Behind the scenes of Riki Lindhome’s one-shot long-take scene from Showtime’s “Kidding”
Showtime’s Kidding is a great series, a wonderful blend of comedy, innocence and pathos, as well as a perfect vehicle for Jim Carrey’s return to television. There’s a scene in episode three of the first season that’s especially fascinating to watch. It shows Riki Lindhome&rsq... [Read More]
Showtime cancelled I’m Dying Up Here after two seasons
I cannot say I’m surprised. Or that anyone else is surprised to learn this week that Showtime had cancelled I’m Dying Up Here after two seasons. Despite what I wrote in Decider urging the network this summer to give it a third go-around. The series, based on the non-fiction book of the s... [Read More]
Comedians threaten boycott of New Yorker Fest over invite to Steve Bannon; magazine rescinds invite
And how was your Labor Day? The New Yorker Fest announced its star-studded list of attendees for one-on-one talks Oct. 5-7, 2018, and one name stopped several of the stars from attending. Steve Bannon, the co-founder of Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm that helped Donald Trump win the White... [Read More]
Dave Flebotte talks inside comedy baseball of his Showtime series with Jim Carrey, “I’m Dying Up Here”
I’m Dying Up Here almost didn’t survive to a second season. Dave Flebotte, who with Jim Carrey created the Showtime adaptation of William Knoedelseder’s best-seller about The Comedy Store in the 1970s, told me over the phone last week that when Showtime gave them “a... [Read More]
Watch the teaser for Jim Carrey’s new dark comedy, “Kidding”
Jim Carrey is teaming up with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry to bring a new original… MORE Watch the teaser for Jim Carrey’s new dark comedy, “Kidding” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Watch the teaser for Jim Carrey’s new dark comedy, “Kidding”
Jim Carrey is teaming up with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry to bring a new original… MORE Watch the teaser for Jim Carrey’s new dark comedy, “Kidding” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Jim Carrey crashed Jeff Daniels’ “Conan” interview for an impromptu Dumb & Dumber reunion
Jeff Daniels was he guest on Conan last night to talk about his new Hulu series The Looming Tower and… MORE Jim Carrey crashed Jeff Daniels’ “Conan” interview for an impromptu Dumb & Dumber reunion appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Jim Carrey Surprises ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Co-Star Jeff Daniels on ‘Conan’
Jeff Daniels was on Conan on Tuesday to promote his new series The Looming Tower, but the focus immediately shifted — to Daniels’ surprise — over to the guy behind the curtain: Jim Carrey. Daniels appeared genuinely unaware that Carrey was waiting to crash the interview and th... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]