NBC Hit With ‘Comedy Playground’ Suit

The Peacock net’s search for new comedy talent might have to find itself a new name. NBCUniversal was served with a trademark infringement compliant (read it here) this week by an L.A. group that trains people in the art of the funny under the name Comedy Playground. Earlier this month, NBC’s Entertainment President Jennifer Salke announced the national NBC Comedy Playground campaign that would offer up-and-coming comedy writers a chance to pitch ideas to the network.

NBC Sets Online Talent Search For Comedy Writers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NBC is launching a national talent search for comedy writers. The initiative dubbed “NBC Comedy Playground” will give up to 10 finalists the chance to create pilots and a formal presentation. NBC said Tuesday that two winners will be chosen to create half-hour comedies to air on the network in summer […]