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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 4/26/14

Finding out that The Goonies sequel is getting closer to happening, HBO renewing their latest hit comedy series, Arrested Development‘s Mitch Hurwitz getting a big deal over at Netflix… that’s only scratching the surface of what happened in the comedy world this week. To get the whole picture, here are all the casting news, deals, release dates, etc. that make up The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now.

HBO renews Silicon Valley and Veep.

TruTV orders new series from comic magician Michael Cabonaro and Impractical Jokers.

Editors of NBC’s Last Comic Standing go on strike and get union deal.

Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller might direct Kevin Hart-Seth Rogen buddy comedy.

The Goonies 2 is in the works with story reportedly written by Steven Spielberg.

Sarah Chalke & Selma Blair to star in Jay Chandrasekar comedy pilot Really at Amazon.

HBO’s Silicon Valley made a real “Pied Piper” website.

The Book of Mormon gets top honors at Washington D.C.’s Helen Hayes Awards.

Comedy Central picks up This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir to TV series.


Sony developing live action comedy adaptation of Barbie.

Mitch Hurwitz signs multi-year development deal at Netflix.

Louis C.K. made the cover of GQ Magazine.

Universal sets release for buddy party comedy The Nest with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for December 2015.

VH1 cancels Best Week Ever.

Mel Brooks doing his own autobiographical one-man show at Geffen Playhouse.

Meg Ryan to voice narrator in How I Met Your Dad at CBS.

Monty Python’s sold out live show at O2 Arena to be broadcast in theaters live across the world.

Radius/TWC set release date for The One I Love with Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss for August.

Former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.) to be first guest on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Lionsgate sets release date for action comedy Mortdecai with Johnny Depp for Febuary 2015.

Zooey Deschanel and Anton Yelchin to star in dark comedy The Driftless Area.

Josh Gad developing adventure-family-comedy at Disney.

Seth Meyers to host this year’s Primetime Emmys.

Mark Strong joins in at Sacha Baron Cohen’s Grimsby.

Paul Feig adds Peter Serafinowicz, Swedish comedian Bjorn Gustaffson, and Bollywood star Nargia Fakhri to cast of Spy starring Melissa McCarthy.

Seth Meyers and Key & Peele make Time’s list for The 100 Most Influential People.

Desiree Akhavan and Peter Mark get recurring roles in upcoming season of HBO’s Girls.

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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