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]
HBO'S 'Doll & Em' Exposes Female Friendship For What it Really Is: High Farce
by Judith Dry I’ve always preferred the original The Office to its fattened up American counterpart. Why take nine seasons to do what’s already been done in one? Who was it that said, “Brevity is the soul of wit”? British guy, right? The Brits have always known how ... [Read More]
Matt Walsh raises money for “A Better You,” talks about the funny freedom of improvised movies
Everything is connected by pizza. Or karma. Mostly karma. No matter what you believe in the nature of coincidences, karma and pizza, believe this: Matt Walsh brought his new improvised comedy film, A Better You, to Indiegogo and not Kickstarter or anywhere else for help crowd-sourcing his ... [Read More]
Judd Apatow Says He and Lena Dunham Have Talked About Ending 'Girls' After Six Seasons
by Bradford Evans Judd Apatow gave a nice lengthy interview in front of students at Loyola Marymount last week (via THR), and in it, he revealed that he and his fellows Girls producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have discussed ending the show after six seasons: How many more seasons are you going ... [Read More]
What's On TV This Week: HBO's 'Doll & Em' Premieres and 'Whose Line' Returns
by Zach Herwitz With March Madness in full swing, many shows including Letterman, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, SNL, and Conan are on hiatus this week. HBO is premiering a new half-hour comedy, the British sitcom Doll & Em, created by and starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. Also ... [Read More]
There Are Five Million Jokes in the Trailer for Season 3 of 'Veep'
by Bradford Evans HBO's political comedy Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and created by Armando Iannucci, returns for its third season on Sunday, April 6th, and here's a brand new trailer for it. The trailer's only 90 seconds long, but there are at least five minutes worth of jokes in there. 0 ... [Read More]
HBO releases promo for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Video)
The absurdly brilliant promo for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has finally arrived. The former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will be on HBO to deliver the latest breaking news stories…”eventually.” After a fantastic stint of filling in for Jon Stewart last... [Read More]