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Meltdown Comics and NerdMelt Showroom Are Closing Next Week

Another Los Angeles comedy mainstay is closing down next week. Last night it was announced that Hollywood’s Meltdown Comics, which has been in operation for 25 years, will close for good next Friday, March 30th. In addition, Meltdown’s comedy [...]

By Megh Wright

Just For Laughs Gets Some New Owners, Including Howie Mandel

Just For Laughs Group, the company behind the annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal as well as international comedy tours, festivals, and television specials, just got new owners. The company announced today that Canada native [...]

By Megh Wright

Julie Klausner Joins the Cast of NBC Pilot ‘So Close’

Rejoice, Difficult People fans, because Julie Klausner might be returning to TV soon. Deadline reports that Klausner has signed on to star alongside Sasheer Zamata and Sean Kleier in the comedy pilot So Close, which was ordered by the network [...]

By Megh Wright

Sinbad to Play Lil Rel Howery’s Dad in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Rel’

Back in January, Fox added a half-hour comedy pilot starring Lil Rel Howery called Rel, and now the project has added another star to the cast. According to Deadline, Sinbad will star alongside Howery in the Jerrod Carmichael-produced multi-cam [...]

By Megh Wright

Please Enjoy James Adomian’s SXSW Bernie Sanders Town Hall

Fresh off his Daily Beast interview that led to Alec Baldwin freaking out on Twitter and blocking anyone who dared to agree with Adomian's sentiments, comment on it, or even just tweet the link, James Adomian shared a delightful clip this week [...]

By Megh Wright

Bill Hader’s Big ‘SNL’ Reunion

Bill Hader has always struck me as more of an ensemble player, in the vein of Phil Hartman and Chris Parnell. It’s not that he can’t carry a sketch, it’s that he seems to have more fun in bigger group pieces. Almost every character Hader [...]

By Bethy Squires

NBC Orders More ‘Will & Grace’

NBC wants more episodes of its Will & Grace revival. According to Deadline, the network has ordered an 18-episode third season of the revival and eleventh season of the show overall, which will debut in fall 2019, and it's also expanded [...]

By Megh Wright