Black Jesus creator Aaron McGruder is best known for offending the masses with his comic strip/cartoon The Boondocks, and while Black Jesus is a similarly raucous and oddly surreal take on black culture, it’s on a completely different comedic cloud. And yes, it’s a weed cloud.
If you're not already watching Adult Swim's Rick and Morty you are doing something wrong. Created by Community's Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland (who also voices the two titular characters), the show has been delivering some of the best sci-fi adventure on television since it premiered at the start of last December, and - perhaps more importantly - every single episode has been hysterically funny.
No one would ever claim Adult Swim’s quirky live-action darling, Eagleheart, was a series for everyone. Though nothing on the oft-cartoony network really is. But this is an outwardly irreverent affair that plays with a dead seriousness and more than a dash of self-deprecation. And in the series’ brand-spanking-new third season — dubbed Eagleheart: Paradise Rising — one thing holds Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer and Brett Gelman, together: a season-long story arc.
Continuing with the Adult Swim line-up, the NTSF:SD:SUV panel followed Children's Hospital (just like on TV!) and featured creator and star Paul Scheer, executive producer Jonathan Stern and consulting producer Curtis Gwinn as well as cast members Karen Gillan, Brandon Johnson, June Diane Raphael and the great Martin Starr. What's in store for the police procedural spoof come Season 3?
The fifth season of Children's Hospital is gearing up and in attendance at the Con are the show’s executive producers Jonathan Stern and David Wain (who also moderated) as well as cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel. And of course, star and creator Rob Corddry (or, well, someone else in clown makeup). Nothing like a panel full of comedians.
Adult Swim has announced their plans for Comic Con, including the list of shows that will be featured in panels, and the list of talent set to appear to talk about their related series, including Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, Eric Andre, Hannibal Buress and others. Also on the menu for Adult Swim fans is the Adult Swim Funhouse, which will offer viewers a chance to wander through a themed funhouse for the chance to earn themselves a t-shirt.
It turns out that The Greatest Event In Television History, last year's Adult Swim remake of the opening titles of Simon & Simon, wasn't even close to actually being The Greatest Event In Television History so Adam Scott came back to try again. And this time he's taking on Hart to Hart and begrudgingly brought his Parks and Recreation co-star Amy Poelher (and several other guest stars) along with him.
Those who stay up late at night watching infomercials might consider switching over to Adult Swim at four in the morning, when Michael Ian Black's infomercial parody series You're Whole airs. The first episode is currently airing this week, but you can watch You're Whole online right here.
Robot Chicken has quite a premiere planned for its upcoming sixth season premiere. The Emmy Award-winning, stop-motion-animated program on the Adult Swim network has tackled big franchises before, with their famous spoof of the Star Wars Saga (before Family Guy), and now they are once again entering sacred fanboy territory: the DC Comics catalogue. Here's the first trailer for the Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special…
In just over two weeks, an animated adaptation of the 2009 film Black Dynamite is coming to Adult Swim. The blaxpoitation spoof about a former CIA agent and Vietnam vet battling the Man (who else) was was initially turned into a ten minute pilot that premiered last summer and its success prompted the network to order to show to series. Watch the first trailer for Black Dynamite starring Michael Jai White.
San Diego Comic Con is just weeks away, and it's evident by the growing frequency of the updates we're seeing that the TV networks are getting their ducks in a row in anticipation up the big event. Earlier today, we shared the panel line-up for Cartoon Network, which includes Adventure Time and Star Wars: Clone Wars. And now we have a look at what Adult Swim has to offer Comic Con goers this year.
Newsreaders started out as an irreverent news program within a program appearing during Season’s 2 and 3 of the hit late night comedy. Apparently the episodes featuring the news satire have been pretty popular because the late night programming network has greenlighted a Newsreaders spinoff series, set to begin production during the summer months.
Those crazy Robot Chicken guys are at it again. First they took on Star Wars, and now they will take on DC Comics’ superheroes for a new special to air on the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network. How will Superman, Batman, and their friends handle the invasion of Robot Chicken? Will the Super Friends every be the same?
It seems like Paul Scheer is everywhere lately. FX viewers can catch him on The League, which kicked off its third season with a hilarious episode just last night, and he’s set to make his grand return to man-eating-fish infested waters when Piranha 3DD hits theaters next month. Adult Swim is also prepared to bring him back as they’ve renewed his comedy series NTSF:SD:SUV for a second season.
I can't believe I almost let a whole week go by and I didn't share this clip. One of the funniest shows of the last few years was Starz' Party Down. Notice that I had to say "was" because the show, like so many other comedic gems who will not be named, was cancelled after only two seasons. Lucky for us, the few of us that tuned in and adored the show that is, there was a brief Party Down reunion on last week's Childrens Hospital.