Goldie Hawn To Star In HBO's The Viagra Diaries
In what would be her first acting gig in a decade, Oscar winner Goldie Hawn has come on board to star in the half-hour comedy, The Viagra Diaries, which is based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker. It centers on a woman (Hawn) who, after her husband has a "mid-life crisis" at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years. [Read More]
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' returns July 10
Curb Your Enthusiasm will return for its eighth season on July 10. The HBO comedy that stars Larry David will feature appearances by series veterans Bob Einstein, Richard Lewis, Rosie O’Donnell, J.B. Smoove and Wanda Sykes, as well as Jonathan Ames, Bill Buckner, Rebecca Creskoff, Gary Cole, Michael J. Fox, Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Michael Gross, Harry Hamlin, Larry Miller, Robert Smigel, Aida Turturro, Mookie Wilson and Jo Anne Worley. [Read More]
Akiva Schaffer Has Offer to Direct 'Neighborhood Watch'; Ben Stiller Circling
The Lonely Island's Akiva Schaffer has been offered the directorial gig for Neighborhood Watch, with Ben Stiller possibly, maybe, potentially signing on to star. The script, its current version written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, follows "a suburban 'neighborhood watch' group that serves as a front for dads to get some male-bonding time away from their families. [Read More]
Ricky Gervais says Karl Pilkington will appear on The Simpsons
In a recent blog post on his official site, comedian Ricky Gervais revealed that his favorite whipping boy and co-star of the animated Ricky Gervais Show on HBO, Karl Pilkington will appear on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. [Read More]
Curb Your Enthusiasm brings on Michael J. Fox to guest star
If you ask us, any shred of news — as tiny as it might be — about the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is much-wanted. So, we were thrilled when we saw Michael J. Fox has confirmed he’d be guesting on the HBO powerhouse comed... [Read More]
Review: HBO’s ‘Talking Funny’ is primitive entertainment with plenty of laughs
..may we suggest clicking to HBO at 9 pm EST tonight to watch four civilized and celebrated fundits, Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, converse about comedy on Talking Funny. Professional comedians tend to turn on the joke spigot only for paying customers, but for 50 minutes nonstop, these heavyweight headliners tirelessly work the room, actually the living room with a view, what the simple set — two leather and two cloth chairs amid ordinary background furniture — resemb... [Read More]
HBO’s Talking Funny premiers Friday (video previews)
What does it mean to be a successful comedian? How far can the boundaries of taste be pushed to get a laugh? This Friday, four top comics – Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock – discuss and debate their craft on HBO’s TALKING FUNNY. [Read More]
Watch Larry David go Godzilla in new ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ promo
By now all you comedy nerds know that the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm premieres on HBO on July 10. We’re just as giddy as you, believe us. That’s why we’re dropping this swell new promo here on the old Punchline Mag blog. Che... [Read More]
HBO Greenlights Julia Louis-Dreyfus Pilot 'Veep'
Looks like HBO is greenlighting Veep, the comedy starring Julia-Louis Dreyfus as vice president of the United States. Matt Walsh and Anna Chlumsky of My Girl fame round out the cast. I'm imaging the show as a kind of West Wing-meets-That's My Bush, primarily out of a deep-seated need for such a prog... [Read More]
Two Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from the New Season of Curb Your Enthusiasm
This summer, July 10th to be precise, marks the return of the venerable Curb Your Enthusiasm. And here's a little behind-the-scenes video to get you even more excited about it. It takes place in New York City! For real, this is cooler than the Seinfeld thing was for me.... [Read More]