John Oliver on Confusing 'Last Week Tonight' with Journalism: "The Correct Term for What We Do Is 'Comedy'"
by Megh Wright "We are making jokes about the news and sometimes we need to research things deeply to understand them, but it’s always in service of a joke. If you make jokes about animals, that does not make you a zoologist. We certainly hold ourselves to a high standard and fact-check everyt... [Read More]
You can watch the season 2 premiere of HBO’s ‘The Comeback’ on Youtube
A lot of people are very excited for the return of Lisa Kudrow’s cult favorite show The Comeback. After initially only being on for one season, HBO has brought the show back and premiered the first episode of season two last night. In case you don’t have HBO (or a friend to steal an HBO ... [Read More]
Season one of ‘Last Week Tonight’ goes out in style with a salmon cannon
John Oliver’s new HBO show Last Week Tonight sadly wrapped up its first (and hopefully far from last) season last night. The show ended on one hell of a topic: salmon cannons. What on Earth is that? Well it’s exactly how it sounds. It’s a cannon that can jet a salmon from a river, ... [Read More]
Jon Stewart, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, and More Get a Salmon to the Face on 'Last Week Tonight'
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's season 1 Last Week Tonight finale, in which John Oliver and crew make their very own "salmon cannon" — only instead of shooting salmon upstream so they can spawn, Oliver shoots them at just about every television personality he knows, from Jon Ste... [Read More]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver proves it belongs with all-star first-season finale salmon cannon salute
TV networks may still use Nielsen ratings as their primary measuring stick for how successful their programs in gaining viewers and selling advertisements. But Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is on HBO, where such ratings are even less reliable and relevant than they are for the broadcast network... [Read More]
Here's the First Trailer for Season 4 of HBO's 'Girls'
by Megh Wright The fourth season of Girls premieres on HBO Sunday, January 11th, and the network released the season trailer today that follows Hannah's new adventures at the University of Iowa. Now that HBO has a stand-alone streaming service planned for 2015, it'll be interesting to see whether th... [Read More]
Watch: Lena Dunham, Adam Driver, Allison Williams in ‘Girls’ season four trailer + new photos!
While Lena Dunham has been making headlines for reasons not under her control, let’s all remember that her show Girls is coming back to HBO for its fourth season on Jan. 11 at 9 pm ET! And today, HBO released a brand, spanking-new trailer for you all to hungrily consume. So what the hell is go... [Read More]
Girls fourth season gets premiere date, leads in for Mark Duplass’ Togetherness
Lena Dunham and Girls will return to HBO for its fourth season on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9 pm ET. So set your DVRs to see what Dunham, Allison Williams and the rest of the cast were hinting at in the new Girls promo video released earlier this week. Lena Dunham’s comedy about mid-twenties, white w... [Read More]
Jerrod Carmichael NBC pilot greenlighted, Muppets writer Nick Stoller enlisted
On the heels of his successful HBO stand-up comedy special Love at the Store directed by Spike Lee and after months of back-and-forth, NBC has greenlighted Jerrod Carmichael’s untitled comedy pilot. Based on the fast rising Carmichael’s comedy as well as his life with his family and girl... [Read More]
HBO Is Developing a Comedy About Three Brothers in Los Angeles
by Megh Wright HBO is working on a sibling comedy. Titled Bros, the series comes from Hand of God writer Benjamin Cory Jones and The Wire/Newsroom director Anthony Hemingway and follows "three African-American brothers — two straight, one gay and all very different — looking for love and... [Read More]