Screen Junkies » Comedy Central http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:57:44 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jim Gaffigan’s Sitcom Picked Up By Comedy Central AND TV Land http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/jim-gaffigans-sitcom-picked-up-by-comedy-central-and-tv-land/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/jim-gaffigans-sitcom-picked-up-by-comedy-central-and-tv-land/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:23:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263584 This must be a great show. Any time the number of networks that pick up a show is greater than "one," it means that show is great.

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Jim Gaffigan, the G-Rated comedian who gave us earworms about Hot Pockets and bear jokes, has been circling a self-starring TV show most of his professional life it would seem. However, the stars never aligned to give him a good, durable vehicle.

Now, with the fragmentation of TV audiences, he is a more natural fit for some networks. One such network is TV Land, which has launched several family-friendly comedies based on familiar faces. Not only will TV Land be premiering the episodes, but Comedy Central will re-run each one a week later. TV Land is just flat-out giving the episodes to Comedy Central for promotional consideration, which sounds like a pretty good deal for both networks, actually.

The Gaffigan Show pilot was re-shot this year with Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black, and How I Met Your Mother‘s Ashley Williams, so that group should be good for a few laughs. Might this be the show that gets us to tune into TV Land?

Eh, maybe.

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Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Fight About Who’s The Biggest ‘Star Wars’ Fan For Charity http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jon-stewart-and-stephen-colbert-fight-about-whos-the-biggest-star-wars-fan-for-charity/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jon-stewart-and-stephen-colbert-fight-about-whos-the-biggest-star-wars-fan-for-charity/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:09:49 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=263136 "I take umbrage at that" "Give me back my umbrage!"

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It’s always fun to watch our the Comedy Central news team (Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart) geek out, though Jon Stewart should know from Colbert’s Tolkien rants that he’s not to be trifled with. So enjoy them arguing about who likes Star Wars more.

And if you don’t care for the geekier things in life, there’s still of plenty of comedy here to satisfy. And if you don’t find their brand of humor funny – you’re making this really difficult, by the way – you can do it for the UNICEF cause that feeds and aids children across the world.

AND IF THAT DOESN’T DO IT FOR YOU…then you’re beyond help my friend. Check out the video for information on how to give.

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A Better ‘Nathan For You’ Season 2 Trailer: Now We’re Even More In Business http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/a-better-nathan-for-you-season-2-trailer-now-were-even-more-in-business/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/a-better-nathan-for-you-season-2-trailer-now-were-even-more-in-business/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:39:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262537 Helping the little guy.

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Forget all about that other Nathan For You season two trailer that I said was so great. Now there’s an even newer trailer with actual footage that is also so great. This season we see Dumb Starbucks, advertising on gravestones, 40 maids cleaning one house in under 10 minutes, and a liquor store advertising that they sell to minors. Judging by the footage used here and Nathan Fielder’s masturbating Santa Instagram posts, this season will not disappoint. Unless you’re a minor hoping to buy alcohol or someone who doesn’t want to see Santa masturbate.

Nathan For You returns to Comedy Central this Tuesday, July 1st.

 

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‘Nathan For You’ Season Two Trailer: Now We’re In Business http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nathan-for-you-season-two-trailer-now-were-in-business/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nathan-for-you-season-two-trailer-now-were-in-business/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:54:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262237 Premieres Tuesday, July 1st!

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Nathan For You took me by surprise last summer when it turned out to be hilarious. And there’s more hilarity in store when the show returns to Comedy Central for its second season on Tuesday, July 1st. To support the big premiere, NY Times Magazine has a long profile on Nathan Fielder that includes a sneak of what we’ll be seeing. I must own a Doinkit!

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Dave Chappelle Tells Letterman About Leaving ‘Chappelle Show’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dave-chappelle-tells-letterman-about-leaving-chappelle-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dave-chappelle-tells-letterman-about-leaving-chappelle-show/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:23:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262188 Who among us hasn't made choices that they regret?

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Last night on The Late Show, David Letterman asked Dave Chappelle point blank what caused him to bug out and walk away from his hit show and the $50 million payday along with it. Chappelle jokes, “Listen, here it is…Technically, I never quit. I’m seven years late for work.”

All joking aside, Chappelle opens up about his decision, the fallout, and whether or not integrity is more valuable than an astounding amount of money. He can’t even listen to Jay-Z anymore.

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Stephen Colbert, Upon Learning He’s Been Educating His Viewers, Promises To Knock That Off Immediately http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/stephen-colbert-upon-learning-hes-been-educating-his-viewers-promises-to-knock-that-off-immediately/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/stephen-colbert-upon-learning-hes-been-educating-his-viewers-promises-to-knock-that-off-immediately/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:42:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262024 We're just here for the laughs, Steve.

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In response to the news that his viewers were better-informed about campaign finance reform than regular news viewers, Stephen Colbert has promised to stop informing his viewership, effective now. In this Colbert Report clip, he tackles the issue straight-on, telling the world that he would just want to be funny.

Amidst the joking, he did manage to land one huge barb, letting the world know what we all think about Fox News. He said:

“That’s right! I did abetter job of informing the public about campaign finance reform than every other news organization  — and CNN. So let that be a lesson to you Fox: show — don’t tell. If you want your viewers to have a better understanding of your editorial position, they need to see you sucking Ted Cruz’s balls.”

Don’t look now, Stephen, but you’re teaching us again…

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Stephen Colbert Offers An Oscars Wrap-Up http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/stephen-colbert-offers-an-oscars-wrap-up/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/stephen-colbert-offers-an-oscars-wrap-up/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:42:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=259853 Why didn't he host the ceremony?

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If you ever need a little help putting a silly pop culture phenomenon in perspective, I recommend visiting Mr. Stephen Colbert. In this clip, he breaks down not only why the Oscars are so great, but also why we’re now even for the whole slavery thing.

So I guess the Oscars did what the civil rights movement and Civil War couldn’t. To be fair, though, those other two things didn’t have Jared Leto with eyeshadow and ombre hair.

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Some Genius Put Loki In A Room With Those AT&T Kids http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/some-genius-put-loki-in-a-room-with-those-att-kids/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/some-genius-put-loki-in-a-room-with-those-att-kids/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:34:10 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257913 The result: awesome.

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Everybody loves AT&T’s campaign starring Beck Bennett and a random array of adorable children, so Comedy Central decided to recast the spots with Loki. The result: awesome.

There should be a Loki spin-off film where he’s banished to Earth where he has to prove himself as a kindergarten teacher before being allowed back in Asgard. With a Tony Stark cameo, of course.

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‘Workaholics’ Is Headed To The Big Screen http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/workaholics-is-headed-to-the-big-screen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/workaholics-is-headed-to-the-big-screen/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:10:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257859 Bigger, weirder, uncut.

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Workaholics is headed to the big screen. Hollywood’s most disparate producer, Scott Rudin, is bringing the project to fruition with series lead director Kyle Newacheck directing. There are no details regarding exactly how retarded the guys will act in the film, but given the bigger budget and opportunity to cast notable cameos, let’s expect the answer to be plenty. Smart money sayw we’ll at least see Montez’s dick.

Home collectors are encouraged to clear space on their DVD shelf next to the film version of Strangers With Candy and Jiminy Glick in LalaWood.

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South Park Missed Its First Deadline On Wednesday, Aired A Rerun http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/south-park-missed-its-first-deadline-on-wednesday-aired-a-rerun/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/south-park-missed-its-first-deadline-on-wednesday-aired-a-rerun/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:27:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257583 Honestly, that's an amazing run, and they should take the extra few days and just watch TV or go hiking or something.

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Those familiar with South Park know that one of its greatest competitive advantages over other shows, animated and non-animated, is its ability to address super-current events thanks to a production schedule that has them writing scripts as near as six days out from the air date.

This became somewhat common knowledge after the fun and insightful documentary Six Days to Air, which follows a typical week for the South Park creators leading up to an episode.

The highwire act finally hit a snag when South Park Studios in Santa Monica lost power and several crucial hours of productivity on Tuesday night, which was probably crucial animating and editing time for Wednesday’s show.

All is not lost. The episode will air on October 23, and the Scott Tenorman episode aired last night, which might be one of the best episodes in the history of television. So, all good. We can wait.

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‘Futurama’ Gets Cancelled Again http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/futurama-gets-cancelled-again/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/futurama-gets-cancelled-again/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:07:02 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254504 It will continue to live on in meme form, no doubt.

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After some time on Fox, time spent in Adult Swim rerun purgatory, some DVD movies, and then a whole slew more new episodes on Comedy Central (52, precisely), it looks like the plug will be pulled on Futurama after the end of this season, number seven.

While its reincarnation hasn’t made many waves outside the scope of the original fanbase, that rabid fanbase was good enough for a huge second time around for the show, which managed to keep much of its production and voice cast intact despite the obvious lag between iterations.

It’s all over now. At least, until someone else sees Futurama as an opportunity to capture a market segment that’s eluded them until now. NBC, that’s your cue to do something reckless and crazy.

GO!

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‘Workaholics’ Mashed With ‘Saved By The Bell’ Intro Because Why? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/workaholics-mashed-with-saved-by-the-bell-intro-because-why/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/workaholics-mashed-with-saved-by-the-bell-intro-because-why/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:23:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253875 I don't think we'll ever get an answer.

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I’m not sure why it exists but I’m glad it exists. If only to illustrate that in less capable hands Workaholics would be flat TGIF-style drivel.

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Stephen Colbert Actually Leading South Carolina Senate Poll http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/stephen-colbert-actually-leading-south-carolina-senate-poll/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/stephen-colbert-actually-leading-south-carolina-senate-poll/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:26:01 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252365 And that's the truth(iness).

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I can’t imagine a politician with a more rabid following than Mr. Colbert, but it’s still a bit early to think of what this means for us as a country. Stephen Colbert, the late-night pundit who seemingly hasn’t broken character in ten years or so, is leading an initial poll in which South Carolinians were asked who they would want filling the soon-to-be vacant seat of Jim DeMint.

20% of the constituency would like to see him take the position, with the next-closest “candidate,” Tim Scott, coming in at 15%. Probably because Tim Scott doesn’t have his own TV show. What a joke.

The Governor will appoint the seat, which is probably due to some weird little clause that I knew back in AP Government, but have since forgotten, so it’s not JUST a popularity contest. Something tells me that Colbert won’t end up with the gig, but his involvement sure will make it interesting.

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Nick Swanson To Strip For Charity http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nick-swanson-to-strip-for-charity/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nick-swanson-to-strip-for-charity/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:03:23 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251542 You're gay if you DON'T want to see this. That's just what I feel.

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In case Katy Perry, Al Pacino, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer, Bill O’Reilly, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Sudeikis (who’s banging Olivia Wilde, which puts him in a whole other realm of respect), Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, and Julianne Moore weren’t reason enough to turn in to Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, there’s one more name that puts the sum of all those others to shame. Yup.

Ron Fuckin’ Swanson. Nick Offerman. He’ll be raising money for autism (against autism, actually) and for every $1,000 he receives, he’ll get a little more naked. What’s not to like? Charity, Nick Offerman, burly, mustachioed nudity. This program is shaping up to have it all.

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Take It Sleazy With These 50 ‘Workaholics’ GIFs http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/take-it-sleazy-with-these-workaholics-gifs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/take-it-sleazy-with-these-workaholics-gifs/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 17:38:15 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=248912 You can smell the obesity.

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Things are about to get weird. Workaholics returns to Comedy Central for a third season Tuesday, May 29 at 10:30 p.m., following the summer premiere of Tosh.0.

In honor of this debaucherous event, we’ve put together the craziest GIFs we could find that showcase Blake, Adam, and The Ders partying hard and hardly working. Apologies for GIF #50.

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‘Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale Of New York’ Puts Images You Don’t Want In Your Head http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/between-two-ferns-a-fairy-tale-of-new-york-puts-images-you-dont-want-in-your-head/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/between-two-ferns-a-fairy-tale-of-new-york-puts-images-you-dont-want-in-your-head/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 22:26:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248464 Zach Galifinakis asks the tough questions.

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The Comedy Central special Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale of New York airs this Sunday at 8:30pm. Host Zach Galifianakis welcomes guests Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Jon Stewart, and Virgin mogul Richard Branson. In this clip, Galifianakis asks Branson the hard questions.

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Stephen Colbert Could Be Our Future Leader http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/stephen-colbert-could-be-our-future-leader/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/stephen-colbert-could-be-our-future-leader/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:00:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242410 If Chris Rock can be president, so can he.

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Hope. Change. Truthiness.

He’s been hinting at it for a few days on The Colbert Report but now Stephen Colbert is closer to entering the race to become the not-Mitt Romney everyone should vote for in the Republican primary. The decision came after a recent poll placed him ahead of Jon Huntsman in his home state of South Carolina. To date, Republicans have not won the presidency without first winning South Carolina.

After going home and discussing it with his money, Colbert came back to his show last night to take his first steps toward the White House. Campaigners are not allowed to run political action committees, so he had good buddy Jon Stewart drop by to legally sign as sole owner of Colbert’s super pac. Under Stewart’s control, it will be renamed the Definitely Not Coordinated with Stephen Colbert Super Pac.

Of course, if he does enter the race (again), they’ll probably pull him from the ballot (again). But how great would it be to have Colbert in the White House? He’d give his staff the best nicknames and bears would be nuked to extinction.


(CNN)

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Every Musical “Guest” Who Ever Appeared On ‘South Park’ (Gallery) http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/every-musical-guest-who-ever-appeared-on-south-park/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/every-musical-guest-who-ever-appeared-on-south-park/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:00:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=242127 Gay fish, yo.

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Over the years, South Park has had enough musical guest stars to make Coachella queef. And those musicians the show either couldn’t get or had no interest in paying were simply imitated… usually poorly. The results, though, were always hilarious and always memorable.

So take a look at the musical guests of South Park, and let us know who you think got sh*t on the worst. And if we left anyone out, tell us in the comment section.

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There’s A ‘South Park’ RPG http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/theres-a-south-park-rpg/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/theres-a-south-park-rpg/#comments Sun, 08 Jan 2012 20:02:15 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241786 Yes, "Jew" is one of the classes in the game.

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Comedy Central’s hit show South Park has inspired all kinds of merchandise, from T-shirts to actual Cheesy Poofs to South Park Airlines, which provides direct flights from Atlanta to Denver on planes painted to look like various South Park characters and flight attendants dressed as Chef. Now, there’s going to be an RPG (or “role-playing game”) based on the show which is sure to either be mocked or completely ignored on South Park.

Players are categorized by five unique classes: “Fighter, mage, thief, cleric and Jew.” Yes, “Jew” is one of the classes in the game. And as you can see from the picture, it looks like the people at Obsidian Entertainment have nailed the visual style of the show in addition to the sense of humor. So, if you’re into RPGs, and you like South Park, start stocking up on bandwidth and Doritos now. (Rock Paper Shotgun)

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Actor And Comedian Patrice O’Neal Died Last Night At 41 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/actor-and-comedian-patrice-oneal-died-last-night-at-41/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/actor-and-comedian-patrice-oneal-died-last-night-at-41/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:09:58 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=238075 The regular 'Opie and Anthony' guest was 41.

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You might not recognize the name, but the face has been present for several celebrity roasts and cameos over the past 3-4 years, and if you listened to Opie and Anthony, then the voice is probably pretty familiar too. He was 41 years old when he died.

In October, O’Neal suffered a large stroke that left him unable to speak, and he never fully recovered. Despite having been a working comic for almost 20 years, it seems as though O’Neal’s star was just beginnign to rise, as he scored his first TV comedy special last February for Comedy Central.

Fellow comedian Doug Benson, upon hearing the news proclaimed, “A sad day for comedians and comedy in general.” For those unfamiliar with O’Neal’s work, here’s a clip from the aforementioned stand-up special on Comedy Central.

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Sarah Silverman To Take Her “Cute Girl Says Doodie” Act To NBC For A Pilot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sarah-silverman-to-take-her-cute-girl-says-doodie-act-to-nbc-for-a-pilot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sarah-silverman-to-take-her-cute-girl-says-doodie-act-to-nbc-for-a-pilot/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:04:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237782 This could be the commercially accessible "edginess" NBC needs to turn things around. Just kidding.

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Sarah Silverman and her brand of baby-talk profanity have been recruited by NBC to star in a pilot for next fall. Should the show get picked up, it would most likely be added to a lineup that would include shows from Whitney Cummings and Chelsea Handler.

Readers, say hello to “Sort-Of Attractive and Not-Really-That-Funny Wednesdays.” This fall, on NBC! * xylophone chimes*

One saving grace for the show is that it’s a pet project of Ron Howard, who gave us Arrested Development and, therefore, is a more important American than Abraham Lincoln. The (sort of) logline is (from Deadline):

“Loosely based on Silverman’s life, the untitled single-camera comedy stars the comedian as a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship. Silverman wrote the script with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, who were writer-producers on her self-titled Comedy Central series.”

Well, I wasn’t the hugest fan of her CC show, but I fear that when here profane charm is ground down by the network so as not to offend anyone, the results will be less than stellar.

Still, it’s gotta be better than Mike and Mindy or whatever the hell that other show is called.

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Comedy Central’s President Saw His Shadow, We Get Three More Years Of ‘South Park’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/comedy-central-president-saw-his-shadow-we-get-three-more-years-of-south-park/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/comedy-central-president-saw-his-shadow-we-get-three-more-years-of-south-park/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:00:41 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=236792 I heard in two years they were thinking about doing an Elian Gonzalez episode. Is nothing sacred with these guys?

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Good news in the sleepy mountain town of South ParkComedy Central announced today that it will be picking up the Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s sick creation for another three seasons, which locks it down through its 20th season in 2016. Even if we’re all going to be dead by then, it’s nice to know that the groundbreaking show will live on, making fun of hybrid vehicles and natural disasters long after we’re gone.

This should quash rumors (often propagated by Stone and Parker themselves) that they were getting sick of the series and their attention was turning to other projects, like their The Book of Mormon musical and maybe some sort of strange continuation of That’s My Bush! I wonder what changed their mind. Maybe it was the dumptrucks of money that Comedy Central drove up to their houses. Or the siren call of art.

But probably the cash.

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The 9 Harshest Jokes From Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Of Charlie Sheen’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-9-harshest-jokes-from-comedy-centrals-roast-of-charlie-sheen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-9-harshest-jokes-from-comedy-centrals-roast-of-charlie-sheen/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:57:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229226 It's a good thing he can't feel any pain.

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Amy Schumer sparked controversy with her Ryan Dunn joke on last night’s airing of  The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. She addressed Dunn’s fellow stuntman and friend Steve O saying, “When Ryan Dunn died Steve-O probably was thinking it could’ve been him, with the rest of the world wondering why it wasn’t.”

Really? That started controversy? It wasn’t directed at Dunn and it wasn’t particularly that harsh. In fact, I made a similiar joke when I wrote Dunn’s obituary. Also, it’s a roast. That’s the point. It’s supposed to be gloves-off pot shots. If we were interested in watching famous people fart out watered-down yuck-yucks, we’d have watched Two and a Half Men instead.

Point being, the joke wasn’t over the line. It was more observational than it was malicious as it was the common reaction to the news of Dunn’s passing. Here are nine jokes that were much more harsh from The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.

  • “You’re just like Bruce Willis — you were big in the 80s and now your old slot is being filled by Ashton Kutcher.” — Amy Schumer
  • “The only reason you got on TV in the first place is because God hates Michael J. Fox.” — Anthony Jeselnik
  • “Brooke Mueller is not very bright unless Charlie throws a lamp at her. … Mike Tyson, your opponents spent more time bleeding in the corner than Charlie’s ex wives.” — Jeffrey Ross
  • “Charlie, you claim to have ‘tiger blood,’ but after all the porn stars you’ve [had sex with], it’s probably Tiger Woods’ blood.” — Seth MacFarlane
  • “If you’re winning, this must not be a child custody hearing. The only time your kids get to see you is in reruns — don’t you want to live to see their first 12 steps?” — Jeffrey Ross
  • “Charlie still hasn’t hit rock bottom. He’s looking forward to it though, because he thinks there’s a rock there.” — Steve O
  • “Charlie Sheen is still alive! Charlie, you were amazing in Platoon. Your marriage to Denise [Richards] was kind of like her Vietnam because she was constantly afraid of being killed by Charlie … There’s no denying how famous you are. It was international news when you ruined the lives of those two girls living with you—you know, your daughters.” – Amy Schumer
  • “Mike Tyson, your opponents spent less time bleeding in the corner than Charlie’s ex-wives.” — Jeffrey Ross
  • “Charlie Sheen called his boss on Two and a Half Men a ‘Jew ki**’ and expected to go back to work. That’s crazy. If you could do that and keep your job, then everybody would do it.” — Anthony Jeselnik

 

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Daniel Tosh Getting Animated For ‘Brickleberry’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/daniel-tosh-getting-animated-for-brickleberry/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/daniel-tosh-getting-animated-for-brickleberry/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:39:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224519 Comedy Central loves paying this guy.

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Daniel Tosh‘s banker is about to get paper cuts. Comedy Central will rain cash on the comedian for Brickleberry, an animated series in which he’ll provide a voice in addition to serving as executive producer. Tosh will be working with series creators Waco O’Guin and Roger Black on the 10-episode order that is set to premiere in 2012.

The story follows the adventures of a group of dysfunctional national park forest rangers. No word on which character Tosh will play, but I can see him as a dysfunctional park ranger or a mischief-making talking bear. Either way, he’ll be stealing food from campsites. (Variety)

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Comic-Con 2011: South Park Town Square http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/comic-con-2011-south-park-town-square/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/comic-con-2011-south-park-town-square/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:32:46 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=221346 Hi-de-ho from San Diego!

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Jame and I attende South Park Town Square this afternoon, and took a bunch of pics of our trip. To celebrate the year of the fan for the long-running show, Comedy Central put together a replica of the tiny town of South Park, CO. As you can see, most of the familiar inhabitants were meandering about. I replaced Kyle in the picture with the kids on the couch, as I didn’t feel it needed two Jews in it. Then Jame mocked me by placing Kyle on his lap. A parade with a Chinese dragon Cartman kicked off the events befor the town was flooded with Comic-Con attendees.

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‘South Park’ Isn’t Going Anywhere http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/south-park-isnt-going-anywhere/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/south-park-isnt-going-anywhere/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:58:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221075 Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed on for two more seasons.

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Many took the depressing end of South Park’s most recent episode “You’re Getting Old” to mean that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were done with the series and would find a new way to piss off Muslim extremists and Sean Penn. However, that’s not the case. The creators have just signed on to remain with the series through 2013.

However, there’s no word whether “You’re Getting Old” will set a new tone for the series going forward. It can be interpreted that Parker and Stone have grown wary of cynicism and will move the show in a less snarky direction. Or it could be that the episode was a one-off designed to spark debate. Either way, I’m sure that Adam Sandler movies will still look like shit.

South Park will return on October 5th with all new episodes. (Entertainment Weekly)

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Next Comedy Central Roast: Duh, Charlie Sheen http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/next-comedy-central-roast-duh-charlie-sheen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/next-comedy-central-roast-duh-charlie-sheen/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2011 18:17:10 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218856 Charlie Sheen is going to look ridiculous on national television.

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Lisa Lampenelli should be advised to save the date of September 10th to insult the shit out of Charlie Sheen. Comedy Central has announced that Sheen will be made the subject of fun for their next celebrity roast.

Comedy Central has secured one of Hollywood’s most notorious bad boys. The network announced today that Charlie Sheen will be the next Roastee. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen” (#SheenRoast) will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 10. The Roast will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” said Sheen. “It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

I really hope that there are no hard feelings between Comedy Central and Norm MacDonald and he’s invited to roast. The man really knows his way around a dead hooker joke.

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Comedy Central Greenlights ‘The Nick Show Kroll’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comedy-central-greenlights-the-nick-show-kroll/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comedy-central-greenlights-the-nick-show-kroll/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:05:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218363 Comedy nerds everywhere are fist-pumping ironically at the news.

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Watch out, cast of Jersey Shore. People are soon going to be laughing at you. Comedy Central has awarded Nick Kroll his own sketch series. Titled The Nick Show Kroll, the series will feature Kroll’s popular characters like the craft services coordinator to the stars, Fabrice Fabrice, and the fist-pumping, mother-respecting Bobby Bottleservice. Newer characters will be featured as well, such as the spoiled Hollywood royalty portrayed by he and Jon Daly in Rich Dicks.

Based off Kroll’s track record and talent, this is a good sign for comedy. The man made ABC’s Cavemen watchable. CAVEMEN! (CC Insider)

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Funnyman Ving Rhames Starring In Comedy Central’s ‘Black Jack’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/funnyman-ving-rhames-starring-in-comedy-centrals-black-jack/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/funnyman-ving-rhames-starring-in-comedy-centrals-black-jack/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 15:14:11 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209179 He's going to go medieval on your funny bone.

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Ving Rhames is slowly becoming the new Billy Dee Williams. He’s just booked the Comedy Central pilot, “Black Jack.” Directed by Your Highness and Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green, the show stars Rhames as Black Jack, the ass-kickingest special ops agent ever who is forced into retirement and must adjust to normal life.

So, kind of like “Burn Notice” without Johnny Sunglasses smirking at the camera every four minutes. At least, I think that’s what “Burn Notice” is about. I know that stuff gets blown up a lot, so yeah, I’ll generalize. (Deadline)

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You Get At Least 26 More Episodes Of ‘Futurama’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comedy-central-renews-futurama-keeps-carlos-mencia-at-bay-for-immediate-future/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comedy-central-renews-futurama-keeps-carlos-mencia-at-bay-for-immediate-future/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:10:53 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203467 Five out of five Dr. Zoidbergs agree.

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Bad news, no one! “Futurama” has been picked up for another “season.” I put season in quotes because Comedy Central’s idea of seasons don’t really correspond to anyone else’s. Or logic for that matter. The 26-episode re-up is actually two seasons, but CC must get off on being withholding, as they’re only giving Groening and crew license to say one season. Bastards.

Since its return two years ago, “Futurama” has put up some solid numbers, and its rabid following has also grown thanks to social media campaigns. While the “Futurama” movies had been released to mixed reviews prior to its TV return, the show seems to have been able to recreate it magic of old via the episodic format.

Citing a desire to create “cross-platform synergies” throughout its programming schedule, the renewal is predicated on the addition of a character named “Daniel Tosh” who, in successive 30-second bumpers before and after commercial breaks, will sit the cartoon down and quickly rehash some of the week’s best viral videos.

Nothing in that last paragraph is at all true, but it seemed unsettlingly believable, didn’t it? Watch your backs, viewers. (Deadline)

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