"Politicians Aren't Geniuses, They're Human Beings": Matt Walsh and the Humanity of 'Veep'
by Phil Davidson That Veep is the funniest show on television is certainly debatable, but there’s no doubt no other show has better insults. Take Selina Meyer’s description of former White House liaison Jonah Ryan, for example. “You let that unstable piece of human scaffolding into... [Read More]
John Oliver and Michael Bolton Stick Up for the IRS Through the Power of Song
by Megh Wright In anticipation of Tax Day this Wednesday, last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the the one government agency everyone loves to hate: the IRS. It's been an uphill battle for IRS employees (or as John Oliver calls them, "the physical equivalent of Ambien") for the last ... [Read More]
First official trailer for the comedy Ballers staring Dwayne Johnson coming to HBO in June
Ballers, a new HBO original series starring Dwayne Johnson, premieres Sunday, June 21 on HBO. Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett also star. The series is executive produced by Mark Wahlberg and Ballers is ... [Read More]
Here's the First Trailer for HBO's 'The Brink' Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins
by Megh Wright HBO's new comedy The Brink premieres on Sunday, June 21st at 10:30pm, and the pay network released the first trailer today. Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, the series follows a low-level military officer (Black) and the Secretary of State (Robbins) during a geopolitical crisis. A... [Read More]
'Veep' Creator/Showrunner Armando Iannucci to Leave After Season 4
by Megh Wright Veep is losing its creator and showrunner. THR reports that Armando Iannucci has decided to leave his post as showrunner on Veep after four seasons, and former Curb Your Enthusiasm director/executive producer David Mandel has signed on to replace him. "We have had conversations with A... [Read More]
First tease of HBO’s The Brink starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins
The Brink, starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, premieres June 21 at on HBO. The Brink follows the United States government as it deals with a possible coup in Pakistan by dispatching such unlikely heroes as a crass foreign service officer (Jack Black) and a secretary of state (Tim Robbins) who has ... [Read More]
Zach Woods Has a Lot of Beefs (Not Really)
by Isaac Kozell Season 2 of the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated HBO series Silicon Valley premieres this Sunday night. As a primer, I talked to actor and improviser Zach Woods, who plays Donald “Jared” Dunn on the series. Woods, who started improv at UCB at the age of 16, has had standou... [Read More]
Edward Snowden Teaches John Oliver About Password Security on 'Last Week Tonight'
by Megh Wright If you haven't watched John Oliver's in-depth dick pic-themed chat with Edward Snowden, do yourself a favor and go watch it immediately. If you've already seen it, Last Week Tonight uploaded a bonus clip today in which Oliver consults with Snowden about password security. On the spot,... [Read More]
HBO Sets Premiere Dates for New Comedies 'The Brink' and 'Ballers'
by Megh Wright HBO announced a round of premiere dates today, and two new comedies are set to make their TV debuts in June. According to Deadline, the series premiere of Ballers and The Brink will air after the True Detective premiere on Sunday, June 21st at 9:30pm and 10:00pm, respectively. Ballers... [Read More]
Watch the Original 'Reno 911!' Pilot That Fox Turned Down in 2001
by Megh Wright If you're a fan of Comedy Central's Reno 911!, Thomas Lennon has a big present for you. Lennon recently gave Nerdist an exclusive look at three Fox pilots he worked on that never made it to air, including the original Reno 911! pilot he made with fellow The State members Robert Ben Ga... [Read More]