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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 4/19/14

Now that we have processed that Stephen Colbert replaced David Letterman next year, the focus of the comedy world can shift to other big moves that we’re made this week. Fox ADHD is being taken off the (broadcast) air, Don Rickles is getting a deserving tribute, Maya Rudolph’s variety show special is finally going to make it to NBC, and there are a lot more more hot topics at the “comedy water cooler”. Below, find out the rest of what’s going on in The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now:

-Tim Minchin directing his first animated feature Larrakins for Dreamworks Animation.

-TV Land picks up Darren Star’s Younger to series.

-The very first Vulture Festival is set to feature a comedy night with Billy Eichner, Mike Birbiglia, Chelsea Peretti, Jessica Williams, and more.

-Yahoo in talks for a series order of 34 and Pregnant from Lesley Arfin.

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-Grand Budapest Hotel surpasses $100 million in ticket sales at the box office.

-Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in talks to team up again in Border Guards.

-The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced their comedy line-up for 2014.

-Pivot orders comedy freestyle rap series, comedy docu-series Human Resources, and renews comedy-docu series Please Like Me.

-The Maya Rudolph Show gets an air date on NBC.

-Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is in the works.

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-Spike TV to pay tribute to Don Rickles with entire TV special.

-NBC passes on David Koechner variety sketch show pilot.

-IDW Entertainment and George Lopez’s Travieso partner to develop animated TV series based on Wormwood comic.

-Fox Animation Domination High Def (ADHD) taken off the air, to continue online.

-Spike TV renews Adam Carolla’s Catch a Contractor for a second season.

-Sony buys Lauryn Kahn spec script I’m In Love With The DJ to be produced by Gary Sanchez Productions.

-Max Greenfield to star in Michael Showalter’s Hello, My Name Is Doris.

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

Which story has your funny bone most tickled this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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