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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 6/14/14

Sure, E3 was this week and had video games dominate entertainment news over the last few days, but that doesn’t mean that comedy didn’t have a noteworthy week too. On the contrary, Kristen Wiig is set to make her directorial debut, Chris Rock is finally going back on tour as a stand-up, Cameron Crowe is getting into TV at Showtime, and so much more that you’ll just need to get to reading about all of it right now.

Here are The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now:

Seth Rogen is looking to do a sequel to Neighbors.

Bob Seger to get comedy and music tribute, A Night of 1000 Bob Segers.

Peyton Reed will direct Ant-Man with script that will have help from Adam McKay.

Film franchise adapting geniuses Chris Miller and Phil Lord are thinking about doing a Clone High movie.

The Best Bars in America to return on Esquire TV with Sean Patton and Jay Larson.

Vanity Fair curates an oral history of The Groundlings.

Nickelodeon set for a TV movie adaptation of Terry The Tomboy.

Comedy Central renews Review, Inside Amy Schumer, Trip Tank, and orders a bunch of new series.

R.I.P. British comedy star Rik Mayall.

Josh Brolin and George Clooney set to co-star in The Coen Brothers’ period comedy Hail Caesar!

Corey Nickerson, co-creator of Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 gets an overall deal at ABC Studios.

Irving Azoff looking to acquire a 50% stake in Levity Entertainment, one of the country’s biggest comedy booking agencies.

XBox developing supernatural bro comedy East of Exurbia.

Tracy Morgan was involved in horrific car accident, but FX says his FXx series will resume upon his recovery.

Adam Devine joins The Intern with Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro.

Team Coco officially launched with album release of Ian Edwards’ 100% Half Assed.

Grumpy Cat to star in Lifetime holiday movie.

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith are now challenging Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to drum battle.

Netflix are launching new CG animated series based on The Magic School Bus.

Kristen Wiig is set to make her directorial debut in buddy comedy with Annie Mumolo.

Comedian Spike Ferensten to host Esquire TV’s Car Matchmaker.

Jerrod Carmichael gets new pilot at NBC.

Artie Lange taping stand-up special for Comedy Central this month in New Jersey.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Grimsby adds Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, Johnny Vegas, and Rebel Wilson.

James Brolin to play Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s father in their upcoming Universal movie The Nest.

The Onion’s click bait parody site Clickhole officially launched.


Wits host John Moe just released his book Dear Luke, We Need To Talk. Darth.

Cameron Crowe is developing a rock tour comedy series for Showtime called Roadies.

Nickelodeon renews Sanjay and Craig for third season.

Denis Leary’s Sirens gets a second season at USA Network.

Dave Chappelle says he technically never quit Chappelle’s Show.

Phineas and Ferb to get a Star Wars themed TV special.

Christian parody/dark comedy Believe Me gets limited release and distribution via Headline Features and Gravitas Ventures.

Chris Rock announces his upcoming Black Plague tour on The Tonight Show.

Fox cancels I Wanna Marry Harry and Riot.

Josh Fadem and Johnny Pemberton are going on the Summer Boys Do It tour starting today.

ABC Family picks up hidden camera prank show Freak Out to series.

Paul Reiser and Jennifer Grey join Amazon comedy pilot from Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green, Red Oaks.

Eddie Murphy beats bizarre defamation lawsuit.

Aziz Ansari announced his Modern Romance tour that’s stopping in Montreal, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, NYC, and Washington D.C. starting next month.

Mary Steenburgen joins in for season 3 of Orange Is The New Black.


Here’s The Bigggest Happenings in Comedy from last week, in case you missed it

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