Comedy Central is beefing up its animation slate with a pilot order for an animated project based on the popular @DadBoner Twitter feed and the subsequent book it spawned, Power Moves: Livin’ The American Dream, USA Style.
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Amy Schumer can begin sketching out a third season of her series: Comedy Central announced Monday that it had renewed sketch comedy Inside Amy Schumer, along with second season go-aheads for Andy Daly’s Review and the animated series TripTank. All three shows will return with new episodes sometime next year.
The network also gave series orders to a pair of comedies, Another Period and Idiotsitter, which will premiere in 2015. Set at the turn of last century, Another Period stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome as two sisters from a fabulously wealthy family in Newport, R.I., who “care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902.” The show’s executive producers include Ben Stiller and Jeremy Konner, the co-creator of Drunk History. The pilot also features such celebrities as Michael Ian Black, Jason Ritter, Tom Lennon, Bret Gelman, and Paget Brewster.
Idiotsitter chronicles the adventures of a straitlaced woman (Charlotte Newhouse) who is tapped to babysit a ridiculously rich “womanchild” (Jillian Bell) who is under house arrest in her father’s mansion. The show, which did a six-episode run as Comedy Central digital series, was created by Newhouse and Bell.
Watch Dave Attell riff on pothead arrests, cheesesteak perils in new Comedy Central special -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Dave Attell is making his R-rated way back to Comedy Central with a new stand-up special — and more. The underrated stand-up vet and former Insomniac host hits the stage(s) in Road Work, a one-hour special that is culled from gigs in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Minneapolis, New Brunswick, N.J., and Chicopee, Mass. Road Work boasts a lo-fi, guerrilla vibe and even features some camerawork by audience members. “This is the new normal. I’m broke,” Attell quips to EW, adding: “I’m a club comic and I just didn’t want to do a special that’s in a big theater. I wanted to do it kind of like I do the comedy itself — on the road, in clubs — and that’s a cool look. It’s refreshing.” And it sounds like Attell will be working in his creatively crude sweet spot. “I’m going to hit all the numbers — porn, drinking jokes, and more porn,” he says. “It is a win-win.” READ FULL STORY
Happy Endings creator David Caspe is finding more joy in pilot season.
He has received his third pilot order, this time from Comedy Central, which has signed up for Duty, a single-camera cop comedy to be executive produced by Caspe and written by ex-Happy Endings scribes Matthew Libman and Daniel Libman. There will be a Happy connection onscreen, too: The show follows a former football stud named Kyle (Ugly Americans‘ Mike O’Gorman) who returns to his hometown after hitting hard times and joins the police force opposite his childhood best friend, Lonnie (Brooklyn Nine-Nine scribe Gil Ozeri, who previously wrote for Happy Endings). Kyle will also match wits with his ex-girlfriend (Draft Day‘s Laura Steinel). READ FULL STORY
So, why should you tune in to the second season of Inside Amy Schumer, which premieres Tuesday night on Comedy Central? Simple: “You’ll laugh for 30 minutes,” Schumer tells EW. “I would say only watch it if you enjoy laughing.”
Point taken. When pressed, though, the sketch show’s creator and star did come up with a few more specific highlights — including season 2’s greatest guest stars (Paul Giamatti!), targets (Aaron Sorkin!), interviewees (a phone sex operator!), and, perhaps most importantly, its effect on Schumer’s own desirability. (Though clearly, that’s not the word she uses.)
Comedy Central just gave Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele a very “nooice” deal.
The stars of Key & Peele are developing an animated spinoff for the network, featuring their Critiquer’s Corner characters Vandaveon and Mike, while also seeing season 4 of their sketch comedy series expanded to 22 episodes.
Upright Citizens Brigade performer Jordan Klepper has been tapped as a correspondent for The Daily Show.
Klepper will be making his first appearance Monday night, reporting “live” from Ukraine. He joins fellow correspondents Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, and Jessica Williams.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.
“If you have an erection lasting longer than four hours” … call Amy Schumer.
EW has an exclusive look at the season 2 trailer for Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, which comes chock full of makeouts, shots, Cinderella fantasies, and celebrity guest appearances. From sitting in an electric chair to kissing Josh Charles, it’s safe to say that Schumer’s going to be busy this season.
Watch the exclusive trailer below:
It looks like the dumb joke is on us.
Comedy Central’s Nathan Fielder revealed Monday that he’s behind Dumb Starbucks, the mystery coffee shop that made its debut in Los Feliz, Calif., over the weekend. Fielder, who’s currently filming the second season of his show Nathan for You, explained that the Los Feliz location of the store — which first garnered attention for its impressive re-creation of the Starbucks logo — will remain open through Friday.
In Fielder’s show, he helps business owners use funny strategies to try and succeed, though we’re doubting Starbucks is one of his clients. That being said, Fielder is not worried about using the trademarked Starbucks name, considering that what he’s doing is clearly a “parody art.”
So what’s Fielder’s next step? According to him, Brooklyn might be in need of a Dumb Starbucks all its own…
The inaugural Dumb Starbucks location even attracted some celebrity clients. The Office star Rainn Wilson waited in line with the regular people to go to the dumb coffee shop over the weekend:
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Comedy Central has ordered a half-hour comedy series produced in part by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour productions. The network has also given the go-ahead to an animated series that features the voices of Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Banks and Will Forte.
The Stiller-produced scripted series, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, which follows two delusional filmmaker brothers, received a 10-episode order from the network. According to a statement from Stiller, the show “combines the directorial style of Hitchcock, the acting prowess of Streep, the budget of House of Payne, and the nutritional value of Velveeta. I think people’s minds will be blown wide open. For real.”
The animated series, titled Moonbeam City, is “an absurdist take on the gritty, sex-drenched crime dramas from the 1980s,” according to the network’s announcement. Lowe will lend his voice the project and will act as a producer as well. It is set to premiere in 2015.
What’s on Amy Poehler’s must-watch list for 2014? (Hint: it’s not season 2 of Swamp Pawn.)
In this week’s issue, the Parks and Recreation star raves about Broad City, the new show she’s producing for Comedy Central. (It premieres Jan. 22 at 10:30PM.)
If that title sounds familiar, that’s probably because its creators and stars, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, have already earned a cult following for the web series that inspired it, which featured them riffing on their fabulously awkward lives as twentysomething New Yorkers. (You might also recognize Glazer from the viral video “S–t New Yorkers Say.”) Poehler and fellow funny people Kristen Schaal and Hannibal Buress have appeared in the web series, and Girls creator Lena Dunham counts herself among its fans.
“I remember seeing the episode [where] Ilana was sensual dancing for Hannibal,” Dunham tells EW. “I thought, ‘These girls are geniuses.'” READ FULL STORY
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