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Sony TV Sells Nick Kreiss & Sebastian Maniscalco Autobiographical Comedies

24 September 2013 11:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC has put in development How To Be An Adult, a comedy from writer and Groundlings, Second City and Ucb alum Nick Kreiss and Sony TV. Inspired by Kreiss’ life, the hybrid workplace comedy is about a man-child tasked with saving his family business alongside his Dad’s comically awful widow. Jamie Tarses of Sony TV-based Fanfare is executive producing with Evan Silverberg and Trevor Engelson of Underground. A half-hour project starring comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has gone to NBC. Written by Dan Kopelman and produced by Sony TV, Lakeshore and Levity, the multi-camera project is based on his stand-up and life. Kopelman and Maniscalco, repped by UTA and manager Judi Marmel, are executive producing with Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg. Scott Herbst co-exec produces. »

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Bill Cosby concert special 'Far From Finished' heading to Comedy Central

12 July 2013 2:08 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Bill Cosby is heading back to television. The beloved comedian will unveil his first concert special in 30 years in November on Comedy Central.

Called "Far From Finished," the special will are on Nov. 24. Comedy Central reveals in a press release that it will be compiled by director Robert Townsend from Cosby's recent performance at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center on June 9. Darryl M. Bell, Judi Marmel, Robert Hartmann and Stu Schreiberg are executive producing.

Cosby's last special was "Bill Cosby: Himself." It was released in 1983. The years have been kind on Cosby, and it will be interesting to see how this special differs from its predecessor considering how much Cosby's life has changed in the past three decades. »

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Robert Townsend Will Direct Bill Cosby in 'Far From Finished,' Cosby's First TV Comedy Special In 30 Years

12 July 2013 1:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bill Cosby turned 75 today, and perhaps to celebrate, he and Comedy Central have announced that the legendary comedian, actor and author will starring in his first television concert special in 30 years, "Far From Finished." The show, which will be compiled from material that Cosby performed at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center earlier this summer, is being directed by Robert Townsend, who has under his belt the famous concert film "Eddie Murphy Raw."Darryl M. Bell, Judi Marmel, Robert Hartmann and Stu Schreiberg are executive producing the concert event, which comes from Levity Productions. Cosby's last stand-up special was the landmark 1983 "Bill Cosby: Himself," which Cosby directed and which featured a lot of material that would lead to "The Cosby Show." Commenting on why he returned to the form, Cosby said, "Because... funny is funny." "Far From Finished" will air on Comedy Central on November 24, 2013. Take a look at a clip. »

- Alison Willmore

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Robert Townsend Will Direct Bill Cosby in 'Far From Finished,' Cosby's First TV Comedy Special In 30 Years

12 July 2013 1:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bill Cosby turned 75 today, and perhaps to celebrate, he and Comedy Central have announced that the legendary comedian, actor and author will starring in his first television concert special in 30 years, "Far From Finished." The show, which will be compiled from material that Cosby performed at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center earlier this summer, is being directed by Robert Townsend, who has under his belt the famous concert film "Eddie Murphy Raw."Darryl M. Bell, Judi Marmel, Robert Hartmann and Stu Schreiberg are executive producing the concert event, which comes from Levity Productions. Cosby's last stand-up special was the landmark 1983 "Bill Cosby: Himself," which Cosby directed and which featured a lot of material that would lead to "The Cosby Show." Commenting on why he returned to the form, Cosby said, "Because... funny is funny." "Far From Finished" will air on Comedy Central on November 24, 2013. Take a look at a clip. »

- Alison Willmore

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Bill Cosby’s 1st TV Concert Special In 30 Years, 'Far From Finished,' Coming To Comedy Central

12 July 2013 12:57 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Bill Cosby’s first television concert special in 30 years, Far From Finished, will air on Comedy Central, on November 24, 2013.   Robert Townsend directed the show, which will be compiled from material that Cosby performed at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center earlier this summer. Darryl M. Bell, Judi Marmel, Robert Hartmann and Stu Schreiberg are Executive Producers of the concert event, a production of Levity Productions. It was just last week that I mentioned his last concert movie performance, Bill Cosby Himself, which aired three decades ago and is considered one of the landmark comedy specials of all time. Commenting on his return to the form, Cosby said, "Because . . »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Bill Cosby’s 1st TV Concert Special In 30 Years, 'Far From Finished,' Coming To Comedy Central

12 July 2013 12:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bill Cosby’s first television concert special in 30 years, Far From Finished, will air on Comedy Central, on November 24, 2013.   Robert Townsend directed the show, which will be compiled from material that Cosby performed at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center earlier this summer. Darryl M. Bell, Judi Marmel, Robert Hartmann and Stu Schreiberg are Executive Producers of the concert event, a production of Levity Productions. It was just last week that I mentioned his last concert movie performance, Bill Cosby Himself, which aired three decades ago and is considered one of the landmark comedy specials of all time. Commenting on his return to the form, Cosby said, "Because . . . funny is funny." Indeed.  This should do well for Comedy Central. Cosby's routines transcend ages, gender and culture.  Watch him below explain why Dr Huxtable always wore sweaters:

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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