Paula Pell Is Developing a Comedy for HBO About an Olympic Figure Skater
Longtime SNL writer Paula Pell has a new comedy series in the works at HBO. Deadline reports that Pell has teamed up with Hudson Valley Ballers co-creator Michelle Lawler for an untitled half-hour comedy about “a fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her fo... [Read More]
Watch the First Trailer for HBO and Funny or Die’s ‘Ferrell Takes the Field’
Will Ferrell is headed to HBO this September in a new special called Ferrell Takes the Field, and the first trailer was released today. The Funny or Die-produced series follows Ferrell as he plays every baseball position on the field for ten different MLB teams, which he completed during spring trai... [Read More]
‘Last Week Tonight’ Explains Why Mandatory Prison Sentencing Does Way More Harm Than Good
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver breaks down why mandatory minimum prison sentencing laws are an awful idea that have done more harm than good since they were introduced in the ’80s and ’90s. President Obama might have commuted the sentence... [Read More]
HBO Renews ‘The Brink’ for a Second Season
HBO’s freshman comedy The Brink is returning for a second season. Deadline reports that the pay network has officially renewed the Jack Black and Tim Robbins-starring comedy, which is currently in the middle of airing its debut season on Sunday nights and follows the US Secretary of State (Rob... [Read More]
Here’s the First Teaser for Tig Notaro’s HBO Standup Special ‘Boyish Girl Interrupted’
Tig Notaro has been the subject of two documentaries this year, and next up is the debut of her first HBO standup special Boyish Girl Interrupted. In the new teaser, a bunch of Notaro’s friends and fans like Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho, and James Cor... [Read More]
Watch a teaser for Tig Notaro’s new HBO special, “Boyish Girl Interrupted”
This weekend, HBO started running promo ads for Tig Notaro’s new stand-up special, Boyish Girl Interrupted. It features many other comedians singing her praises up until Tig herself weighs in on said praises, it might be awkward. The special was taped in Boston at the Wilbur Theatre and debuts... [Read More]
John Oliver Explains Why American Food Waste Is “Dutch-Ovening the Entire Planet”
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver took a close look at America’s growing problem with food waste. From sell-by dates to aesthetic standards to a lack of tax incentives for stores and restaurants to donate extra food, there are several reasons why ... [Read More]
Here’s the First Teaser for HBO’s ‘Ferrell Takes the Field’
Will Ferrell is headed to HBO this September with the Funny or Die-produced Ferrell Takes the Field, a new special that documents Ferrell as he played every baseball position on the field for ten different MLB teams earlier this year, and the network recently released the first teaser. Ferrell Takes... [Read More]
John Oliver Gives a Riveting Halftime Speech Against Taxpayer-Funded Stadiums
We can always count on John Oliver and Last Week Tonight to make the seemingly least funny subjects entertaining. In the case of last night’s show, the target was billionaire sports team owners who manipulate tax payers into paying for their unnecessary souped up stadiums, and Oliver has clear... [Read More]
Watch a teaser of Will Ferrell’s baseball comedy “Ferrell Takes The Field”
This spring we learned about Will Ferrell’s goal of playing 10 baseball team positions on 10 teams in one day for an HBO show. Said show is called Ferrell Takes The Field and will premiere on Saturday, September 12th. A new teaser of the show has hit the web, this is your cue to watch. Watch a... [Read More]