Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
The Humor of ‘Game of Thrones’
For a series that’s now world-famous and astonishingly popular for its gripping drama, devastating violence, and unexpected plot twists, Game of Thrones doesn’t get nearly enough credit for its sense of humor. It doesn’t wallop you in the face with zinger catchphrases or John Ritte... [Read More]
They cannot be serious: why comics tend to make bad baddies
One-time Blackadder buffoon Hugh Laurie was on devilish form in The Night Manager but it’s a rare comedian who plays a convincing screen villainThe BBC’s adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager finished on Sunday night – perhaps you noticed? It united the natio... [Read More]
Tim Heidecker Is Very Unhappy with JASH's New Changes
by Megh Wright Comedy collective JASH recently decided to make some very minimal changes to their company logo, but as you can see in their latest video, Tim Heidecker is having none of it. Hopefully Sarah Silverman, Eric Wareheim, Reggie Watts, and Michael Cera aka "The Four Horsemen" can find some... [Read More]
Bob Odenkirk on 'Better Call Saul': "It's a Total Drama, Man"
by Megh Wright AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premieres on the network in February, and in a recent interview with THR, star Bob Odenkirk cleared up any confusion about where on the series will tilt on the comedy/drama scale. The original concept for Better Call Saul was a half-hour co... [Read More]
Is the Future of Comedy the Comedy/Drama Hybrid?
by Chris Kopcow In a recent Salon interview, Bob Odenkirk warns aspiring writers to “get out of comedy, because it’s about to collapse.” Sketch comedy, he says, is having its time in the sun now — what with YouTube, Comedy Central’s burgeoning lineup and the legions of ... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy Lines Up Another Dramatic Role in 'Cook'
by Megh Wright Eddie Murphy just landed his first dramatic film role since 2007's Dreamgirls. Slash Film reports that Murphy has signed on to star in an upcoming film directed by Driving Miss Daisy's Bruce Beresford and written by Two and a Half Men writer/producer Susan McMartin. Titled Cook, the f... [Read More]