Slovin & Allen reunite for Funny or Die / HBO
Chalk up another of the 10 original half-hours coming soon to HBO via Funny or Die, because Slovin and Allen filmed about a half hour's worth of material last week in Los Angeles, directed by Jason Woliner. Leo Allen told me that the FoD folks asked them to deliver two separate 15-minute collections of sketches and comedy bits, ostensibly so they can be matched up with segments from other comedians. Sure looks like it's shaping up to be a celebration of UCB comedians. [Read More]
Funny Or Die's HBO offerings start production
Sounds like the FOD guys already are living up to the promises they made back in June 2008 when they first announced the deal with HBO. [Read More]
DVD Review - Dennis Miller: The HBO Specials
You may not like his politics (liberals during the recent stuff, conservatives during the early years), but Dennis Miller is an undeniably talented comic who has had some very high points over the course of his career. This 3-disc set offers an affordable opportunity to see a step-by-step of Miller's career and comedy style, and stand-up fans should consider giving it a shot. [Read More]
'Seinfeld' Cast To Appear On 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
"Seinfeld" isn't coming back, but its stars will be together again this fall on HBO. The network says that Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will appear in several episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." [Read More]
Friendly comedy from Good Neighbor - LAist Interview
Do you ever think to yourself: "man, I could really go for some good, wholesome sketch comedy". You know, sketches about imagination, pranking your gay (?) roommate, being retarded-but-not, celebrity babies having...babies... If so, look no further than right next door, because Good Neighbor has what you're begging for. You might recognize these hilarious LA-based sketch comedians from one of their numerous shows around town, or perhaps their internet video hit about a pint-sized Jamie Lynn Spe... [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords - What's Alan Watching? interview
A couple of weeks ago, Alan Sepinwall interviewed "Flight of the Conchords" stars Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, plus executive producer James Bobin.. and just now got around to transcribing it. [Read More]
George Carlin wins posthumous Grammy
Comedian George Carlin won a Grammy Award on Sunday for an album released a month after he died of heart failure last year. Carlin was honored in the comedy album category for "It's Bad For Ya," a recording of his 14th and final HBO comedy special. It marked his fifth statuette. [Read More]
Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Conchords - A.V. Club Interview
When Flight Of The Conchords debuted on HBO in 2007, the musical sitcom about a pair of unknown New Zealanders struggling for success felt as if it might be based, however faintly, in real life. But a Grammy, two Emmy nominations, and a platinum record later, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are hardly unknowns. [Read More]
Will Ferrell promises surprises in Bush special
Will Ferrell says his upcoming Broadway show "You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush" will show the departing president using this opportunity "to set the record straight" about his tenure. "Some people will think the show is too harsh, some will think it isn't harsh enough, but people should expect the unexpected," Ferrell says. "People will be surprised by some of the twists and turns." [Read More]
'Flight of the Conchords' online buzz takes off
In an encouraging sign for the upcoming second season of HBO's offbeat comedy "Flight of the Conchords," the premiere episode has raked in some 250,000 streams in its first 10 days on FunnyOrDie. [Read More]