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“I didn’t realize the full on hatred people had for hurricanes,” Jon Hamm said to the sold out Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Alongside his friend Adam Scott, Hamm was there to host the “We Hate Hurricanes” benefit, a comedy fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy with proceeds going to the non-profit AmeriCares. For under $50, the audience was treated to an A-List variety show featuring a performance by Beck and standup sets by Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Peretti, and Aziz Ansari.
The biggest surprise of the night happened early on, when Hamm and Scott called someone »
- Lindsey Bahr
Harmon's Adult Swim project, "Rick and Morty," has been picked up to series, Deadline reports. The animated show, which he co-created with Justin Roiland, will premiere late next year or in early 2014.
The show follows the adventures of a brilliant inventor and his less bright grandson. Adult Swim announced it was ordering a pilot at its upfront in May -- around the same time Harmon was let go from "Community."
Harmon and Roiland have worked together several times in the past, notably on Channel 101 and its VH1 offshoot, "Acceptable.TV." Roiland also acted in several episodes of "The Sarah Silverman Program."
In addition to "Rick and Morty," Harmon also has comedy projects in development at CBS and Fox. »
Nearly 10 years ago, before sites such as YouTube, Funny or Die, and College Humor started curating funny videos and giving exposure to unknown talent online, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab created Channel 101. The monthly festival showcases short films, in the format of television pilots that are five minutes or less in length, and tells the audience to decide which five shows will be “picked up” for another episode to screen at the next month’s event. At the same time that early Channel 101 creations like “House of Cosbys” and “Yacht Rock” turned into viral hits, projects created by or featuring stars like Jack Black, Drew Carey, Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Aziz Ansari, and Rob Huebel began to garner more mainstream attention. As a result, many of the other writers, actors, and filmmakers who have screened their work at Channel 101 have been hired to write and perform on network sitcoms, »
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