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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 5/31/14

The TV chopping block wasn’t done with late night talk shows, but that doesn’t mean there was plenty to be happy about comedy over the last week. The constantly amazing Amy Poehler unveiled her new book, Tenacious D announced the fantastic line-up for their 2nd Festival Supreme, Danny McBride is returning to HBO, and much more.

Catch up on all of the mostly good news in this week’s edition of The Biggest Happennings in Comedy Right Now.

Pixar reveals more details on their upcoming Inside Out.

Melora Hardin to co-star in recasted Jill Soloway comedy web series Transparent at Amazon.

The 2nd Festival Supreme announces their massive line-up featuring The State, Norm MacDonald, Peaches, and more.

Christina Pazsitzky, Jason Nash, Jenny Zigrino, and more comedians to compete in TBS’ upcoming Funniest Wins.

Bill Murray adds to his party crashing reputation by giving an impromptu speech at bachelor party.

Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please set for an October release.


Chelsea Handler ending Chelsea Lately in August.

Seth Green and Matt Senreich set cast for their Team Unicorn pilot at Adult Swim.

HBO orders Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s Vice Principals to series.

Nick at Nite adds reruns of How I Met Your MotherFresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Everybody Loves Raymond to their primetime line-up.

Dave Chappelle expands his run at Radio City Music Hall to be a celebration of Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.


Lionsgate signs YouTube pranksters The Janoskians to a movie deal.

Hulu interested in reviving Community.

Vimeo, for the first time, backs an original series in High Maintenance.

Michael Showalter’s Hello, My Name Is Doris casts Sally Field, Max Greenfield, and Beth Behrs.

Jessica Chafin joins star studded cast of Paul Feig’s Spy.

Ben Kronberg turns harsh words from Roseanne Barr on Last Comic Standing to his advantage.

Pitch Perfect 2 adds German DJ/comedian Flula Borg to cast.

Kurt Braunohler has officially set off for his jet ski journey from Chicago to New Orleans.

Larry Charles to write and possibly direct remake of The Man Who Sued God.

The Simpsons introduced a new character through their mobile game first rather than the show itself.

Sony moves up release of Sex Tape with Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz up one week this summer.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party sets release date and cast including Kristen Wiig, Ed Norton, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, and more.

Adam McKay was almost set to replace Edgar Wright on Ant-Man, but then pulled out from the project as well.

CBS cancels The Arsenio Hall Show.


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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