How George Carlin Changed Comedy In His First HBO Special
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
Chris Rock on HBO's 'Real Sports': "Baseball Is Dying. Literally."
by Megh Wright Here's a new clip from HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel featuring comedian and longtime baseball fan Chris Rock, who takes on baseball's growing diversity issues, explains why most black people just don't love the sport anymore, and breaks down why this should be extremely troubli... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s plea to baseball, for HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel has added a comedy segment to round out episodes in this spring's new season, and this week, Chris Rock stepped up to the plate with several minutes of warning and encouragement for baseball. Not just Major League Baseball, but all of it, speaking as a baseball f... [Read More]
Whitney Cummings scores HBO comedy pilot and standup special
Whitney Cummings has landed an untitled pilot inspired by Maureen Dowd’s book Are Men Necessary? at HBO. Cummings will also shoot a stand-up comedy special this fall, set to air as well on the premium cable channel in 2016. The pilot is described as a comedic portrait of modern relationships t... [Read More]
Tommy Wiseau Discusses Americans, Chickens, and Questions He Hates
by Philip Stamato Tommy Wiseau and his cult-classic film The Room are two of the greatest mysteries of the entertainment industry. Since its release in 2003, traditions have formed around midnight screenings of The Room that are similar to those that surround The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Most... [Read More]
HBO Orders a Pilot and Standup Special by Whitney Cummings
by Megh Wright Comedian and 2 Broke Girls co-creator Whitney Cummings is going into business with HBO. Deadline reports that the pay network has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy from Cummings based on Maureen Dowd's 2005 book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide. Cummings created the series a... [Read More]
Whitney Cummings filming HBO stand-up special, comedy pilot in 2015
Whitney Cummings is getting back in front of the cameras by 2016, inking a new deal with HBO for a stand-up comedy special to film this fall and a sitcom pilot based on Maureen Dowd's book, Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide. Marty Callner will direct the Cummings stand-up special this fall durin... [Read More]
Lena Dunham Says Season 6 of 'Girls' Will Probably Be Its Last
by Megh Wright Lena Dunham is currently filming the fifth season of Girls, and while it hasn't officially been renewed for a sixth season yet, Dunham recently told Variety that season 6 will most likely be the show's final run. "I think America has a tendency to push shows past their due dates," she... [Read More]
HBO’s 4/20 gift to Vimeo’s “High Maintenance” is a six-episode TV series order
Gizmodo has called High Maintenance "the greatest show not on television." Not anymore. HBO ordered a six-episode run of the Vimeo webseries on Monday -- April 20, aka 4/20, aka the high holy day for stoners -- to follow the adventures of a friendly Brooklyn pot dealer. "High Maintenance has proven ... [Read More]
HBO picks up the hit Vimeo comedy series High Maintenance from husband and wife team
High Maintenance, which has been a break-out hit on the Vimeo service, is heading to HBO. The network has picked up the show for six new episodes and will make available the past 19 episodes via HBO, HBO Now, and HBO Go. The episodes are still currently available on Vimeo but its future on the [&hel... [Read More]