'Enlightened' Creator Mike White on American Audiences' Unfair Gender Bias
"If I have a male protagonist, it’s a studio movie, and if it’s a female protagonist, it’s an indie movie. That’s just how it is. It’s not about the studios. It’s about America and who goes to see movies. Women are interested in men and women, and men aren’t interested in the woman’s story. They j... [Read More]
FX Renews 'Archer' for a Fifth Season
The FX network announced today that it's ordered a fifth season of its critically-acclaimed animated spy comedy Archer, one of TV's smartest and funniest shows. The show, created by Adam Reed and boasting a voice cast that includes Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, and Jessica ... [Read More]
Talking With Ben Hoffman About New Series 'The Ben Show' and This Week's Oscar Controversies
It’s hard to imagine a time where the art of comedy didn’t intersect with the art of offense: humor and all the best things about it are often so deeply rooted in racial stereotypes and the social landscape that it consistently splinters the public on just when, if even possible, comedy goes too far... [Read More]
'Anchorman 2' Will Take Place in New York and Other Minor Details from Adam McKay
Plot details are scarce about the new Anchorman movie, which starts filming next week in Atlanta, but writer/director Adam McKay shared some more tidbits with Empire, revealing that part of the action will be taking place in New York. "San Diego is too close to Ron's heart to go away, but we feel ... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler’s campaign to skywrite stupid things in the sky is happening
A+ props to Kurt Braunohler for starting a campaign in the name of something silly. A few weeks ago the comedian revealed his idea of launching a Kickstarter campaign so he could hire “a man in a plane to write stupid things with clouds in the sky.” The campaign went live and Braunohler ... [Read More]
8 Ways to overcome writer’s block and create new jokes
Content creation can sometime be a major roadblock for any type of artist, comedian or writer. Sometimes the best thing to do is to slow down, simplify your approach and most importantly, take a look around. Below are eight ideas to help jump start the creative process and help you create that next ... [Read More]
Dreaming up a real comedy show with Chris Rock AND Dave Chappelle
Over the past week, Dave Chappelle has spent several late nights of his most recent trip to New York City dropping in at the Comedy Cellar to work the crowd and work out new comedic material. Over the past few months, Chris Rock has done likewise, al... [Read More]
'Super Troopers 2' to Possibly Shoot This Year
The guys from the comedy group Broken Lizard have been talking about making a sequel to their 2001 movie Super Troopers for years now, but it looks like it's finally happening. Director Jay Chandrasekhar told the press last year that they're hoping to make the movie "eventually," but now the movie... [Read More]
Tina Fey Says There's "No Way" She's Hosting the Oscars
After Seth MacFarlane's Oscar-hosting received a chilly reception in the wake of everybody loving Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's performances as Golden Globes hosts last month, you'd expect the Oscar people to have been on the phone with Fey and Poehler's agents the second that monologue ended Sunday ... [Read More]
Michael Che and Edi Patterson Are Guest Writing on 'SNL' the Next Two Weeks
Saturday Night Live is bringing in two guest writers for its next two episodes: Fast-rising stand-up Michael Che and The Groundlings' Edi Patterson. The two comedians have signed short deals to join the show for the March 2nd and March 9th episodes, hosted by Kevin Hart and Justin Timberlake, resp... [Read More]