John Oliver Explains Why We Should Dump the Penny on ‘Last Week Tonight’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver explains why it’s time for the United States Mint to stop making pennies. Not only do pennies cost more to make than what they’re worth, but it’s currently legal for businesses to reject payment in pen... [Read More]
John Oliver Offers a Moment of “Premium Cable Profanity” in Response to the Paris Attacks
In light of Friday’s horrific terrorist attacks by ISIS in Paris, John Oliver opened last night’s Last Week Tonight with a brief moment of “premium cable profanity” in response to the tragedy. “It is important to remember nothing about what these assholes are trying to ... [Read More]
Review: W/ Bob & David (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross got the comedy band back together for four half-hour episodes of sketch comedy and an hourlong making-of special. It's not Mr. Show. It's not HBO. It's W/ Bob & David on Netflix. Why isn't Mr. Show on HBO Go or HBO NOW or anywhere officially streaming? I investigated... [Read More]
‘Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend’ Debuts on HBO January 23rd
Whitney Cummings makes her HBO standup special debut early next year. The pay network announced today that Cummings’s hourlong standup special I’m Your Girlfriend is set to premiere on Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00pm. The special was taped at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica and was ord... [Read More]
Adam and Naomi Scott Have New Comedies in the Works at HBO and NBC
Adam and Naomi Scott just added two new TV projects to their slate at their production company Gettin’ Rad. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two have sold comedies both to HBO and NBC. The HBO series, titled Deep S.I.X., is written by Anthony King (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of... [Read More]
Episode #33: Pete Holmes
Pete Holmes hosted his own late-night talk show on TBS, The Pete Holmes Show, that aired after Conan in 2013-2014. He's still the host of the very popular podcast You Made It Weird and he's back in New York City this fall filming an HBO pilot directed by Judd Apatow called Crashing, which revisits P... [Read More]
Why You Can’t Watch ‘Mr. Show’ on HBO Go
Considering W/ Bob & David makes its Netflix premiere next week, you’d think that now would be a great time for HBO to make Mr. Show available on their streaming platform HBO Go. According to Decider, however, the reason we’re still stuck sifting through Mr. Show clips on YouTube rat... [Read More]
Episode #32: Dave Hill
Before LeBron James, Dave Hill was the original superstar from Cleveland to become King Of Miami, conquering South Beach in his cable TV series. Since then, Dave has rocked hard for his band Valley Lodge, which performs the theme song for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, rocks the mic himse... [Read More]
Jon Stewart follows John Oliver, Bill Simmons to HBO with new exclusive four-year production deal
For his next act, Jon Stewart's new boss will be the same as John Oliver's (and Bill Simmons's, too!): HBO. The pay-cable network announced an exclusive four-year production contract with Stewart today, which will start with the former Daily Show host producing short-form digital content for HBO NOW... [Read More]
Jon Stewart inks multi-year deal with HBO
Many wondered what Jon Stewart’s next move would be after stepping down from host of The Daily Show earlier this year. Well, he’s back! The legendary comedian is set to return to television with short-form digital content. Stewart’s new home will be HBO, which will showcase his sho... [Read More]