“Lady Dynamite” stands for Pugs not Drugs
“I don’t need drugs, cuz I got pugs,” exclaims Maria Bamford, who plays a version of herself on Lady Dynamite. Here she is off her mood-stabilizing meds and in a speedy, euphoric state while party planning her dog Blossom’s birthday. Lady Dynamite is a new original single-cam... [Read More]
Woody Allen is OK with you joking about his alleged rape of a child, but won’t read or talk about it anymore
To mark yesterday's world premiere of Woody Allen's latest movie, Cafe Society, at the Cannes Film Festival, French comedic actor Laurent Lafitte jokingly compared Allen to another director, Roman Polanski. "You've shot so many of your films here in Europe, and yet in the U.S., you haven't even been... [Read More]
Woody Allen is OK with you joking about his alleged rape of a child, but won’t read or talk about it anymore
To mark yesterday's world premiere of Woody Allen's latest movie, Cafe Society, at the Cannes Film Festival, French comedic actor Laurent Lafitte jokingly compared Allen to another director, Roman Polanski. "You've shot so many of your films here in Europe, and yet in the U.S., you haven't even been... [Read More]
Woody Allen is OK with you joking about his alleged sexual assault of his daughter, but won’t read or talk about it anymore
To mark yesterday's world premiere of Woody Allen's latest movie, Cafe Society, at the Cannes Film Festival, French comedic actor Laurent Lafitte jokingly compared Allen to another director, Roman Polanski. "You've shot so many of your films here in Europe, and yet in the U.S., you haven't even been... [Read More]
A Lorne Michaels Biography Is in the Works from Susan Morrison
There are plenty of books out there for SNL fans, and now there’s a new one to look forward to: an authorized biography of Lorne Michaels. According to The New York Times, Random House has acquired a biography of Michaels, which will be written by New Yorker editor and former assistant to Jim ... [Read More]
Beth Stelling Uses Instagram to Discuss the Rape and Abuse She Suffered From Her Ex
While 2015 was a year in which Beth Stelling released a stand-up record, Simply the Beth, and a Comedy Central Half Hour that landed her on Vulture's list of the best specials of 2015, it was also one in which she was in a physically, sexually, and emotionally abusive relationship with her now ex. Today on Instagram, Stelling posted a photo of her legs covered in bruises along with a long note that detailed months of abuse she suffered from the relationship. [Read More]
On my radar: Gemma Cairney’s cultural highlights
The multi-talented presenter on her favourite cry-laughing comedian, her love of men’s tailoring and her admiration for rapper Little SimzBirmingham-born Brit School graduate Gemma Cairney began her career as a fashion stylist, turning to radio following a course at Point Blank music college. ... [Read More]
Johnny Knoxville Is Producing a ‘Hawaiian Dick’ TV Adaptation for NBC
NBC has put a new comedy into development from executive producer Johnny Knoxville. According to Variety, the network is working on an hourlong series based on the Hawaiian Dick graphic novels by B. Clay Moore and Steven Griffin. Written by Paul Lovett and David Elliott (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra)... [Read More]
Snoop Dogg Taking GGN Comedic Series To Revolt TV
Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy look to have put their past rap beef from the 90’s to the side, especially now that the two are teaming up for Snoop’s GGN series.  The comedic talk show which features Snoop as the host has now found a home on RevoltTV. Snoop Dogg could teach a college cour... [Read More]
Comedy team of June Raphael and Casey Wilson developing new ABC comedy “Crystal”
The longtime duo of June Diane Raphael (Burning Love) and Casey Wilson (Saturday Night Live) are developing a new comedy for ABC called Crystal. Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime) is writing the show for the television network where the duo has a deal. With Raphael and Wilson super... [Read More]