The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 12/19/13

By Jake Kroeger


You might be focused on Beyonce’s “secret album” or the plagiarism of Shia Lebeouf or the discovery of Neanderthal inbreeding (that’s pretty obvious, right?) over the last week, but comedy has more than its share of big time stories, ranging from Sony Music settling a costly dispute with Weird Al Yankovic to Naked Gun, The Odd Couple, etc. getting a reboot to David Koechner getting a pilot order from NBC.

Basically, 2014 is already off to a good start for comedy with a couple of weeks to go in 2013.

Saturday Night Live auditions black female comedians in response to diversity criticism.

Rob Huebel to star in IFC comedy pilot American Storage.

MGM acquires movie pitch Let’s Get Married from Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse.

Paul Feig adds to his busy schedule by setting to direct a pitch for Melissa Stack at Fox.

Indie dramedy A Country Called Home to star Imogen Poots.

Rob Corddry joins HBO comedy pilot Ballers.

Paramount rebooting Naked Gun starring Ed Helms with script from Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.


Adam Sandler to play himself on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

CBS looking to reboot …read more

Source: Nerdist


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