The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 11/14/13
by Jake Kroeger on November 14, 2013
This has been quite the week in comedy especially since we’re in quite the time for comedy (I’m sure a book will be written about the art form and the exciting times in comedy right now. At the very least, a traveling museum exhibit). Pilot orders, cancellations, specials being taped from moving vehicles, more Bill Cosby news, and even more. It’s big important stuff here at The Biggest Happenings in Comedy, so get to getting caught up already.
ABC buys comedy from Chris Miller and Phil Lord that Kristen Schaal will star in and write.
Fox developing comedy starring Molly Shannon that’s written by Kids in the Hall’s Bruce McCulloch.
The Onion will be ending publishing in print and completely digital.
The third installment of The Greatest Event in TV History aired on Adult Swim.
Jimmy Fallon announced on Late Night that Nate Bargatze inked a NBC development deal.
Sony reportedly starting to shoot Ghostbusters 3, still sans Bill Murray.
Bill Cosby looking to do another family sitcom and reboot Fat Albert.
Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel apparently taped their Crash Test comedy special on a glass bus.
Fox picks up another animated Seth MacFarlane project, Bordertown, to series.
ABC orders pilot reboot of UK series Bad Education, to be written by King of the Hill alums Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory.
Comedy Central has cancelled The Jeselnik Offensive.
Rob Delaney’s Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. available now.
Dana Gould’s I Know It’s Wrong now available as album.
Rob Huebel, Finesse Mitchell, Rachael Harris join indie teen assassin comedy Barely Lethal.
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s animated series Rick and Morty gets premiere date at Adult Swim.
Robin Williams starrer Angriest Man in Brooklyn gets U.S. distribution via Lionsgate.
David Cross to guest star in a Dungeons and Dragons episode of Community.
Comedy Central’s nationwide comedian search Up Next is now open to the public to vote on who their next comedian star should be.
Brody Stevens got a brand new show on the Video Podcast Network, Positive Push, and also got a premiere date for his Comedy Central series Brody Stevens: Enjoy It.
The Riot LA Comedy Festival 2014 releases their full line-up and schedule.
Key & Peele set to make movie with Judd Apatow for Universal.
Burning Love Season 2 on made its television premiere on E!
NBC orders Maya Rudolph variety show pilot as post Olympics special.
Discovery Channel premiering Funny or Die docu-sports series.
FXX cancels Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
NBC reviving Last Comic Standing.
Jack Black and Tim Robbins to star in HBO political thriller comedy pilot The Brink.
Eagleheart season 2 premieres tonight on Adult Swim.
Ground Floor, which features the amazing Rory Scovel, premieres tonight on TBS.
John Oliver leaving The Daily Show to star in HBO show that’s a lot like The Daily Show.
And here’s last week’s Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right now, in case you missed out.