CBS Offered John Oliver a Late Night Show Before He Went to HBO
by Megh Wright It hasn't even been 24 hours since David Letterman announced his retirement from late night, but there's already an interesting update that sheds some light on what direction CBS might want to go with their next Late Show host. As reported by Vulture, Daily Show correspondent and subs... [Read More]
'Silicon Valley's Skewering of the Tech Industry Feels Spot-On
by Erica Lies A few weeks ago, South by Southwest offered an advance screening of the first two episodes of Mike Judge's new sitcom, Silicon Valley. It was shown as part of the festival's Episodic section, a new addition this year. Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film, stated the decision came after see... [Read More]
John Oliver Calls Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert the "High-Water Mark for Satire"
by Megh Wright "One of the laziest stereotypes that British people have of Americans is that they don’t get irony. And that has never been true and it’s definitely not true now. … It’s very hard to make that case when Jon [Stewart] and Stephen [Colbert] are doing what they&r... [Read More]
HBO Developing Jay Roach/Kristin Gore Comedy Series 'Women in Space'
by Megh Wright Two months after ordering Jay Roach's Jack Black/Tim Robbins comedy pilot The Brink to series, Deadline reports that Roach has also teamed up with Al Gore's daughter Kristin to develop a half-hour HBO comedy series called Women in Space. Penned by Gore — who has also written for... [Read More]
University of Iowa Denies HBO's Request to Film 'Girls' on Campus
by Megh Wright The latest Girls season finale saw Hannah Horvath holding her Iowa Writers' Workshop acceptance letter, but it looks like we won't be seeing her hanging on the real University of Iowa campus next year. According to Variety, the university has denied HBO's request to film Hannah's stor... [Read More]
Andrew Dice Clay stars as a talking hamster in some cell phone ads, because why not?
Andrew Dice Clay earned rave reviews for his recent role in the Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine, so it only makes sense to follow that up with appearing as a hamster in a really rando commercial. It’s for Sprint and their new friends and family plan that their selling. While that’s the ba... [Read More]
Season 3 of 'Girls' Was Best When Everyone Was Together Being Weird
by Jenny Nelson In the pilot of Girls, when Hannah Horvath expressed desire to be “the voice of [her] generation, or at least the voice of a generation” the line embodied the 20-something’s comically directionless ambition, yet critics seemed to take the message at face value, cred... [Read More]
GOP Josh Gondelman Stars in Two 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Clips
by Megh Wright Here's a video of comedian Josh Gondelman posing as a hip young Republican in a fake GOP "Create Your American Dream" ad for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which premieres on HBO next month. Click through to watch Gondelman's second ad, where he explains why when it comes to the... [Read More]
The strength to keep going and tell his story: John Leguizamo on his fifth HBO special, “Ghetto Klown”
“I reveal all these things about my career, to inspire. I read that 40 percent of Latin kids drop out of high school. And that’s a tragedy in this country. And I know how they feel because I felt the same way. And why is that? That’s just because you don’t feel like you belon... [Read More]
HBO in Talks to Resurrect Lisa Kudrow Series 'The Comeback'
by Bradford Evans Lisa Kudrow's cult hit HBO comedy The Comeback may be returning to television. HBO is in negotiations with Kudrow and her co-creator Michael Patrick King to bring the show back for a limited run season, Deadline reports. There are no details on the potential reunion beyond that. Th... [Read More]