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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 5/24/14

There’s no doubt about it, comedy history was made this week. The Tonight Show is going out of the studio for the first time ever, Bill Hader is developing his own show, and, sadly, The Pete Holmes Show has reached the end of the road.

Follow along with everything else that happened on the newest part of comedy’s timeline in The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now.

Splitsider releasing first stand-up film, A Night at Whiplash, following one of NYC’s best stand up shows, Whiplash at UCB.

Kurt Braunohler will jet ski down the Mississippi River from Chicago to New Orleans in order to raise money to send goats and chickens to Africa.

Rifftrax’s next big simulcast will be taking on 1998’s Godzilla.

Nurse Jackie‘s Liz Brixius set at showrunner at NBC’s Bad Judge.

Simon Pegg-Monty Python comedy Absolutely Anything scores strong international sales at Cannes.

Adult Swim renews The Heart, She Holler for a third season and add Scott Adsit to the cast.

Remaining episodes of Enlisted to air in June on Fox.

Fox signs first look deal with Burning Love‘s Jonathan Stern and Keith Quinn.

CC:Studios releasing their first feature with Jason Nash Is Married in June.

Showtime developing legal comedy from Spy‘s Simeon Goulden.

Warner Bros. set Lego Movie spin-off Ninjago for Fall 2016.

Second City inks deal with Thruline Management/Tagline Pictures.

NBC Universal planning global release of Sharknado 2.

Bill Hader to create and star in his own HBO series.


Team Coco, Funny or Die, Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Kimmel, and more win for comedy/humor at this year’s Webby Awards.

Cougar Town‘s Christa Miller joins indie comedy Hot Air.

Gillian Jacobs will have recurring role on season 4 of Girls.

Jimmy Fallon taking The Tonight Show to Orlando to tape a week of episodes.

Universal to release Monster High and an untitled R-rated comedy in May and October, respectively, of 2016.

Rachel Dratch, James Urbaniak, Andrea Martin, and more join cast of Amy Poehler produced Difficult People with Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner.

TBS canceled The Pete Holmes Show.

Partners starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence to premiere in August on FX.

A Wet Hot American Summer prequel series might be coming to Netflix.

Hulu scores exclusive VOD right for Play Nice starring Mary Lynn Rajskub.


-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.

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