John Oliver was so good at substitute hosting The Daily Show, HBO is letting him host his own weekly show in 2014
John Oliver did such a stellar job substituting this summer as host of The Daily Show, everyone just naturally assumed Oliver had become the de facto successor to Jon Stewart whenever he'd decide to step down from his role atop Comedy Central's late-night talk show. Did they think nobody else notice... [Read More]
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
Whoopi Goldberg clearly has a lot of affection for pioneering African-American comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley, and that affection comes across in her HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley. Goldberg’s enthusiasm and ability to pull in big-name interviewees (including B... [Read More]
John Oliver to helm weekly news show on HBO
This past summer while The Daily Show host Jon Stewart was off filming Rosewater, he enlisted one of his best correspondents, John Oliver, to guest-host the show. We thought he knocked it out of the park, and apparently HBO did as well, as they’ve given him his own weekly Sunday night show. Mu... [Read More]
John Oliver to Host a Weekly Comedy Show for HBO, Starting in 2014
by Bradford Evans HBO announced today that longtime Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will be hosting a new comedy show on the pay-cable network starting next year. Like The Daily Show, the untitled program will have a topical focus as Oliver looks at the week's current events. The untitled ... [Read More]
Jack Black and Tim Robbins Are Starring in a New Comedy for HBO
by Elise Czajkowski Jack Black and Tim Robbins have joined a new dark comedy series in the works at HBO. The Brink, which was ordered to pilot in September, will focus on an unidentified "geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men." Robbins will play the Secret... [Read More]
Win a copy of HBO’s ‘Clear History’ on Blu-Ray
With the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm still in question, HBO and Larry David released the next best thing earlier this year, Clear History. A comedy set mostly in Martha’s Vineyard and starring David. It wasn’t Curb…, but it didn’t have to be. While more breezy than ... [Read More]
Take a peek at Sarah Silverman’s upcoming stand-up special
While a teaser clip for Sarah Silverman’s upcoming HBO stand-up special has been floating around for a while now. HBO just released a preview clip for the special, giving an better look at the special which she taped at The Largo, in front of an intimate crowd. Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles... [Read More]
In Honor Of The Entourage Movie: The Best Of Ari Gold
We have been waiting for months to find out if the guys of “Entourage” are going to dazzle us on the big screen. Lo and behold, our dreams have finally [...]Author informationMeredith SchneiderContributing Editor at Serial OptimistMeredith runs DoubleTake Productions with her sister, lov... [Read More]
Watch a Promo for Sarah Silverman's New HBO Special
by Bradford Evans Here's a sneak peek at Sarah Silverman's new HBO standup special, We Are Miracles, which is set for a November 23rd premiere and is filmed in a small room with a small crowd unlike most TV standup specials. This is Silverman's first-ever TV standup special and first standup she's ... [Read More]
Andrew Rannells Will Be Back on 'Girls' and May Become a Regular
by Elise Czajkowski Andrew Rannells, who plays Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend Elijah on Lena Dunham's HBO show Girls, will be returning to the show in its upcoming third season. He appeared in eight episodes of the first two seasons, and is likely to become a regular if the show is picked up for a fourth... [Read More]