Is It Time for UCB to Start Paying Performers?
Performing improv or standup on a UCB stage might be fun, but that doesn’t mean it’s not labor worthy of payment — especially when you’re performing in front of an audience who paid money to be there, and the tech in charge of the lights shining down on you is getting paid mo... [Read More]
Mike Ross (@MCRossIsNotAPun) on Raccoons, US History, and Minnesotan Moms
Mike Ross (@MCRossIsNotaPun) is a soon-to-be-published writer of comedy and young adult fiction living in New York City. You can currently find him on Twitter, and you can soon find him on Scholastic Book Fair bookshelves by having a child and sending it to public school. A sitcom that’s nothi... [Read More]
Paranoia in ‘High Maintenance’s Second Season
The new season of High Maintenance starts in the same spot HBO’s first season started: with the semi-protagonist weed dealer, The Guy, getting a haircut. In the HBO pilot (the series is a continuation of a web series that ran on Vimeo for 19 episodes), a haircut is a metaphor for the series&rs... [Read More]
Here Are This Week’s ‘SNL’ Promos with First-Time Host Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain makes her Saturday Night Live hosting debut tomorrow with musical guest Troye Sivan, and the show released a round of promos this week to get you excited. In the above clip, Chastain shows off her acting chops and attempts to teach Kenan Thompson how to play poker, and in the b... [Read More]
Netflix Orders 13 Episodes of ‘The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale’
Joel McHale is getting back into the talk show game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has ordered 13 episode of a weekly half-hour topical series hosted by McHale called The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. The show will “take a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture as well as new... [Read More]
Talking Standup, ‘Cheers,’ and the Importance of Silliness with Geoff Tate
A lot of people know Geoff Tate from Doug Loves Movies. He is the “winningest player in the show’s history,” according to the podcast’s extensive fan wiki. In his three previous standup albums, Tate has carved out a niche as a cranky, thoughtful dude with a deep, abiding love... [Read More]
Here Are This Week’s ‘SNL’ Promos with First-Time Host Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain makes her Saturday Night Live hosting debut tomorrow with musical guest Troye Sivan, and the show released a round of promos this week to get you excited. In the above clip, Chastain shows off her acting chops and attempts to teach Kenan Thompson how to play poker, and in the b... [Read More]
Check Out the Trailer for Broken Lizard’s ‘Super Troopers 2’
Ahead of its release in April, the first full trailer for Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers 2 dropped this week. The sequel, which was made possible by an impressive 2015 crowdfunding campaign, centers on “an international border dispute between the US and Canada,” and in addition to ... [Read More]
Check Out the Trailer for Broken Lizard’s ‘Super Troopers 2’
Ahead of its release in April, the first full trailer for Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers 2 dropped this week. The sequel, which was made possible by an impressive 2015 crowdfunding campaign, centers on “an international border dispute between the US and Canada,” and in addition to ... [Read More]
The Trailer for Paramount Network’s ‘Heathers’ Series Has Arrived
Nearly two years ago it was reported that TV Land was developing a TV comedy adaptation of the 1988 film Heathers, and now the anthology series has a trailer, premiere date, and new home. Ordered to pilot in September 2016 (the pilot was directed by Leslye Headland and written by Jason Mic... [Read More]