Kevin James is coming back to a multi-cam sitcom! “The King
and Queens” star is teaming up with NASCAR to bring a racing themed show to the
streaming giant, Netflix. He will play the role of an old-school crew chief in
the midst of a modernizing sport. Jeff Lowell (The Ranch & Two and a Half
Men) will be the show’s writer, showrunner, and executive produce. James will
also bring back some producers and writers from “King of Queens”. This will be one
of Netflix’s rare dabbles in multi-camera comedies, with most of their previous
shows either cancelled or coming to an end.
Kevin James and NASCAR plan on having the show ready for streaming in mid-2020.
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!
Gary Gulman has been a mentor and idol to many successful comics in the industry today. From #GulManTips on twitter to his openness and honesty on stage, Gary Gulman’s newest special is sure to be the best one yet. It has been 3 years since his last hour came out and a lot has happened over those years. After this special Gary will not only be an inspiration to comedians trying to make it in comedy but to the general public on how to deal with life and laugh in the face of depresh! Check out Gary’s newest special, The Great Depresh, October 5th on HBO.
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.
Anthony Jeselnik had a show years ago on Comedy Central called The Jeselnik Offensive. It was short lived and cancelled. Anthony Jeselnik has since gone on touring, being his unapologetic self, and recording a Netflix special. After his on going success, Comedy Central must have realized they made a huge mistake letting Anthony go. Jeselnik is back on Comedy Central with a new talk show that is raw, funny, and really answers the hard questions facing comedians today. Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik premiered earlier this month and continues to bring a much needed raw and dark talk to the talk show landscape.
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!
Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp (That 70’s Show) are returning back to multi-camera comedy! Nate Bargatze has enlisted the help of Smith and Rupp to play lead roles opposite the comedian. The show, based on Nate’s life, follows him and his wife (Katie Aselton) transitioning from life in hectic Los Angeles to quiet Tennessee to raise his family. The Red and Kitty Foreman actors will play Bargatze’s dad and mom in the ABC pilot. This will be Bargatze’s first time as a leading man in a series and Smith and Rupp’s first time together since wrapping That 70’s Show. The pilot will be directed by University of Colorado Boulder alum Drew Goddard, who has written, directed, and produced many notable TV series and movies. Hopefully the pilot airs on ABC soon, but until then, don’t miss Nate Bargatze live in Denver September 7th, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre! Get tickets here.
A comedy event is the only way to describe a newDave Chappelle special. On Monday, August 26th the G.O.A.T. returns to Netflix! With no press or advertising, he surprised the world by releasing a trailer (hilariously narrated by Morgan Freeman) only a week and a half before release. The one-hour special, fittingly titled Sticks & Stones, will be Dave’s most boundary pushing special yet!
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!