Freddie Mercury Biopic Starring Sacha Baron Cohen Will Shoot This Year
Work is now fully under way for the much-vaunted feature film on the life of Freddie. Peter Morgan has delivered a first draft of the movie, which everyone is very excited about, and Sacha Baron Cohen is chomping at the bit to get into the role, in a way which certainly would delight Freddie ! The whole team now working on preparing for a shoot later this year, and a release in the late Autumn of 2012. [Read More]
GSN, Drew Carey Announce Cast Members for ‘Improv-A-Ganza’
GSN and Drew Carey announced the cast members in Drew Carey’s new primetime show, Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza. Carey and his fellow cast members will create a half-hour of improvised sketch comedy, complete with audience participation. [Read More]
The Challenge Of Sequelizing Ghostbusters | Deadline
"Reitman and Sony Pictures have no idea if the mercurial Bill Murray will smile on the script they've just sent him. Without Murray, the studio absolutely will not make the film, which gives an extraordinary amount of leverage to a quirky actor who leaves financiers sweating until the moment he shows up on the set." [Read More]
HBO to film political comedy series 'Veep' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus next month
It's official: HBO's upcoming political satire series "Veep," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will be filmed on a Baltimore movie set next month. Dreyfus will play a fictional Vice President, Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes VP after losing a primary to the man who eventually becomes president. According to press for the project, Selina Meyer "finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about." [Read More]
Amy Schumer tells Punchline Magazine why she posed nude for Cosmo
In the March issue of Cosmopolitan, we’ll even get to check out Schumer’s writing prowess, and as it turns out, a lot more. Schumer penned an article for the popular mag, and posed nude for the piece. Punchline Magazine’s Emma Kat Richardson recently chatted to Schumer about her upcoming year. Here is an excerpt, wherein the rising comedian explains why she decided drop all her layers for Cosmo.. [Read More]
Fred Armisen Discusses Mocking Portland with Love with Portlandia
ortland is a strange city. There's no doubt about that. Its landscape is rich with unique characters and outlandish spectacle, all of which longtime Saturday Night Live mainstay Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney front woman Carrie Brownstein have brought to their collaborative sketch comedy show Portlandia, which is set to debut Friday, January 21 on IFC at 10:30 PM ET/PT. An instant classic, this first six episode run is not to be missed. We recently caught up with Fred Armisen to chat with him a... [Read More]
Amy Poehler on life in NY, Parks & Rec, SNL and Smart Girls at the Party | LA Times Magazine
"Everybody’s macro ideas of how they feel about taxes and gay marriage and whatever fade when you are actually doing the day-to-day work. Both conservatives and liberals watch Parks and Recreation, and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. SNL was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you’re talking about." [Read More]
Kathleen Madigan releases “Gone Madigan” today; let’s watch some clips!
Not to be overshadowed by the release of Louis C.K.’s new hour today, veteran comedian Kathleen Madigan is also unleashing a brand new project called Gone Madigan. To celebrate, we’ve collected four – FOUR! — great clips from the special. [Read More]
Hannibal Buress on the trash on our streets, feeling funny and writing for TV | The FADER
Rolling Stone just called Hannibal Buress one of the “10 Funniest People Videos and Things of the Coming Year.” With a straight face and ease he’s a lot funnier than us, but we’ll keep trying to tell his joke about apple juice no matter how many times we bomb. Buress’ comedy record My Name is Hannibal is out now. We talked to him about the trash on our streets, feeling funny and writing for TV. [Read More]
James L. Brooks to be honored by SF Sketchfest | SF Gate interview
Brooks got on the phone just before the new year to talk about the evolution of comedy, his favorite TV shows and that Twitter account. [Read More]