‘Loosely Exactly Nicole’ Trailer Unflinchingly Follows Nicole Byer’s Life
If you’ve seen Nicole Byer’s stand-up, you might think that it’s the sort of crazy life that is worthy of its own sitcom.
Well, that sitcom has been created and it’s called Loosely Exactly Nicole and you can see what we’re talking about with her roller coaster of a life in this first trailer.
Look for the series premiere of Loosely Exactly Nicole on Monday, September 5th at 10:30PM on MTV.
10 or So Things You Should Be Excited About in Comedy From Last Week 6/12
It’s pretty simple. Lots of great, important stuff happened last week in comedy. Like the title says, here are 10 (or so) of those things.
–Angie Tribeca is back for season 2 at TBS, Casual is back for season 2 at Hulu, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser returns to Comedy Central, Ladylike premieres at MTV
MTV’s Feminist Prank Show “Ladylike” Premieres Tonight
11PM on MTV.
Nicole Byer, Blair Socci, Jade Catta-Preta, Megan Gailey, Shannon Coffey, and Matteo Lane finally get to show off their prank show that attempts to bring gender equality through flipping the script of traditional prank show.
Again, check it out at 11PM on MTV.
Nicole Byer and Company Pull More Gender Equality Based Pranks in Latest “Ladylike” Teaser
The prank show Ladylike is not only going to do hidden camera shenanigans, but do so in a way to balance out the sexes. Catcalling, being treated as crazy for being a woman, etc. are going to get flipped by Nicole Byer and a whole great team of comedians including Megan Gailey, Jade Catta-Preta, Blair Socci, and more.
Ladylike premieres Thursday, June 9th at 10:30PM on MTV.
Melissa McCarthy Brings a Touch of Class and Sincerity to MTV Movie Awards with Her Acceptance Speech
The MTV Movie Awards Show where Hollywood not only lets its hair down, but dyes it in some radical color and put it in spikes. Still, that doesn’t stop certain winners like Comedic Genius Award Recipient Melissa McCarthy giving a heartfelt speech and name checking the women in comedy whose shoulders she stands upon including Carol Burnett, Julia Louis Dreyfus, and even her own mother.
All in all, it was a well-executed speech amidst the controlled chaos of the telecast that also happen to include Melissa McCarthy crowd surfing.
MTV Orders Unscripted Pilot “Backup Plan” Starring Leonard Ouzts
Comedians seeing if they can hack it at various day jobs is almost always is a good starting point for a show.
MTV has just ordered an unscripted comedy pilot, Backup Plan, where stand-up comedian Leonard Ouzts will be trying different jobs with the idea that his 15 minutes of fame might be up soon and he’ll have to get a day job outside of comedy again.
Hopefully, this will fill that void left by Comedy Central not going forward with the show that had Hannibal Buress doing various hard jobs.
MTV Greenlights a Nicole Byer Series
It doesn’t even have a title yet and MTV still has ordered it to series.
What is now known as ‘Untitled Nicole Byer Project’ is one of MTV’s latest new scripted comedy series. It’ll follow Nicole Byer living in the suburbs with her sister and her four children after burning down her own apartment in NYC.
No matter what it ends up being called, we’re really glad to see Byer has her own series.
Nicole Byer to Star in Her Own Pilot and Be Featured in Hidden Camera Pilot at MTV
MTV is getting further into the Nicole Byer business.
MTV just announced the newest additions to their development slate, two of which include the very funny Nicole Byer.
One is an untitled sitcom project that will star Byer and follow her having to live in the suburbs after burning down her apartment.
We’re curious to see how all this pans out as there could be promise in either of these projects.
MTV Orders Animated Comedy Pilot Presentation “Fancy Bastards”
Kristen Schaal, Brittany Snow, both Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Natasha Leggero, Nasim Pedrad, John Roberts, and Titmouse Animation are all involved.
Kristen Schaal is serving as co-executive producer on MTV’s latest foray into comedy, an animated project called “Fancy Bastards”. Snow, Outcasts get made into the cool kids in town when they find out that they all have the same father who just happens to be a prince.
The two Osbournes, Roberts, Leggero, Pedrad, Roberts, Jessica Lowe, and Jameeliah Garrett will be the show’s very well rounded cast.
With the revival of Celebrity Death Match on MTV2, it looks a promising return for animation on MTV.
Scheer-RL Visits Casey Wilson and Eminem’s First Time on TRL and That Time P. Diddy Tried To Run a Marathon
Paul Scheer’s recreation of some of the craziest episodes of MTV’s Total Request Live continues on Scheer-RL with awkward conversations between host Carson Daly and guests who had, at the time, never been on TRL before like Celine Dion and Eminem paired with Mark Wahlberg. There was also a time where P. Diddy ran on a treadmill during an interview in preparation for running a marathon.
On top of that, Casey Wilson plays Celine Dion, Terry Crews and Katie Lowes play P. Diddy and Britney Spears, and Randall Park and Joe Lo Truglio play Eminem and Mark Wahlberg, which turns out to be as ridiculous and great as you think it would be.
MTV Trying a Late Night Talk Show Again with “Middle of the Night Show”
College Humor’s Big Breakfast is developing MTV’s latest late night talk show that will trade a sound stage and audience for a bedroom.
The Middle of the Night Show makes its twist on the late night talk show format by getting rid of desk, couches, sound stage, audience, etc. and, instead, goes to the bedroom of guests while they are sleeping and waking them up to have them host a show from their home.
It seems like some sort of cross between this Rihanna prank on Jimmy Kimmel and The Late Late Show episode where Corden did an entire episode in someone’s house and Matt Oswalt’s Pre Dawn Show.
College Humor’s Brian Murphy will co-host as they’re trying to catch celebrities in the middle of their REM cycles and need someone to guide the show along.
Supposedly, the celebrity host that will be woken up to do the show will have no prior warning as to exactly when the crew will come in. If that’s true, we’d imagine that there would be a few episodes where the crew and Brian will set off an alarm.
Jill Soloway Now Developing Feminist Buddy Comedy For MTV
Jill Soloway who has deservedly received bushels of accolade for her Amazon series Transparent is now developing a new series that follows two women that reconnect after getting struck by lightning and their fervor for feminism.
The more intriguing thing to note about this project is that it’s going to MTV and not Amazon.
Hopefully, Soloway along with writers Lyle Friedman and Ashley Skidmore can bring the edgy, but smart comedy that MTV has tried for over the last few years (i.e Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous)
Good Cop Great Cop Strikes Again With “Door Boys” For MTV Other
Matt Porter and Charlie Hankin have done many things that we’ve enjoyed here at The Comedy Bureau over the years. They both comprise the amazing Good Cop Great Cop and have made the grounded post-apocalyptic CC:Studios series New Timers.
Joe Pera, Pancake Breakfast Critic, Tries to Take on a Burger Challenge
Who knew that so much tension could be wrought from reviewing eating pancakes and traveling through the country side? Watch the latest episode of MTV Other’s Pancake Breakfast Critic here.
Looks Like Paul Scheer Will Be Reenacting Episodes of “TRL”
— JASH (@jash) November 4, 2014
Paul Scheer already did a bang up job reenacting The Arsenio Hall Show with the ArScheerio Paul Show, so it would make complete sense that he would do reenact another 90s show where things were live and could go awry.
From this tweet/picture above, it looks like that MTV’s TRL, or Total Request Live, is going to get the same treatment as SRL from Scheer, JASH, and director Payman Benz.
Hopefully, if this is all of what they’re up to, they will hopefully reenact that one time Mariah Carey crashed the studio live on air, unannounced with a popsicle cart.
MTV’s Next Comedy Pilot To Be Ken Jeong Made Me Do It
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
After getting rid of Nikki & Sara Live and Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, MTV is still trying to figure their angle for comedy. Their latest pilot is centered on Ken Jeong playing himself as a role model in a coming-of-age comedy.
It’s called, and perhaps you guessed it, Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. We’re curious to see if this will touch on Jeong once being a full fledged medical doctor.
Catfishing Is The Reason Gabe & Max Need More Help
Friends and comedians Gabe Delahaye and Max Silvestri are still in therapy together for their web series Gabe & Max Need Help, though, this time, catfishing has somehow found its way into their relationship, despite them knowing each other very well.
Esther Povitsky Tries to Get Advice From/Be Accepted By Supermodels
The very funny Esther Povitsky has a brand new web series Esther with Hot Chicks for MTVother.com where Esther tries to get in on “the secrets” of hot chicks by way of interviewing them in her bedroom.
Please give it a watch here and also enjoy cameos from Brent Weinbach and Ron Lynch.
To Contrast MTV’s Teen Mom, Kroll Show Brings Us Dad Academy
Well, it’s least a real look into the life of someone who is struggling to prepare for parenthood and more a reality show, but still, Kroll Show’s Dad Academy is pretty funny so long as it just stays a sketch and doesn’t become a real show on TLC.