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To put Mat in recent context, he makes Alex Ross Perry and Noah Baumbach's male protagonists seem like cuddly teddy bears. But while Mat has absolutely no empathy for anyone whatsoever, his character still has the magical ability to conjure up laughs, reminiscent of Denis Leary's heyday. In writing, The Mend might not sound funny at all, but it is actually quite hilarious. It is a pretty brilliant feat that Magary pulls off. »
- Don Simpson
FX’s “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” has plenty of all those ingredients, but it’s lighthearted and fun at the end of the day, according to stars Elaine Hendrix and Liz Gillies. The show follows Denis Leary as washed-up rocker Johnny Rock, who’s asked by the daughter he never knew he had (Gillies) to make her famous. Rock and his girlfriend (Hendrix) intend to con the young girl out of her money, but find themselves genuinely taking her in instead. “We think we’re just going to take her money and run,” Hendrix said during a new episode of TheWrap‘s “Drinking With. »
- Linda Ge
It's not every week that a generation's best-known political pundit signs off for the last time, which is why most of the TV-related headlines over the past several days have been about Jon Stewart: his social legacy, his style of humor and what he might do next. But The Daily Show wasn't the only institution bidding adieu. If you're a fan of goodbyes, you've been in clover lately, watching both prestige dramas and breakout series take their last bows for the summer. It's not an easy thing to do well, »
20th Century Fox has revealed the title for the fifth instalment in its and Blue Sky Studios’ CG-animated Ice Age series, with Deadline reporting that the film is going by the name Ice Age: Collision Course.
Accompanying the title reveal is news that the film has been pushed back a week to July 22nd 2016, which moves it out of the way of Sony’s Ghostbusters, which was brought forward a week to July 15th 2016 just a few days ago. It will now open against Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur.
Ice Age: Collision Course is directed by Mike Thurmeier and Galen T. Chu and features a voice cast that includes John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Ray Romano, Wanda Sykes and Jay Leno.
- Gary Collinson
Raise your hand if you're excited for Ice Age 5. Well, we've got some good news for you! The 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios sequel has been given an official title and a new release date. Now known as  Ice Age: Collision Course, this animated adventure will be moving from July 15, 2016 to July 22. This will ensure it's safe passage through the movie theaters of America!
What had 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios scared enough to move it's big tentpole animated release by a week? Ghosts, which they are definitely afraid of. On July 15, Sony will finally be releasing it's Ghostbusters reboot. The title is certainly appealing to children and adults alike. Though director Paul Feig, who has made some of the top grossing R rated comedies of this past decade, has made it clear that this will be a lot more scary than the original 1984 Ghostbusters. »
The upcoming sequel will henceforth be known as Ice Age: Collision Course, and will now hit screens on the slightly delayed date of July 22, 2016, according to Deadline.
The children's film now shares the same release date as Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.
Watch a trailer for Ice Age's fourth instalment Continental Drift below: »
Bobcat Goldthwait got his odd nickname from his comedy club mentor, Barry “Bearcat” Crimmins, the patriarch of Boston’s standup comedy boom of the 1990s and early employer of Paula Poundstone, Denis Leary, and Stephen Wright. Unable to realize his dream of director pal Robin Williams in a Crimmins biopic, Goldthwait instead created “Call Me Lucky,” a documentary about Crimmins, whose act was a political rant akin to Lewis Black’s. Goldthwait has certainly come a long way since he trashed Crimmins’ place while high on booze, LSD and cocaine as a young comedian. (There’s a brief scene of the young, »
- Tim Appelo
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf took aim at the irrational exuberance that has gripped the television business in the past few years, predicting that the seemingly ever-growing volume of original scripted series programming will begin to decline after next year.
“There is simply too much television,” Landgraf said flatly during his presentation Friday at FX’s portion of the summer Television Critics Assn. press tour. Citing FX research, he predicted that the number of original scripted series on the air this year “will easily blow through the 400 series mark” and probably rise in 2016 before an inevitable winnowing begins. The process will undoubtedly be Darwinian and weighted toward the largest companies with the top shows and the financial wherewithal to weather the storm and inevitable failure.
The biz “is in the late stages of a bubble. We’re seeing a desperate scrum — everyone is trying to jockey for position,” Landgraf. “We »
- Cynthia Littleton
After 16 years of being mad as hell, Jon Stewart finally doesn't have to take it any anymore. On his emotional farewell to The Daily Show, he didn't even try to hide his relief that he can now go entire weeks at a time without watching Fox News. The last shebang had a roll call of Daily Show superstars, along with Bruce Springsteen doing "Land of Hope and Dreams." John McCain said, "So long, jackass." (All these years later and McCain still can't keep his Nineties MTV comedy bros straight — Jackass was Johnny Knoxville, »
With just hours left until the end of his 16-year stewardship of Comedy Central’s satire flagship The Daily Show, the Twitter tributes are rolling in from the Oval Office on down today for Jon Stewart. Former contributors, the President of the United States (who was on the show last week for the seventh time), Comedy Central’s editorial director and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll star Denis Leary (who was on earlier this week) are just a few of those praising Stewart today. Plus… »
Before Jon Stewart signs off as host of The Daily Show for the last time Thursday night, his latest team of crack correspondents interrupted his impromptu game of five-finger fillet to present a poignant, moving tribute, "A Man Who Was on TV."
Jordan Klepper, Jessica Williams and Hasan Minhaj gamely ran down the straight facts about Stewart's remarkable tenure as host of The Daily Show: From 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Stewart said words, played sound bites and then said more words, each moment captured »
Much as they did with David Letterman before he bid farewell to late-night TV, the guests have tried to stop Jon Stewart from making a huge mistake. Some have told him it's the exactly right time to leave because he's totally lost his stuff (Translation: Don't go!!!!). President Barack Obama volunteered an executive order. Denis Leary offered to just co-write the whole damn thing with Colin Quinn and Chris Rock for the bargain price of $25 million if Stewart would stay put. But alas, the day that we've been dreading since he announced his intention to leave back in February is here. Tonight is the final episode of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The Emmy-winning Comedy Central institution »
Comedy Central’s “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has finally picked up some ratings momentum heading into Thursday’s finale, with its Monday and Tuesday telecasts ranking among the calendar year’s three most-watched telecasts.
Monday’s “Daily Show,” featuring Amy Schumer, averaged 1.712 million viewers, according to Nielsen national estimates, the largest same-night audience for any installment of the program since last December (2.032 million). And its 0.58 rating in adults 18-49 was the highest since Feb. 23 (0.61).
Schumer, a comedian with her own Comedy Central series, got serious with Stewart when discussing the July 23 shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana during a screening of her new movie “Trainwreck.” “I was like, legit heartbroken,” she said. “To hear that news, it broke my heart. … It was so horrible.
“The second this happened, you want to act,” she said. “I wanted to go down there and do whatever I could.”
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- Rick Kissell
Last Tuesday’s episode of The Daily Show showed Denis Leary pleading Jon Stewart to change his mind about retiring from the show. Denis Leary Pleads Jon Stewart To Not Leave The Daily Show Leary, who stars in the new FX comedy called Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll teased Stewart about his decision to leave the Daily Show to spend time with his family. “I […]
- Keiry Sanchez
Comedy Central has decided to give Jon Stewart a super-sized send-off with an extended series finale and a special. The last episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will air on August 6th, at 11pm.
Here's the press release:
Jon Enters His Last Week Of Hosting “The Daily Show,” With The Final Show To Air As A Super-sized Episode On Thursday, August 6 At 11:00 P.M. Et/Pt
Comedy Central to Air an All-Day “Daily Show” Marathon on Thursday, August 6
New York, August 3, 2015 – Since January 11, 1999, Jon Stewart has been host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show.” He will be leaving the show after 16 years and over 2,600 episodes. “The »
On Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart revealed the names of the guests stars who will be joining him on the last episode after 16 years as host: Amy Schumer, Louis C.K. and Denis Leary. Jon Stewart Confirms Names Of Guests Stars For The Daily Show Finale During a segment called “Jon Stewart’s Askhole” on last […]
- Keiry Sanchez
Jon Stewart will likely go out laughing. The soon-to-be-former Daily Show host announced last night at the end of his show that his final guests next week will be Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K. After 16 years as host, Stewart’s final Daily Show will air on Thursday, August 6. He didn’t mention who the final guest or guests will be for the finale. "We're going to have a ball," Stewart said. "And I can't wait to show my appreciation at all the support and… »
"The Daily Show" will come to a close with many laughs!
Details about the final show next Thursday have not been released, but many have speculated that show veterans like Stephen Colbert will make an appearance in the extra-long finale.
Read: New 'Daily Show' Host Revealed!
Leading up to Thursday's final show, Comedy ...
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Stewart made the announcement on Thursday night’s episode of the Comedy Central show.
“Remember, next week is our last week,” Stewart said at the end of the episode. “I can’t wait to show my appreciation at all the support and enthusiasm that you guys have given this show all these years, so thank you all so much. Next week, tune in, it’s going to be a ball.”
Stewart announced in February that he would be departing “The Daily Show” after 17 years as host. He will be replaced by comedian Trevor Noah, who recently spoke about the pressure he feels in taking over the institution.
“The biggest pressure for me is living up to the expectations that Jon has of me,” Noah said. “Jon believes in me … There »
- Marianne Zumberge
Jon Stewart will laugh his way off stage with a lineup of powerhouse comedians joining him for his “Daily Show” sendoff on August 6. At the end of Thursday’s show, Stewart announced Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K. as his final guests. “We’re going to have a ball, and I can’t wait to show my appreciation at all the support and enthusiasm that you guys have given the show all these years,” he said. Also Read: Jon Stewart Returns to Stand-Up Alongside Louis C.K. at the Comedy Cellar Stewart’s final episode is scheduled to be 50 minutes »
- Jordan Chariton
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