'Portlandia's Fifth Season to Feature Matt Groening, Jane Lynch, Paul Reubens, and More
by Megh Wright Portlandia's fifth season doesn't premiere until next year, but over the past few weeks Carrie Brownstein has been posting some pictures from the set on Instagram that reveal at least a few of the stars set to make guest appearances throughout the season. In addition to Portlandia reg... [Read More]
 
Pee-wee Herman tricks Scott Aukerman with treats for Comedy Bang! Bang!’s Halloween episode on IFC
Trick or treat! It's not a trick, but mostly treats this week as Pee-wee Herman visits IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! on Friday night for its Halloween episode. If Pee-wee is dressed up as a cowboy, then what is Paul Reubens dressed up as, exactly? Now that's a trick question. Here's a preview of Pee-wee'... [Read More]
 
Paul Reubens Says His Pee-Wee Herman Movie Has a Director, Funding, and Will Hopefully Shoot in 2014
by Bradford Evans Pee-Wee Herman's long-awaited return to the big screen may finally be happening. When speaking to The LA Times to promote The Smurfs 2 yesterday, Paul Reubens revealed that the upcoming Pee-Wee movie has funding, a finished script, and a director. He declined to reveal wh... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Guide: Character Comedy
The Laugh Guide: Issue 4 – Character Comedy The ongoing series of exploring different styles of comedy. As one of the most recognizable and impactful forms of humor, character comedy comes to life from the persona invented by the performer. The comedian performs as though he/she is the character whi... [Read More]
 
Image of Paul Reubens says the new Pee-wee Herman film could start shooting "any minute" | The A.V. Club
Paul Reubens says the new Pee-wee Herman film could start shooting "any minute" | The A.V. Club
It's been nearly two years since Paul Reubens let it slip that he and Judd Apatow were combining childish-man forces to bring Pee-wee Herman back to the big screen. This weekend, Reubens finally offered a very slight, nominal update: "As far as I know, it's getting shot very soon," Reubens said, adding that it had just been through a quick rewrite and that a meeting on it is scheduled for this coming week, so he believes it will become a real thing "any minute, supposedly" [Read More]
 
Image of Pee-Wee Herman Tribute Art Exhibit In Los Angeles | /Film
Pee-Wee Herman Tribute Art Exhibit In Los Angeles | /Film
Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is hosting a tribute art exhibit for everyone’s favorite bow-tied man child appropriate called I Know You Are, But What Am I? It opens Friday July 29 from 7-10 p.m. at their Venice. CA location and will be on display through August 19. After the jump, see a bunch of art from the show and find out all the pertinent information. [Read More]
 
Image of Comic-Con 2011: A chat with ... Paul Reubens | Pop Candy
Comic-Con 2011: A chat with ... Paul Reubens | Pop Candy
"..a certain amount of this stuff is going to the Smithsonian now, too. Chairy and I think the door to the Playhouse and Pee-wee's suit and a bunch of stuff is going to be part of the show on pop culture. They haven't actually received the stuff yet, but they came out from the Smithsonian and looked at it. It's exciting." [Read More]
 
Image of Paul Reubens Reveals Status of Judd Apatow's Forthcoming Pee-wee Herman Movie
Paul Reubens Reveals Status of Judd Apatow's Forthcoming Pee-wee Herman Movie
"Paul Rust and I just turned in a draft to Judd last week. He’s bringing such an interesting side to it. He’s constantly having us talk about and address the emotional core of Pee-wee Herman. It’s adding a dimension I never had before. Judd, if you’re reading this, I think it’s ready to green light!" [Read More]
 
Image of HBO to Air 'Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway' on March 19th
HBO to Air 'Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway' on March 19th
HBO will air "The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway" on March 19, the network announced Monday. The special was filmed at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York in January, following the conclusion of the show's Broadway engagement. [Read More]
 
Image of All Smiles with Paul Rust | Serial Optimist interview
All Smiles with Paul Rust | Serial Optimist interview
Rust is an actor, writer, and comedian who you might recognize from starring in the movie “I Love You, Beth Cooper”, his role in “Inglourious Basterds”, and multiple Funny or Die videos. He is a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles where he has been performing sketch and improv, and writing and directing shows since 2005. Last year he was hand picked by Judd Apatow to co-write the new “Pee-wee” movie with Paul Reubens, which Apatow is producing. [Read More]