Apple has given a straight-to-series order for a comedy series called “The Afterparty” from Academy Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
Apple is bringing a comedy series to Apple TV+ called The Shrink Next Door based on a podcast by the same name.
Apple has shared the first trailer for its upcoming animated music comedy Central Park. From the co-creator of Bob’s Burgers Loren Bouchard, it follows the life of a family living in Central Park. Voice cast includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, and Stanley Tucci. It arrives to the Apple TV app on May 29.
Visible is a prepaid phone carrier I subscribe to that runs on Verizon’s network. Last night they had a funny commercial on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Guillermo Rodriguez talks to a store clerk about how he’s headed to the phone store to sign up for a “confusing and expensive phone plan.” Don’t worry, the clerk says, you don’t have to camp out at the phone store anymore. Instead you can sign up for Visible which doesn’t have any stores and offers its services through an app. You can watch the video on YouTube here, and read my review to see if Visible is right for you.
DROPOUT features premium scripted and unscripted comedy content spanning original shows, mobile-first digital comics, and chat stories for new and returning series (e.g. Lonely and Horny Season 2, Troopers, See Plum Run). DROPOUT also features a members-only Discord channel that lets fans interact with each other and CollegeHumor talent. Features: Video: A native mobile player for optimal viewing and navigating. Player also supports display mirroring and content casting (AirPlay and Chromecast) to allow a lean-back experience. Comics: A rich, full screen experience that leverages the intuitive user experience of swiping. Comic images are full-bleed and hi-res, perfect for a mobile device. Chats: A tap-to-advance story featuring messages and images. Chats thrive natively on mobile, taking advantage of the instant messaging experience that people experience on their own mobile devices. You can try it free for a week with unlimited access to videos, comics, and chats. After that, plans start at US$3.99/month when you sign up for an annual membership. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)
Mark Malkoff is a comedian, filmaker, and the host of The Carson Podcast in which he talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson. His guests include stand-up comics who debuted on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, individuals who worked on the show, and entertainers who were influenced by Carson. I chatted with Mark about his early jobs on various TV shows, sketch comedy, and video projects. As a comedian, he’d always been fascinated by Johnny Carson. It was Peter Jones (PBS) who encouraged Mark to do a podcast all about Carson’s Tonight Show. Mark told me about how he lines up guests and how he prepares. In 180+ podcasts, Mark has learned a lot about Mr. Carson’s personal life and the details of show’s production. Mark enthusiastically shares it all.