Photos from the set of Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”
How do you pull off a prequel to a cult comedy movie 15 years later? It's not exactly movie magic, but it'll be funny. “We thought it was funny that in the original we played a bunch of thirty year olds playing teenagers. Now we’re in our forties and our characters are even younger,... [Read More]
The 2015 Del Close Marathon line-up announced including Amy Poehler, Broad City and Adam Pally
The 17th annual Del Close Marathon weekend kicks off with a press conference at 4:00p on Friday, June 26th at the UCB Theatre’, Chelsea location, hosted by UCB co-founders Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, and Matt Besser and will continue that evening and non-stop through the weekend endin... [Read More]
Here’s the lineup, schedule for the 17th annual Del Close Marathon #DCM17
Set your countdown clocks: The 17th Annual Del Close Marathon is a little more than a month away -- now serving up improvised comedy from thousands of performers across nine stages from 4 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015, through the end of Sunday evening, June 28. Hosted and organized by the Upright Citi... [Read More]
Amy Poehler Calls Gilda Radner "My Favorite, My Number One"
by Megh Wright On Monday night in New York, cancer charity Gilda's Club honored Amy Poehler as part of their first-ever annual comedy festival GildaFest, and Poehler certainly didn't disappoint in her acceptance speech praising legendary SNL cast member Gilda Radner. Here's an excerpt from Poehler's... [Read More]
Difficult People starring Billy Eichner set to debut on Hulu in August
New Yorkers screened the new show from Amy Poehler and the team behind Billy on the Street, Difficult People, and described it like a cross between Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm fused with edgy relationship comedy of Sex and the City. Interesting. The show is part of the new wave hitting ... [Read More]
According to Bill Simmons, Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer passed on being Jon Stewart’s replacement
By now, the news of Trevor Noah being named the successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show has spread throughout the land. In these situations we always wonder who else was on the list of potential replacements. Well, according to sports writer/podcaster/pop culture fan Bill Simmons, Comedy Central ... [Read More]
Comedy Central Reportedly Considered Amy Poehler, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer to Take Over 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright Comedy Central revealed this morning that Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah is set to replace Jon Stewart when he leaves the show this year, and according to Grantland's Bill Simmons, Noah was considered among some huge comedy stars: Amy Poehler, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer. As Simmo... [Read More]
Amy Poehler, George Clooney, and Maya Rudolph Join Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola's Christmas Special
by Megh Wright Last year it was announced that Bill Murray was teaming up with Sofia Coppola for an upcoming Christmas TV special, and today THR reports that the project just added a few big stars. According to the report, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus will play versions... [Read More]
Addicted to Comedy: A New Level of Confidence
My stagnate position needed to change, so I examined my comedy roots. I was raised on underground comedy. My favorite radio show as an adolescent was The Dr. Demento Show. He played a list of obscure artists (and up-and-coming people including Weird Al Yanokic) each week that would leave me in stitc... [Read More]
Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date
Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: Th... [Read More]