Funny Or Die Presents - The Complete First Season (dvd review) | The Serious Comedy Site
Funny or Die is an HBO sketch comedy show. Like any sketch comedy show each episode is a series of hit and misses. Fortunately there are many more hits than misses and usually at least one show-your-friends funny bit per show. [Read More]
Garfunkle and Oates Developing Series for HBO
You're telling me that two adorable musical comedians with numerous TV credits and a huge internet following are getting a development deal with HBO? Get out of town! That kind of thing only happens in the movies! Comics Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome.. [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]
HBO Picks Up Judd Apatow-Produced Comedy With 'Tiny Furniture' Star Lena Dunham
HBO has picked up a new comedy series produced by Judd Apatow and created by and starring "Tiny Furniture" filmmaker Lena Dunham, the network announced. The show, called "Girls," will look at "the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s," the network said. Dunham and Apatow will executive produce with Jenni Konner. Ilene S. Landress will co-executive produce. [Read More]
Things you might not see on HBO in March: Notes from Pee-wee Herman's gran Broadway finale
At least one review of Pee-wee Herman's Broadway run this winter complained that his show was, in essence, preaching to a choir of lifelong fans. If you loved Pee-wee then, you'd love him now. [Read More]
The Ricky Gervais Show returns to HBO Jan. 14; watch some previews
On the heels of the premiere of Out of England 2, Ricky Gervais’ newest HBO stand-up special, the worldwide comedy giant will soon hit the network again, albeit, in cartoon fashion. On Jan. 14 at 9 pm EST The Ricky Gervais Show kicks off its se... [Read More]
HBO Developing Bodybuilding Comedy 'Muscle' With ‘Blue Valentine’ Filmmaker Derek Cianfrance | Deadline
HBO has put in development Muscle, a single-camera comedy from Blue Valentine co-writer/director Derek Cianfrance about the subculture of contemporary professional bodybuilding. It is based on Sam Fussell's memoir Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder, which chronicles his four-year stint as a full-time bodybuilder after graduating from Oxford. [Read More]
HBO's buzz on airing Pee-wee Herman's Broadway show
Back in 1981, HBO put Pee-wee Herman on the pop-culture map by airing his first stage production from Los Angeles. Now that Pee-wee's 2010 comeback has come completely full circle with a successful Broadway run, the pay-cable network will be broadcasting his new take on the Playhouse, three decades later. [Read More]
Watch a teaser for season two of HBO's "Funny or Die Presents" with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
What more do you need to know? The HBO series that compiles Funny or Die videos returns in January 2011, and you can I can only hope that they do a better job of putting funny things together so it's more funny and less dying, because dying is n... [Read More]
The Pee Wee Herman Show Coming to HBO Next Year
Pee Wee Herman, currently on Broadway, is coming back to TV as well. The Pee Wee Herman Show, playing on Broadway until January 2, will be coming to HBO at some point next year for everyone unable to make the show in NYC. The word of the day is "comeback." [Read More]