Scott Adsit Joins Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in 'St. Vincent de Van Nuys'
by Bradford Evans 30 Rock star Scott Adsit has landed an exciting new job. THR reports that Adsit has joined the cast of St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a coming of age comedy-drama that also stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Ted Melfi, St. Vincent stars ... [Read More]
Moviegoers felt ‘The Heat’ this weekend
In general, comedy movies have not fared well in the box office so far this year. One of the few exceptions has been Melissa McCarthy whose buddy copy movie The Heat starring alongside Sandra Bullock pulled in a cool $40M in its opening weekend. McCarthy’s other film, Identity Thief is one of ... [Read More]
Jerry Lewis still dislikes female comedians, likely still thinks of them as baby-making machines
Remember that time in 1998 when Jerry Lewis told a crowd of 1,000 at the Aspen comedy festival about his disdain for female comedians and couldn’t even bring himself to admit Lucille Ball was funny? Well, it seems the 87-year-old is committed t... [Read More]
Dan Aykroyd and Allison Janney to Join Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'
Melissa McCarthy is lining up quite an impressive cast for Tammy, her first movie as director. Variety reports that Dan Aykroyd and Allison Janney are both in talks to join the cast, which also includes McCarthy, Mark Duplass, Susan Sarandon, and Kathy Bates. Tammy will mark the first movie as scr... [Read More]
Let’s watch Melissa McCarthy SNL promos (video)
Melissa McCarthy hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend, and you know what that means? Promo clips! Let’s see McCarthy and SNL cast member Taran Killam lay down the comedy. Tune in this Saturday night and let’s hope we get ourselves some more instant classic clips that McCarthy helped de... [Read More]
“The Heat” reunites Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy, watch the redband trailer (video)
When you get yourself a chance watch the trailer for The Heat. What is this you say? Well it’s the next movie from director Paul Feig whose last flick was a little bachelorette film called Bridesmaids. You might have heard of it, had a lot of funny ladies in it. The movie was written by [...]&... [Read More]
The top 10 rated-R comedies at the box office
Seth MacFarlane's foul-mouthed teddy bear of a movie, Ted, has earned more than $500 million in box-office receipts around the world since hitting your nearby cineplex in June, despite its R rating by the MPAA. Remarkable? Certainly. But tops in the ... [Read More]
Universal has uploaded the screenplay to Judd Apatow’s “This is 40″
…and it’s 147 pages long. That’s over 2 hours of Judd Apatow words talked about by Paul Rudd / Leslie Mann starring comedy that’s about hitting middle age. You can read the entire thing here. ... [Read More]
Primetime Emmy Nominations, a look at the comedy categories
This morning Jimmy Kimmel, (who really spiffed up for the event by not getting out of his pajamas) and Kerry Washington delivered the nominees of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. It was a great year for comedy with a lot of favorites getting noms with some new favorites also making some splashes. Oh ... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock to Play Buddies and Cops
This is an exciting one. Sandra Bullock is set to play an uptight, grizzled FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy a zany Boston cop in a still untitled comedy. Parks & Recreation writer Kate Dippold wrote the script and Paul Fieg is signed on to direct. That is a mighty stacked line-up, with everyone p... [Read More]