After scoring number one openings with “No Filter,” and “Do it Like an Hombre” in Chile and Mexico, Nicolás López has topped Chilean charts again with “I’m Not Crazy.” Its stellar admissions numbers come as López is proving to be one of the biggest remake phenomenons in Latin America, with reversions of “No Filter” opening […]
Showtime has pulled the plug on comedy “White Famous” after one season. The comedy starring “Saturday Night Live” alum Jay Pharoah drew a small audience of under 2 million viewers in multiplatform airings. Reviews were mostly negative for the series about an African-American comedian struggling to maintain his credibility with his core audience while also […]
An attorney who files discrimination suits against bars that offer “ladies’ nights” has sued comedian Iliza Shlesinger, contending that her “Girls Night In” show violated California law by barring men. According to the suit, George St. George bought a $30 ticket to Shlesinger’s Nov. 13 show at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, […]
The network will air the NBCUniversal comedy starting in January, with select episodes streaming. read more
It’s funny what’s labeled comedy these days. That’s what they are labeling “Ill Behaviour,” a six-episode British series dealing with cancer, but then they add it’s also a thriller. It stars “You’re the Worst’s” Chris Geere as a recently divorced man named Joel, who received a large amount of money in a settlement from his wealthy […]
You may not know Vir Das’ name, but in India, he’s kind of a big deal. The 38-year-old Bollywood star has sold more than half a million tickets to his stand-up tours, but he only recently had a big breakthrough in the US with the Netflix comedy special, “Abroad Understanding,” earlier this year. Now, he’s…
Frank Barron came to Hollywood to write. With a long career that ranged from writing “Woody Woodpecker” and “Popeye” cartoons to two stints as editor of The Hollywood Reporter and promoting top rock acts, he relished it all. “Hollywood gave me a great life and I met wonderful people,” the Sherman Oaks man once said. […]
The ‘Two and a Half Men’ alum will exec produce ‘Dads and Daughters’ for the network. read more
Dana Carvey’s sketch-comedy show had some of the best comic minds of its generation, outrageous humor, a primetime network platform and corporate sponsorship. So what could possibly go wrong? Well, just about everything. “Too Funny to Fail,” a new Hulu documentary premiering Saturday, recounts the (short-lived) history of “The Dana Carvey Show,” which aired for…
BARCELONA — Pau Freixas is a key name in contemporary Spanish TV creation. Regularly linked to Arca Audiovisual, part of the Filmax Group, he has directed most recently hit TV thriller series “I Know Who You Are” as well as “The Red Band Society,” which won Best Series at New York’s 3rd Intl. Emmy Kids […]
It could be called the “Most Entertaining Minute on Television” — and, for college football fans, it’s definitely appointment TV. At 11:59 a.m. Saturday, approximately 1.8 million viewers will tune in to watch the final minute of ESPN’s “College GameDay” to see if the show’s analyst, Coach Lee Corso, will pick the West Virginia Mountaineers…
“Real comedians have to do stand-up,” Jim Gaffigan tells the Daily News.
Romance brings some sizzle and spice to the kitchen of “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel,” Nigerian director Ishaya Bako’s tender romantic comedy, which world premieres at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The latest venture for EbonyLife, the lifestyle TV network and production company founded by media mogul Mo Abudu, “Royal Hibiscus” is a polished, crowd-pleasing comedy… […]
‘The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse’ is also exec-produced by Peter Berg. read more
What is supposedly the budget for Aquaman? Want to see a photographer turn several uniquely disabled kids into the Justice League? Would you like to see a Marvel TV comedy series at some point? Does Justice League Dark have a new writer? Is Maggie Sawyer going to survive on Supergirl? How does James Gunn narrow […]
It might take a medicinal brownie or two to really enjoy the new Netflix comedy “Disjointed.” Starring Kathy Bates as Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, the owner of a Los Angeles cannabis shop known as Ruth’s Alternative Caring, she’s a lifelong advocate for use of the weed. “You’re not alone,” Ruth tells an overanxious mother who has […]
Mama Bear Caroline Hirsch of Carolines comedy club and Papa Bear producer Andrew Fox added a Second City Pop-up Training Center.
The wait for more Curb Your Enthusiasm is almost over. Come this fall, Larry David will be back in action and handling hilarious confrontations over the course of 10 new episodes. In the six years since season 8, it looks like Larry David hasn’t changed much. Below, watch the Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 teaser. Larry David didn’t have […]
Dick Gregory, the trailblazing comic and civil rights activist, died Saturday.