| May 27, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Good jokes and colorful characters are essential elements for any successful comedy series, but those ingredients won't work without chemistry.
The importance of chemistry among cast members was among the topics discussed at The Envelope's Emmy Round...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit.
That's a topic the Envelope Emmy...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Some Emmy idiosyncrasies were already known -- like HBO's power-move to list "True Detective" as a drama instead of a miniseries, thus sending Showtime's "Shameless" scurrying to comedy. But the release of the official ballot has added a few more chess...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Seth Meyers show up on "Saturday Night Live," viewers might see it as just another instance of the comedy institution tapping its famous alumni. But it's also part of the latest business foray by producer Lorne...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:46 AM
"Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races.
| May 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
They say art imitates life, or is it life imitates art? All we here at The Envelope know is that life can be pretty funny sometimes, and that can be comedy gold on television.
In anticipation of the Emmys, The Envelope gathered some of comedy's elite...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Fred Armisen wears many hats (or, in some cases, wigs) on the IFC comedy series "Portlandia." As Candace, he runs a feminist bookstore with Toni (Carrie Brownstein), militant in their ideology and belief that anyone who wants to use the bathroom...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...