Billy Crystal on HBO’s Real Sports, explaining fallen heroes to his grandchildren
The 20th anniversary of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel continues to bring in stand-up comedians for their sports-related commentary, and this week, Billy Crystal reminds us he was on Gumbel's first season, too! Two decades after his 1995 appearance, though, Crystal wonders how he'll ever expla... [Read More]
Andy Samberg and tennis greats star in the fictional sports documentary 7 Days In Hell on HBO July 11
This outrageous sports pseudo-documentary brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played on the longest and greatest tennis match of all time. A seven-day, five-set marathon to be exact that to... [Read More]
John Oliver Highlights the Depressing Reality of Farming Chickens
by Adam Frucci On last night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took aim at the situation that modern chicken farms find themselves in which — surprise! — is a pretty unpleasant one. But at least it's an unpleasant story told with an abundance of jangly acoustic guitar music, which helps.... [Read More]
Amy Schumer to film HBO special at The Apollo directed by Chris Rock
Amy Schumer is about to film her first HBO stand-up special later this month, and Chris Rock will get behind the camera to direct her. “Amy is one of the most inspired comics working today, and we hope her first HBO special marks the start of a long and beautiful relationship,” said Mich... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight' Explains Why Working Mothers Have It the Worst
by Megh Wright To celebrate Mother's Day, last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the many American companies and lawmakers who claim to love and support mothers but don't support paid maternity leave in the US, which is one of only two countries in the world to not provide paid time of... [Read More]
Amy Schumer to tape first HBO special, directed by Chris Rock
Amy Schumer’s hot streak continues with the announcement of her first HBO comedy special debuting later this year. And Chris Rock’s set to direct the current Queen of Comedy. Schumer’s special will tape at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 29. “Amy is one of the most insp... [Read More]
HBO Orders an Amy Schumer Standup Special Directed by Chris Rock
by Megh Wright The wonderful Amy Schumer is officially headed to HBO for her own standup special. The pay-network announced today that it's ordered its first standup special starring Schumer to air later this year, and Chris Rock will serve as director. "Amy is one of the most inspired comics workin... [Read More]
HBO Orders David Fincher's '80s Music Video Comedy to Series
by Megh Wright David Fincher is set to be HBO's newest showrunner. According to THR, the pay network has officially ordered Fincher's '80s music video comedy, tentatively titled Video Synchronicity, to series. The show follows a man named Robby, "a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and drives t... [Read More]
David Fincher’s 1980s music video comedy gets ordered from HBO
The two-time Oscar nominee (The Social Network, Benjamin Button) has landed a series order for his 1980s music video comedy from HBO which we first caught wind about back in December of last year. Details are currently on lock down mode. However, here’s what we do know. Set in 1983 Los Angeles... [Read More]
John Oliver Explains Why Standardized Testing Is Bad for Everyone
by Megh Wright Last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at No Child Left Behind, Common Core, and the last decade of standardized testing in the US, which hasn't helped students and teachers as much as it's helped Pearson Education, which John Oliver says is "the educational equivalent of T... [Read More]