‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens’ Review: Comedy Central Series Is as Awkward as Its Title

One year since the final season of “Broad City” debuted, Comedy Central is releasing its heir apparent. “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” makes a few tweaks to the formula, including a singular borough (rather than Queens and Brooklyn), a singular lead (Awkwafina steps in for the double act of Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson), and

Is The Ugly Truth the worst romantic comedy ever made?

Since When Romance Met Comedy kicked off 2019 with an impassioned defense of Katherine Heigl and 27 Dresses, it seems only fair that I kick off 2020 by taking a look at the more questionable side of her rom-com oeuvre. Because while I stand by my defense of Heigl, there’s no defending her 2009 vehicle

Found-footage comedy VHYes is less fun than the late-night TV it’s spoofing

Anyone who’s ever plummeted down the rabbit hole of after-hours television knows there’s a goldmine of unintentional comedy waiting at the bottom. But it’s not as easy as Adult Swim makes it look, clowning on this twilight zone of programming. The challenge is that some of the funniest things you might stumble upon in… Read

NBC Announces Dwayne Johnson Comedy and Jimmy Fallon-Led Musical Variety Series

NBC’s slate of upcoming television shows includes “Young Rock,” a comedy about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s childhood, and a Jimmy Fallon-led musical variety series titled “That’s My Jam.” NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy discussed a variety of the network’s new and returning series during the network’s executive session at the Television Critics Association’s 2020 Winter

‘The Climb’ Trailer: Cannes Breakout Kicks the Buddy Comedy Into a Hilarious New Gear — Exclusive

When Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin premiered their short film “The Climb” at Sundance in 2017, the real-life best friends got some very witty results from smart premise. The short clocked in at just seven minutes, a perfect amount of time to explore tight formal constraints — the filmmakers cast themselves as the short’s

‘Living With Yourself’ Review: Paul Rudd Excels in Netflix’s Softhearted Mid-Life Crisis Comedy

“Living With Yourself” is the kind of show that sends the spoiler discourse into overdrive. Starring Paul Rudd twice over, I can’t even tell you why there are two characters played by the affable everyman turned “Ant-Man” without blowing the big, initial surprise of Netflix’s new original series. The premise itself is a spoiler, and

Okay, Jexi: Find a funnier comedy

Imagine an episode of Black Mirror written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the minds behind such piercing social commentaries as The Hangover, Bad Moms, and Office Christmas Party. Jexi, their latest, Adam DeVine-fronted jaunt, examines how people who live in a society are addicted to their phones, man.… Read more… Source link

Todd Phillips Left Comedy to Make ‘Joker’ Because ‘Woke Culture’ Ruined the Genre

Todd Phillips is hardly the first name most audiences would associate with the current run of dark, gritty comic book movies. Best known for comedy hits (and a few misses) like the “Hangover” trilogy, “Road Trip,” “Old School,” and the 2004 remake of “Starsky & Hutch,” Phillips has long trafficked in laughs with just the

Hold Up, How Had I Never Heard About This Kirsten Dunst MLM Dark Comedy Series???

Showtime has a new series premiering this weekend called On Becoming a God in Central Florida, which I think we can all agree is just a spectacular title. The show stars Kirsten Dunst, who’s also the executive producer alongside George Clooney, and centers on a woman rising through a multi-level marketing scheme (MLM) in the 1990s.