UCB and Nerdist will showcase comedy talent for new series on Nerdist-owned Alpha
The Upright Citizens Brigade will produce 10 weekly hours of fresh comedy for Nerdist and its Alpha streaming network. The UCB’s Don’t Think Productions will make the as-yet untitled series, which will include sketch comedy and other short-form pieces — similar, perhaps to The UCB ... [Read More]
New interactive video platform “Alpha” launches from Nerdist, Geek & Sundry
Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) announced that its standalone membership video platform, Alpha, has launched today with a full slate of programs including all-new digital series including Escape (hosted by Janet Varney), Watch Your Language (hosted by Epic Rap Battles Zach Sherwin), Sidekick with M... [Read More]
New interactive video platform “Alpha” launches from Nerdist, Geek & Sundry
Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) announced that its standalone membership video platform, Alpha, has launched today with a full slate of programs including all-new digital series including Escape (hosted by Janet Varney), Watch Your Language (hosted by Epic Rap Battles Zach Sherwin), Sidekick with M... [Read More]
New interactive video platform “Alpha” launches from Nerdist, Geek & Sundry
Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) announced that its standalone membership video platform, Alpha, has launched today with a full slate of programs including all-new digital series including Escape (hosted by Janet Varney), Watch Your Language (hosted by Epic Rap Battles Zach Sherwin), Sidekick with M... [Read More]
Will Ferrell: Down with fraternities and Greek life!
Question: What do fraternity brothers love more than crushing aluminum cans on their foreheads and shoving pine cones up new pledges’ rectums? Answer: A very good guess would be Will Ferrell movies. After all, it’s hard to forget Ferrell’s hilariously sloppy, scene-stealing perform... [Read More]
A Sequel to the 'Alan Partridge' Movie Is on the Way
by Bradford Evans Steve Coogan is probably going to end up playing Alan Partridge forever. He's preparing to make a sequel to Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the movie that starred his beloved character and was released last year in the UK and today in the US, The Guardian reports. The Guardian was told... [Read More]
Amazon Prime: John Goodman’s Alpha House returns, Gaby Hoffman, Jeffrey Tambor greenlighted for new seasons
John Goodman’s Alpha House will return for a second season alongside two new original comedy series on Amazon Prime, which seeks to compete with Netflix and Hulu Plus. The streaming service repeated their development process from last year, wherein multiple pilots were offered on their site fo... [Read More]
Amazon Renews 'Alpha House' for Season 2, Creator Garry Trudeau to Put 'Doonesbury' on Hold
by Bradford Evans Streaming service Amazon Studios has renewed its John Goodman comedy series Alpha House for a second season, Washington Post reports. Alpha House, which stars Goodman as one of four Republican Senators, concluded its 11-episode first season last month. There's no word on how many e... [Read More]
Garry Trudeau puts “Doonesbury” on hiatus to focus on renewed “Alpha House” for Amazon Studios
Alpha House, one of Amazon Studio's first TV series, has proven successful enough that creator Garry Trudeau has had to shelve the previous creation he's still better known for: His comic strip, Doonesbury. Alpha House stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy as four U.S. Se... [Read More]
The Long, Brilliant Career of Steve Coogan, the Funniest British Comedian Most Americans Don't Know
by Bradford Evans Although he's been a wildly popular comedian in the UK for over 20 years now, Steve Coogan has yet to become a household name in the States. Nevertheless, 2014 is may just be the year he finally breaks through here. With a bevy of high-profile projects set to make their US debuts, ... [Read More]