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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 11/28/13

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by on November 29, 2013

The comedy world seemed to be rushing to get everything in order in whatever way that plays out before the Thanksgiving holiday. Patton Oswalt’s next special, more great pilot orders, and even a comedy legend retrospective are all part of The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now. Yes, we’re thankful for nearly all of this as well you asking (you were asking that right?)

Comedy Central orders asylum comedy from comedians Nick Turner and Lee Rubenstein.

Season 3 of Girls premieres Jan. 12th on HBO.

Fox putting The Mindy Project on hiatus.

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HBO developing comedy from Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey.

Fox buys half hour sitcom starring South African comedian Trevor Noah from Legendary TV and Overbrook.

Amazon Studios rolls out its 2nd original comedy series Betas.

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Joan Dangerfield, widow of Rodney Dangerfield, launches retrospective website.

Bill Cosby’s Far From Finished and Sarah Silverman’s We Are Miracles premiered back to back on Comedy Central and HBO respectively this past Saturday.

Andy Kindler is taping his next comedy album at The Upright Citizens Brigade in LA in December.

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Screenplay hot list The Black List setting to expand to include TV and web scripts.

Last Call with Carson Daly to remain on air at NBC; pared down to featured interviews only.

Funny or Die transitioning their digital magazine The Occasional from being exclusively on the iPad to being completely online.

Monty Python extends run of reunion show after selling their one performance in under a minute.

TV Everywhere to make TV possible more Twitter friendly with embeddable content accessible through a single ‘See It’ button.

NBC adapting British comedy 30 and Counting.

Scientists apparently developed another stand up comedian robot.

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Doug Benson signed deal with The Alamo Drafthouse to bring Movie Interruption to their theater chain.

Patton Oswalt’s Next Special “Comedy Plus Tragedy Equals Time” Coming to Epix Jan. 17th.

Comedy Central releases list of comedians to tape in Dave Attell’s upcoming stand up show.

Dave Hill to take over slot at WFMU from Tom Scharpling at The Best Show.

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MSNBC cancels Up Late with Alec Baldwin amidst paparazzi controversy.

In A WorldNebraskaFrances Ha, and more nominated for Spirit Awards.

This Is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman and Tina Fey to hit theaters next September.

Chris Lilley getting another spin off show with one of his characters from Summer Heights High.

And here’s last week’s Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right now, in case you missed out.