Tommy Chong and his friend from federal prison, cellmate Jordan Belfort “The Wolf of Wall Street”
One of the more remarkable real-life stories from The Wolf of Wall Street never made it into the movie. Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film (which earned DiCaprio his first Golden Globe win and an expected Academy Award nomination), had Tommy Chong as a cellmate in federal prison... [Read More]
Rebel Wilson Cast in 'Night at the Museum 3' and 'He's F***ing Perfect'
by Megh Wright It's only a couple weeks into 2014, but it's looking like a good year for Rebel Wilson, who already has two film roles in the works. According to Deadline, Wilson has been cast as a night guard in the upcoming Night at the Museum sequel by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant as well a... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David are working on a Broadway show, maybe
Ever since Jerry Seinfeld took part in a Reddit AMA – Ask Me Anything – the comedy world has been twitchy, awaiting to learn what top secret project the comedian and Larry David are working on. “We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can’t reve... [Read More]
NBC Orders Pilots from Rashida Jones and Casey Wilson
by Megh Wright Two of NBC's pilot deals from the fall have now been picked up for the 2014-2015 season, THR reports. Casey Wilson and June Diane-Raphael's fraternal twin comedy Mason Twins as well as Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's romantic comedy A to Z have be... [Read More]
Talking to Adam Reed about 'Archer', 'Sealab 2021' and Working with Kenny Loggins
by Jeremy Popkin Adam Reed is not one for complacency. As one of the creative minds behind the classic Sealab 2021 and the vastly underappreciated Frisky Dingo, Reed fueled both his Adult Swim series with an inexhaustible supply of batshit unpredictability. Sealab was the kind of show that could eas... [Read More]
The Lonely Island Signs a Deal to Develop Shows for Fox via Hulu and Roku
by Bradford Evans Comedy trio The Lonely Island is going to be making stuff for Fox. The group, consisting of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and recent Golden Globe winner Andy Samberg, signed a development deal to create online content for Fox that will potentially be developed into shows for Fox a... [Read More]
Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg win in comedy categories of 2014 Golden Globes
Last night was all about the Golden Globes, and between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler taking another round of hosting duties of the show there were some really great wins in the comedy community with freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine Nine pulling in two big wins as well as Amy Poehler finally earning a win f... [Read More]
Seth Olenick captures comedians uniquely entwined in “Funny Business” in this photo book
Todd Barry was first, in March 2007. Almost seven years and more than 230 unique, intimate portraits later, Seth Olenick's work documenting comedians and comedic actors and actresses is preserved in bound manuscript with the publication of his weighty tome of a photography book, "Funny Business." If... [Read More]
Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo developing new comedy series for ABC
While Chevy Chase’s 85-episode run on NBC cult favorite Community has long since come to an end, it seems the iconic actor is gearing up for a return to the small screen. He’s working on a new series for rival network ABC– and he’s teaming up with Beverly D’Angelo, his ... [Read More]
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld's "Mysterious Project" Is a Broadway Play
by Megh Wright During his Reddit AMA last week, Jerry Seinfeld hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Larry David. "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time," he said. "All I can do is tell you that it's big, huge, gigantic." While... [Read More]