HBO Gives a Double-Season Order to Duplass Brothers-Produced ‘Animals’
The Duplass brothers are headed to HBO with a new animated comedy series. According to Deadline, the pay network has ordered two seasons of Animals produced by the Duplass brothers and created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, which follows “the downtrodden creatures native to Earth&rsqu... [Read More]
T.J. Miller’s Gorburger Show goes to HBO
The Gorburger Show is coming to HBO. The premium cable channel ordered a pilot of Miller’s monster-hosted Funny Or Die anti-talk show. This is HBO’s second recent web series acquisition after greenlighting Vimeo’s High Maintenance for six episodes. Miller has grown at home at HBO o... [Read More]
T.J. Miller’s ‘The Gorburger Show’ Gets a Pilot Order at HBO
T.J. Miller’s web series The Gorburger Show is headed to HBO. According to TV Line, the pay network has ordered a pilot based on Miller’s YouTube show about a blue space monster who hijacks a Japanese talk show and takes over as host. Funny or Die will produce the half-hour pilot, and Ed... [Read More]
‘Silicon Valley’ is Almost Too Much Like the Real Silicon Valley — Almost
Silicon Valley might be too compelling for its own good. Whenever anyone asks me what I think of Silicon Valley, I tell them I like it but I don’t really think of it as a comedy. This is a dumb statement — Silicon Valley is a comedy through-and-through. It’s got the pedigree (it wa... [Read More]
John Oliver Shares Some of the Weirdest Cut 'Last Week Tonight' Graphics
by Megh Wright Last Week Tonight was off the air this past weekend, so John Oliver and crew uploaded a new web exclusive featuring a bunch of graphics that, for one reason or another, got cut from the show before making it on television. Like the panda king or cover of Cockfighting Aficionado, all t... [Read More]
Billy Crystal on HBO’s Real Sports, explaining fallen heroes to his grandchildren
The 20th anniversary of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel continues to bring in stand-up comedians for their sports-related commentary, and this week, Billy Crystal reminds us he was on Gumbel's first season, too! Two decades after his 1995 appearance, though, Crystal wonders how he'll ever expla... [Read More]
Andy Samberg and tennis greats star in the fictional sports documentary 7 Days In Hell on HBO July 11
This outrageous sports pseudo-documentary brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played on the longest and greatest tennis match of all time. A seven-day, five-set marathon to be exact that to... [Read More]
John Oliver Highlights the Depressing Reality of Farming Chickens
by Adam Frucci On last night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took aim at the situation that modern chicken farms find themselves in which — surprise! — is a pretty unpleasant one. But at least it's an unpleasant story told with an abundance of jangly acoustic guitar music, which helps.... [Read More]
Amy Schumer to film HBO special at The Apollo directed by Chris Rock
Amy Schumer is about to film her first HBO stand-up special later this month, and Chris Rock will get behind the camera to direct her. “Amy is one of the most inspired comics working today, and we hope her first HBO special marks the start of a long and beautiful relationship,” said Mich... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight' Explains Why Working Mothers Have It the Worst
by Megh Wright To celebrate Mother's Day, last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the many American companies and lawmakers who claim to love and support mothers but don't support paid maternity leave in the US, which is one of only two countries in the world to not provide paid time of... [Read More]