There’s a lot to get to folks, so I hope you know the drill already. If not, this is a round-up of, as the title might suggest, the biggest stories in comedy that happened in October. Man, October was a damn fine month for comedy; here’s why:
So many moves, pick-ups, join-ins, and start-ups industry wise happened this month. This is a quick rundown of just some of the most notable:
Ghostbusters 3 starts shooting next year.
Community got an airdate on NBC in Feb.
Tommy Johnagin gets a rare development deal for a comedian at NBC for relationship comedy.
Comedy Central picks up an animated series, Trip Tank, which will feature the talents of Bob Odenkirk, Larry David, and Zach Galifianakis just to name a few.
FX has bought a comedy from Jack Black that will be written by Steve Agee and Rob Schrab to the delight of comedy nerds everywhere.
R. Kelly’s possibly unintentional comedic brilliance with Trapped in the Closet is returning to IFC.
After the Greatest Event in Television History special, Adam Scott launches Gettin Rad Productions to produce more of those types of specials.
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler are set to host the Golden Globes and hopefully there’ll be pranks through the whole telecast.
After years of debate, George Carlin is on his way to getting a street in his name in NYC.
There’s plenty of great comedy stuff for all your senses that came out in Oct.:
Namely, Tig Notaro’s Live, which would have charted on the actual Billboard charts for how many several thousand copies it sold, came out
Also, Sean Patton’s Standard Operating Procedure, Paul F. Tompkins Laboring Under Delusions Live in Brooklyn, Beth Stelling’s Sweet Beth, Ryan Singer’s Comedy Wonder Town, Greg Barris’ Shame Wave and Taylor Williamson’s Laughter? I Hardly Know Her were released
Bill Burr’s You People Are All The Same can be downloaded from his website for $5
For your reading pleasure, The Onion released The Onion Book of Known Knowledge, AV Club writer Nathan Rabin wrote Weird Al: The Book, and John Hodgman released a box set of his Complete World Knowledge trilogy; not confusing at all.
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
In the realm of late night TV:
Jon Stewart debated Bill O’Reilly palabra-a-palabra.
Mash-Up, the stand-up/sketch hybrid, premiered on Comedy Central.
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog crashed the last presidential debate and ruined other shows’ shots.
David Letterman taped episodes of their show with no audience due to Hurricane Sandy.and
Drunk and Disorderly
What you should be watching:
Laura Kightlinger and Mary Lynn Rajskub starring in a web series pilot, Drunk and Disorderly
Pixar’s latest short film, Partysaurus Rex
Chris Gethard Does “The Ritz Carlton”
Though a skeptic of parodies in general, I couldn’t get enough of the following:
Gangnam style parody, Gungan Style from Nick Wiger
Chris Gethard’s Ritz Carlton-parody on dance crazes and the people who do them
The comedy podcast world had some nice additions:
The All Things Comedy podcast network launched bringing together Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, Jackie Kashian’s Dork Forest, The Long Shot Podcast, Walking the Room with Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony, and more.
People from across the country came out for the very first LA Podcast Festival, of which there will be another one, and comedians, namely Kristine Levine, Morgan Preston, and Andrew Ouellette are going across the country, specifically all 50 states, for the first time in 50 days for their Biggest Tour Ever.