John Oliver Auditions for the '50 Shades of Grey' Sequel
by Megh Wright Ahead of the season 2 Last Week Tonight premiere on February 8th, here's a brand new web exclusive featuring John Oliver giving a "condescending half-hearted apology" for his recent #NotMyChristian Twitter campaign after it was announced that Jamie Dornan was cast as Christian Grey in... [Read More]
In her own words: Tig Notaro on the decision to reveal her scars most truthfully and literally onstage
Tig Notaro has the first and more dramatic documentaries about her recent life debuting this month at the Sundance Film Festival. Tig will screen five times this week at Sundance. It covers a trying period in Notaro's life in 2012, when, as the film's description notes: "Having just recovered from a... [Read More]
Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)
The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks. There ... [Read More]
The trailer for “Adventures In Comedy” has arrived, let’s watch
A few months back, comedian Tom McCaffrey crowdfunded a mocumentary movie about his trials and tribulations through the world of comedy. Along the way McCaffrey has some Spinal Tap moments happen to his career. The movie also features a lot of other comedians you know such as Jim Gaffigan, Aisha Tyl... [Read More]
The Duplass Brothers Sign a Four-Movie Deal with Netflix
by Megh Wright Netflix has given the Duplass brothers a home for their next four films. Not long after reaching a similar deal with Adam Sandler, the streaming network signed a deal today with Mark and Jay Duplass to finance and release their next four movies. "This is just the latest step in our ve... [Read More]
Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy documentary: From Kickstarter to Sundance to distribution deal!
Even before its world premiere this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, Kevin Pollak's TV misery (spoiler alert!) can be pushed aside for joy and gratitude as his new stand-up comedy documentary, Misery Loves Comedy, has been picked up for North American distribution by Tribeca Film. “Miser... [Read More]
Alan Menken Says a 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Musical Is in the Works
by Megh Wright The rumored Mrs. Doubtfire sequel might not be moving forward, but now it looks like the 1993 film is getting the stage musical treatment. Entertainment Weekly confirmed with Alan Menken — who wrote music for Disney classics like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin — that he's ... [Read More]
Zac Efron to star alongside Aubrey Plaza in 2016 comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”
Zac Efron is now seen as an actor who can have more success with adult comedies following the blockbuster success of Neighbors this past summer. The movie grossed $150 million domestically. Now he is set to star in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. The story follows two brothers who place ... [Read More]
Bill Maher heads to Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara on March 14 (Sponsored)
Comedian and satirist Bill Maher has been in everyone’s Twitter feed recently with his many unapologetic remarks making media headlines. Instead of his usual bashing of Republicans, religious fanatics and Bill Cosby, the host this time called out fellow liberals. Well, not all liberals. On las... [Read More]
Netflix announces January 24th streaming date for “The Interview” on the heels of first original film plan
Well, if you didn’t feel it was your patriotic duty or obligated to watch, now you have the privilege of streaming what ended up being one of the most controversial films in history, causing a media firestorm and claims of terrorism across the country against those who planned on still electin... [Read More]