Comedy Works alum Kevin Nealon is back for a third season of his YouTube series, Hiking with Kevin. This series follows Kevin Nealon as he takes a hike (literally) with a famous actor or comedian. Kevin’s show is a spin-off of another famous show, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Past guests have included Conan O’Brien (Conan), Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live), Jack Black (Jumanji, Shallow Hal), and many more! This season’s hikes will include Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live), Sean Hayes (Will and Grace), and Tiffany Haddish (Night School). New episodes are added to Kevin’s YouTube page weekly.
NBC is bringing a new comedy show to its Thursday night line-up this fall. This series stars some Comedy Works alumni – Moses Storm and Joel Kim Booster. The show is produced by the executives that brought you the widely popular shows, The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Sunnyside depicts the story of a former New York City councilman (Kal Penn) and a group of immigrants that need his help in pursuit of the elusive “American Dream”. Hilarity ensues and the audience is in for a fun, refreshing comedic treat! Sunnyside premieres September 26th!
There is a new face to join the late night television circuit: 31 year-old, Lilly Singh. Lilly is well-known for her YouTube channel that has almost 15 million subscribers. Not only is she an Internet sensation, she is breaking from the traditional stereotyped late-night host. Her new show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, debuted on NBC September 16th after Late Night with Seth Meyers. In addition to the show, Singh still uploads new content to her YouTube page frequently. Some of her more popular videos focus on topics such as: going back to school, having a bad make-up day, and many more. Be sure to check out her show nightly! You are in for some laughs!
Click HERE to view the official webpage for A Little Late with Lilly Singh on NBC.
Click HERE to visit Lilly’s YouTube page.
SNL veteran Leslie Jones is not returning for the upcoming 45th season this fall. Jones started out on the show in 2014 and quickly became a fan-favorite. With this exit, she is slated to host a reboot of the popular game show, Supermarket Sweep. Some popular character impersonations during Jones’ time at the show include parodies of The View (playing Whoopi Goldberg) and special appearances on the highly-popular Weekend Update. She is also in the process of a Netflix original comedy special to premiere in 2020 and the film, Coming to America 2, with Eddie Murphy.
Check out a list of her top sketches on SNL HERE!
The sketch comedy landscape has been evolving the past few years to include a more diverse selection of programs. This is apparent with newer comedic offerings of Los Espookys (HBO), Sherman’s Showcase (IFC), and A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO). More mainstream networks are paying attention too with TBS’ The Last O.G. The increase in diversity helps bring in a wider audience, with more variety to appeal to the average viewer and a fresh take on what is considered funny. Check out a list of our picks below to add something new to your routine!
The Hollywood Reporter recently polled comedy industry insiders to produce the second annual list of the 40 Most Powerful people in the comedy space for 2019. The list included both comedians and executives that have made a large contribution to the comedy scene this year. People named on this year’s list include Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?), Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show), and John Mulaney (Stand-up Comedian). The criteria for the list included the ability to generate laughs, growing TV/film viewership, and providing live comedic events to billions of fans in arenas across the country.
Check out the full list HERE!
The newest coming-of-age film, Good Boys, has topped the weekend box office charts, estimated to bring in over $20M . This hilarious comedy follows the story of three twelve year old boys as they get ready to attend their first “real” party. It was produced by comedic legend Seth Rogen and his partner, Evan Goldberg , and has received positive reviews from Rotten Tomatoes with an 80% approval rating. Despite being rated-R, the film has also been deemed the biggest original comedy opening of 2019 . It stars Wonder‘s Jacob Tremblay, Saturday Night Live‘s Will Forte, and Lil Rel Howery. Check out the official film trailer from Universal Pictures below!
“Don’t act like you’re not impressed.” – Ron Burgundy
Our favorite comedic news anchorman, Ron Burgundy, visited multiple late night television shows last week to promote the second session of the Ron Burgundy podcast. What was even more impressive, Ron visited all of the late night shows in a single evening proving that he has the makings of comedy legend! Each performance was different and involved some stand-up comedy, revisiting original quirks from the movies as well as new jokes. The Ron Burgundy podcast is available through iHeartRadio Podcast network. The first episode of this season premiered last week and featured democratic presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, along with some shenanigans spilling over from the first season. To catch all of the updates and news, follow the Twitter handle, @BurgundyPodcast and click here for the episode listings! Check it out for a bunch of hilarious laughs!