Fake News with Ted Nelms Special Premieres Tonight
Tonight, Ed Helms return to his Daily Show roots by doing an entire fake news special that, thus far, seems to have nothing to do with The Daily Show with Trevor Noah or The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.
The Fake News with Ted Nelms premieres tonight at 10PM on Comedy Central.
Just so you know what’s coming, here’s a clip of breaking down a pressing issue: “trolls”.
Ed Helms to Return to Comedy Central for “The Fake News with Ted Nelms” TV Special
So, if this is a “fake news” TV special, it stands to reason that it would be the “opposition” to The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, right?
In any case, Ed Helms back in Daily Show mode will be a welcome sight to see on The Fake News with Ted Nelms on Wednesday, December 13th at 10PM on Comedy Central.
Potentially, this might be the most important holiday TV special this year?
There’s a Daily Show with Jon Stewart Reunion on The Late Show Tonight
At the stroke of 11:35PM on tonight’s The Late Show, Stephen Colbert will reassemble the old Daily Show gang including Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry.
Like the poster above hints at, it really is an Avengers-esque reunion as each of those Daily Show correspondents have become legitimate stars on their own.
Since Comey got taken down today, odds are that they’ll have a nice, big camera pan off of all of them for some off-screen celebrating.
Fox Is Developing Comedies From Ed Helms and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
It would seem nowadays that broadcast networks need their shows to have star power producing pilots and scripts even before they consider picking it up to series.
Thus, Fox is really stacking their comedy development slate with high profile, high concept projects this season. Just this week, they’ve added Weird Like Us from Ed Helms and Max Werner and Citizen Floyd from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on to their docket.
Weird Like Us will follow the family dynamics of parents that go against the grain of society that end up raising kids that decide to join that very grain. Citizen Floyd has much fewer details as it’s only noted to be a workplace comedy with suspense and some political elements.
As far as Fox’s live action comedies go, we can see how these two series would pair nicely with Last Man on Earth.
Watch the New “Vacation” Trailer That Might Have Gone Even More Red Than The Red Band Trailer
In this new trailer, there’s even more promise shown in the form of a foul-mouthed little brother.
It’s not much longer until you get to see the whole trip, as Vacation comes out in theaters on Jul 29th.
The “Vacation” Reboot/Sequel Gets a Non-Red Band Trailer That Still Lives Up To The “Vacation” Name
The return of The Griswolds, though in a new generation, and their quest to visit Walley World had a pretty great red band trailer a month ago.
Here’s a new trailer for the new Vacation that sneaks under the trailer rating system and still manages to keep in the spirit set by the original franchise.
Look for this to be one of Summer’s big comedy releases on July 29th.
Watch a Red Band Trailer For The New “Vacation”
This time, it’s nostalgic… sort of.
In this new Vacation movie that straddles the line between sequel and reboot, Ed Helms attempts to relive the very first vacation to Walley World with his own wife, played by Christina Applegate, and kids. So far, it seems to be nicely self-aware part of the franchise, including a cameo from Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, that so many of us enjoy these days.
Of course, this being 2015, a few more things can go wrong to the point where you can make a red band trailer.
Vacation is set for theatrical release July 29th.
Tim Heidecker, Nick Kroll, Kaitlin Olson, Michael Pena Join in Latest “Vacation” Sequel
New Line’s revival of the “Vacation” franchise already boasts a cast starring Ed Helms and Leslie Mann along with Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Keegan Michael-Key, and Regina Hall.
Now, the revitalized Griswold family will have the likes of Tim Heidecker, Nick Kroll, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Pena joining in the fun as well.
We’re sure this will make for one long, hell of a good trailer whenever that comes out sometime next year.
Tour the Career of Ed Helms Through a Chat Between Helms and Paul F. Tompkins
In the interview, it’s specifically fascinating on how Helms had to strategize his correspondent work on The Daily Show because he normally is a very nice person.
‘Vacation’ Reboot Coming Oct. 2015
Twin Peaks isn’t the only thing coming back from the last millennium in the near future.
The New Line reboot of the ‘Vacation’ franchise starring Ed Helms has lined up its great cast also featuring Christina Applegate, Charlie Day, Keegan Michael-Key, and more.
Now, this new Vacation has a premiere date set for a year from now in Oct. 2015, which will happen well before Twin Peaks returns in 2016. So set reminders on your smartphone/calendar now.
Keegan Michael-Key and Regina Hall Join ‘Vacation’ Reboot
The reboot of the Vacation franchise by New Line was already pretty enticing with Ed Helms as a grown up Rusty Griswold.
Now, Keegan Michael-Key and Regina Hall have gotten added to the cast as the heads of a perfect family in contrast to the oft-dysfunctional Griswolds.
So, this reboot just keeps getting better and better.
Ed Helms to Produce Julian McCullough Multi-Cam Sitcom
Through Ed Helms’ production company Pacific Electric that has a first look deal at Universal TV, Helms will be producing a sitcom starring and written by the hysterical Julian McCullough. It will be based on McCullough’s years growing up and is set to be a multi-camera project.
If you’ve ever seen Julian’s stand-up, you know that this project has a lot of potential. Above all of this, we hope that there will be some reference or mention of McCullough’s collection of the Babysitters Club book series.
NBC Developing Family Comedy Loosely Based on the Life of Joe Wengert
Ed Helms, Claudia Lonow, and, of course, the hilarious Joe Wengert are together developing a family comedy for NBC that will be loosely based on Wengert’s life. Called Big Kids, Wengert isn’t set to star in it, but the series will focus on a guy feeling the need to help his little sister and parents too much.
If you’re familiar with how funny Wengert is or his character Mr. Girardi, etc., you should, like us, hope this goes to series.
Watch Another Clip of Arrested Development with Ed Helms
Last night, Portia De Rossi stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as part of the media blitz Arrested Development is doing (Ron Howard just stopped by a real life Bluth banana stand in NYC) with a clip of the new season with a nice cameo from Ed Helms.
David Cross Announces Bonnaroo Comedy Line-Up
In this video, you will hear David Cross say the names Reggie Watts, Improvised Shakespeare Company, Cristela Alonzo, Ed Helms, James Adomian, Maria Bamford, and more because they’ll all be at The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this year.
Morning Debriefing 7/10/11
2) Steve Martin & Ed Helms with banjos for Rolling Stone [via Comedy Nerds United]
3) Curb Your Enthusiasm returns for it’s last season (maybe) tonight. HBO. 10PM.
7) ON THE HORIZON
6) COMEDY CRAWL
Set List @ Flappers YooHoo Room 7PM $10/2 item min.
8 Ball Stand-Up @ Westwood Brew Co 7:30PM FREE
ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 7:30PM FREE
Re-Animator: The Musical @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $30
French Toast @ Taix 8:30PM FREE
Powerviolence @ The Complex 8:30PM FREE
Top Story Weekly! w/Greg Proops @ iO West 9PM $5
BIFF’s Flappers Funny Film Fest @ Flappers Burbank 9PM $10/2 item min.
Hot Sauce @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Love Machine Comedy Show @ M Bar 10PM FREE/$10 min.
Skinny Sundays @ Hollywood Improv 9:30PM $14/2 item min.
Shitty Jobs @ UCB Theatre 11PM $5 (stand by only)
7) OPEN MIC RUN
PALMS 8572 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/lottery
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
NERDIST THEATRE 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (back room of Meltdown Comics)/Sign-up 7:15PM/Starts 7:30PM/lottery/30 spots available/no purchase necessary
TSUNAMEDY @ TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 9PM/first come, first served/mixed mic
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed/bottled water and coffee available
8) Oh yeah, go see Beginners as soon as possible. Maybe not alone while nothing but happy couples sit around you and you’re clearly on the verge of crying, but you guys should go see it the first chance you get.
THE COMEDY BUREAU/@thecomedybureau
Bluegrass! The Office! Remote iPad control! A wide berth of topics to cure what ails ya (emotionally)! There’s a rap on the door of your heart…it’s Ed Helms!!! How could you turn him away? It’s. Just. Not. Possible. (audience “Awwwww”s, cue “Growing Pains” theme: “As Long as We’ve Got Each Other”, credits)
Nerdist and Ed Helms = Yes (only becaue I don’t know how to type a thumbs up).