Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser join the cast of dramatic comedy Miles
Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser have joined the dramatic comedy Miles, which is currently shooting in New York City. The story centers on a young gay man who discovers his recently deceased father has squandered his tuition fund in an illicit affair. He joins the girls’ volleyball team in his sm... [Read More]
Here's the New 'Ted 2' Trailer Featuring Tom Brady and Lots of Bad Words
by Megh Wright The sequel to 2012's Ted starring Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg hits theaters this June, and today Universal released a brand new trailer featuring a cameo from Tom Brady. It's a "restricted" trailer, so prepare yourself for multiple references to sperm, dicks, jerking off, porn, ... [Read More]
Watch the video of Ridiculous Six Native actors talking with producers on set of Adam Sandler’s film
Adam Sandler’s latest film, Ridiculous Six, has been under a lot of scrutiny over the last few weeks. News had come out that Native American actors had left the set over what is being reported as offensive jokes and character names. Parts of the script that are under fire have also been leaked... [Read More]
The estate of Bill Hicks reissuing his comedy discography, unearthing unreleased material
Busy times for the estate of the late great stand-up comedian Bill Hicks. Tonight across America, cineplexes are hosting a special one-night-only screening of the comedian's 1992 special, Relentless, plus a half-hour of exclusive interviews and clips curated by Bill's older brother, Steve. Comedy Dy... [Read More]
'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Is Writing a 'Good Times' Movie for Sony
by Megh Wright Norman Lear's classic '70s sitcom Good Times is getting the big screen treatment. According to Deadline, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has signed on to write a feature film adaptation of the sitcom, which centers on an African-American family in the Chicago projects in the '60s, for ... [Read More]
Kevin Pollak talks ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ documentary (Laughspin Interview)
Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy is not just an adventure into the mindspace of stand-up comedians but an exciting exploration into the universal human conditions of misery, joy and hope. What started with the question, “Do you have to be miserable to be a comedian?” eventua... [Read More]
Super Troopers 2 raises $4.4 Million during their fundraising campaign
The comedy troupe known as the The Broken Lizard are no longer broke. That’s because they just finished raising $4.4 million in just 30 days in their campaign pitch to make a sequel to the cult favorite Super Troopers. This goes down as the second most successful crowdfunding campaign for... [Read More]
Netflix Actually Paid Adam Sandler Money to Write These Native American Jokes
by Megh Wright Get ready for a bunch of juvenile sex jokes about teepees, peepees, and "zum-zums," because not long after a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's upcoming film Ridiculous 6, Defamer got their hands on a December 2012 version of the script, and it's just as... [Read More]
'Bridesmaids' Writer Annie Mumolo Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'
by Megh Wright Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's film Michelle Darnell just added a new cast member. Deadline reports that Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo has joined the cast of Michelle Darnell, which also includes Kristen Schaal, Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, and Peter Dinklage. The film is curre... [Read More]
Kevin Pollak’s “Misery Loves Comedy” loves comedy more
Kevin Pollak is on his phone, negotiating terms of his next film, when I prepared to talk to him Tuesday about his first directorial effort, the new documentary Misery Loves Comedy. Things are looking up. All is not miserable in Pollak's world right now. Even if his character in the CBS sitcom ... [Read More]