Like Paul Scheer? Like Rob Huebel? Like Uber? Well then, you’re in luck. All three of those things are getting into business together (well, not really Uber). Deadline is reporting that the two comedians are taking their love of Uber and turning it into a ten episode series called Drive Share. The half hour series comes from Insurrection Media and should begin production next month. Drive Share follows the “Uberification” of ride sharing as drivers take interesting people around town. Scheer and Huebel have previously dipped their toe into automotive comedy so this show should be a hit.The guys from Burning Love, Jonathan Stern and Keith Quinn, are on board as executive producers. Drive Share will appear on something called Seriously.TV later this year.
Tig Notaro's career is continuing on its J-shaped rise as HBO announced today that the comedienne will star in her own special.
“Tig Notaro is a ‘comedian’s comedian,’ whose uniquely fearless and always funny voice has won acclaim from critics and fans alike,” said Mike Lombardo, head of HBO Programming. “I’m so happy that we will be able to introduce this remarkable performer to a larger audience.”
If you didn't think she was already a comedy strongwoman, check out the rest of Notaro's credits which include films like In A World and Walk of Shame and TV shows like Amazon's Transparent as well as IFC's Garfunkel and Oates, Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! Somebody tell her that she needs to slow down. Save some TV for the other comedians, why don't you!
The channel formally known as the independent film channel and now currently known as the incredibly funny channel [sic] has launched an online comedy hub.
Dubbed IFC Comedy Crib, the site will be an online comedy hub for short form comedy from Crib co-creators Above Average and UCB. Four brand new web series have already debuted and more are set to come.
Comedy Crib is an interesting project to get behind. For one, it will bring new comedic talent to the forefront. It looks like it will also be a place for experimentation among its collaborators. Check out the series that the IFCCC has to offer below.
ClickBait Overload: Produced by UCB, ClickBait Overload offers viewers an inside glimpse of comedy’s creative process by gathering UCB comedians and challenging them to take two random topics, marry them together and then create, write and film a killer sketch video. Two catches: they have to incorporate unexpected props and they only have eight hours to pull it off.
Laurie: Starring Natasha Vaynblat and also produced by UCB, Laurie is a workplace comedy about a wildly imaginative assistant who goes to elaborate lengths to avoid doing anything productive in the office.
John and Geoff are Married: Created by comedians John Murray and Geoff Garlock, starring as two friends whose social lives change now that they are happily married (not to each other) with kids. They try to interpret potential flirting, boast about sexual conquests and fight to keep their sacred friendship in tact.
Comedy Drop: An IFC web series where comedians spring impromptu stand-up routines on unsuspecting audiences (some not even human) in unexpected locations such as barbershops, parks and costume shops – giving viewers a front row seat to the awkward places comedians will go for a laugh.
Just For Laughs and YouTube's Maker Studios wants you to see every bit of stand up from your favorite comedians. Every single bit of it.
Variety reports that the two companies have teamed up to bring you never before seen (in video form at least) performances from the like of Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Chris Rock and many more.
Montreal hosts Just For Laughs as a main stage for comedians to get started. Because it is so heavily focused on showcasing newcomers, the videos are comprised of early versions of our beloved comedians. The show goes as far back as 1987.
Over 500 hours of Just For Laughs footage will be released three times a week. Their partnership with Maker is natural because of YouTube's expertise with short-form content. The channel hopes to accommodate original material drawn from current JFL-hosted festivals.
When I said Saturday Night Live was going to add another cast member, I didn't think it would be announced so soon.
The late night variety show has decided to give young Pete Davidson a chance as a featured player. Deadline reports that the 20 year old comic (yes, 20!) will be the only person hired this season. Mike O'Brien will return to the writer's room after becoming a featured player last season.
Davidson was handpicked by SNL head honcho Lorne Michaels. The final cast for SNL‘s 40th season includes Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Kyle Mooney, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Sasheer Zamata.