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  • 80 Woody Allen quotes from 80 years in comedy

    Woody Allen

    Neurotic comics are a staple in comedy just as much as superheroes are in film these days. Neuroticism is the precise reason many pick up a mic and speak to buzzed patrons in the dim corners of bars in the first place. After all, you have to be a little different to do something crazy like stand-up, right? Such is the brilliance of Woody Allen, who turns eighty today. His influence shaped the careers of Larry David, Richard Lewis, and Jerry Seinfeld. As a filmmaker, he continues to develop inspiring cinematic masterpieces with remarkably human characters and plots. But the writer/director’s career wasn’t always so clear-cut. Read More

    Patton Oswalt signs on for ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Reboot


    After announcing Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Baron Vaughn, and Hampton Yount as cast members of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot, Joel Hodgson could have easily halted further news and still satisfied fans. Well, he’s not done quite yet. Hodgson announced on the MST3K Kickstarter page the addition of Patton Oswalt as both a writer and cast. The film-lampooning mastermind shared their Twitter exchange: Read More

    America Ferrera and company keep NBC’s “Superstore” stocked with laughs

    NBC's Superstore

    America Ferrera leads the charge in NBC’s new service industry comedy Superstore, which debuts tonight with a one hour premiere starting at 10pm. Those of us who have spent time working in said industry will quickly pick up on each character’s nuances allowing the audience to create an “I-worked-with-that-guy” list a mile long. The environment sets itself up nicely for the type of hi-jinks you’d come to expect from a network sitcom. What sets this particular show apart is the cast. Ferrara, who initially found her way into America’s heart with her breakout role in Ugly Betty, is the center piece in this diverse ensemble cast. Read More

    Attend a sneak peek at the new Adult Swim miniseries, “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” in NYC on December 3

    Neon Joe 2

    SPONSORED: Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter is an upcoming mini-series set to run for five episodes on Adult Swim, created by and starring Jon Glaser. It’s set to air each night beginning December 7 and will conclude on December 11. In celebration, Adult Swim will be hosting and presenting a Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter Premiere event in New York City on December 3 including a Q&A featuring Jon Glaser (Parks and Rec, Girls), Stephanie March (Law & Order: SVU), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), and Steve Cirbus (Delocated). As the story goes, Glaser arbitrarily paired two random pieces of clothing together and made a joke on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon about a fake show called Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter that did not exist or have any intention of existing. Adult Swim called him on it, and now it’s a real show about a guy who dresses in neon, hunts werewolves, and shows up to solve the case when a sudden plague of inexplicable werewolf fatalities strikes a sleepy little town in Vermont. Now is your chance to come see the results. Join the aforementioned participants for an early look at the first two episodes of the five-part miniseries at BAM Rose Cinemas. You can RSVP for free here. And if you don’t live in NYC, move here already… or at least visit on the 3rd. Read More

    Amy Schumer bares all via Annie Leibovitz in new Pirelli 2016 calendar nude photo

    Amy Schumer Nude Half PicAmy Schumer has just about done it all from stand-up comedy to film, writing to television, as well as hosting to advocacy. Now she can add December nude photo taken by Annie Leibovitz for Pirelli calendar to her list. The calendar, which is known to showcase the world’s top models in the nude has thrown the superstar comedian in the fold. Deservedly so​​, as she’s had one hell of a 2015. As for who took the photo, that would be renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. “Pirelli came to me and told me they wanted to shift this year to something different. I made the suggestion that they do women performance artists or women comedians, almost a take-off. I just thought of women I admired and I didn’t let anyone in the studio from Pirelli. It became a very strong set of very simple portraits.” She continued, “I still can’t believe the women who agreed to do it, did it. I felt a big responsibility to that.” In addition to Schumer, the calendar will feature tennis star Serena Williams and musician Patti Smith. As for Schumer’s photo, here you go: Read More

    Watch the trailer for “Night Owls” starring Adam Pally, Rob Huebel, and Tony Hale

    After workaholic Kevin has a drunken one night stand with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline, he’s horrified to discover that she’s actually his boss’ jilted ex-mistress. When she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake… and over the course of the night the two begin to fall for each other. Night Owls stars Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project, Kroll Show), Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Hello Ladies, Parenthood), Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital, Axe Cop, Bob’s Burgers), and Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development, The Angry Birds Movie). Night Owls is set to be released December 4.

    Comedians Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele announce engagement

    Jordan Peele - Chelsea Peretti

    We aren’t ones to get to swamped up with tabloid fodder, however, this one was too big to ignore. Stand-up comedian, actress, and writer Chelsea Peretti and actor, writer, comedian Jordan Peele have announced their engagement on social media. No words were used, simply a diamond ring emoji from Peele on his twitter account. Peretti then sent a tweet of her own, writing, “My fiance (lololol) #JordanPeele proposed to me last night during the family talent show lolol.” Oh how the times have changed. Peretti is currently enjoying a nice run as one of Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s stars while Peele recently ended his run on Comedy Central’s hit sketch show Key & Peele to focus on additional projects including upcoming horror flick Get Out where he’ll be directing. Also, on the way from Peele is the animated feature Captain Underpants and comedy Keanu, where he re-teams with Keegan-Michael Key. Read More

    This Week on TV: “Superstore” opens, Netflix has three premieres, and “Marc Maron: More Later” arrives on Epix

    A Very Murray Christmas

    Hope you were able to catch up on your television while cleaning out your DVRs over the holiday weekend. because this week on TV is slam packed with premieres and specials as we head into December. The new comedy series Superstore premieres on NBC, streaming service Netflix gives us specials from Brent Morin and Bill Murray while debuting Real Rob. And finally, Marc Maron’s new stand-up special hits Epix. Read More

    HBO’s new Duplass brothers animated comedy series, “Animals” set to debut in February


    It’s official. HBO has confirmed the debut date for Animals. The animated adult comedy series is set to launch its ten-episode season February 8 at 11:30p. Created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano and produced by Duplass Brothers, Animals focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.

    Jennifer Lawrence to helm director’s chair for new comedy

    Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence is showing no signs of slowing down. She’s turning a new leaf in her career that is currently in full force. She’s been recently quoted as saying, “I’d also like to direct a comedy. I have wanted to direct as long as I’ve wanted to act. I just don’t talk about it because I’d rather just do it.” Lawrence, said she’ll be taking on Project Delirium, which is an adaption of an article, as director. She continues, “It’s based on this article about mental warfare in the ’60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong. It’s funny, I’ve wanted to direct since I was 16 and always thought I should start making steps towards that. If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldn’t have been ready. Now I actually feel ready.” This comes to light after news spread quickly of a comedy screenplay she’s working on with Trainwreck star Amy Schumer. “We play sisters,” Lawrence told The New York Times “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us.”