‘Louie,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ and more earn 2015 WGA Award nominations
Today, the Writers Guild of America announced their nominations for the 2015 WGA Awards. The awards will take place on February 14th in New York City and will by hosted by the soon-to-be host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore. FX’s hit series Louie unsurprisingly nabbed... [Read More]
Kumail Nanjiani tells Conan about the one scene from ‘Silicon Valley’ his mother didn’t like
Comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray visited Conan last night to promote their new stand-up showcase on Comedy Central, The Meltdown. Kumail has had a busy year. In addition to producing and hosting The Meltdown with Jonah, he is one of the stars on HBO’s newest comedy Silicon Valley. In th... [Read More]
Emmy Nominations are in, and they continue to come around on great comedy
It’s time for our yearly chat about The Emmys and what they did right and what they got wrong. This morning, the nominees for the 66th Emmy Awards were announced and it’s your typical mix of great selections and others that make you go hmmmmm. It’s awesome to see more than the enti... [Read More]
Mike Judge Says 'Office Space' Made TGI Fridays Get Rid of Their "Flair"
by Megh Wright "About four years after Office Space came out, TGI Fridays got rid of all that (button) flair, because people would come in and make cracks about it. One of my ADs asked once at the restaurant why their flair was missing and they said they removed it because of that movie Office Space... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: 'Silicon Valley' and 'Inside Amy Schumer's Wrapped Up Their Seasons
by Zach Herwitz In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Silicon Valley and Inside Amy Schumer eached aired their season finales. We reviewed Silicon Valley's first year and rounded up the best sketches from this season of Amy Schumer. -Following the success o... [Read More]
The Hollywood Reporter hosted the 2014 comedy showrunners roundtable
For the last few years Emmy time, The Hollywood reporter has held roundtable discussions with many TV luminaries. Our favorite is the sitcom TV showrunners because it’s a lot of our favorite comedy people talking about their shows. The 2014 edition just hit the internet and it’s packed f... [Read More]
Mike Judge Took a Scene from 'Silicon Valley' Directly from Real Life
by Bradford Evans "There was actually a scene in Silicon Valley where the lead character is meeting this tech billionaire that was exactly like a meeting I had before the first dotcom bubble burst. 'Bill is running about a half-hour late, but he's real excited to meet you. Have you met Bil... [Read More]
Breaking Down the Flawed Yet Promising Debut Season of 'Silicon Valley'
by Erica Lies Silicon Valley’s fourth episode, “Fiduciary Duties,” ends with Richard and Erlich as they leave Peter Gregory’s office, where they spy an old photo of Gregory with Pied Piper rival, Hooli CEO Gavin Belson. In the image, they’re about the same age as Richar... [Read More]
The website from “Silicon Valley” exists in real life, get surfing
Just to add to the awesome that is the new HBO/Mike Judge series Silicon Valley, the network has launched www.piedpiper.com, a website based on the app from the series. The site features a fully detailed description of the app (which lies greatly in line with the show’s main character) as well... [Read More]