Day: February 13, 2018

CBS All Access renews No Activity for Season 2

Funny or Die’s No Activity will do even more with less, as CBS All Access has ordered a second season of the streaming series starring Tim Meadows and Patrick Brammall as cops waiting for nothing to happen. Season 1 guest stars included Mark Berry, Arturo Castro, Mackenzie Davis, Bridget Everett, Will Ferrell, Darren Gilshenan, Travis Guba, Jake Johnson, Sunita Mani, Jason Mantzoukas, Adrian Martinez, Jesse Plemons, Fred Pohl, Alex Rodriguez, Amy Sedaris, J.K. Simmons, Courtenay Taylor, Michaela Watkins and Daniel Zolghadri. “As CBS All Access’ first original comedy series, No Activity flipped conventional storytelling on its head by showcasing some of the...

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UCB and Nerdist will showcase comedy talent for new series on Nerdist-owned Alpha

The Upright Citizens Brigade will produce 10 weekly hours of fresh comedy for Nerdist and its Alpha streaming network. The UCB’s Don’t Think Productions will make the as-yet untitled series, which will include sketch comedy and other short-form pieces — similar, perhaps to The UCB Show that ran on Seeso. “At Nerdist we are committed to providing opportunities for comic talent, and no one does this better than UCB,” said Adam Rymer, President of Legendary Digital Networks. “Through this partnership, our audience can expect to see fresh, new comedic writers and performers deliver a wide scope of original content...

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Comedy Central’s Clusterfest 2018 headlined by Jon Stewart, Amy Schumer, Trevor Noah and The Lonely Island

No sophomore slump for Comedy Central’s Clusterfest. The second annual comedy, music and arts festival planned for the first weekend in June will be headlined by Amy Schumer, The Lonely Island and both present and past hosts of The Daily Show in Trevor Noah and Jon Stewart. Clusterfest 2018 also boasts Tiffany Haddish, Jim Jefferies, Third Eye Blind, David Cross, Michael Che, Roy Wood Jr., Maria Bamford, Salt-N-Pepa, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, Action Bronson, Desus & Mero, Kyle Mooney & Nathan Fielder’s Video Treasures, This Is Not Happening, Bert Kreischer, Last Podcast on the Left, John Early and...

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Chris Rock dropping his Netflix “Tamborine” for Valentine’s Day 2018

Surprise! All that tamborine teasing on Netflix recently was a prelude to comedian Chris Rock dropping his first stand-up special for the streaming giant overnight tonight — fresh for you Valentines. Tomorrow. Tamborine. @netflixisajoke — Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 13, 2018 Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Chris Rock, who redefined stand-up comedy with his hilarious and brilliant takes on relationships, race and society, comes to Netflix with Chris Rock: Tamborine, his first stand-up special in ten years, premiering Wednesday, February 14, 2018. With his trademark laser-like observations, Rock covers the gamut of contemporary issues, with incisive and insightful...

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R.I.P. Marty Allen (1922-2018)

Goodbye dere. Marty Allen died on Monday in Las Vegas, from complications from pneumonia. Allen was 95. He was a favorite both on TV and in Vegas casinos for decades as the wild-eyed comedy partner of Steve Rossi. I spoke with Allen three years ago for his 93rd birthday. He was still performing then with his wife, Karon, and told me in 2015: “I’ve been a very lucky person.” Over the years, he performed on Ed Sullivan on the same episode with The Beatles, made Elvis laugh, and even met the Pope. “The fact that I’m entertaining. I love...

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