Frankie Shaw’s SMILF jumps from Sundance short film to Showtime series
Frankie Shaw’s short film, SMILF, won the jury award at the Sundance Film Festival a couple of years ago and garnered further interest from Showtime. The pay-cable network announced it’s fully invested now in SMILF, ordering up 10 episodes of a half-hour comedy series partially based on ... [Read More]
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s film “The Big Sick” hits theaters this June
It was a runaway hit last month at Sundance, and soon you’ll be able to see The Big Sick onscreen… MORE Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s film “The Big Sick” hits theaters this June appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Episode #116: Derek Waters
Derek Waters is the co-creator and star of Drunk History, which has won both an Emmy and a Sundance Film Festival award and is now in its fourth season on Comedy Central after appearing on Funny or Die and HBO. A fifth season is forthcoming. But Drunk History wasn’t even the first successful w... [Read More]
Episode #116: Derek Waters
Derek Waters is the co-creator and star of Drunk History, which has won both an Emmy and a Sundance Film Festival award and is now in its fourth season on Comedy Central after appearing on Funny or Die and HBO. A fifth season is forthcoming. But Drunk History wasn’t even the first successful w... [Read More]
Norman Lear documentary will help open 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Sundance, the annual kick-off of film festival season, has announced most of its 2016 lineup. While a number of comedians will head to Utah in January to represent their roles in a variety of independent comedies, rom-coms and dramedies, there are relatively few selections so far purely centered on ... [Read More]
Comedy team of June Raphael and Casey Wilson developing new ABC comedy “Crystal”
The longtime duo of June Diane Raphael (Burning Love) and Casey Wilson (Saturday Night Live) are developing a new comedy for ABC called Crystal. Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime) is writing the show for the television network where the duo has a deal. With Raphael and Wilson super... [Read More]
Looking at the Comedy-ish Movies That Premiered at Sundance This Year
by Brad Becker-Parton Sundance 2015, the unofficial film industry new year marker, has come and gone, leaving in its wake as usual a pile of must-see titles, underappreciated gems, and new talent. The quintessential “modern Sundance film” is a quirky indie comedy compiled from equal part... [Read More]
Jemaine Clement talks future Flight of the Conchords tour, special possibilities
In case you missed it, Jemaine Clement has been at the Sundance Film Festival this week presenting a new film he stars in called People, Places, Things. Flight of the Conchords fans, however, keep wanting to know about that one thing and that one other person Clement performs with: Bret. Will the Ne... [Read More]
Watch a Lengthy and Candid Conversation with Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman
by Megh Wright Comedians Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman both have projects at the Sundance Film Festival this year — Notaro is the subject of a new documentary called Tig and Silverman stars in a drama called I Smile Back — and The New York Times sat down with both of them for a lengthy ... [Read More]
Jack Black comedy “The D Train” heading to IFC
Debuting this week at the Sundance Film Festival is the high school reunion comedy starring Jack Black entitled The D Train. And the next stop for said train is possibly IFC, who is close to signing a deal for U.S. distribution rights. Fox Searchlight was also in the running for ... [Read More]