Ricky Gervais: On Fame
"..so-called role models living their lives like open wounds to accumulate column inches, so they can then get some ghost-writer to spread those inches over several "autobiographies" to cash in on their infidelity, drug abuse, life of crime and personal tragedy. You can't help but think many should have called a doctor before they called a publicist." [Read More]
Ben Stiller Signs up for Family Comedy on HBO
Actor Ben Stiller is jumping aboard the HBO team to be part of a new comedy pilot titled All Talk. Stiller will star, direct and executive produce the project from acclaimed novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Everythi... [Read More]
36 Great Moments From "The Larry Sanders Show"
If you haven't seen all 89 episodes of the best television series that has aired in my lifetime, just quit your day job and start watching now. [Read More]
Al Madrigal Juggles “The Daily Show,” Self-Censorship and Family Life
As our desk calendar grows leaner than the North Koreans who didn’t cry at Kim Jong Il’s funeral, a lot of us are looking back at 2011 with a sense of attainment.  Throw Al Madrigal into that pile.  When most of us go back to work next week, he’ll be... [Read More]
Wendy Liebman is Taller on TV and Just as Funny
It’s takes a lot of guts to simply get on stage.  It’s another thing entirely to be funny.  When you develop a comedic style that’s often imitated, then you’re really on to something. Enter Wendy Liebman. If you don’t know her name, you definitely kn... [Read More]
HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies
After the incredibly surprising Golden Globe nominations of HBO’s Enlightened for the Best TV Series-Comedy or Musical and Best Actress in a TV Series-Comedy or Musical (Laura Dern), it is no surprise that HBO renewed the series for another sea... [Read More]
Check out the Golden Globe Nominees for Comedy
With Golden Globe nominations announced this past weekend, the 2012 award season is under way. Perhaps they’re only relevance is in establishing early Oscar odds and giving Ricky Gervais a spoonful of comedy to feed us. Fortunately the Golden Globes ... [Read More]
New Sitcom, HBO Special for George Lopez
Despite the cancellation of his late-night comedy show, “Lopez Tonight,” comedian George Lopez is keeping himself busy with the development of a new sitcom and an HBO comedy special. According to The Associated Press, Lopez is creating a ... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais says Steve Carell cameo on “Life’s Too Short” was excruciating (Video)
Ricky Gervias’ new series for HBO, Life’s Too Short — you may have heard a few musings about it already — stars Warwick Davis (Willow, Leprechaun) playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself with Gervais and frequent collaborator Step... [Read More]