The last 7 days brought a whole flurry of comedy news, and I’m not talking about a bunch of people dressing up in offensive or insensitive costumes on Halloween thinking it’d be OK. Stand up specials from comedy giants and brand new shows that might give a little faith to this latest crop of TV shows, to a certain creator of a show that rhymes with “Raking Rad” guest-starring on another show that rhymes with “Immunity,” and much more.
So, I won’t even do the ‘further adieu’ part in order to save you some reading of these Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now.
Moshe Kasher is developing an autobiographical series for Showtime.
Paul F. Tompkins’ No, You Shut Up, a panel discussion show with Paul and puppets, premiered on Fusion.
State by State with The State by legendary sketch group The State re-released as e-book.
Sacha Baron Cohen gets first look deal at FX and will have old episodes of Da Ali G Show with new intros play on FXX.
Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale to star in Duplass Brothers movie Brother’s Keeper.
Brian Regan notches 26th appearance on Letterman.
Scott Rudin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen teaming up to make a movie with the guys from Workaholics.
Jason Bateman to star in and direct adaptation of Family Fang.
After 30 years, Bill Cosby will premiere a televised comedy special called Far From Finished on Comedy Central November 23rd.
Amazon Studios has set premiere dates for its first original comedy series Alpha House and Betas and will release first 3 episodes for free.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to guest star on Community.
Comedy Central’s CC:Studios pick ups six new web series from the likes of Kurt Braunohler, Jillian Bell, and more; renews three series for a second run including This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir and The Walsb Brothers’ The Great and Secret Comedy Show.
FX orders Odd Couple comedy from Randall Einhorn.
Starz getting back into comedy by developing “offbeat romantic dramedy” series with Doug Liman.
Steve Carell in Get Smart, not the ‘Tribeca’ pilot because that has yet to be shot (no pun intended).
TBS orders police procedural spoof pilot from Steve Carell.
Nahnatchka Khan, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash Comedy Fatrick gets pilot order at Fox.
Dana Gould’s latest comedy special I Know It’s Wrong has come to Showtime.
Fox developing buddy comedy from Conan O’Brien.
The Daily Show‘s John Oliver to host the International Emmys.
A petition against a single joke on Jimmy Kimmel Live got enough signatures for The White House to bother looking into the matter.
Here’s last week’s Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right now, in case you missed out.