Billy Eichner gets his own Netflix comedy special

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In a world where everyone is getting a comedy special, some may wonder why other (better) comics might not have a special. One of those comics is finally getting his own thanks to today's leading comedy special incubator, Netflix. 

The Hollywood Reporter says that Billy Eichner (Difficult People) will be making his debut on the service.

Much like Eichner's "talk show" Billy On The Street the special will stand out from the crowd. The special will cater to a more variety set as opposed to the standard joke/punchline style: “a unique blend of comedy and music that will cover politics, pop culture and may also include some brand-new editions of his signature, Emmy-nominated Billy on the Street segments.”

 

 

Tiffany Haddish gets her own animated Netflix program

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Netflix is no stranger to animated shows, let alone animated adult shows. F is For FamilyBig Mouth, and Bojack Horseman are the only ones to be loved by both critics and the audience. This time, Netflix is going to explore an animated female's perspective for once.

The Wrap reports that Girls Trip star and The Carmichael Show alum Tiffany Haddish will take the lead role in Tuca and Bertie. The story follows two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan (Haddish), and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird.

Netflix has ordered a ten episode first seaon of Tuca and Bertie. The show comes from Bojack production designer Lisa Hanawalt as well as creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg in the executive producer role. Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright will also produce.

Michelle Wolf will also get a late night Netflix show

Netflix will not stop its path to become a one destination for everything. It's got HBO-style comedies and dramas; first run movies; kid's originals; and now late night. Following the abysmal run of two Chelsea Handler projects, they bought into a new show from Joel McHale that sounds like The Soup except without a green screen. 

Now Michelle Wolf will get her own late night project. 

Said Vice President of Content for Netflix Bela Bajaria on the news: “We’re thrilled to be working with Michelle, a gifted writer and performer with a singular voice."

Variety reports that Wolf's (The Daily ShowNice Lady) new show is a half hour and will look at broader events from around the world as opposed to other late night series. Wolf is set to executive produce via her Cats in Pants studio. Daniel Bodansky, Dan Powell and Christine Nangle will executive produce while the latter two will serve as co-showrunners.

The lineup for the 2018 Moontower Festival includes Tiffany Haddish, Mike Birbiglia and more

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Austin, Texas is known for its food and festivals. This being a comedy site, we're here to talk about the latter half. The Moontower Festival announced its 2018 lineup today and, of course, there are big names aplenty. Tig Notaro, Tiffany Haddish, Weird Al Yankovic, Nikki Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Janeane Garofalo, Colin Quinn, Jo Koy and David Cross are among the headliners. Andy Kindler, Janelle James, Laurie Kilmartin, Julio Torres, Emily Heller, Judah Friedlander, Yamaneika Saunders, the Sklar Bros, and others make up the rest of the non-headlining acts. The entire lineup and schedule can be seen below.

The Moontower Festival is currently selling badges starting at $99. The entire event goes from April 18 to the 21st of April at the Paramount Theater in Austin. 

Paramount Theatre
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Jo Koy
Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.: Tig Notaro
Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m.: Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.: Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Friday, April 20 at 9:30 p.m.: An Evening for The Comedy Resistance Starring David Cross and Special Guests
Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Tiffany Haddish
Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 p.m.: “Weird Al” Yankovic

Stateside at the Paramount
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Shmanners, a podcast hosted by Travis & Teresa McElroy
Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.: Preacher Lawson
Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m.: Janeane Garofalo
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.: Ali Siddiq
Friday, April 20 at 9:30 p.m.: Nikki Glaser
Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Ryan Hamilton
Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 p.m.: Colin Quinn

Tiffany Haddish lands a first look deal with HBO

Tiffany Haddish had an exemplary 2017. From a successful season (and, sadly, final) of The Carmichael Show to the year's biggest comedy in Girls Trip, a standup special, a New York Times bestselling book and more, there's nothing that can stop this hardworking comedian from making it to the top.

Her push to EGOTing continues well into this year with award recognition and now a first look deal with the biggest cable network. Variety reports Haddish landed a two year deal with HBO.

Here's a list of what she's going to accomplish in 2018 and 2019:

  • The Last OG on TBS with Tracy Morgan
  • Night School with Kevin Hart
  • The Oath with Ike Barinholtz
  • The Kitchen from New Line
  • The Temp from Universal (which she will executive produce)
  • Limited Partners from Paramount (another project she'll EP)