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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 2/20/14

I know that you’re all caught up in the latest release of U.S. Postal Service stamp collections, and while that’s certainly important to watch out for, there’s plenty of other things happening all around us. For instance, Conan O’Brien is visiting Dallas, you can kind of make a movie with Jean Claude Van Damme and Funny or Die, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have reunited as writing partners, and more.

That’s right, those things are just the tip of The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now iceberg, and you’re going to want to get to the bottom of that “iceberg” with the rest of what’s all happening in the world of comedy conveniently listed below.

-Echo Kellum cast in NBC pilot Two to Go.

-Conan O’Brien and Team Coco coming to Dallas, TX for a week.

-Michael Imperioli to star in ABC comedy pilot St. Francis.

-Rob Huebel to guest star as “super terrible dude” on this season of Parks and Recreation.

-David James Elliot and Jon Heder to star in Fox’s comedy pilot Here’s Your Damn Family.

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-Funny or Die and Jean Claude Van Damme launch Make My Movie Challenge where you can use green screen scenes with JCVD and make your own film.

-Fox developing animated fantasy family comedy from Megamind writers Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simon.

-Ricky Gervais setting to do more tour dates as David Brent.

-The Lego Movie has now grossed over $200 million globally.

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-Rob Reiner to be honored with The Chaplin Award from Film Society at the Lincoln Center.

-Nate Torrence to star in Fox comedy series Weird Loners.

-HBO renews Getting On for second season.

-Tina Fey is starring and producing adaptation of Afganistan/Pakistan-embedded journalist’s memoir.

-Erik Charles Nielsen cast in Comedy Central pilot Crazy House.

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-Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman, together as Adam Scott Aukerman, launch U2 fan podcast U Talkin’ U2 To Me at Earwolf.

-Lena Dunham is receiving a Horizon Award for her advocacy of LGBT community.

-Henry Zebrowski cast in romantic comedy pilot A to Z and Tone Bell cast in courtroom comedy Bad Judge both at NBC.

-Elisha Cuthbert to possibly return to NBC by starring in NBC comedy pilot One Big Happy.

-Workaholics‘ Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse starring in CC:Studios web series Idiotsitter premiering next week.

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-Kevin Hart’s comedy pilot at ABC adds Amber Stevens to co-star.

-Matt Damon and Ben Affleck writing and producing comedy pilot at CBS starring Alyson Hannigan and Tom Papa.

-Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to receive Comedy Filmmakers of The Year Award at CinemaCon.

-Patton Oswalt to hand out live birds instead of statues at this year’s Spirit Awards.

-Pushing Daisies to possibly come back as a musical.

-2014 SXSW announces comedy line-up that includes a huge line-up with The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail all the way to Bill Cosby.

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

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