All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Comedy’

Kathy Bates Discusses Role in New Movie ‘Tammy’

Today, Melissa McCarthy’s newest movie, Tammy, hits the big screens. Tammy marks the screenwriting debut of McCarthy, best known for her role in 2011’s The Bridesmaids, and the directorial debut of Ben Falcone, McCarthy’s husband and frequent co-actor. While McCarthy could have used this opportunity to secure her potential as a lead actress in a major-motion film without the aid …

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Chelsea Handler Signs Deal With Netflix

Chelsea Handler, the star of E!’s late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, has signed a deal with the streaming video service Netflix. “The Internet has disrupted many of the conventions of traditional television and together with Chelsea Handler, Netflix is looking forward to reimagining the late night talk show for the on-demand generation, starting with the late night part,” Netflix’s chief …

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Chelsea Handler’s Netflix Talk Show Is Going to Suck or Not Suck

As you probably heard, Chelsea Handler’s next talk show-hosting gig after E!’s Chelsea Lately will take place in the world of on-demand streaming – Netflix. Her new show will debut some time in 2016, and according to Netflix will “feature an updated format that still encompasses Chelsea’s unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature …

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Jay Leno to Receive Prestigious Comedy Award

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this week announced that Jay Leno will be awarded this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A ceremony to award Leno the prize will be held on October 19 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C. The Mark Twain Prize is an annual award given to comedians who have …

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Chelsea Handler Lands at Netflix with Talk Show Debuting in 2016

As is often the case, the rumors turned out to be anything but lies. Netflix has announced a ‘multi-tiered deal’ with Chelsea Handler, the comedian/talk show host who’s ending her seven-year run with E!’s Chelsea Lately in August. Netflix is really going all-in with Handler. Not only will she get her own talk show in 2016 (which will be the …

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Netflix Wants More Original Comedies, Horror

Netflix is very interested in launching more original comedies, and is thinking about westerns and more horror shows as well. The Hollywood Reporter has an extensive interview with Cindy Holland, the company’s head of original content. Asked about what genres Netflix would still like to try, she told the publication: Comedies of varying types are an area of extreme interest …

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Jonah Hill Appears On ‘Tonight Show’ To Apologize For Gay Slur

Just last week, Jonah Hill was all over the news when he said a homophobic slur to a paparazzi who was following him. The incident was caught on video. On Tuesday, Hill guested on The Tonight Show to talk about his upcoming film with Channing Tatum, 22 Jump Street. He also took the opportunity to give a sincere apology about …

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Jeff Dunham Forced to Censor His Act in Malaysia

Despite past controversy and the ire of many other comedians, Jeff Dunham continues to draw huge crowds across the U.S. and the world. The comedian, best known for using ventriloquist puppets as part of his act, has now run up against government censorship due to his caricature of Islam. Dunham, who most recently drew crowds to his “All Over the …

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Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 4 Gets Release Date

Crackle, Sony’s online video streaming service, announced that it’s getting the fourth season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on June 19th. The show on Sony’s free service, which recently added Chromecast support, has featured guests like Louis CK, David Letterman, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, and Seinfeld alumni Larry David, Jason Alexander, and Michael …

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Derek (Of The Netflix Original) Has A New YouTube Guide

If you’ve watched Derek, the Ricky Gervais Netflix Original, you know that the titular character loves YouTube videos – particularly videos of animals and songs. The Ricky Gervais Channel has just released Derek’s Guide to YouTube. It’s over seven and a half minutes long, so it’s extensive. Enjoy. Earlier this week, Netflix released a trailer for the second season, which …

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HBO Lets You Watch ‘Last Week Tonight’ Debut For Free On YouTube

HBO debuted Last Week Tonight, the new show featuring comedian John Oliver (formerly of The Daily Show). They’ve disabled embedding, so you’ll have to go to the actual video page to watch, but here it is. Yes, that is @LisaLoeb. pic.twitter.com/8CbuKCdIkT — Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) April 28, 2014 The show doesn’t appear to stray too far from the Daily …

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel Being Planned, But Mara Wilson Isn’t Interested

We may be seeing more of our favorite nanny soon! News from The Hollywood Reporter said that a sequel for the 1993 comedy movie Mrs. Doubtfire is in the works. David Berenbaum, writer for Elf, The Haunted Mansion, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, will be penning the script, and director Chris Columbus will again be working with non other than Mrs. …

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