W. Kamau Bell, Samantha Bee and James Corden take home Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Saturday Night Live was the biggest show winner last weekend during the “creative arts” portion of the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress nods for both Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy for their guest appearances last season, but W. Kamau Bell, S... [Read More]
Why ‘Family Guy’ Is Slowly Getting Its Groove Back
Back in November, I wrote a piece detailing all the issues I had with Family Guy, the animated Fox sitcom now in its 15th season. I detailed the lack of storylines and careless characterization that have become all too prominent in the show’s later years. After the article ran, I was contacted... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Don’t Think Twice” on Blu-ray
From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of This American Life comes this smart, funny and honest comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher. For 11 years, the six-person comedy team known as The Commune has killed on... [Read More]
Talking to Showrunner Alec Sulkin About Working to Revitalize ‘Family Guy’
Recently, I wrote about the gradual decline of Family Guy over the years, along with my optimism over the show’s decision to bring in Billy Domineau, the writer whose Seinfeld 9/11 spec script became a huge hit on the internet this summer. After publishing the piece, Family Guy ... [Read More]
Can ‘Family Guy’ Lift Itself Out of Its Perpetual Rut?
The long-running Fox animated sitcom Family Guy has made the news twice so far this season. The first time, it was because they “re-enacted” the Solange-Jay-Z elevator confrontation, which happened two and a half years ago. It was a cutaway gag with very few jokes, and all it featur... [Read More]
Can ‘Family Guy’ Lift Itself Out of Its Perpetual Rut?
The long-running Fox animated sitcom Family Guy has made the news twice so far this season. The first time, it was because they “re-enacted” the Solange-Jay-Z elevator confrontation, which happened two and a half years ago. It was a cutaway gag with very few jokes, and all it featur... [Read More]
‘Family Guy’ Hires Billy Domineau, the Writer Behind the 9/11 ‘Seinfeld’ Spec Script
It’s been over two months since Billy Domineau’s 9/11 Seinfeld spec script blew up the internet, and fortunately the success from the script has helped him land his very first staff writing job. Domineau — who has previously worked as a freelance Weekend Update joke contributor and... [Read More]
‘Family Guy’ Hires Billy Domineau, the Writer Behind the 9/11 ‘Seinfeld’ Spec Script
It’s been over two months since Billy Domineau’s 9/11 Seinfeld spec script blew up the internet, and fortunately the success from the script has helped him land his very first staff writing job. Domineau — who has previously worked as a freelance Weekend Update joke contributor and... [Read More]
Family Guy takes aim at political scandal and spoofs “locker room talk”
It’s been a bit over a week since Donald Trump’s hot microphone/Billy Bush scandal broke and Family Guy was the first animated series to take a shot at the scandal. Pretty fast turnaround for an animated series not South Park. In the spook Seth MacFarlane tossed Peter Griffin in the role... [Read More]
Family Guy takes aim at political scandal and spoofs “locker room talk”
It’s been a bit over a week since Donald Trump’s hot microphone/Billy Bush scandal broke and Family Guy was the first animated series to take a shot at the scandal. Pretty fast turnaround for an animated series not South Park. In the spook Seth MacFarlane tossed Peter Griffin in the role... [Read More]