The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 11/21/13
by Jake Kroeger on November 21, 2013
Yes, you’ve probably been falling into the Internet news hole on just the names of Rob Ford and George Zimmerman alone in the last week. That’s why important that you follow all of what has been happening with the comedy world while you’ve been distracted, and there has been oh so much that’s happened. To start off, our very own Chris Hardwick and @midnight got virtually picked up for a whole year for 2014 and that’s just the beginning. So, what are you still doing reading this part?
(You should know by now, several times over, that) @midnight with Chris Hardwick got picked up for 40 weeks next year at Comedy Central.
Season 2 of Legit on FXx will have Carrie Fisher as a Hollywood executive.
Paul Feig is developing a spin-off of The Heat.
Harry Terjnian is the winner of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award for 2013.
Bill Lawrence sells another comedy series, this time to NBC, written by Dan Lagana, co-creator of Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.
CBS has ordered a pilot for a How I Met Your Mother spin-off unsurprisingly called How I Met Your Dad.
FXx’s first original animated series Chozen, starring the voice of Bobby Moynihan, premieres Mon. Jan. 13th.
Another tell-all book on Andy Kaufman is coming soon from Bob Zmuda and Lynn Margulies next year.
Amazon Studios released its first original comedy series in Garry Trudeau’s Alpha House, starring John Goodman.
Steve Martin was awarded an honorary Oscar.
El Bernameg, Egypt’s version of The Daily Show, breaks broadcasting with private station.
Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s fantastic animated series Rick and Morty premieres December 2nd at 10:30e on Adult Swim.
Judy Greer’s memoir I Don’t Know What You Know Me From is coming out next year.
NBC orders Bad Judge comedy pilot starring Kate Walsh from Anne Heche and Gary Sanchez Productions.
Iowa is trying to have a great comedy festival via crowdfunding: The Green Gravel Comedy Festival.
Will Ferrell makes the cover of GQ’s Man of the Year issue.
William Morris Endeavor signs YouTube star producers The Fine Brothers.
Adam Sandler to star in indie comedy The Cobbler with Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman, and Method Man.
Dumb and Dumber To will be in theaters November 2014.
Ali Siddiq emerges as the winner of Comedy Central’s nationwide stand-up comedian search Up Next.
Jen Kirkman developing a series to star in at FXx produced by Chelsea Handler.
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Ron Livingston to star in indie dramedy Supreme Ruler.
Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python reuniting for a live show during summer next year in London.
Fox buys comedy from Ghost Ghirls’ Amanda Lund, Superego‘s Matt Gourley, Jack Black, and Diablo Cody.
Patton Oswalt to host the upcoming the next Spirit Awards.
Gary Sanchez Productions bought a feature film pitch from June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson.
Lake Bell to star in romantic comedy Man Up opposite Simon Pegg.
Bob Dylan’s interactive music video for Like a Rolling Stone features a faux episode of WTF with Marc Maron and comedian Ryan Singer.
Comedy Central’s renews Adam DeVine’s House Party for a 2nd season.
Jason Bateman producing ensemble family comedy for NBC.
The Kids Are All Right writer Stuart Blumberg sold a comedy pitch to New Line Cinema.
Comedy Central orders of a pilot of The Chris Gethard Show with Funny or Die and Zach Galifianakis producing.
John Goodman, Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake will close out the last episodes of SNL this year as hosts.
Stephen Fry does 9th stint as host for BAFTA Film Awards.
Romantic comedy Two Night Stand with The Spectacular Now‘s Miles Teller set for U.S. release later in 2014.
Trailers for Fox ADHD’s two latest series Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Golan the Insatiable were just released.
Jon Stewart made a NYC-Chicago pizza truce over his deep dish pizza rant last week on The Daily Show.
MTV didn’t pick up Nikki & Sara Live for a 3rd season.
And here’s last week’s Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right now, in case you missed out.