Review: Amy Schumer, Live at the Apollo (HBO)
It may feel like 2015 is Amy Schumer’s year, and we’re all just living in it. But Schumer is living in it, too. It's been such a whirlwind for her, you could set it to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire" (and mash it up with a dash of REM's "It's The End of […] [Read More]
John Oliver, Mike Myers, a Beaver, and a Moose Offer Some Canadian Election Advice
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver breaks down the importance behind today’s election day in Canada for Americans who haven’t paid attention: “And look, I know it’s hard for Americans to care about this, but think of it this way: ... [Read More]
YouTube star Issa Rae scores an HBO series order for “Insecure”
Good things come to those who wait. In this case, for YouTube star Issa Rae. The internet star has landed her deal with HBO after a first attempt was set up with the pay-cabler back in 2013. Now things are officially moving forward with HBO ordering to series the comedy which has been written by [&h... [Read More]
HBO Orders Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ to Series
Issa Rae is officially headed to HBO to star in her very own comedy. Deadline reports that the pay network has picked up to series Rae’s pilot Insecure, which she co-created with Larry Wilmore. The series is loosely based on Rae’s web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and &l... [Read More]
HBO picks up Issa Rae’s “Insecure” to series
The long wait for Issa Rae has been rewarded. HBO has ordered Insecure to series. Co-created and written by Rae and Larry Wilmore, the half-hour comedy had been in the works with HBO since 2013. It'll follow Rae and Molly (Yvonne Orji) through their friendship and lives. "Dreams come true," Rae said... [Read More]
Lena Dunham and HBO are teaming up for new half-hour comedy “Max”
With all of the success that Girls has brought to both HBO and it’s creator Lena Dunham, it’s no surprise the two would team up yet again. HBO has ordered a new half hour comedy pilot from Dunham focusing on 1960’s feminism. At this time, the show is called Max. According to The Ve... [Read More]
Lena Dunham to Produce and Direct an HBO Pilot About ’60s Feminism
Lena Dunham just added another HBO comedy to her to-do list. Variety reports that the pay network has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot called Max from Dunham and the Girls team, with Dunham also attached to direct. Written by Girls writer/executive producer Murray Miller, the series is set in 1963 a... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Josh Gondelman
(Photo of Josh Gondelman by Mindy Tucker, August 2015) What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is als... [Read More]
This Week On TV: Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, and Robot Chicken all have specials
Let’s call This Week On TV the week of the special despite five shows either making their return or debut. On Saturday, fresh off of her hosting duties this past weekend on Saturday Night Live, the much anticipated special Amy Schumer: Live from the Apollo. With her unique blend... [Read More]
Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Is a Writing Consultant on ‘Silicon Valley’
HBO’s Silicon Valley recently added a pretty big tech expert to its writers room. According to Bloomberg, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been working on the show in a consultant capacity recently: “I’m in the writers room, and it’s more consulting than writing,” he... [Read More]