The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Barry the big comedy winners at 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards
The best comedy on TV in 2018 centers on a female stand-up comedian in the late 1950s. If only reality could imitate art now. But for tonight, congrats to Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which took home five Primetime Emmy Awards — including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lea... [Read More]
MADtv will celebrate its 20th anniversary on TV, but on The CW instead of on FOX
MADtv debuted on Oct. 14, 1995, 20 years after Saturday Night Live -- and though the upstart FOX sketch comedy ensemble never unseated NBC's SNL in the battle for late-night Saturday TV viewers, the show named for the long-running animated satirical magazine managed to produce plenty of comedy ... [Read More]
From sketch to series: “Documentary Now!” from Seth Meyers starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader comes to life on IFC
The seed was planted firmly in the ground on April 13, 2013. The location, Saturday Night Live. The idea, a documentary about the history of punk. Footage detailed the political leanings of punk rocker Ian Rubbish, a character depicted by Fred Armisen who was a staunch anarchist except where the lif... [Read More]
Check out the first episodes of HBO’s new comedies
Sunday evening, HBO premiered two new comedies, Ja’mie: Private School Girl and Getting On. And for a network that’s generally very protective of their original shows, it’s surprising to see that they’ve put the first episode of each show on YouTube for free viewing. Ja&rsquo... [Read More]
Talking to Alex Borstein About Writing Strong Female Characters and Her New HBO Show 'Getting On'
by Blair Socci From Lois Griffin on Family Guy to Miss Swan on MADtv, Alex Borstein has played some memorable TV characters. Though she was always a self-described “smart ass performer” from a young age, she almost nixed a life in show business for a more practical career as a ... [Read More]
‘What’s So Bloody Funny?’ The Laugh Button interview with Alex Borstein
Alex Borstein has been a part of many of our upbringings as cast member of MADtv and as the voice of Lois Griffin on FOX’s long-running series Family Guy. Borstein is also set to premiere a new sitcom on HBO next month called Getting On. In addition her super busy schedule Borstein is the nati... [Read More]
HBO will be ‘Getting On’ new series in November
It had already been announced that HBO had picked up an American version of the UK medical comedy Getting On. Now we’ve got a trailer and a release date. The show is about a women’s extended care facility, and if this trailer is any indication, it’s not above a good poop joke or tw... [Read More]