Broad City

Comedy Central inks first look deal with Broad City duo

Comedy Central has set a “comprehensive” development deal with Broad City creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, which gives it a first look at content created or developed by the duo. The deal also extends across all of parent company Viacom’s television networks. The news arrives as Broad City draws to an end with its […]

Kent Alterman on the lookout for animated comedy

Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s president, expressed his desire to find more animated comedies during the Edinburgh International Television Festival. During a Q&A session with comedian Jimmy Carr, Alterman said that it has been difficult to find animated shows that have been able to live in the shadow of long-running toon South Park, which has been […]

SBS gets Drunk from Comedy Central

SBS has picked up several Comedy Central titles, including the UK version of Drunk History. The Australian public broadcaster has acquired the show from distributor Viacom International Media Networks. The show sees comedians plied with alcohol before relaying their version of a well-known historical tale. The original US version, recently greenlity for a third season, […]

Jill Offman: Why we surf for mirth

What’s the last thing you liked on Facebook, retweeted or even – to the shame of your teenage relatives – loved on Instagram? I’ll bet you a pair of Ashton Kutcher’s underpants it was something funny. Whether it’s the latest grumpy cat video, a delusional Benedict Cumberbatch-lookalike or Jon Stewart’s latest sideswipe on The Daily […]

Comedy Central bringing Amy Poehler to MIPTV

Comedy Central is flying Amy Poehler to Cannes for a MIPTV session about her new comedy series Broad City. Poehler executive produces the series, which has been performing well on Comedy Central in the US. She will be on a panel session discussing the show alongside Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the exec producers and […]