How Garry Marshall found his comedy
Two months before he died, Garry Marshall, the creator of "Happy Days," "Mork and Mindy" and director of "Pretty Woman" spoke at Northwestern University. [Read More]
R.I.P. Garry Marshall (1934-2016)
Garry Marshall, the writer/director responsible for creating a slew of classic TV sitcoms in the 1970s-1980s, then followed that up by helming several hit comedy movies over a generation, died Tuesday following complications from a series of strokes. Marshall was 81. Among his TV creations: The Odd ... [Read More]
Film and Sitcom Legend Garry Marshall Dies at 81
The comedy world lost another legend this week with last night’s news that Garry Marshall — creator, writer, producer, and director behind many classic sitcoms and films — died in California at the age of 81 following a series of strokes. Marshall’s comedy career started in 1... [Read More]
Matt Villines of ‘SNL’s Matt & Oz Passes Away at 39
Saturday Night Live lost one of its brightest talents over the weekend. According to Mike O’Brien, Matt Villines — one half of directing duo “Matt & Oz” with Oz Rodriguez — died Saturday night after a long battle with cancer. Alongside Rodriguez, Villines served as ... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Search Party” on Blu-ray
A pair of friends embark on a rescue mission to save their pal and reunite him with the woman he was set to marry in the hilarious comedy Search Party. Directed by recent podcast guest Scot Armstrong (Old School, Road Trip), the movie stars T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings)... [Read More]
This week on TV: “Roadies” finally hits the road
This week on TV gives us a little bit of everything. A new comedy special from Deon Cole, new television shows, and the return of some of our favorites. Let’s break it all down. On Monday, two shows return while another premieres. First up is Odd Mom Out on Bravo. The second season of Bravo&rs... [Read More]
This week on TV: “Roadies” finally hits the road
This week on TV gives us a little bit of everything. A new comedy special from Deon Cole, new television shows, and the return of some of our favorites. Let’s break it all down. On Monday, two shows return while another premieres. First up is Odd Mom Out on Bravo. The second season of Bravo&rs... [Read More]
R.I.P. Gary Hood
Anyone who came through Hyenas, and later Laffs, came to know and love "Hoodie." Gary Hood, a comedy mentor and the booker at Laffs Comedy Caffe in Tucson, has died. He was 66. Born Aug. 18, 1949, Hood's old comedy club bios for him say that he was a former child actor who had two […] [Read More]
Sacha Baron Cohen to Produce and Star in ‘Mandrake the Magician’
Sacha Baron Cohen is adapting a comic strip from 1934 for the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cohen will produce and star in a movie adaptation of the comic strip Mandrake the Magician, and Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder writer, Get Hard co-writer/director) has signed on to direct. Ther... [Read More]
Remembering Dan Mer: The tempest of the Tempe Improv
Dan Mer wanted nothing to do with me at first. What's in a name, anyhow? I moved to Tempe, Ariz., at the end of June 2001, into an apartment only a few blocks from the Tempe Improv and all of Arizona State University. Found out the day I moved in that the following day, July 1, […] [Read More]