Review: Groundhog Day finds its own way to dazzle as a Broadway musical
You have opinions about Groundhog Day, the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors, stuck in Punxsutawney, Penn, reliving the same day until he gets it right. You definitely have such affinity for it (and of Stephen Tobolowsky’s performance in the film) that multiple Broadwa... [Read More]
Comedy Central orders new series, The New Negroes, Taskmaster, and Corporate for 2017
Comedy Central’s new development slate for 2017-2018 includes three new series orders, with a game show hosted by Reggie Watts, an adaptation of live show The New Negroes starring Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle, and a new scripted series called Corporate. These new series, combined with the ... [Read More]
UCB theaters in Los Angeles and New York City hosting fundraising comedy events for Callisto, Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in Los Angeles and New York City will host two special comedy fundraisers next week to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with proceeds benefiting Callisto, a nonprofit creating technology that empowers survivors of sexual assault to make the reporting... [Read More]
FOX renewing Showtime At The Apollo with host Steve Harvey for weekly series in 2016-2017
FOX’s two Showtime at the Apollo specials over the winter convinced the network to bring back the variety showcase competition on a weekly basis in primetime for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Which means Steve Harvey will be even busier this fall. “We all had such a blast on the two spe... [Read More]
Going Hollywood: Meet Thomas Dale again
People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York Ci... [Read More]
Episode #147: Ian Harvie
Ian Harvie came out to his family three times in Maine, as gay at 19, as transgender at 22, and as a stand-up comedian at 33. Now a trans man in his 40s, Harvie produced one of the best stand-up specials of 2016, Seeso’s May the Best Cock Win. In between, he met Margaret Cho […] [Read More]
Episode #147: Ian Harvie
Ian Harvie came out to his family three times in Maine, as gay at 19, as transgender at 22, and as a stand-up comedian at 33. Now a trans man in his 40s, Harvie produced one of the best stand-up specials of 2016, Seeso’s May the Best Cock Win. In between, he met Margaret Cho […] [Read More]
Moses Storm in whopper of a Burger King commerical: OK, Google?
Comedian and actor Moses Storm has appeared onscreen in movies, TV shows and multiple commercials, but nothing perhaps has made as immediate and as powerful of an impact as his new Burger King commercial. In just a few seconds, Storm’s voice asks, “OK, Google. What is the Whopper burger?... [Read More]
Chipotle’s TV ad campaign “As Real As It Gets” features comedians John Mulaney, Jillian Bell and Sam Richardson (plus uncredited Rory Scovel and Jeffrey Tambor)
The new TV ad campaign for Chipotle’s fast-casual restaurant chain features the voice of Jeffrey Tambor asking comedians John Mulaney, Jillian Bell and Sam Richardson to step inside the magically giant burrito and keep it real. Because the burritos feature all real ingredients. Because people ... [Read More]
Chipotle’s TV ad campaign “As Real As It Gets” features comedians John Mulaney, Jillian Bell and Sam Richardson (plus uncredited Rory Scovel and Jeffrey Tambor)
The new TV ad campaign for Chipotle’s fast-casual restaurant chain features the voice of Jeffrey Tambor asking comedians John Mulaney, Jillian Bell and Sam Richardson to step inside the magically giant burrito and keep it real. Because the burritos feature all real ingredients. Because people ... [Read More]