Americans performing at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
August means comedy has taken over Edinburgh, Scotland. This year, more than 60 of the 3,972 shows playing nightly across the city will feature American comedians. They include college troupes from Cornell and Stanford, the always popular musical improv from Baby Wants Candy, the return of Brendon B... [Read More]
Happy 20th anniversary to the U.S. edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway
When people talk about the longest-running TV shows in American history, will they remember to mention Whose Line Is It Anyway? Before August 1998, improvisational comedy wasn’t even really seen on television. Certainly not as the main attraction. But on Aug. 5, 1998, Whose Line made the move ... [Read More]
Happy 20th anniversary to the U.S. edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway
When people talk about the longest-running TV shows in American history, will they remember to mention Whose Line Is It Anyway? Before August 1998, improvisational comedy wasn’t even really seen on television. Certainly not as the main attraction. But on Aug. 5, 1998, Whose Line made the move ... [Read More]
You won’t need Netflix to watch BoJack Horseman in Fall 2018, as series reruns will air on Comedy Central
Here’s something you haven’t seen before: A Netflix series making the leap from streaming back to cable. Critical darling BoJack Horseman is going into syndication, and Comedy Central has nabbed the rights to air the animated series on the “regular” TV. And by regular, we sti... [Read More]
You won’t need Netflix to watch BoJack Horseman in Fall 2018, as series reruns will air on Comedy Central
Here’s something you haven’t seen before: A Netflix series making the leap from streaming back to cable. Critical darling BoJack Horseman is going into syndication, and Comedy Central has nabbed the rights to air the animated series on the “regular” TV. And by regular, we sti... [Read More]
Aidy Bryant to star in Lindy West’s “Shrill” for Hulu
Production began over the weekend in Portland, Ore., for Shrill, a six-episode limited series on Hulu starring Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant based on journalist Lindy West’s 2016 memoir. The shooting schedule, much like Portlandia before it, will not prevent Bryant from starring in S... [Read More]
Wil Sylvince’s inspirational boxing film, “I Am Maurice,” tags Michael Che, Damon Wayans Jr. as EPs
Wil Sylvince’s passion project outside of stand-up comedy has been almost a decade in the making. Sylvince first showed me a short spec video back in 2010 of him as a boxer. Seven years later, his boxing film, I Am Maurice, has successfully raised more than $104,000 via Kickstarter from 6... [Read More]
Amazon Prime taps Eugenio Derbez to host Mexican comedian competition, “LOL: Last One Laughing”
Mexican comedy star Eugenio Derbez will host a new Amazon Prime Video competition in which 10 Mexican comedians match wits and witty lines in pursuit of one million Mexican pesos. LOL: Last One Laughing will premiere later this year. It’s adapted from a Japanese TV series, Hitoshi Matsumo... [Read More]
Bo Burnham reflects on his own youth and his wonderful new movie, “Eighth Grade”
Bo Burnham grew up in front of the world, thanks to YouTube. Burnham now has translated that experience to 2018 and to everyone else, with his wonderful new movie, Eighth Grade. It premiered at Sundance in January, and goes nationwide this weekend. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with Bo for m... [Read More]
Katie Hannigan’s network TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Katie Hannigan performed as a New Face last month at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, and last night, introduced her face to many millions more with her network TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She’s got the look, she’s got the voice, and she’s got the joke... [Read More]