Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele dropped by to continue their promotional tour for the fourth season of their increasingly great sketch show, Key & Peele. Doing their best loving couple impression, the two took the time to detail how they first met and fell madly in “comedy love” at first sight. In perfect Key & Peele fashion, the story involves high scissor kicks, Danish models, and massive head trauma.
As the investigation into the death of Joan Rivers continues, more positive news has surfaced— a biography about the trailblazing comedian will be written and has been slated for a 2016 release. Titled Joan Rivers: A Life, the tome will be written for Little, Brown and Company by Leslie Bennetts, a veteran journalist for the New York Times and Vanity Fair.
"Joan Rivers' life story was, in every way, a remarkably dramatic roller-coaster ride characterized by triumphant highs and devastating lows, one that is both wildly entertaining and deeply moving," Bennetts said. "But Rivers' career was also enormously significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for women in television and comedy and continually redefining the acceptable boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. It's hard to imagine a more compelling subject for a book — or one that would be more fun."
The Simpsons Take The Bowl featured Simpsons voice actors Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardly Smith performing musical numbers from the Fox animated show's 25-year history. Conan O'Brien, Weird Al Yankovich and Jon Lovitz appeared to perform songs from old episodes.
We had a small taste of Jerrod Carmichael’s upcoming HBO comedy special last month. But just moments ago, the cable giant released a longer trailer for Love At The Store, directed by Spike Lee. “It’s really important to me to make people think and feel something,” Carmichael says about his comedy in the trailer. Filmed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, the hour-long concert film premieres Oct. 4 at 10 pm ET on HBO.
Will Ferrell let it slip that his character Mugatu is "a part of" Ben Stiller's Zoolander sequel. "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it," Ferrell told JoBlo. This is the first big news about the fabled sequel to the 2001 comedy classic since it was announced that The Leftovers' Justin Theroux might direct and help rewrite the script.
Before he was producing genre-defining flicks like 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Anchorman, Judd Apatow helped steer groundbreaking smallscreen comedies like The Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show and, of course, cult favorite Freaks and Geeks, which helped launch the careers of James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel (to name just a few). Well now, off the heels of wrapping production on Trainwreck with Amy Schumer, Netflix has announced Apatow will return to the smallscreen.
The streaming giant with more than 50 million subscribers has ordered two seasons of Love straight to series. Starring Community star Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust, the 30-minute show will have a 10-episode first season followed by a second season with 12 episodes. Rust will play Gus while Jacobs will play Mickey, with the action centered around the characters’ dealings with love and relationships.
Veteran comedian and trailblazing podcaster Marc Maron will return to IFC for a third season of his semi-autobiographical series Maron. Scheduled to return in the spring of 2015, production will begin this fall on 13 brand new episodes. “I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled we're doing another one,” Maron says. “Through all the episodes I can see the growth and evolution of the character, writing and comedy. I’m excited about getting back into the process. The character of Maron needs some work on and off screen and fortunately that’s what drives the show.”
Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig performed one of the best/worst covers of "Let It Go" on Monday. The stars collaborated for a hilariously off-key parody after they both realized they didn't actually know the words to the Frozen hit. Video of their duet attempt is now going viral on YouTube.
DC Young Fly has become famous for his "Bring That Ass Here Boy" roasts on Instagram. But the comedian got some taste of his own medicine after attacking Kevin Hart on Monday. Hart fired back with some harsh Twitter hashtags of his own. So how did the #bringdatassheaboi comedian respond?
On the latest episode of the Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with comedian and force of nature Cameron Esposito. You may have read some of Cameron’s essays here on Laughspin— like this one about the overturn of DOMA or this other one about dealing with hecklers or maybe even this one where she explained her amazing experience on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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