Here’s a Sneak Peek of Netflix’s ‘The Characters’ Featuring Natasha Rothwell
Netflix is getting into the sketch comedy game next month with the debut of a new series called The Characters, and today the streaming network shared a sneak peek from the series featuring Natasha Rothwell (and later, SNL’s Cecily Strong). In addition to Rothwell, the show will feature episod... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 2
Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang’s hit Netflix comedy Master of None has, unsurprisingly, been renewed by Netflix for a second season. According to a tweet by Ansari, it’s arriving on the streaming service sometime next year. In the meantime, check out our review of the first season of Master o... [Read More]
Will Arnett’s Netflix Comedy ‘Flaked’ Debuts on March 11th
Last year, Netflix ordered a new comedy called Flaked, in which Will Arnett stars as “a self-appointed ‘guru’ who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullsh*t that underpins his all-important image and sobriety b... [Read More]
Episode #59: Milana Vayntrub
Today’s guest, Milana Vayntrub, is recognizable to anyone who watches TV, owns a cell phone or even watches TV on their cell phones, as she has portrayed the friendly saleswoman Lily in TV ads for AT&T since 2013. Vayntrub also has appeared in episodes of Silicon Valley, ER, Key and Peele,... [Read More]
Review of Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (Netflix)
Like how this photo of Hannibal Buress frames one of the chandeliers as a halo above his head? He's no angel. But Buress is one of the top stand-up comedians working today, and his new Netflix special, Comedy Camisado, went live today. I spoke with Buress while we were both in Hollywood last week, a... [Read More]
How Hannibal Buress Deals with Fame
Three years ago I interviewed Hannibal Buress for a Pittsburgh alt weekly and asked him how he defines success. He said, “There are levels of success. It’s not one thing. I’m successful. I’m doing pretty well. Like Mr. Smalls [a modest Pittsburgh concert venue], that seats 30... [Read More]
Chris Tucker Settles Netflix Special Lawsuit
Last year just before he aired his newest comedy special, Chris Tucker Live, Chris Tucker was hit with a lawsuit from fellow comedian Terry Hodges. According to Hodges, he had not been properly paid for some of his services for the special which premiered on Netflix. Now after months have passed, t... [Read More]
Episode #58: Hannibal Buress
Hannibal Buress, threw himself a big ol’ bash when he turned 30. By then, Hannibal already had released two albums and a Comedy Central special, written for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, won an American Comedy Award, and was providing straight-man sidekick glances for The Eric Andre Show. I... [Read More]
Episode #58: Hannibal Buress
Hannibal Buress, threw himself a big ol’ bash when he turned 30. By then, Hannibal already had released two albums and a Comedy Central special, written for Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, won an American Comedy Award, and was providing straight-man sidekick glances for The Eric Andre Show. I... [Read More]
Netflix hands out eight half-hour comedy specials in new series, “The Characters”
This is a week for surprise streaming TV deals, isn't it?! Netflix just announced it already has eight half-hour comedy specials in the can for a new limited series called The Characters. They're not stand-up specials, per se. Rather, Netflix just gave each of these funny people a half-hour to do wi... [Read More]