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Web series Broad City get picked up by Comedy Central, Amy Poehler producing

Awesome news coming out of the New York comedy scene: the very popular (and excellent) web series, Broad City, starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, was just picked up by Comedy Central for a pilot. Oh no, it gets even better. It will be produced by Amy Poehler. In case you were wondering if one's wildest dreams ever came true in real life, let this be a hint that you may continue to wonder -- in a hopeful direction. Congratulations, Abbi and Ilana! (via Jezebel) Jamie

One less thing to worry about today: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart extend their contracts with Comedy Central

In case you thought that the world was going to hell because of everything that has been in the news lately (this weather, amirite?), you can rest assured that Comedy Central's best fake newscasters will be sticking around for the next couple of years. Jon Stewart will host (and executive produce and write for) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart until mid-2015, Stephen Colbert will continue his hosting, writing, and executive producing duties at The Colbert Report until the end of 2014... But what about the 2016 election? Oh god, panicpanicpanic... (via Deadline) Jamie