The fate of Community hangs in the balance this very weekend as the cast’s contracts expire this Monday. With Hulu seeming not to be an option, Sony TV is looking elsewhere. Depending if Community survives yet again, Gillian Jacobs may reprise her role as Britta or go into a new role in a new series co-written and produced by Judd Apatow. On top of all of that, some comedy festivals announced some pretty top flight line-ups coming around this summer.
Catch up on all of this, North Korea getting angrier at a comedy, and everything else in The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now.
–Matt Walsh joins Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange in Wild Oats.
–Details revealed for Pixar’s upcoming Inside and Out.
–Monty Python launches official fan club.
–Showtime orders Crazy Ex-Girlfriend pilot starring Rachel Bloom.
–RIP comedian Steve Rossi.
–Sundance dark comedy Listen Up Philip starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss to get U.S. theatrical release.
–Zack Pearlman joins Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro in The Intern.
–Peter Serafinowicz has been doing his own World Cup commentary.
–Judd Apatow’s book of comedian interviews set for 2015 release.
–Don’t Stop or We’ll Die, a band comprised of comedians Paul Rust, Harris Wittels, and Michael Cassady, just released a new album, Gorgeous.
–Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer signs two-year overall deal with Universal TV.
–Nathan Fielder has been sneaking lewd images cleverly on to Instagram.
–SundanceTV developing buddy detective comedy set in the 1960s called Hap and Leonard based on novels by Joe Lansdale.
–As Hulu has abandoned talks, Sony TV is still set on finding a new home for Community.
–Comedy Central promotes Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development.
–Comedy Central’s digital arm CC:Studios released its first feature length film Jason Nash Is Married.
–Gravitas will release relationship comedy The Longest Week starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde in September.
–Disney XD has gone into production for live action-animated hybrid Pickle & Peanut starring Jon Heder and Johnny Pemberton.
–Jason Sudeikis in talks to play a hit man in upcoming Jared Hess heist comedy alongside Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig.
–Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes join in on The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!
–Natasha Lyonne to guest star on HBO’s Girls.
–Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are working together on 5 different comedy projects.
–Cuba Gooding Jr. developing a boxing comedy for 20th Century Fox TV with Jason Winer.
–North Korea is now calling The Interview with James Franco and Seth Rogen “an act of terrorism” and “a war action”.
–Funny or Die announced its gigantic line-up for the 2014 edition of their Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.
–Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart announce upcoming YouTube travel show, #HeyUSA.
–NBC Universal admits error in trying to censor submitted Obvious Child ad.
–Disney XD orders live action comedy pilot Savages.
–Paul Scheer has put NTSF:SD:SUV on hold in order to focus on developing new projects at Adult Swim and HBO.
–The Daily Show says goodbye to its longest tenured staff writer.
–Hulu might land a show co-written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, and Paul Rust that might star Gillian Jacobs.
–Monty Python’s “Ministry of Silly Walks” has been adapted into a mobile app game.
–Jason Bateman to star and direct in an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal.
–Terry Crews is set to host this year’s TCA Awards.
–The 2nd year of Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival announces one damn fine line-up.
–Here’s The Bigggest Happenings in Comedy from last week, in case you missed it
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