Misery loves comedy? Don't make me laugh
A new documentary suggests comedians are tortured geniuses, a breed apart. But it’s time to forget the tears-of-a-clown cliche – they’re just regular people working hard at their craftWith his new talking-heads doc about standup, director Kevin Pollak is trying to prove that Misery... [Read More]
Watch the Newest Trailer for ‘The Peanuts Movie’
Ghostbusters isn’t the only Paul Feig project headed to the big screen soon. Today, a brand new trailer for the animated Peanuts film co-produced by Feig hit the internet, and it features Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. The movie hits theaters on Friday, November 6th. [Read More]
Amy Schumer to receive the “Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy”
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles, also known as BAFTA, is set to award comedian, writer, actress, and producer Amy Schumer with the “Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy”. Past recipients include Sacha Baron Cohen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ben S... [Read More]
Kevin Hart plays to 53,000+ at Philadelphia stadium for new stand-up concert film: What Now tour
Kevin Hart attracted more than 53,000 fans on Sunday to his stand-up performance at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, which he recorded for a future concert film to hit movie theaters in 2016. It's by far the biggest stop on Hart's What Now tour, which continues with arena stops in September a... [Read More]
On my radar: Doc Brown’s cultural highlights
The rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter on Slow West, Ray Celestin’s The Axeman’s Jazz, The Waters by Mick Jenkins and the magic of Kermode and MayoBen Bailey Smith, AKA Doc Brown, is a rapper, comedian, actor, screenwriter, and younger sibling of Zadie Smith. He began his career in... [Read More]
Top five things to see this week: La Traviata, Holy Holy and Julia Morris
Verdi’s La Traviata is reimagined by Sisters Grimm; Julia Morris says ‘thanks but no thanks’ to feedback and science researchers reveal how they really feel, as we select the best things to see and do this week across the arts Continue reading...... [Read More]
Richard Pryor Biopic To Begin Filming In March 2016, Says Mike Epps
One of the biggest comedy projects to happen over the recent years looks to begin filming this coming March. With the success of Straight Outta Compton telling the story of rap group NWA, the story of Richard Pryor shouldn’t fall short. As Mike Epps discussed a new season of series Survivors ... [Read More]
Watch the Trailer for ‘Hell & Back’ Starring T.J. Miller, Nick Swardson, Bob Odenkirk, and More
If you’re the mood for an R-rated stop-motion film filled with the voice talents of hilarious people, look no further. Hell & Back is an upcoming film written by Robot Chicken’s Hugh Sterbakov and Zeb Wells and directed by Ross Shuman and Tom Gianas, and the voice cast is impressive:... [Read More]
Do Film School Grads Have an Advantage Entering the Industry?
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
All comedians have a friend in Randy Newman
Don’t be fooled by the slurred, common-man delivery: the writer of Short People and other staples is one of music’s sharpest satirists, capable of duping even his targets with his deceptively simple songsYou know Randy Newman. You know his voice: isn’t another one like it. You prob... [Read More]