This week in comedy: Amy Schumer killed the game
Amy Schumer had quite a week. We found this neat preview of her MTV Movie Awards appearance; very quickly after this, a few videos teasing the third season of her TV show surfaced. Just the next day, some of her footage from the awards ceremony popped up online. Later in the week, she won a [&hellip... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: Live Shows for the 'Mr. Show' Reunion Bring It Ever Closer
by Stephanie Simon -We got exclusive photos from the secret rehearsal show of With Bob and David, the Mr. Show reunion coming to Netflix. -With Denver's thriving comedy scene currently experiencing an exodus to LA, we investigated how mid-sized cities handle the inevitable move west. -It was announc... [Read More]
Critics Are Having a Lot of Fun Destroying 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'
by Megh Wright Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 hits theaters today, and as you might've guessed, it's not getting the warmest reception from critics. Currently holding strong at an impressive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Kevin James-starring sequel to the 2009 box office hit has received a lukewarm critical re... [Read More]
Review: Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro (Showtime)
Each of the past couple of years has made a big impact personally and professionally on stand-up comedian Tig Notaro. And yet, somehow, it's only April and Notaro's already shaping up to make an even bigger splash comedically in 2015, with a stand-up special on tap with HBO, a documentary about her ... [Read More]
Check Out 'The A.V. Club's Oral History of 'Airplane!'
by Megh Wright To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Airplane! this year, The A.V. Club has a new oral history out today on the film's origins, casting, production, and impact with writers/directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker as well as a bunch of the cast. Here's what Jerry Zucker ... [Read More]
Too Paul, Too Blart: Die Hard or Mall Cop Trying (aka reviewing Paul Blart, Mall Cop 2)
Underestimate Paul Blart at your own peril. Or at least risk the embarrassment of not knowing that Kevin James makes major bank by turning his sad-sack security officer into an unlikely action hero and father figure, twice over now with the release today of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. That lack of appre... [Read More]
Shane Murphy (@Shanehasabeard) on Relatable Comedy and His Stupidest Inspiration For a Tweet
by Jenny Nelson Shane Murphy is originally from Albuquerque, NM, and now lives in Austin, Texas, where he stays at home with his four kids, ages 3-8, while he works on his degree to become a teacher. You can find Murphy on Twitter, where he writes about his real life and more under the handle @Shane... [Read More]
Steve Martin Tries Prime-Time Variety with '3 Girls 3'
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
Comedy Dynamics to premiere Coming to the Stage, series hosted by Dan Levy (Video)
For those of you out there who just can’t get enough of stand-up packaged into TV series form, there’s good news sliding down the story shoot for you. On May 6, production company Comedy Dynamics will debut Coming To The Stage, a new six-part series that will spotlight several up-and-com... [Read More]
Sarah Jessica Parker set to return to HBO in new comedy, Divorce
Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO follow-up to Sex and the City is a comedy about marital woes. Parker will star in a half-hour series titled Divorce. She plays a woman who finds that making a break from her marriage is harder than anticipated. Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways) plays her h... [Read More]