‘Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay’ to Be Released in October
Wet Hot fans, rejoice, because David Wain and Michael Showalter have something extra special coming out this fall. On Twitter today, Wain announced that he and Showalter will be releasing Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay. The book features a preface by Jesse... [Read More]
How the DIY Stella Shorts Somehow Introduced the Future of Mainstream Comedy
The Stella shorts, which were filmed as companion pieces to their NYC live show and later collected on the rare Stella Shorts 1998-2002 DVD, are legendarily funny. They’re constant bit factories, firing jokes like a minigun. The shorts will upend their own narratives at a moment’s notice... [Read More]
TBS announces live programming as part of 2017 New York Comedy Festival
In its first year as the TV partner for the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), TBS will create the TBS Comedy HUB inside the new PUBLIC Hotel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The TBS Comedy HUB will serve as NYCF HQ, where fans and festivalgoers alike can check out comedy panels and more for free... [Read More]
Michael Showalter and Nahnatchka Khan Developing ‘Revival’ Fox Comedy
Fox is developing a comedy series about something that we’ve seen way too much of in recent years, and it has some big names attached to make it happen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has given a put-pilot order to a single-cam comedy produced by Michael Showalter and Nahnatchka Khan... [Read More]
Michael Showalter and Stephen Colbert share a sketch from their short-lived 1999 show “Random Play”
Two offbeat sketch show veterans reunited last night on The Late Show when Stella alum Michael Showalter joined host Stephen Colbert, who… MORE Michael Showalter and Stephen Colbert share a sketch from their short-lived 1999 show “Random Play” appeared first on The ... [Read More]
Talking ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘Wet Hot,’ and ‘Search Party’ with Michael Showalter
If occupying multiple pockets of comedic styles as writer and performer were a Herculean task, then mastering the mechanics and successfully wielding all the various elements of humor would seem cosmically impossible. Unless you’re Michael Showalter, who over the span of a 25-year career has n... [Read More]
Big Hearts, Big Laughs in Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s cinematic love story, “The Big Sick”
Not everything needs to be a period piece. On the small screen, both Marc Maron and Pete Holmes brought their recent pasts into present-day so they could have the best of both worlds for their comedic purposes in IFC’s Maron and HBO’s Crashing. Similarly, when Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V... [Read More]
Watch the trailer for “The Big Sick” based on Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s real life love
The Big Sick, written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, is based on the beginnings of their real-life romance a decade ago, but updated to today. Michael Showalter directs, with Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel producing, Zoe Kazan playing Emily, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano playing her parents, an... [Read More]
David Wain posted a brand new Stella short (sort of)
Yesterday, David Wain made millions of comedy fans’ dreams come true when he Tweeted out a brand new short from… MORE David Wain posted a brand new Stella short (sort of) appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
David Wain posted a brand new Stella short (sort of)
Yesterday, David Wain made millions of comedy fans’ dreams come true when he Tweeted out a brand new short from… MORE David Wain posted a brand new Stella short (sort of) appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]