"Billy on the Street" is on the street again

Billy Eichner has seen every side of television any one actor can. Thanks to Billy on the Street, He's one of the few people in New York able to scream at a business woman in the middle of a busy sidewalk and get out unscathed. He came from the bowels of the internet, moved to probably very low ratings on Fuse TV and then landed at truTV with slightly better views. He even garnered his first Emmy nomination this year. Sadly, his show is once again moving but this time to an unknown home. 

PageSix reported the news late last night after a source from truTV informed them of the move. Eichner confirmed the move in a tweet (see below). Separate sources say the show won't leave completely; it'll just change form. One of the sources says Eichner's growing list of acting gigs is to blame for the move, citing his inability to allot time to making full episodes of his own show. Whatever the incarnation, Billy on the Street is sure to garner some attention.

Netflix's next comedy comes from the collective minds of Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland

Netflix continues clocking in comedy shows with the latest addition starring current Netflix star Natasha Lyonne. The yet to be titled series has already been given eight episodes too. Lyonne will take on the role of Nadia, a special guest at a big party one night in New York. Deadline reports co-executive producing duties will go to the three ladies that created the show: Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland, with Headland and Lyonne writing the series. Poehler's Paper Kite Productions will help produce.

Get to know "The Opposition," Jordan Klepper's citizen journalists


With The Opposition taking up the coveted 11:30 PM slot after The Daily Show next week, Comedy Central wants you to get to know the show's correspondents. The only difference is the show doesn't rely on correspondents; they use "Citizen Journalists." Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, Kobi Libii and Niccole Thurman are the new faces you should expect to enjoy when viewing The Oppositioni, which begins airing next Monday, September 25 at 11:30 PM

Tim Baltz, a Joliet, Illinois native, cut his teeth as an actor and writer at Second City in Chicago, where he first became acquainted with Jordan Klepper and Laura Grey. Baltz has an extensive television career which includes HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Veep, AMC’s Better Call Saul, NBC’s Parks & Recreation and Superstore, ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat, IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang, and Seeso’s Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. Baltz previously worked with Comedy Central as a series regular on Drunk History. He also co-created and starred in Shrink, which went on to win “Best Comedy Pilot,” and “Critics Award” at the New York Television Festival before being ordered to series by Seeso in 2016.

Laura Grey is a writer and performer based in New York. Most recently, she served as head writer on the Comedy Central special Jordan Klepper Solves Guns. She got her start at Chicago’s famed Second City, where she wrote two original revues and was nominated for a Jefferson Award, and then moved to New York where she performed regularly at the UCB Theater. Her series Ex-Girlfiend won the TruTV development award at the New York Television Fest, and she co-created Faeries for IFC’s Comedy Crib. Her pilot, House of Delta (co-written with Megan Stein) was bought by Universal Cable Productions with UCB attached to produce. Her other original work has been featured on Above Average, Go 90, Reductress, SXSW, Slamdance, and the Tribeca Film Festival. She’s appeared in the Sony feature, Rough Night alongside Scarlett Johansson and in Amy Sedaris’ Seriously Distracted.

Aaron Jackson performs frequently with various improv teams at the UCB Theatre, including What I Did for Love, Rumpleteaser and We Will Turn You Gay. At the theater, he also co-wrote, Erik Dies, You’re Stupid and We Hate You. Jackson also co-wrote co-starred in the musical F*cking Identical Twins with frequent collaborator, Josh Sharp, at the theater. The show was subsequently optioned as a musical feature by Twentieth Century Fox with Chernin Entertainment on board to produce. Jackson and Sharp also co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in Jared & Ivanka, a Funny-Or-Die web series satirizing the relationship between Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

Josh Sharp has been performing at UCB since 2009. At the UCB, Josh premiered the long-running musical, F*cking Identical Twins, alongside frequent collaborator, Aaron Jackson. F*cking Identical Twins was optioned as a musical feature by Twentieth Century Fox with Chernin Entertainment aboard to produce. Jackson and Sharp also co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in Jared & Ivanka, a Funny-Or-Die web series. Sharp hosts UCB’s monthly experimental comedy show Cool Shit/Weird Shit and was included in Vulture’s 2015 List of “Comics You Should Know” and was named a “Comic to Watch” by Time Out New York in 2014.

On television, Kobi Libii has appeared as ‘Cantor Duvid’ on Transparent, Cybersecurity Czar ‘Oliver Shaw’ on CBS’ Madame Secretary, ‘Nick Brady’ on CBS’ Doubt and longsuffering political aide ‘Aaron Stimson’ on Amazon’s Alpha House. Other film and television credits include: Jessica Jones, Girls, Younger, Forever, Next Caller and The Amazing Spiderman 2. He has performed in many New York and regional theatre productions. Kobi studied theater at Yale University and improvisation at Second City Chicago. Libii is represented by Ken Treusch at Bleecker Street and Danielle Quinoa at Stewart Talent.

An alumni of The Second City Chicago, Niccole Thurman has been seen on shows including Superstore, Great News, Loosely Exactly Nicole, and was a co-host for Local USA on PBS for two seasons.

Stream the pilot to "The Mayor" early

New comedy shows are right around the corner but ABC wants you to get hooked right now. Streaming a pilot ahead of the actual premiere isn't anything new. HBO and Showtime do it all the time now. Even Disney, Cartoon Network and others show one episode months in advance. 

Fans of Daveed Diggs should take notice of the new series The Mayor. While it starts airing regularly on October 3rd, the series' first episode is available right now as Splitsider (via EW) point out.

The Mayor stars Brandon Michael Hall and Lea Michelle as the former promotes a mixtape only for it to turn into a mayoral campaign and the latter takes up the mantle as his reluctant number 2. Yvette Nicole Brown is also part of the cast as Hall's mother.

Stream the pilot here.

Jim Carrey's shows keep landing at Showtime

Everyone's favorite comedian from the 90's isn't as big as he used to be. Still, Jim Carrey is one of the funniest talents around. Showtime first took notice in Carrey with his show I'm Dying Up Here which is vaguely based on every comedian's experience with the storied LA based Comedy Store. They renewed that show just last week too.

Now, Carrey's latest show is headed to the same network. What's more, he's actually starring in this one. Variety reports Carrey will headline a new half hour titled Kidding. Carrey takes on the role of Jeff "a.k.a. Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when his family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope."

Ten episodes have been ordered for the first season. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry will direct the series. Writer Dave Holstein created the series, pens the pilot and will serve as showrunner. Jason Bateman joins as executive producer too