If you see Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen and Keith David on a cast listing, you’d be perfectly within your right as an entertainment fan to assume the project was a straight-to-DVD thriller about a murderous husband. But that’s not the case here at all.
Ratings riser Inside Amy Schumer will be back for Season 3, and the off-kilter freshman series Review and TripTank have been renewed for respective second seasons. As well, series orders were granted to two new network series and six original web-only series. If laughter is the best medicine, Comedy Central is a pharmaceutical god.
Who will replace Colbert in that conservatively coveted post-Daily Show time slot? It’s a long, tall drink of an order that requires a performer capable of captivating audiences both with a signature interview style and a point of view that allows everyone to feel like they’re also in on the joke. Assuming that Comedy Central doesn’t just fill the time slot with repeats of South Park, here are seven people we think could gratifyingly fill the America-sized hole in our hearts that Colbert will be clawing his way out of.
Forget fictional anniversaries, Futurama turns fifteen today, so let’s all wish Matt Groening’s animated series a happy birthday! Well, as happy as an off-air birthday can be. But good news everybody, whether or not they find another network, the Planet Express crew will be back at least once more thanks to the cross-over with The Simpsons. And hey, at least it never overstayed its welcome.
Key & Peele's recurring characters Vandaveon and Mike could finally get the bigger spotlight they're probably sure they're due. Comedy Central announced today that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars and executive producers of Key & Peele, have inked a development deal for an animated series based on their Critiquer's Corner bit "Vandaveon & Mike."
OK does anyone else think this casting smells of genius? Because I think this casting smells of genius. FX’s television adaptation of The Coen Brothers’ Fargo just went the comedic route, adding the actors of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele to the already-stacked and impressive roster of folks heading to North Dakota. And hooo wee nelly are we ever so excited.
John Oliver, former correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, finally has a premiere date and title for his upcoming satirical news show on HBO. And on Sunday, April 27th we will all — at long last — be invited to check out Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for the first time at 11PM.
There are plenty of tributes being ushered out into the world in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The recent (and if we’re being honest, devastating) loss of the esteemed actor came as a shocking blow to the entertainment community in addition to the world at large. So it’s no surprise that Jon Stewart used his typical end-of-episode “Moment of Zen” on The Daily Show to honor the late actor.
Did you know Adam DeVine can sing? Well, if you've seen Pitch Perfect, you do, but fans of Workaholics may not have been aware, which might have been why Conan O'Brien decided to bring the subject up during his interview with the cast this week in anticipation of the series' Season 4 premiere.
Samantha Bee has always been a comedic dynamo when it comes to her reporting and varied contributions on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, but Tuesday night the esteemed comedian took it to a whole ‘nother level with her staggering commitment and subsequent hilarity played out in an incredible performance art piece regarding the roundtable antics of Fox News’ afternoon news program, The Five.
Comedy Central’s newest comedy, the Amy Poehler-produced Broad City has landed on the Internet for all the world to peep prior to its Wednesday, January 22 premiere. Based on the stars’ webseries of the same name, the show follows the lives of Abbi and Ilana, two friends attempting to muddle through the weird and wonderful post-college years. And if you're alive and a twentysomething in 2014, there’s a good chance the series will resonate with you.
Regardless, for Oliver's big night, Stewart and The Daily Show staff put together a really touching video that looked at Oliver’s more than seven years of experience, as well as spotlighted a few of the funniest moments from his Daily Show career.
If you caught last week’s episode of South Park, ”Black Friday”, then you know it ended with a cliffhanger, as the war between Playstation people and Xbox people was just heating up, and winter was coming. Well, winter is still coming and so is Black Friday. “A Song of Ass and Fire” will continue to Game of Thrones theme
If you watched @midnight on Comedy Central, then this isn’t news to you, as Chris Hardwick shared the good news during the episode. (“Points!”) But for the rest of us, Comedy Central announced this week that they’ve picked up Hardwick’s late-night game show(ish) series for additional episodes, which will air starting January when The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report come back from their end-of-year hiatus.
The console wars have begun. Ok, they’ve been ongoing for years, and many would argue that battles of words have been waged pretty continuously for months now, but the only just got to South Park, and just in time for Black Friday! Winter is coming and you must choose a side. Are you a Playstation person or an Xbox person? You might want to figure that out, if you haven’t already, considering the PS4 and Xbox One are both set to arrive in the coming weeks.