The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 4/19/14
By Jake Kroeger
Now that we have processed that Stephen Colbert replaced David Letterman next year, the focus of the comedy world can shift to other big moves that we’re made this week. Fox ADHD is being taken off the (broadcast) air, Don Rickles is getting a deserving tribute, Maya Rudolph’s variety show special is finally going to make it to NBC, and there are a lot more more hot topics at the “comedy water cooler”. Below, find out the rest of what’s going on in The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now:
-Tim Minchin directing his first animated feature Larrakins for Dreamworks Animation.
-TV Land picks up Darren Star’s Younger to series.
-The very first Vulture Festival is set to feature a comedy night with Billy Eichner, Mike Birbiglia, Chelsea Peretti, Jessica Williams, and more.
-Yahoo in talks for a series order of 34 and Pregnant from Lesley Arfin.
-Grand Budapest Hotel surpasses $100 million in ticket sales at the box office.
-Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in talks to team up again in Border Guards.
-The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced their comedy line-up for 2014.
-Pivot orders comedy freestyle rap series, comedy docu-series Human Resources, and