A Ten-Year-Old Mockumentary Starring Melissa McCarthy Heads to Theaters in November
A mockumentary Melissa McCarthy starred in way back in 2007 is finally heading to theaters a decade later. Titled Cook Off!, the film was directed by Cathryn Michon and Guy Shalem, originally premiered at the Comedy Arts Festival in 2007, and stars McCarthy alongside an ensemble cast of improvisers ... [Read More]
Talking True Crime Satire with ‘American Vandal’ Showrunner Dan Lagana
From Serial to binge-demanding TV series like The Jinx and Making a Murderer, the true crime doc format has become a national phenomenon that immediately sucks us in and then spits us out eight hours later with endless debates about whodunit. Though these are serious topics that would often demand a... [Read More]
Jeff Goldblum, Maya Rudolph, and More Show Up in the Trailer for Andy Samberg’s ‘Tour de Pharmacy’
Following 2015’s 7 Days in Hell, Andy Samberg has a new sports mockumentary premiering on HBO next month called Tour de Pharmacy, and the network just released the full trailer. Originally announced last July, the new mockumentary was written by Samberg and Murray Miller and is set in the worl... [Read More]
‘Bob Roberts’: From 1992 Mockumentary to 2017 Reality
If you want to be disturbed and yet also oddly reassured that American politics cycle through the same themes again and again, look no further than the 1992 political mockumentary Bob Roberts written, directed by, and starring Tim Robbins as the eponymous Pennsylvania senatorial candidate, a Yale ed... [Read More]
Review: Punching Henry
After Henry Phillips released his semi-autobiographical movie, Punching the Clown, in 2010, Showtime expressed interest in developing a companion series. That series never came to fruition. But the awkwardness of that failure inspired Phillips and Gregori Viens to co-write and direct a sequel. Origi... [Read More]
Review: Punching Henry
After Henry Phillips released his semi-autobiographical movie, Punching the Clown, in 2010, Showtime expressed interest in developing a companion series. That series never came to fruition. But the awkwardness of that failure inspired Phillips and Gregori Viens to co-write and direct a sequel. Origi... [Read More]
‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ Premieres on Netflix Next Month
You’ll be able to catch up on what David Brent’s been up to when Ricky Gervais’s new mockumentary David Brent: Life on the Road hits Netflix next month, and today the streaming network released the first full trailer. The film follows Brent as he chases after his lifelong dream of ... [Read More]
Seeso Orders ‘Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle’ and ‘Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays’
Seeso just announced two new specials from Steve Coogan and Andy Richter slated to premiere before the holidays. The streaming network announced today that a new Alan Partridge mockumentary Scissored Isle will debut on Thursday, November 17th, while Richter’s Home for the Holidays will debut j... [Read More]
Watch Chris Cubas join the 1% for one month on “Chris Gets Money” on Fusion
In the 1985 film, Brewster's Millions, Richard Pryor plays a minor-league ballplayer who's offered a challenge of spending $30 million in 30 days to inherit a $300 million windfall from a deceased relative. The stakes in Chris Gets Money aren't quite that high. Fusion's new comedy documentary takes ... [Read More]
Harry Shearer sues Vivendi, StudioCanal to pay back $125 million to creators of Spinal Tap
How selfish could Vivendi and StudioCanal be over the profits from 32 years of This Is Spinal Tap? The answer is none. None more selfish. Harry Shearer, who created the fictional yet real metal band Spinal Tap alongside comedians Christopher Guest and Michael McKean, then brought it to life with dir... [Read More]