Day: June 7, 2019

“Lights Out with David Spade” premieres July 29, 2019, on Comedy Central

David Spade’s newest late-night TV venture for Comedy Central has a title and a premiere date. Lights Out with David Spade debuts July 29, 2019, on Comedy Central, following The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Noah’s TDS has gone through a few time-slot partners in the past few years, from The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore to @midnight to The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. Lights Out will feature Spade’s signature take on the pop culture news of the day, with appearances from a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, as well as live and pre-taped sketches and...

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UCB Theatre opening comedy boot camp in Mexico City for Endemol Shine Boomdog

The Upright Citizens Brigade is opening up a Spanish-language comedy boot camp in Mexico City, thanks to a new partnership with Mexico-based Endemol Shine Boomdog. The production company in Mexico is looking to cast upcoming sketch and variety shows there. For the Mexico City boot camp, Endemol Shine Boomdog will pick the talent, while UCB will provide the training and trainers. “This unique partnership with Upright Citizens Brigade is truly exciting for all of us at Endemol Shine Boomdog,” said Alejandro Rincon, CEO, Endemol Shine Boomdog. “We are looking to identify and help launch the careers of the next wave of...

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Canadian sitcom Letterkenny becomes Hulu Original series in 2019

Letterkenny, which debuted as a webseries in 2013, and became a Canadian TV show in 2015, is now a Hulu Original series. Hulu announced Thursday that, following the acquisition of Crave Original comedy series Letterkenny, the show will return as a Hulu Original for season 7 on Oct. 14, 2019. In a new licensed deal with New Metric Media and DHX Media, Hulu will now have exclusive U.S. streaming rights to all upcoming seasons of the series. Created by and starring Jared Keeso, the half-hour comedy revolves around the dustups Wayne (Keeso) and his pals get into with their...

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