter, Andrew Glassman and LeBron James. Yes, LeBron. “I love game shows, and partnering with LeBron James and NBC to potentially give away millions of dollars to people who deserve it is an incredible opportunity. (I’m sorry, NBC, I’m hoping to give away a lot...

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Above Average gets sporty with comedy videos, presenting “The Kicker”

Above Average, the original comedy video and webseries channel fronted by Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video (and thus starring plenty of Saturday Night Live cast members, writers and their friends), has launched a new sister site devoted to sports. But here’s the kicker. Wait. Here’s The Kicker. Even Bryan Tucker, the co-head writer of SNL who’s heading up The Kicker, has enough self-awareness about it all, as he addresses visitors in a welcome letter today. Introducing the Kicker Hello fans. We thought the world needed another website. Welcome to The Kicker, a place for sports fans to laugh. We’re...

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