Entries for the ‘Television News’ Category

Comedian Ron Funches releases debut standup album

Today, Comedian Ron Funches released his debut standup album, The Funches of Us via Comedy Dynamics.  Best known for regular role as Shelly on NBC’s Undateable, Funches has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and more. The first track “Malcolm” premiered at Entertainment Weekly, which Paste Magazine described as evidence that Funches is “not just [...]

Hep Alien reunite in Austin

This weekend in Austin was the ATX Television Festival and one of the big events was a Gilmore Girls reunion.  There was a more specific reunion on Friday night (June 5), as Stars Hollow’s Hep Alien, reunited for a surprise gig at Austin’s Hotel San Jose. The band, featuring Keiko Agena (who played Lane), Todd [...]

Liturgy play with Peter Fonda on NBC’s The Blacklist

Earlier this week acclaimed Brooklyn black metal quartet Liturgy made their TV debut in an appearance on NBC’s The Blacklist staring James Spader. For the appearance, actor and Easy Rider star Peter Fonda, guesting on the show as CEO and philanthropist Geoff Perl, replaced Greg Fox on drums and joined Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Bernard Gann, and [...]

Garfunkel and Oates get IFC show

Garfunkel and Oates, aka actress/singers Kate Micucci (Scrubs, Big Bang Theory) and Riki Lindhome (Gilmore Girls, Big Bang Theory) is the subject of a new scripted comedy directed and executive produced by Fred Savage: The series chronicles the pair’s humorous misadventures and how they rely on each other — and a few clever songs — [...]

Season finale of PBS’ “Beat Making Lab” available online

The season finale of the new PBS digital series “Beat Making Lab” is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SfwcYVUYyA “Beat Making Lab” chronicles a music producer and a UNC Chapel Hill professor who set up music studios in developing nations around the world, using equipment that literally fits into a backpack.  The duo have already set up labs [...]

Jay Howell (Sanjay and Craig) opens art show in LA

Artist Jay Howell, creator of “Sanjay and Craig,” is opening an art show at Secret Headquarters, Los Angeles on Friday August 9 at 7 pm.  There will be drawings and sculptures for sale, as well as a super secret, exlusive SHQ-Howell collaboration.

Jimmy Eat World release Damage, play Kimmel Live!, tour (2013)

Today Jimmy Eat World release their newest album, Damage (RCA). Damage is the band’s seventh studio album, the follow-up to their 2010 album Invented. The Damage US tour has just been extended, with an additional leg for September and October. Presales start Wednesday, 6/12, and public on-sales begin Friday, 6/14. The band will perform the [...]

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon premiere’s “Shiner 21″ by Rodan

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s music booker, Jonathan Cohen (who I’m fairly certain I used to intern with at Alternative Press), has premiered “Shiner 21” from Fifteen Quite Years, a collection of Rodan recordings premiere. Listen to the track HERE: http://latenightjimmy.tumblr.com/post/49369849984/hello-tumblr-readers-this-is-jonathan-cohen-the

Sanjay and Craig to hit Nickolodeon

The official trailer for Sanjay and Craig, the show from Jay Howell (formerly of Shove and Gift of Goats), is out. The show premiere’s in May! Looks super rad.

HBO to launch Vice series this spring

Beginning this spring, “Vice” is HBO‘s latest new series carrying on in the venerable magazine’s tradition of hard-hitting investigative journalism, sans-agenda. According to Vicee co-founder Shane Smith: “We are thrilled that VICE has found a home on HBO. HBO is perfect for us because it’s intelligent, independent and bold. We won’t have to dumb things [...]