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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 1/16/14

Justin Beiber egged someone’s house and then got the police involved, and Gov. Chris Christie is in trouble for closing down a bridge, but there’s only so much energy you can focus on those two mishaps. Zach Galifianakis is going to be in a Louis C.K. pilot, Natasha Leggero is doing something big over at Comedy Central, and, as always, there’s so much more.

Get on to catching up with The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now.

NBC orders comedy pilots from Rashida Jones, Casey Wilson/June Diane Raphael, Gary Sanchez Productions/David Hornsby, and Dan Mazer.

France’s highest court reinstates ban on comic Dieudonne on seven counts of anti-Semitic speech.

The White House has to officially state that it can’t and won’t cancel Jimmy Kimmel Live over its China joke.

Melissa McCarthy to host SNL on Super Bowl weekend.

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Fox gives The Lonely Island a development deal over multiple media platforms.

Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine Nine took home Golden Globes for comedy this past weekend.

The reboot of The Naked Gun is apparently going to be more of a sequel than a remake.

Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, formerly known from the National Lampoon’s Vacation series as The Griswolds, are reuniting in ABC pilot.

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Rebel Wilson joins cast of He’s F-ing Perfect.

Neal Brennan releasing his new stand-up special Women and Black Dudes next week after it premieres this weekend at Comedy Central.

Zach Galifianakis to star and co-write Louis C.K. pilot at FX/FXx.

Comedy Central orders Victorian era reality show pilot and stand up special from Natasha Leggero.

Michael Cera and John Hawkes join cast of Charlie Kaufman pilot at FX/FXX.

CBS orders Tad Quill comedy pilot Taxi 22 that James Gandolfini was involved with until he passed away.

DreamWorks Animation to curate web videos for YouTube Nation.

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Girls‘ Lena Dunham on the cover of Vogue.

Rapper/actress Eve to star in interracial comedy project at ABC.

Jack Black to produce and develop remake of Wizard’s Way at Slamdance Film Festival.

Warner Bros. TV partners with Maker Studios to make heist comedy web series.

HBO renews Real Time with Bill Maher for 13th season.

Brittany Snow to star in ABC comedy pilot An American Education.

Starz Digital Media acquires rights to Clark Gregg’s comedy Trust Me.

Morgan Murphy comedy special Irish Goodbye to come out digitally and on Netflix also next week.

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Adult Swim renews China, IL for third season.

The Friars Club, known for their legendary roasts, taps Larry King to be their new dean.

Rory Scovel shooting his first one hour comedy special next month in Charleston, SC.

Showtime picks up Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Happyish to series.

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John Hodgman and Dan Castellaneta to play rival public radio hosts on Parks and Recreation.

Fortune Feimster cast in Fox’s Matt Hubbard comedy pilot.

Magnolia/Paramount acquire rights to Joe Swanburg’s Happy Christmas at Sundance Film Festival.

Wanda Sykes to develop comedy project for NickMom.

Jimmy Kimmel Live to tape a week of episodes to SXSW in Austin, TX.

Kurt Braunohler is a topic of a question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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And here’s the previous Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now, in case you missed out.

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