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How ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ is Submitting Correspondents For Emmys

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” may have finally found a way to get its correspondents some Emmy love. In a first, the late-night show is submitting its team of on-air contributors in the comedy guest actor and guest actress categories. Competing for a nomination in the outstanding guest actor in a comedy […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, Awards, Emmys, Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

TV News Roundup: New Comedy Central Series ‘South Side’ Sets Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, Comedy Central’s “South Side” sets a premiere date, and “Drag Race” producers announce a drag docuseries, “Werq the World.” DATES “South Side,” a new scripted comedy set at a rental store in the South Side of Chicago, will premiere on Comedy Central on July 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series is written by and stars Bashir […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, South Side, Bashir, South Side of Chicago, Rupauls Drag Race, Strange Angel

‘South Park’ Escape Room Opens in Chicago Today, Expanding to More Cities Soon

Have you heard of the latest entertainment sensation called escape rooms? A group of friends get together and get locked in a room full of puzzles, clues and locks that must be navigated in order to get out of the room. Each escape room usually has some kind of theme and narrative to add some layers of fun, and now Comedy Central’s best known series will be getting one of its own. A new South Park escape room is opening today, May 15 at Escape the Room Chicago, and it will soon expand to more m...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, South Park, Comedy Central, Events, Chicago, United States, Animation, Dallas, Cool Stuff, Oakbrook Center, Creations, Oakbrook IL, San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con, Cartman s Escape Room

Viacom's quarterly revenue misses as advertising sales decline

MTV and Comedy Central owner Viacom Inc missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Friday, weighed down by declines in domestic advertising sales.
Tags: Money, Comedy Central, businessNews, Mtv, Viacom, Viacom Inc

Jordan Klepper on Getting Arrested, Asking Hillary Clinton to Read from the Mueller Report

Jordan Klepper is used to playing either the correspondent with “distanced irony” on “The Daily Show,” or the “satirical bad guy” on “The Opposition.” But for his new self-titled Comedy Central show, Klepper decided to do away with personas. In this new series, Klepper follows a pro-gun control organization in Texas in one episode, while […]
Tags: Texas, News, Comedy Central, Features, Hillary Clinton, Jordan Klepper, Klepper

Comedy Central Launches In-House Studio, Sets Deals with ‘Broad City,’ ‘Daily Show’ Producers

Comedy Central has launched a new in-house studio, Comedy Central Productions, and a batch of first-look development deals with producers from some of its key shows, including “Broad City” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” The deals, announced Wednesday, include pacts with Paulilu, Anthony King, Irony Point, and Stuart Miller. Paulilu is the production […]
Tags: Comedy Central, Trevor Noah, Kent Alterman, Comedy Central Productions, Paulilu Anthony King Irony Point, Stuart Miller Paulilu

TV Reviews: ‘Klepper’ and ‘Desi Lydic: Abroad’ on Comedy Central

Late-night comedy is making a meal out of the toxic three-ring circus of the Trump administration. Every weekday evening into earliest morning, faux pundits take to their desks armed with quick punchlines and arch deep dives into the political disasters of the day, mining as many jokes as possible for an increasingly hungry audience from […]
Tags: Reviews, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Trump, Jordan Klepper, Klepper, Desi Lydic, Desi Lydic: Abroad

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest Hosting ‘Clueless’ and ‘Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion’ Live Reads

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest is returning to San Francisco for another epic line-up of stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, podcasts, and much more. Some of the biggest names in comedy will be there for the June festival, and some of them will be participating in two recently announced live reads of the 90s classics Clueless and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion with all new casts bringing the characters to life on stage. Find out who will be starring in the Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion a...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Comedy Central, San Francisco, Events, Ilana Glazer, Amy Poehler, Cher, Mel, Remakes, Clueless, Murray, Christie, Josh, Peaches Christ

Comedy Central Strikes Development Deal With Roy Wood Jr.

Comedy Central struck a new development deal with comedian and actor Roy Wood Jr. that encompasses a “first-look” relationship as well as a few other projects at the Viacom-owned media outlet. Wood, who has appeared on the network’s flagship “Daily Show” since 2015, will begin production on a pilot, “Jefferson Country: Probation,” in his hometown […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Wood, Viacom, Roy Wood Jr

Viacom Digital Studios Makes Big Streaming Push to Woo Next-Gen Audiences

After years of mostly sitting on the sidelines of the digital land grab, Viacom has gotten serious about investing in an online future for its stable of youth-skewing TV properties like MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and Comedy Central. A cornerstone of CEO Bob Bakish’s digital road map is Viacom Digital Studios, led by president Kelly Day, […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, Mtv, Nickelodeon, Viacom, BOB BAKISH, Kelly Day, Viacom Digital Studios, MTV Nickelodeon BET

TV News Roundup: ‘Free Solo’ to Stream on Hulu

In today’s TV news roundup, Hulu begins streaming “Free Solo,” PBS launches its 32nd season of “POV,” and Comedy Central names Angelina Battista as vice president, brand creative.  EXECUTIVE NEWS Angelina Battista will take over as vice president of brand creative for Comedy Central. Josh Line, executive vice president of marketing and creative announced the […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, Pbs, Hulu, Battista, Free Solo, Angelina Battista, Comedy Central Josh Line

With Shows Like ‘The Other Two,’ Comedy Central Looks Beyond Its Core

The network’s primary audience has long been young white guys. A slate of new shows demonstrate how the brand is expanding beyond that more than ever before.
Tags: Television, News, Comedy Central

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Reflect on the End of Broad City

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer reflect on the end of Broad City Over the weekend at SXSW, the final three episodes of Broad City were screened in for a packed house. Ahead of time, creators/stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer spoke to about ending their run after the fifth season, and the growth they’ve done as writers, creators, and themselves. “We truly were growing up right next to the characters,” Jacobson said, referring to the semi-autobiographical nature of the show. “...
Tags: TV, Movies, Comedy Central, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Glazer, Sxsw, Jacobson, ComingSoon

‘I Am Richard Pryor’ Documentary Coming to TV a Few Days After South By Southwest Premiere

The South by Southwest Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and we’ll have all sorts of coverage from the films premiering down in Austin, Texas. While you’ll be stuck waiting for most of them to make it to a theater near you (with the exception of Jordan Peele’s Us arriving later this month), at least one of the documentaries playing the festival will be available for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home very shortly after it premieres. I Am Richard Pryor is a new documentary from Netwo...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Documentary, Comedy Central, John F Kennedy, Bruce Lee, Austin Texas, Mike Epps, Richard Pryor, Pryor, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Paramount Network, Jimmie Walker, Jennifer Pryor, Network Entertainment

Comedy Central Launches YouTube Channel for Original Series and Specials (EXCLUSIVE)

Comedy Central is stepping on the gas in its digital-entertainment drive with the launch of its first YouTube channel for originals. The Viacom-owned brand is touting the new Comedy Central Originals YouTube channel as a “one-stop shop for the very best digital original comedy.” The channel (available at this link) launched Wednesday (March 6) and […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Comedy Central, Viacom, Comedy Central Launches YouTube Channel, Comedy Central Originals YouTube

Comedy Central’s ‘Comedians Solve World Problems’ Goes Global

Comedy Central has tasked comics from around the globe with solving major global issues with new versions of its shortform series “Comedians Solve World Problems” underway in the U.S. and elsewhere. The original version of the show was made by Comedy Central International for the U.K. and is now being taken into Asia and the […]
Tags: Asia, News, Comedy Central, Global, Viacom, Comedians Solve World Problems, Comedy Central International

‘Futurama’ Lives on in Syndication, Streaming 20 Years Later

Fans keep going back to “Futurama,” as Matt Groening’s animated series enjoys a healthy life in syndication, 20 years after it began. The day after it debuted on March 28, 1999, Variety carried a story quoting Groening, who spoke of the series as a celebration of science-fiction absurdity: “We’ve taken bits and pieces of all […]
Tags: Comedy Central, Features, Fox, Futurama, Matt Groening, Cartoon Network, The Simpsons, Groening

‘Crank Yankers’ is Returning to Comedy Central With More Than Prank Calls

Ever since caller ID came along and people started blocking unfamiliar phone numbers on their cell phones, prank calling became a relic of the past. But Comedy Central doesn’t think so, because they’re bringing their prank call series Crank Yankers back to cable with an order for a 20-episode revival. For those who may not be familiar, Crank Yankers was a comedy series that featured comedians making prank calls to unsuspecting businesses and people. But the prank calls themselves were recreated...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Jimmy-Kimmel, Comedy Central, Mtv, Eminem, Ed, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Bush, Television Critics Association, Kimmel, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Carolla, Fred Topel

David Spade Will Try to Follow ‘The Daily Show’ with a Pop Culture Skewering Late Night Show

Ever since The Colbert Report left Comedy Central in 2014, the cable network has struggled to hold onto a show that can effectively take the timeslot following The Daily Show. They tried to replicate the political satirical success of Stephen Colbert’s program with Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show and Jordan Klepper’s The Opposition, but the only sustainable series to fill the gap was Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, which came to an end in 2017. But now a new contender has entered the late night ri...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Nbc, Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central, Trevor Noah, Larry Wilmore, Chris Hardwick, David-Spade, Jordan Klepper, Chris Farley, Spade, Alex Murray, Jessi Klein

Comedy Central Lands David Spade for New Late-Night Show

Comedy Central lands David Spade for new late-night show David Spade will be hosting a new late-night show for Comedy Central. No, this news didn’t come from 1998, it was announced yesterday at the Television Critics Association’s winter tour. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googlet...
Tags: TV, Movies, Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central, TV News, Cbs, Larry Wilmore, David Spade, Television Critics Association, Jordan Klepper, Spade, Kent Altman

Comedy Central Orders Crank Yankers Revival Series

Comedy Central orders Crank Yankers revival series The crank-calling puppets will soon be back on the air. Comedy Central has ordered a revival series of Crank Yankers from the show’s original creators Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison, according to Deadline. The cable comedy network said the show would be updated for our new, digital-friendly culture, featuring “the world’s favorite profane puppets will be pranking on phones, social media, e-sport platforms and any venue where ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, TV News, Jimmy Kimmel Adam Carolla, Kellison, Daniel Kellison, Crank Yankers, Jonathan Kimmel, Kimmel Carolla

‘The Other Two’ Renewed for Season 2 at Comedy Central

Comedy Central has renewed “The Other Two” for a second season. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday. The series stars Drew Tarver as a 28-year-old struggling actor and Heléne Yorke as his 30-year-old sister, who is struggling in general. As the two work toward finding themselves, their […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, Television Critics Association, Helene Yorke, Drew Tarver, The Other Two

‘Crank Yankers’ Revived at Comedy Central With Jimmy Kimmel Producing

Comedy Central is bringing back “Crank Yankers.” The basic cabler announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday that they have ordered a 20-episode revival of the prank call series. Updated for a digitally driven audience, the show will now feature puppets pranking people on phones, social media, e-sport platforms, and other […]
Tags: News, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, Television Critics Association, Tca

David Spade Will Launch Late-Night Show at Comedy Central

David Spade is returning to late-night TV, in a bid from Comedy Central that will shake up the way the network does business around midnight. David Spade, the comedian once famous for delivering the “Hollywood Minute” during the “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live,” will devote considerably more time going forward to the Viacom-owned […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, Daily Show, Viacom, David Spade, Late Night Tv, Hollywood Minute

Comedy Central, Jim Jefferies in ‘First Look’ Deal

Comedy Central said it had entered into a “first look” deal with Jim Jefferies for content developed for television and digital media while picking up his topical comedy series “The Jim Jefferies Show” for a 20-episode third season. “We love Jim’s unfiltered, insightful, hilarious and global comedic perspective on the insane world we’re living in […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, Jim, JIM Jefferies, Jim Jeffries, The Jim Jeffries Show

Jim Jefferies Signs First-Look Deal With Comedy Central

Comedy Central said it had entered into a “first look” deal with Jim Jefferies for content developed for television and digital media while picking up his topical comedy series “The Jim Jefferies Show” for a 20-episode third season. “We love Jim’s unfiltered, insightful, hilarious and global comedic perspective on the insane world we’re living in […]
Tags: News, Comedy Central, Jim, JIM Jefferies, Jim Jeffries, The Jim Jeffries Show

As ‘Broad City’ Ends, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Preview Their Big Plans for the Future

Ten years ago, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer wrote themselves a web series about their close friendship and the glorious paradox of being dirtbag ladies in New York City. With Jacobson playing the game Mary Tyler Moore character to Glazer’s wilder Rhoda, “Broad City” was frank, incisive and, most of all, funny as hell. But […]
Tags: Comedy Central, New York City, Features, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Amy Poehler, Glazer, Mary Tyler Moore, Jacobson, Rhoda, Illana glazer