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


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)

Michelle Buteau envisions a new style of late night in podcast form

Hosting a late night show used to be a unique experience. There were only so many that a comedian could take the reins of. Oddly enough, now every person on television has their own - making it hard to stand out among the crowd. For newcomers, it's important to differentiate themselves from the fodder. David Letterman used his rebellious nature to go to the top. Samantha Bee and Robin Thede are the only women (right now) and they're killing it. Guy Branum mixes in a game show to create chaos for his series. Now Michelle Buteau is set to make her late night podcast form.

Late Night Whenever from WNYC Studios (2 Dope Queens, Sooo Many White Guys, This Podcast Has Fleas) is one part Queens; one part Night Train; one part live show; and one part regular late night program. Except, you know, in podcast form. Host Buteau and her musical sidekick Rob Lewis will take the stage with all the machinations of a late night program like celebrity guests while also leading with their own brand of comedy. Best of all: you can see one of the shows live before they hit your podcast host of choice!

WNYC Studios invites listeners to buy tickets to any of the shows that will be recorded live starting on Tuesday, March 13 and go weekly until May 1. Each episode will be taped at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. 

Buteau commented on her excitement of the show citing that she's happier for this than for her own wedding: "Between my years of stand-up, hosting, and acting I simply cannot wait to use the tips, tricks, and tools I've learned along the way to host my very own show! The hustle is real, y’all—and we know there could and should be more women hosting late night, which is why I simply heart WNYC Studios for giving me and my freckled face the opportunity to deliver my version of a late night show straight to your cute little earbuds. It's the same kind of joy like when you try on your clothes in the morning and they actually fit."

Check out the trailer of sorts below. The first episode of Late Night Whenever drops on podcast services on April 3.