Comedy

Flavorwire Interview: Amy Sedaris on ‘Broad City,’ Tinder, and Her New Movie ‘Goodbye to All That’

In the new comedy Goodbye to All That — which, thankfully, is not based on the classic Joan Didion essay — the charming, handsome Paul Schnieder (All the Real Girls, Parks and Recreation) plays a hapless recent divorcé diving into the brave new world of contemporary dating, from Facebook to women looking for hookups. It’s the directorial debut of Angus MacLachlan (who also wrote the screenplay), who may be best known as the writer of 2005’s Junebug, one of the best films of that decade, and the one that introduced Amy Adams to the world. … Read More

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Luke Wilson and Imogen Poots to Star in Showtime Pilot ‘Roadies’

Luke Wilson has had a quiet few years — his last major role was in the (unfortunately canceled) HBO series Enlightened.… Read More

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Watch: Jane Krakowski’s Audition for ‘Peter Pan’ Is Sure to Scare Allison Williams

Perhaps all skepticism over Allison Williams’ casting as Peter Pan boils down to mere jealousy. Jane Krakowski’s just-released “audition tape”… Read More

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“White People Were Crazy. Now They’re Not As Crazy”: Chris Rock Has a Valuable Perspective on Race in America

Chris Rock’s new movie, Top Five, premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival to utterly charmed reviews (The Guardian called it “winning”) and the promo that comes with winning the festival buzz by landing the splashiest distribution deal. A meta-comedy about a very famous comedian (Rock) who spends the day giving an interview to a New York Times reporter (Rosario Dawson), the film is small, indie, and Woody Allen-ish, according to Rock. … Read More

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Joel McHale to Make TV Show About Your Favorite People: Internet Commenters

Joel McHale, the wisecracking, sardonic host of E!’s The Soup is launching a new series for E! about the worst people… Read More

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Why Mike Nichols Was So Much More Than ‘The Graduate’

If you Google Mike Nichols today, the headlines for the top entries in the news wedge are unsurprisingly similar. “Mike Nichols, Acclaimed Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 83,” goes the New York Times. “‘Graduate’ Director Mike Nichols Dead at 83,” reports CBS News. The Hollywood Reporter: “Mike Nichols, Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 83.” And AP (via Huffington Post) writes, “Mike Nichols, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 83.” It is, I suppose, a testament to the influence and importance of that 47-year-old movie that it’s pegged as his primary achievement; scroll past the lede and you’ll probably read about Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and perhaps that he was married to Diane Sawyer. But a look at the entirety of Nichols’ five-plus decades in show business reveals much more than that; he was an innovative and brilliant artist whose influence was and is still felt across popular culture. … Read More

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Alec Baldwin Returns to the Public Eye by Giving People Relationship Advice in Cabs in New Web Series ‘Love Ride’

You’ll recall that, after a series of media scandals over Alec Baldwin’s tendency to start yelling epithets at people… Read More

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Hulu Makes Straight-to-Series Order of Billy Eichner-Starring ‘Difficult People,’ Executive Produced by Amy Poehler


Just as you were worrying about Amy Poehler’s departure from your weekly routine with the imminent final season… Read More

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Seth MacFarlane, Sick of Being Called Misogynist, Says “We Saw Your Boobs” Was Satire

What do you remember about the 2013 Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane? Was it the Best Picture winner? (Argo.) Jennifer Lawrence falling up the stairs when she won for Silver Linings Playbook? Or was it Seth MacFarlane, who started off the night on an ugly, hostile note with the song “We Saw Your Boobs”? … Read More

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