Day: January 21, 2016

HBO orders Pete Holmes comedy “Crashing” to series, directed by Judd Apatow

Congrats to Pete Holmes, whose semi-autobiographical HBO comedy pilot, Crashing, just got picked up for a full series order! Holmes and Judd Apatow are executive producing on the series, with Apatow directing the pilot, which finds Holmes as a younger version of himself, fresh off a divorce and still new to stand-up comedy, finding solace and comfort on the sofas of his comedian friends in New York City. Each episode will focus on a different comedian who is allowing Holmes to crash with him/her. Artie Lange guest starred as the pilot episode’s host. Other producers on Crashing include Dave...

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Episode #54: Rob Huebel

Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer host the popular weekly comedy showcase Crash Test at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles, and for one epic night, they took Crash Test on the road – hosting the show from a tour bus along the streets of Hollywood. Their Crash Test: With Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer first appeared on Vimeo On Demand and makes its TV premiere Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, on Comedy Central. Huebel also appears as a recurring character on the award-winning Amazon series, Transparent, and Adult Swim series, Childrens Hospital. He performed alongside George Clooney on the big...

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Amy Schumer defends her comedy credibility: “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke”

Amy Schumer knows that haters will hate and there’s not much she can do to stop that. Just please don’t call her a joke thief. Ever. Schumer requested and made an impromptu appearance Wednesday afternoon on Jim Norton’s Advice Show on SiriusXM’s Opie Radio channel to defend her honor and comedy credibility. Afterward, she posted this Tweet, writing: “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.” On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke. — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 20, 2016 The previous night, three different comedians — all women who have been headlining...

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