Peabody Awards honor Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, SNL, Mrs. Maisel
Congrats to Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, and the staffs at SNL and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for you’re all now Peabody Award winners! Five of this year’s nine recipients came from the comedy world (six if you count Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul!) The Peabody Awards will... [Read More]
An Appreciation of the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Quick Warning: This article spoils a minor plot point from the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Reading this won’t ruin your enjoyment of the show, but you’re (probably) a good person, so you deserve a heads-up. When did you become aware of Bob Newhart? While it’s not a ... [Read More]
An Appreciation of the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Quick Warning: This article spoils a minor plot point from the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Reading this won’t ruin your enjoyment of the show, but you’re (probably) a good person, so you deserve a heads-up. When did you become aware of Bob Newhart? While it’s not a ... [Read More]
The Critics Choice Awards for best comedy work in TV and film from 2017
The 23rd annual Critics Choice Awards, handed out by members of the critics associations for movies and for broadcast television, went out Thursday in a live broadcast on The CW. You can find the full list of winners here. But here are the winners from among our comedy friends: Movies BEST COMEDY&nb... [Read More]
The Critics Choice Awards for best comedy work in TV and film from 2017
The 23rd annual Critics Choice Awards, handed out by members of the critics associations for movies and for broadcast television, went out Thursday in a live broadcast on The CW. You can find the full list of winners here. But here are the winners from among our comedy friends: Movies BEST COMEDY&nb... [Read More]
‘Mrs. Maisel’ Is Marvelous
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an incredibly joyful show. Given, of course, that it takes place in 1958 and the protagonist’s husband leaves her and their two children on erev Yom Kippur. And given, of course, that when she starts to channel her rage and hurt into standup comedy, she’s rep... [Read More]
Watch the Trailers for Amazon’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ 
Amazon just released trailers for two of its pilots-turned-series. First up is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which received a double-season pickup back in April not long after the pilot episode debuted on the streaming network. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls), the series stars Rachel B... [Read More]
Amazon Orders Two Seasons of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
One of Amazon’s new comedy pilots just became the first series to receive a double-season series order at the streaming network. According to Variety, Amazon has officially ordered two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. Ordered to pilot last ... [Read More]
A Closer Look at Amazon’s New Comedy Pilots
It’s that time of year again: Amazon pilot season. The streaming service is once again letting you play Network Executive and decide which of their new pilots become series. You watch the pilots, then take a brief survey. Using this data, Amazon will decide which of their new shows get orders ... [Read More]
A Closer Look at Amazon’s New Comedy Pilots
It’s that time of year again: Amazon pilot season. The streaming service is once again letting you play Network Executive and decide which of their new pilots become series. You watch the pilots, then take a brief survey. Using this data, Amazon will decide which of their new shows get orders ... [Read More]