| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Justin Bieber, meet your firing squad: Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O'Neal make up the celebrity portion of the cadre set to roast the purportedly penitent pop star come mid-March.
Comedy Central announced the lineup on Wednesday,...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:50 AM
For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:29 AM
Cable giant Viacom Inc. has restructured its large portfolio of TV channels while expanding the responsibilities of veteran programming executive Doug Herzog.
Herzog now will oversee the MTV, VH-1 and Logo channels in addition to two popular networks...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:08 PM
HBO agreed to extend John Oliver's run on its satirical Sunday-night program "Last Week Tonight" through 2017, a move that puts to rest any speculation that the British comic might be in line to succeed Jon Stewart at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show,"...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:16 AM
Billionaire Sumner Redstone, in declining health, did not participate in Viacom Inc.'s earnings call with Wall Street analysts on Thursday.
Viacom's quarterly conference calls for years have typically opened with Redstone giving a brief but upbeat...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:35 PM
Media company Viacom's stock slipped last year -- but the company's chief executive, Philippe Dauman, saw his compensation soar 19% to $44 million.
Dauman, 60, received a $20-million bonus in fiscal 2014, even though the company's stock declined 9%...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 9:00 AM
For an entertainer about to settle into one of the hottest seats in late night, Larry Wilmore is feeling pretty chill.
"There's snow on the ground — this is getting real!" said Wilmore by phone from his New York offices of "The Nightly Show With...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the stars and perpetrators of the Comedy Central series "Broad City," brought their road show to the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday night. ("Doug Weston's Troubadour," they knew to say.) The pair have been out...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Corey Moss, previously head of digital at Principato-Young Entertainment, has joined Hearst as SVP of production and development for Hearst Digital Studios.
Moss, to remain based in Los Angeles, will be tasked with expanding Hearst Digital Studios'...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Time Warner Cable was patting itself on the back this week after saying it was willing to have a federal arbitrator step in to resolve its long-running dispute with other pay-TV companies over the cost of the new Dodgers channel.
"We prefer to reach...
| Aug 1, 2014
Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class.
"I heard about this...