Morning Debriefing 5/1/12

1) HBO renewed Girls and Veep for another season!

2) Comedy getting its props:
Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street round up nominations at the MTV Movie Awards
Funny or Die and Louis CK win big at Webby Awards

3) Tonight on late night:
Seth Meyers on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS 11:35PM)
Jesse Tyler FergusonLennon Parham on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS 12:35AM)
Jim Gaffigan on Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 1:35AM)

Last night on late night:
Steve Martin does the best self-promotion ever on Leno 

4) Kyle Kinane’s Death of the Party is officially on vinyl through Stand Up! Records today…

Death of the Party [vinyl]

5) Paul F. Tompkins will be chatting with comedians/celebrities in a new web series, Speak Easy, on

6) Check out the first look at the return of Futurama on Comedy Central.

7) A new issue of very funny nerdy, comedy quarterly magazine, Devastator, is out!

8) Comedy interviews:
Lizz Winstead in Vulture
Jon Daly in Serial Optimist
Steven Wright in Esquire

9) Comedy abroad-ish:
Tickets are still available for MaxFunCon in June
James Adomian in Atlanta this weekend

10) Our contributions beyond the Bureau:
Part 2 of our interview with Janeane Garofalo for at Bridgetown
Recap of Days 3 and 4 of the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival

11) This probably sounds horribly self-centered and reinforcing of that SNL sketch about Californians, but today’s general strike also means no traffic, right?

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