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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 3/15/14

Since most media outlets are sort of downplaying the fact that an entire airliner disappeared in what could be, at this point, literal thin air, you should, from this point on, make more discerning choices in what news you’re taking in. For my money, you should take note of all the things that have gone down the past week in comedy, namely the return of Louie in addition to Louis C.K. returning to host SNL, the POTUS on Between Two Ferns, Hannibal Buress finally getting his own TV show, and so much more great stuff.

So, get to catching up on The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now (and don’t forget that the disappearance of an entire plan hasn’t been explained).

Fox renews Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Mindy Project.

Paul F. Tompkins to star in ABC family comedy pilot.

Adult Swim orders live action series Black Jesus from Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder.

Fox makes this current season the last one for Raising Hope.

Comedy Central orders 10 episode of Hannibal Buress series Unemployable.

Cartoon Network has ordered its first mini series in comedy fantasy Over The Garden Wall.

-Comedy Central sets air/premiere dates for Dave Attell: Road Work, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide, Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed, The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall, David Spade: Fake My Problems, and Trip Tank.

Erik Sommers, a co-executive producer Community and Drawn Together, signs overall deal at Sony TV.

Amy Sedaris to co-star in Jane Krakowski comedy at Fox.

Louis C.K. returning as SNL host on Mar. 29th.

Wild West Comedy Festival coming to Nashville; will feature @midnight.

President Barack Obama was the guest on the latest episode of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.

VHX offers digital video distribution to all, letting anyone sell their movie, short, comedy special, etc.

Jason Sudeikis to star in Fletch reboot.

Silicon Valley EP, Curb Your Enthusiasm writer Alec Berg signs overall deal at HBO.

Classic humor novel A Confederacy of Dunces is being made into a Broadway play.

Comedian Barry Rothbart is joining the cast of NBC comedy pilot Love Is Relative.

Comedy Central expands Key & Peele with increased episode order and animated spin-off.

Comedian Tom Segura is premiering his new comedy special Completely Normal on Netflix this weekend.

2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival line-up announced.

Louie returning to FX on May 5th with two episodes airing a week.

Thomas Lennon to star opposite Matthew Perry in CBS Odd Couple reboot pilot.

Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty uploads first episode of season two on Instagram.

Aubrey Plaza joins cast of Hal Hartley’s Ned Rifle.

Todd Barry’s Crowd Work Tour comedy special to come out out on Mar. 22nd.

CBS renews The Big Bang Theory for three more years.

And here’s the previous Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now, in case you missed out.

Which story has your funny bone most tickled this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Nate says:

    Here’s something funny: that you think being the top story on every news site every day for over a week straight amounts to “downplaying.”