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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 6/7/14

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 6/7/14

It’s really all happening folks. The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is premiering as a TV series on Comedy Central this summer, we’ll get a chance to see Monty Python’s sold out show in the U.S., and Stephen Colbert might be doing a better job than the actual news. That’s only the frosting on this week’s cake of a comedy news rundown.

-Details about The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore released in interview with Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless.

-Cartoon Network renews The Amazing World of Gumball for two more seasons.

-Jimmy Dore set to release new book Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep on Screwing You Even After You’ve Moved On in July.


-Jason Ritter set to guest star in the next season of HBO’s Girls.

-Patton Oswalt taking the summer off from social media.

-The second season of Nathan For You is set to premiere July 1st on Comedy Central.


-ABC Family buys musical parenting comedy from Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, and Jamie Denbo.

-Monty Python Live (Mostly) will stream in U.S. theaters.

-The Disney Channel orders comedy pilot Growing Up and Down.

-The glass house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off sold for $1.06 million.

-Comedy documentary I Am Comic is getting a sequel that’s coming out soon in I Am Road Comic.

-Garfunkel and Oates, the TV series, will premere on IFC on August 7th.


-Paramount in talks to have Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell re-team in Daddy’s Home.

-Key & Peele to have an “anger translator” for Hillary Clinton in their next season.

-Daniel Radcliffe starring in his first romantic comedy, What If, opposite Zoe Kazan.

-Janeane Garofalo, Phyllis Somerville, and Ed Weeks round out cast of indie comedy 3rd Street Blackout.

-John Oliver may have crashed the FCC’s comments section on their website after net neutrality segment on Last Week Tonight.

-Sony developing animated comedy centered on Greek mythology’s Medusa.

-Netflix premiering its first original animated comedy series, Bojack Horseman, on August 22nd.

-The Goldbergs‘ producers Alex Barnow and Marc Firek sign two-year overall deals at Sony Pictures Television.

-NBC announces premiere dates for their new comedies Marry MeA to ZMysteries of Laura, and Bad Judge.

-Ike Barinholtz gets top billing in Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s upcoming film The Nest at Universal.

-Fox adds Funny or Die executive Conor Welch as VP of Comedy.

-Modern Family co-creator and co-showrunner Christopher Lloyd signs new contract with 20th Century Fox TV and is back to work at Modern Family.

-Comedy Central orders BriTANick pilot.


-Nickelodeon orders series based on animated short Loud House from Chris Savino.

-Kumail Nanjiani launches the X-Files Files podcast on Feral Audio.

-The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central on July 23rd.

-A comedy based on the conspiracy theory of a faked moon landing, Moonwalkers, with Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint, and Robert Sheehan will be co-produced and sold internationally by Kinology.

-Bryan Cranston adapting The Dangerous Book For Boys into comedy TV series.


-The Daily Show debuted their newest correspondent, Michael Che.

-Matthew Weiner shifts gears from Mad Men to Zach Galifianakis-Owen Wilson-Amy Poehler comedy Are You Here.

-Ghostbusters is getting remastered on Blu-ray as well as wide theatrical re-release for 30th Anniversary.

-Del Close Marathon 16, a non-stop improv extravaganza, has announced its schedule.

-Stephen Colbert vows to be less informative after being ranked more informative than several other news programs.

-Kellan Lutz and Malin Akerman will reprise roles on HBO’s The Comeback.

-The Best Bars in America with Sean Patton and Jay Larson will return to Esquire TV on June 25th.

-Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson briefly returned to the comics page.

-Here’s The Bigggest Happenings in Comedy from last week, in case you missed it

-What was the biggest happening in comedy for you this past week? Let us know in the comments below.