A Laughing Matter
- Comedy Central Sticks to Scripted. Grego, Melissa // Television Week;7/7/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p3
Presents an update on the cable television network, Comedy Central as of July 7, 2003. Changes the programming of Comedy Central; Information on several scripted and unscripted live-action series of Comedy Central; Featured artists in the television series 'Highway to Oblivion,' which will be...
- You're Being Serious? That's Funny. DAWN, RANDEE // Variety;6/13/2013, Vol. 320 Issue 9, p18
The article focuses on the people that work in the entertainment industry on both comedy and dramatic television shows. Topics include the challenges they face in transitioning between comedy work and dramatic work, the differences between network television and cable television, and the success...
- Cablers filling broadcasters' comedy vaccuum. Dempsey, John // Variety;10/6/2008, Vol. 412 Issue 8, p20
The article reports that U.S. cable television networks are developing their own situation comedy programs, rather than relying on a supply of such programming through syndication deals with networks. The comedy productions of a number of cable networks are described including offerings from...
- Laughing on the margins. Egan, Jack // Daily Variety;6/16/2004, Vol. 283 Issue 51, pA1
Focuses on comedy television programs offered by cable television networks in the U.S. Emergence of comedy programs that include edgy elements; Differences in government regulations for broadcast and cable television; Titles of television comedies offered by cable networks; Plan of the U.S....
- Alley beckons Showtime. Martin, Denise // Daily Variety;7/22/2004, Vol. 284 Issue 13, p5
Reports on cable television network, Showtime's approval of the unscripted comedy television series that will star Kirstie Alley. Shows of the network that will be renewed for another season; Producers of the upcoming television show of Alley.
- Dramas set, cable attacks with emphasis on laughs. Klaasen, Abbey // Advertising Age;9/19/2005, Vol. 76 Issue 38, SPECIAL report pS-6
Reports on the plan of several cable networks in the U.S. to launch comedy and reality TV shows in fall 2005 as TV broadcasters unveil schedules heavy on dramas and short on comedy. Remarks from industry executive Ira Berger on the issue; Comedy shows which will be launched in the fall season;...
- Cabler hauls off Hughley. Martin, Denise // Daily Variety;8/25/2005, Vol. 288 Issue 38, p3
Reports that Comedy Central has overhauled the Sunday night telecasts of the television program "Weekends at the D. L.," hosted by comedian D. L. Hughley. Driving force behind the move; Average number of viewers; Changes to the episode.
- Par web stacks up on 'Stacked' Guider, Elizabeth // Daily Variety;7/22/2005, Vol. 288 Issue 14, p16
The article reports that Paramount Comedy channel has got exclusive rights to comedy television program "Stacked," that features Pamela Anderson, and to the television series "Kitchen Confidential." The programs will be launched on Paramount Comedy in 2006.
- Comedy Central. // Advertising Age;5/19/2003, Vol. 74 Issue 20, pC26
The article presents a profile on cable television network Comedy Central and its programs as of May 2003. The network continues to connect with young adults through comedy that has been described as provocative, unexpected, surprising and honest. Among its top programs is the "Daily Show With...