‘Last Week Tonight’ Made an Updated AOL Ad Starring Rob Huebel and Colin Hanks
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver takes a closer look at the dark, depressing, and still not explicitly illegal world of internet death threats, harassment, and revenge porn, where women not only have their lives threatened and ruined but have little re... [Read More]
HBO’s Silicon Valley is heading to Montreal for Just For Laughs ComedyPRO
Fans of Silicon Valley rejoice. Stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr and Zach Woods will be taking the stage at this year’s ComedyPRO along with showrunners Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, The Goode Family) and Alec Berg (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) to di... [Read More]
Here’s Proof that ‘Veep’ Has More Jokes Per Minute Than Most Shows on TV
You probably already knew that HBO’s Veep is one of the best comedies on television these days, but thanks to some hard data crunching by Den of Geek, there’s now solid proof that Armando Iannucci’s series manages to squeeze in more jokes per episode than any other show. The site a... [Read More]
The Duplass Brothers Sign a Two-Year Overall Deal with HBO
HBO is going into business with the Duplass brothers. According to Variety, Mark and Jay Duplass have signed a two-year overall deal with the pay network to develop future series. So far this year, HBO gave a season 2 renewal to their show Togetherness as well as a double-season order to their upcom... [Read More]
‘Last Week Tonight’ Enlists Helen Mirren to Voice the US Senate Torture Report Audio Book
Not many people have bothered to read the released version of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation program, so just in time for last night’s episode, Last Week Tonight made the 500-page summary more appealing to read by bringing in Helen Mirren to r... [Read More]
John Oliver Explains Why the US Bail System Is Only Good for Reality TV
During last night’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took a closer look at the US bail system, which forces tons of poor people to sit in jail after pleading guilty to crimes they often didn’t commit because they don’t have the money to pay for their freedom. Since the bail system ha... [Read More]
Here’s the First Teaser for HBO’s ‘7 Days in Hell’ Starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harington
Last summer, HBO revealed that Andy Samberg and Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington had signed on to star in a tennis mockumentary called 7 Days in Hell, and now the special has a premiere date and teaser. Samberg and Harington play rival tennis players Aaron Williams and Charles Poole, and Fred Ar... [Read More]
John Oliver Makes a Desperate Plea to FIFA’s Top Sponsors
Last June, John Oliver and Last Week Tonight dove deep into the dark and crooked underbelly of FIFA, and in light of last week’s raid and arrests of top FIFA officials in Switzerland, Oliver revisited the topic during last night’s episode. Oliver shares some of the many bribery-related g... [Read More]
HBO Gives a Double-Season Order to Duplass Brothers-Produced ‘Animals’
The Duplass brothers are headed to HBO with a new animated comedy series. According to Deadline, the pay network has ordered two seasons of Animals produced by the Duplass brothers and created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, which follows “the downtrodden creatures native to Earth&rsqu... [Read More]
T.J. Miller’s Gorburger Show goes to HBO
The Gorburger Show is coming to HBO. The premium cable channel ordered a pilot of Miller’s monster-hosted Funny Or Die anti-talk show. This is HBO’s second recent web series acquisition after greenlighting Vimeo’s High Maintenance for six episodes. Miller has grown at home at HBO o... [Read More]