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Two members of the popular Broken Lizard comedy troupe, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, have sold their comedy High Maintenance to ABC. Deadline reports that the duo are also attached to write and act in the series about “the staff at an upscale Manhattan apartment building.” It will draw inspiration from Lemme’s college years, where he spent time working as an elevator man. There is no news on when production is expected to begin, but fans can catch the duo’s stand-up special Fat Man Little Boy later this year on Netflix. »
If you thought that “Knocked Up” was too mature a take on impending fatherhood, then “Babymakers” just might be the movie for you. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, it follows the comical misadventures of a husband who is reluctant to discover whether or not his sperm is “confused” – and if so, how he’ll handle getting his wife pregnant. Marginally more sophisticated than Chandrasekhar’s efforts with the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, “Babymakers” starts off solidly before getting sidetracked by set pieces that take over the entire narrative – and ultimately reveal how little of one there was in the first place.
Paul Schneider (“Water for Elephants”) plays Tommy Macklin, a husband who agrees to start a family with his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) but soon discovers that tons of tries don’t make a difference if you’re incapable of conceiving. Citing his efforts five years prior when he successfully donated sperm for “beat off money, »
- Todd Gilchrist
2 items from 2012
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