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  • Comedy Central Renews 'Kroll' for Third Season

    Viacom's Comedy Central has picked up sketch-comedy series "Kroll Show" for a third season, the cabler announced Thursday. Comedian Nick Kroll announced the news early this morning on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Show is exec produced and...
  • Comedy Central to Develop 'Vandaveon & Mike' as Animated Series

    Comedy Central has given a development deal to Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to expand their Critiquer's Corner "Vandaveon & Mike" characters into an animated series. The series will follow the 12-year-old hall monitors as they navigate their way...
  • Go Away With ... Nora Kirkpatrick

    Go Away With ... Nora Kirkpatrick
    Born and raised in Iowa, Nora Kirkpatrick is enjoying quite the career. Besides her role as Rainn Wilson's girlfriend, Esther, on "The Office," she performs comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and is part of the folk group Edward Sharpe and the...
  • TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'

    TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'
    "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz, Saturdays). Stephen Poliakoff ("The Lost Prince") wrote and directed this early-1930s period piece set at the intersection of jazz and aristocracy. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, a black British jazz genius whose career...
  • 'Birthday Boys' are a sketchy bunch, in a good way

    'Birthday Boys' are a sketchy bunch, in a good way
    Into every generation a sketch comedy (sometimes two or three or more) is born. Indeed, we can write the cultural history of our times in their names, from Sid Caesar's "Show of Shows" to the variety shows of Carol Burnett and Flip Wilson, to "Saturday...
  • Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC

    Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller bring L.A. sketch group Birthday Boys to IFC
    Bob Odenkirk and David Cross gave voice to several alternative comics from the Los Angeles performing scene on their “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which ran on HBO for three years in the mid-'90s. Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary...
  • Review: Funny and female define 'Broad City'

     Review: Funny and female define 'Broad City'
    Every so often the question is raised as to whether women can be funny, usually because some old gasbag with a finger on the pulse of the past has declared that they cannot. It is hard to know what to do with such a ridiculous question given how often...
  • TV Picks: 'Sherlock,' 'Powerpuff Girls,' Comedy Central comedies

    TV Picks: 'Sherlock,' 'Powerpuff Girls,' Comedy Central comedies
    "Sherlock" (PBS, Sundays). Wreathed in the glory that is Benedict Cumberbatch's current status as an international sex symbol -- "The Thinking Woman's Crumpet," he has been called, in the land of crumpets -- comes the third season of Mark Gatiss and...
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  • Variety Honors Hollywood's New Leaders

    Bert Marcus, 31 Producer, Bert Marcus Prods. Most documentaries bored USC grad and former Clear Channel worker Marcus, so he decided to make interesting ones like "Teenage Paparazzo" (acquired by HBO at Sundance 2010), "How to Make Money Selling Drugs"...
  • 'Anchorman 2': The Chicago roots of Adam McKay

    'Anchorman 2': The Chicago roots of Adam McKay
    NEW YORK —  Adam McKay still has the improvising chops that made him a Second City standout, but now he's doing his work with microphone in hand, video monitors arrayed in front of him and fellow funny guys Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd...
  • 'House of Lies' Improv Show Offers New Year's Laughs

    Showtime's "House of Lies" is about fast-talking management consultants who have to be quick on their feet to close deals and gain clients, so it's only fitting that the Don Cheadle comedy would tease its third season with a long-form improv special....