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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 6/7/14

It’s really all happening folks. The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail is premiering as a TV series on Comedy Central this summer, we’ll get a chance to see Monty Python’s sold out show in the U.S., and Stephen Colbert might be doing a better job than the actual news. That’s only the frosting on this week’s cake of a comedy news rundown.

Details about The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore released in interview with Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless.

Cartoon Network renews The Amazing World of Gumball for two more seasons.

Jimmy Dore set to release new book Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep on Screwing You Even After You’ve Moved On in July.


Jason Ritter set to guest star in the next season of HBO’s Girls.

Patton Oswalt taking the summer off from social media.

The second season of Nathan For You is set to premiere July 1st on Comedy Central.


ABC Family buys musical parenting comedy from Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, and Jamie Denbo.

Monty Python Live (Mostly) will stream in U.S. theaters.

The Disney Channel orders comedy pilot Growing Up and Down.

The glass house from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off sold for $1.06 million.

Comedy documentary I Am Comic is getting a sequel that’s coming out soon in I Am Road Comic.

Garfunkel and Oates, the TV series, will premere on IFC on August 7th.


Paramount in talks to have Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell re-team in Daddy’s Home.

Key & Peele to have an “anger translator” for Hillary Clinton in their next season.

Daniel Radcliffe starring in his first romantic comedy, What If, opposite Zoe Kazan.

Janeane Garofalo, Phyllis Somerville, and Ed Weeks round out cast of indie comedy 3rd Street Blackout.

John Oliver may have crashed the FCC’s comments section on their website after net neutrality segment on Last Week Tonight.

Sony developing animated comedy centered on Greek mythology’s Medusa.

Netflix premiering its first original animated comedy series, Bojack Horseman, on August 22nd.

The Goldbergs‘ producers Alex Barnow and Marc Firek sign two-year overall deals at Sony Pictures Television.

NBC announces premiere dates for their new comedies Marry MeA to ZMysteries of Laura, and Bad Judge.

Ike Barinholtz gets top billing in Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s upcoming film The Nest at Universal.

Fox adds Funny or Die executive Conor Welch as VP of Comedy.

Modern Family co-creator and co-showrunner Christopher Lloyd signs new contract with 20th Century Fox TV and is back to work at Modern Family.

Comedy Central orders BriTANick pilot.

Nickelodeon orders series based on animated short Loud House from Chris Savino.

Kumail Nanjiani launches the X-Files Files podcast on Feral Audio.

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central on July 23rd.

A comedy based on the conspiracy theory of a faked moon landing, Moonwalkers, with Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint, and Robert Sheehan will be co-produced and sold internationally by Kinology.

Bryan Cranston adapting The Dangerous Book For Boys into comedy TV series.

The Daily Show debuted their newest correspondent, Michael Che.

Matthew Weiner shifts gears from Mad Men to Zach Galifianakis-Owen Wilson-Amy Poehler comedy Are You Here.

Ghostbusters is getting remastered on Blu-ray as well as wide theatrical re-release for 30th Anniversary.

Del Close Marathon 16, a non-stop improv extravaganza, has announced its schedule.

Stephen Colbert vows to be less informative after being ranked more informative than several other news programs.

Kellan Lutz and Malin Akerman will reprise roles on HBO’s The Comeback.

The Best Bars in America with Sean Patton and Jay Larson will return to Esquire TV on June 25th.

Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson briefly returned to the comics page.

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

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