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Interview: Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of “Broad City”

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer expand upon their popular web series with Comedy Central’s hilarious Broad City, premiering Jan. 22 at 10:30pm ET/PT. Broad City is very funny, and has, for me, a Seinfeldian feel to some of it. The series expands upon Glazer and Jacobson’s shorter Broad City web sketches and strings humorous concepts together in each episode to chronicle the fictionalized lives of the two young women in New York City. Like Seinfeld, the characters aren’t always necessarily doing likeable things — and, in fact, can be self-absorbed — but you still have fun visiting with them. Broad City hits the […]

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Comedy

“Bill Cosby Far From Finished” comes to Comedy Central

Bill Cosby Far From Finished comes to Comedy Central: It’s been 30 years since Bill Cosby did a televised standup comedy concert in the landmark Bill Cosby Himself. Cosby makes a comeback to TV standup in this special directed by Robert Townsend and compiled from performances Cosby did in Cerritos, Calif., over the summer. Bill Cosby: Far From Finished premieres on Comedy Central Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8pm ET/PT. The press release from Comedy Central below: BILL COSBY CONCERT SPECIAL “FAR FROM FINISHED” TO PREMIERE ON COMEDY CENTRAL® ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT Directed by Robert Townsend […]

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Animation

Power outage delays new “South Park” episode

The new South Park episode originally scheduled to air tonight (Oct. 16) — Episode 1704, “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” — has been delayed by a week due to a power outage at South Park Studios last night, according to Comedy Central. Due to the power outage (an image from the outage is pictured below), all computers at the studios were down, so everything from animation to rendering to editing and sound on the episode was unable to be completed in time for the episode to air tonight, as originally planned. According to South Park co-creator Trey Parker, […]

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Comedy

Key & Peele Season 3 starts Sept. 18 on Comedy Central

The hit sketch comedy series Key & Peele returns to Comedy Central tonight, Sept. 18, at 10:30pm ET/PT, to start Season 3, after a second season that found the show averaging 1.5 million viewers each week, and becoming No. 1 in its timeslot with Men 18-34 and Men 18-24 in all of television. Key & Peele Season 3 will include 13 new episodes. Once again, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele combine filmed sketches and live stage segments, with elements of improv, celebrity impressions and original characters. Popular characters from the first two seasons make their return, including substitute teacher Mr. […]

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Comedy

“Community” re-airing on Comedy Central starting Sept. 20

Before it returns for its fifth season on NBC sometime during 2013-14 (as with much about this show historically, the network is not forthcoming at this point about exactly when, but likely in 2014), fans of Community can watch previous episodes when the cult comedy series begins its cable run on Comedy Central. Starting Sept. 20, Community will air in a four-episode block weekly on Fridays from 9pm-11pm ET, starting with Season 1. During Friday premieres on Comedy Central, the network says that fans can use the Twitter hashtag #CommunityCentral for a chance to see their tweets on-air. Before the first Friday block, though, […]

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Comedy

James Franco roast Monday on Comedy Central

James Franco roast Monday on Comedy Central: Roastmaster Seth Rogen and other celebrity roasters go to work when Franco is the guest of honor for Comedy Central’s annual roast, airing Monday, Sept. 2. Viewers can join in the fun on Twitter using the hashtag #FrancoRoast. He bombed as cohost of the Oscars. He sawed off his arm in 127 Hours. And he had nothing better to do so he guest-starred on General Hospital. “If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he’d be the perfect person to roast. Oh well … I […]

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Comedy

Fall 2013 New Shows: Comedy

Fall 2013 New Shows: Comedy — A preview of the new comedy TV series coming in the fall 2013 season. ALSO SEE: Fall 2013 New Shows: Drama Fall 2013 New Shows: Lifestyle Fall 2013 New Shows: Reality Fall 2013 New Shows: Movies (All times Eastern/Pacific) The Michael J. Fox Show NBC Premieres: Sept. 26 at 9pm Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm Who’s In It? Michael J. Fox, Wendell Pierce, Katie Finneran, Jack Gore, Betsy Brandt What’s It All About? Michael J. Fox returns to television, and to NBC, with back-to-back episodes tonight of his new comedy somewhat modeled on his own life. […]

Comedy

Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” rewrites the books

Comedy Central’s new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact some of history’s greatest moments. Based on a web series of the same name, Comedy Central’s new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact some of history’s greatest moments. Drunk History takes viewers across the country as stars like Jack Black, Michael Cera, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Stephen Merchant, Chris Parnell, Aubrey Plaza, Winona Ryder, Horatio Sanz, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Fred Willard, and Luke and Owen Wilson bring history — as explained by drunken comedians — to […]

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Animation

Futurama final season (take 2) begins on Comedy Central

Get ready for the final 13 episodes of Matt Groening’s (The Simpsons) animated comedy as the farewell season of Futurama starts with a two-episode premiere on Comedy Central Wednesday, June 19, at 10pm ET/PT. Futurama first ran on FOX from 1999-2003, and was resurrected by Comedy Central in 2010. Among their adventures in the farewell season, Fry (voice of Billy West), Leela (voice of Katey Sagal) and Bender (voice of John DiMaggio) take up drag racing and bring a dead robot back to life. Special guest stars for the final season include Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, […]

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Comedy

John Oliver takes over “Daily Show” host duties tonight

John Oliver takes over as guest host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart for eight weeks starting Monday, June 10, at 11pm ET. John Oliver takes over as guest host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart starting Monday, June 10, at 11pm ET, while Jon Stewart takes an eight-week leave from the show to direct his first feature film, Rosewater. A mainstay on The Daily Show since 2006, Oliver reassures fans that the show won’t suffer a bit. “Don’t worry, it’s still going to be everything that you love about The Daily Show, just […]