So much comedy news to kickoff 2013 and here I was ready to put my money down for 2013 making up for 2012 not bringing about the apocalypse. Well, no more wasting of text/time as so much has happened in comedy last month that are neatly divided into ten sections below. Enjoy and get to it already.
Take a Moment or a Few Half Hours for 30 Rock
-30 Rock on NBC comes to an end after a trailblazing 7 season run at the very end of January.
Just Started/About to Start/Announced
-Jimmy Kimmel Live moved up to 11:35PM on ABC.
-Nikki & Sara LIVE finally and thankfully premiered on MTV.
-Fox Animation Domination HD is set to debut this summer.
-MTV announced another comedy series in Failosophy with host Hasan Minhaj set to premiere in Feburary.
-Jim Jefferies’ Legit premiered on FX.
-Also on FX, Archer is back for its 4th season.
-Set List: The Improvised Stand Up Show premiered in Australia is set to air in the UK very soon.
-Best Week Ever made its return to VH1 with a brand new cast of really funny people like Nick Turner, Jared Logan, and Michelle Buteau.
-Comedy Central’s revamped digital/online arm, CC:Studios, launched at the end of January.
-Oscar nominations were announced and Silver Linings Playbook garnered several while Django Unchained and The Simpsons also got a few.
Catch Up on Late Nights
-Matt Damon hijacked Jimmy Kimmel Live for his version of The King of Comedy/one of the best running jokes on TV.
-Adam Cayton-Holland destroys on Conan.
-Maria Bamford and Craig Ferguson find themselves harmonizing(?) through squeaking during a panel interview
-Brian Williams slow jams the fiscal cliff with Jimmy Fallon and really gets into it.
-The Tonight Show stepped a closer to edgy by
-Eddie Pepitone’s heckler bit goes a little farther than Pepitone expected on Conan.
-Steven Wright and Craig Ferguson prove yet again they are amongst the funniest duos on late night television.
-On Letterman, Brian Kiley gives a classic tight late night set.
-Baron Vaughn returns to Conan’s stage for his second stand-up appearance
Have Internet, Will Watch
-Paul F. Tompkins started releasing clips from his Largo show in LA; first off, a sketch with Maya Rudolph and a Jon Hamm from the future.
-Good Cop/Good Cop from The Grawlix
-Channel 101’s Baby Mentalist
-Julie Klausner has Paul Giamatti read a scene from Twilight and other popular movies.
-T.J. Miller and Nick Vatterott host a home shopping network show where chaos reigns.
-“Gibberish Rap” by Hannibal Buress feat. back up ballet dancers
-UCB’s Beige breaks a vase central to a sketch, whether on purpose or accident, and goes along with sketch.
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk Radio has Eugene Mirman, Sarah Silverman, and Jim Gaffigan ask questions only comedians would ask about space and technology.
-Janie Haddad Tompkins forces her way into doing another set of intros to Masterpiece Theatre on PBS.
-Rookie Magazine asks Kumail Nanjiani for advice for teenage girls.
-The controversial Dexter’s Laboratory episode entitled “Dexter’s Rude Removal” got posted thanks to Adult Swim.
-Billy Eichner has Rachel Dratch run through a metaphorical Julia Roberts obstacle course on Billy On The Street.