The Emmys come only but once a year. And this year's looks to be more diverse than ever, comedy wise that is. The usual suspects like Veep are there but then newcomers like Samantha Bee and Pamela Aldon join the fun. The Emmys air on Sunday, September 17th at 8 PM. Stephen Colbert will host so we know who's not winning his award...(jk I don't know).
Seeking to keep in good graces with Tina Fey, Netflix has renewed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for season four Variety reports. The third season just premiered on the streaming service. Kimmy is on her way to college as both new and familiar faces join the series. Unbreakable stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane. Seasons one and two nabbed 11 Emmy Award nominations. One of the most talked about scenes for season three involved Titus' Lemonade song "Hold Up" parody.
As Netflix takes the comedy special crown from both Comedy Central and HBO, the streaming platform sets the date for its next five stand up events. Big Red is staying true to its word that it will in fact release a new special every week this year. Joining already announced Tracy Morgan and Sarah Silverman specials is Maria Bamford, Norm MacDonald and Hasan Minhaj sets.
On May 2nd, Bamford's Old Baby premieres; May 9th has MacDonald's Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Turkey; Morgan's Staying Alive bows on May 16th; Minhaj's very popular Homecoming King plays on May 23; and A Speck of Dust from Silverman flutters on May 30th.
Netflix also announced premiere dates for their new comedy shows. Master of None season 2 debuts on May 12th. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 begins on May 19th. Season 2 of F Is For Family debuts on May 30th.
The Writer's Guild Awards were last this past weekend and you might've missed them because guild stuff doesn't matter to you. Looks like you have a life. Good for you. Anyways, homeruns like Bob's Burgers, Veep, and Silicon Valley defeated their contemporaries and took home the gold. The entirety of the awards' winners can be found on WGA's website. Check out the comedy winners below:
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
“Gayle Makin’ Bob Sled” (Bob’s Burgers), written by Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux
“Halloween of Horror” (The Simpsons), written by Carolyn Omine
“Hank After Dark” (BoJack Horseman), written by Kelly Galuska
“Housetrap” (Bob’s Burgers), written by Dan Fybel
“Sky Police” (The Simpsons), written by Matt Selman
“Walking Big & Tall” (The Simpsons), written by Michael Price
“Alive in Tucson” (The Last Man On Earth), written by Will Forte
“Connection Lost” (Modern Family), written by Megan Ganz and Steven Levitan
“Joint Session” (Veep), teleplay by Simon Blackwell and Georgia Pritchett, story by Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and Georgia Pritchett
“Racegate” (Maron), written by Dave Anthony
“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun” (black–ish), written by Peter Saji
“Sand Hill Shuffle” (Silicon Valley), written by Clay Tarver
COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) — SERIES
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
COMEDY / VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live
COMEDY / VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS
The 69th Annual Tony Awards
2014 Kennedy Center Honors
Amy Schumer: Live at The Apollo
Jimmy Kimmel Live: 10th Annual After The Oscars Special
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
The Writer's Guild of America has released their nominations for the 2016 WGA Awards. Comedy had a banner year and, if these nominees are any indication, it'll be hard to choose a winner. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep, Broad City, Transparent and Silicon Valley are all nominated for best comedy series. The WGA Awards go down on February 13 in New York and Los Angeles. The whole list compiled by Splitsider is available below: