2016 Golden Globe nominations in comedy (and music)
Two things to keep in mind whenever we discuss the Golden Globes. One: The Globes love to call first dibs on TV series and the performers in them, laying claim to star-making to the point of routinely snubbing those same series and performers in their second seasons (also see: the ceremony's annual ... [Read More]
The Confidence and Insecurity of Standup with Brent Morin
If you don’t know who Brent Morin is, that’s OK. He knows where he stands. While discussing the issue of audience members filming sets before they’re fully formed, the comedian and Undateable star said, “This is part of the reason I called the special I’m Brent Morin. I... [Read More]
Here’s the First Trailer for Chelsea Handler’s Netflix Docu-Series ‘Chelsea Does’
As part of her Netflix deal, Chelsea Handler heads to the streaming network next month with a four-part docu-series called Chelsea Does, and the first full trailer dropped today. The show follows Handler as she tackles themes of drugs, racism, marriage, and Silicon Valley, and the trailer features &... [Read More]
Norman Lear documentary will help open 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Sundance, the annual kick-off of film festival season, has announced most of its 2016 lineup. While a number of comedians will head to Utah in January to represent their roles in a variety of independent comedies, rom-coms and dramedies, there are relatively few selections so far purely centered on ... [Read More]
Let’s get Real, Rob
Netflix Original Comedies, this is not one. Literally. Netflix acquired Real Rob whole Rob, straight from Rob Schneider, who independently financed, produced, and stars in it along with his actual wife, who co-wrote the eight episodes with the former Saturday Night Live cast member and frequent came... [Read More]
The Talented But “Undateable” Mr. Morin
My latest review for Decider is up, as I tackle the curious case of Brent Morin, whose first stand-up special's title, "I'm Brent Morin," knows that you don't know him. Even though he's the protagonist on an NBC sitcom now in its third season. If you’ve watched any episode of Undateable, you k... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal’
Before he hits the big screen as Richard Pryor, Mike Epps has a new standup special heading to Netflix this month, and the streaming network just released the first trailer. Filmed at a sold-out show at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal covers “everyth... [Read More]
Here’s a Clip from Brent Morin’s Netflix Standup Special
Undateable’s Brent Morin has a new standup special out today on Netflix, and the streaming network released a new clip that might bring back some embarrassing memories if you’ve ever sent a drunken angry email before. Watch the rest on Morin’s special I’m Brent Morin on Netfl... [Read More]
Watch the Newest Trailer for Netflix’s ‘A Very Murray Christmas’
Bill Murray’s Christmas special A Very Murray Christmas directed by Sofia Coppola heads to Netflix this week, and the streaming network dropped a new trailer today that reveals a bunch of songs featured in the special as well as guest stars like Maya Rudolph, George Clooney, Rashida Jones, and... [Read More]