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Emmy Nomination Aside, RuPaul ‘Never Can Be’ Part of the Establishment

23 August 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nobody takes the directive “You Better Work!” to heart more than RuPaul Charles.

From club kid performer to chart-topping singer (“Supermodel”) to hit reality TV mogul, RuPaul has gone through more careers than wigs over the years. But underneath the pancake make-up, he has always been a savvy entrepreneur – one who succeeded in nearly every part of the entertainment industry while staying true to himself and his beliefs.

“I’m happy that the industry has acknowledged our show,” he told IndieWire, after news broke of his Emmy nod for Outstanding Reality Host. “However, being nominated is being part of the establishment, and drag is not part of the establishment. It never will be, it never can be.”

Read More: Emmys 2016: ‘Her Story’ Nomination Is the Cinderella Story Trans Creators Needed

For those on the other side of the rainbow, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (referred to simply as “Drag Race »

- Jude Dry

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Emmy Nomination Aside, RuPaul ‘Never Can Be’ Part of the Establishment

23 August 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nobody takes the directive “You Better Work!” to heart more than RuPaul Charles.

From club kid performer to chart-topping singer (“Supermodel”) to hit reality TV mogul, RuPaul has gone through more careers than wigs over the years. But underneath the pancake make-up, he has always been a savvy entrepreneur – one who succeeded in nearly every part of the entertainment industry while staying true to himself and his beliefs.

“I’m happy that the industry has acknowledged our show,” he told IndieWire, after news broke of his Emmy nod for Outstanding Reality Host. “However, being nominated is being part of the establishment, and drag is not part of the establishment. It never will be, it never can be.”

Read More: Emmys 2016: ‘Her Story’ Nomination Is the Cinderella Story Trans Creators Needed

For those on the other side of the rainbow, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (referred to simply as “Drag Race »

- Jude Dry

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Amy Schumer: Rape Victim-Shaming Like 'Salem Witch Trials'

19 August 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Amy Schumer has spoken out against victim-shaming and criticized Inside Amy Schumer writer Kurt Metzger after he defended a fellow comedian accused of sexual assaults. "[Metzger] gets something from going after people, making them mad. That is not representative of me at all," Schumer told Charlie Rose.

The controversy stems from Metzger's stream of abrasive, baiting Facebook posts in defense of friend and fellow comedian Aaron Glaser, who was recently banned from the comedy theatre Upright Citizens Brigade following accusations of sexual assault. In Metzger's Facebook posts, the comedian questioned the »

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‘Difficult People’: Watch a Hilarious Compilation of the Best Pet Names Arthur Gives Julie

19 August 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Think back to some of the best nicknames that your friends, family or significant other has given you. Those names usually stick around for a couple of years, if not forever, right? Well in the Hulu comedy “Difficult People,” Julie’s (Julie Klausner) boyfriend, Arthur (James Urbaniak), has a slew of creative pet names that he gives her throughout the first two seasons.

The randomness of the nicknames are just too fun not to mention, and that’s why the folks at Hulu created a fun compilation video of a handful of silly things Arthur has called Julie in the past episodes. Included in the batch are names like “whiffle bat,” “water bug,” “mouse pad,” “thin mint” and the most-used “noodles.” It doesn’t stop there, there’s also “spinach,” “spray cheese” and my favorite, “lava lamp.” Check them all out in the hilarious clip below.

Read More: Julie Klausner »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Difficult People’: Watch a Hilarious Compilation of the Best Pet Names Arthur Gives Julie

19 August 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Think back to some of the best nicknames that your friends, family or significant other has given you. Those names usually stick around for a couple of years, if not forever, right? Well in the Hulu comedy “Difficult People,” Julie’s (Julie Klausner) boyfriend, Arthur (James Urbaniak), has a slew of creative pet names that he gives her throughout the first two seasons.

The randomness of the nicknames are just too fun not to mention, and that’s why the folks at Hulu created a fun compilation video of a handful of silly things Arthur has called Julie in the past episodes. Included in the batch are names like “whiffle bat,” “water bug,” “mouse pad,” “thin mint” and the most-used “noodles.” It doesn’t stop there, there’s also “spinach,” “spray cheese” and my favorite, “lava lamp.” Check them all out in the hilarious clip below.

Read More: Julie Klausner »

- Liz Calvario

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Amy Schumer Hints That Season 5 Of Her Comedy Central Show Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon

18 August 2016 12:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

More potentially bad news for Comedy Central, if we’re all reading a recent Tweet by Amy Schumer properly.

Schumer told fans late Wednesday night, via her Twitter account, that “we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.” The comedian then posted a Tweet from a fan who said she would miss the show.

Read More: ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Tackles Sitcom Sexism With Damning Double-Standards Sketch

Does that mean “Inside Amy Schumer,” which has already been renewed for a fifth season (to air in 2017), is instead done and finished? Schumer’s publicist and a Comedy Central rep were not immediately available to respond or clarify.

The tweet in question was the culmination of several responses that Schumer made throughout the day in response to comments made by “Inside Amy Schumer” writer (or former writer) Kurt Metzger. On social media, Metzger wrote several controversial statements about rape allegations, »

- Michael Schneider

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Amy Schumer Hints That Season 5 Of Her Comedy Central Show Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon

18 August 2016 12:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

More potentially bad news for Comedy Central, if we’re all reading a recent Tweet by Amy Schumer properly.

Schumer told fans late Wednesday night, via her Twitter account, that “we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.” The comedian then posted a Tweet from a fan who said she would miss the show.

Read More: ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Tackles Sitcom Sexism With Damning Double-Standards Sketch

Does that mean “Inside Amy Schumer,” which has already been renewed for a fifth season (to air in 2017), is instead done and finished? Schumer’s publicist and a Comedy Central rep were not immediately available to respond or clarify.

The tweet in question was the culmination of several responses that Schumer made throughout the day in response to comments made by “Inside Amy Schumer” writer (or former writer) Kurt Metzger. On social media, Metzger wrote several controversial statements about rape allegations, »

- Michael Schneider

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Amy Schumer Says Her Show Isn’t Cancelled After Hinting at Its End

17 August 2016 10:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Updated: Amy Schumer’s four-season run of “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central is not coming to an abrupt end, after all.

The comedian said on Thursday morning that “‘Inside Amy Schumer’ is not cancelled,” but on hiatus for the “foreseeable future” after hinting at the end of the hit sketch series in a cryptic tweet on Wednesday night, amidst the social media firestorm brewing over staff writer Kurt Metzger’s incendiary comments about sexual assault.

#InsideAmySchumer is not cancelled. @ComedyCentral has provided us with a wonderful home and we couldn't be happier there. I am just touring

Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016

Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future.

Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016

I'm grateful @ComedyCentral is giving me this time to work on other projects. Now please grab my book #TheGirlWithTheLowerBackTattoo for now

Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016

The »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Amy Schumer ‘Disappointed’ One of Her Writers Mocked Rape Accusers

17 August 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amy Schumer has broken her silence on Kurt Metzger, a writer and performer on “Inside Amy Schumer” who has been writing lengthy online posts about another comedian accused of rape. “I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger,” Schumer tweeted on Wednesday about Metzger, who has been credited as a writer on her Comedy Central show. “He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn’t be more against his recent actions.” Metzger caught serious flak online after he began writing about Aaron Glaser, a comedian associated with the improv-comedy mainstay Upright Citizens Brigade (Ucb) in New York City. »

- Joe Otterson

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Amy Schumer ‘Disappointed’ in Writer Kurt Metzger After He Comments on Sexual Assault Scandal

17 August 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Updated: Comedy writer Kurt Metzger penned a Facebook post regarding a sexual abuse scandal that has caught fire in the comedy world, and Amy Schumer, who calls Metzger her friend, tweeted Wednesday that she’s “disappointed” in his comments.

“I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger. He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn’t be more against his recent actions,” she wrote. “Kurt does not work for me,” she added in another tweet. “He is not a writer on my show. Please stop asking me about it. His words are not mine.”

I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger. He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn't be more against his recent actions.

Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 17, 2016

Kurt does not work for me. He is not a writer on my show. Please stop asking me about it. His words are not mine.

Amy Schumer »

- Alex Stedman

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Andy Samberg Vows Never to Go Pantsless on Screen: 'I Don't Want My D--- on the Internet'

17 August 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

From "D--- in a Box" to that full-frontal scene in Popstar, Andy Samberg is no stranger to a little raunchy comedy - but don't expect him to ever actually go pantsless on camera himself. "I don't think I'd ever do it, because of the Internet," the actor tells Playboy in an interview for the magazine's September issue, on newsstands Friday. "Once you show your d---, that's the first image that comes up on Google for the rest of your life," says Samberg, 37. "I don't want my d--- on the Internet."That being said, he did drop trou for his original »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Reunite for 'Holmes and Watson'

16 August 2016 6:28 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will fittingly play one of the most beloved duos of all time, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, in the upcoming movie, Holmes and Watson, Deadline reports.

Ferrell will star as Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, while Reilly will play his trusted sidekick. Etan Cohen will direct and wrote the script for Holmes and Watson, which puts a comedic spin on a story inspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes tale. Cohen has penned several beloved comedies, including Tropic Thunder and Idiocracy, and he made »

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Jerry Seinfeld Turned Down Offer to Do Live Seinfeld Revival Episode

12 August 2016 7:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Has Larry David’s recent decision to bring back Curb Your Enthusiasm inspired Jerry Seinfeld to revive his eponymous ’90s sitcom? The short answer: “No!” — not that there’s anything wrong with that.

In a new interview, the comedian revealed that he has previously turned down an offer to bring back Seinfeld for a live episode that would have reunited the self-involved foursome of Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer.

RelatedHBO Boss on Curb Season 9 Timetable, Game of Thrones End Date and Possible Spinoff, Deadwood Revival

“We did have an offer — I won’t say who from — to do a new, »

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Fresh Faces Like Ellie Kemper, Tracee Ellis Ross Buoy Comedy Actress Emmy Race

10 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Much has been made about TV Academy members’ recent break from tradition to fill their Emmy Award nomination ballots with new and surprising choices. This is particularly true in the lead actress in a comedy race, where spots went to first-time nominees Tracee Ellis Ross from ABC’s “Black-ish” and Ellie Kemper from Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Laurie Metcalf has three noms this year across various categories, including her first recognition in this category, thanks to her work in HBO’s “Getting On.”

The new blood could be due to such frequent nominees as Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) and Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”) no longer being eligible. “There were some incredible shows that ended last year, and that made room for some new faces. My own face happens to be particularly wide, so I am extra grateful that there was enough room for it,” Kemper jokes.

Joining these nominees in the category are returning talent »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Emmy Nominees: Broadcast Writers & Directors Strong in Late-Night

10 August 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At last, a category in which the broadcast networks more than hold their own. The over-the-air latenight shows thrive here, with established franchises “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Late Show” all racking up nominations. Basic cable fares well here too, with HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” as the lone nominee from premium cable.

Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central)

Directing: Ryan McFaul

Writing: Staff

Let’s talk about sex: The Madonna/Whore sketch goes where Schumer loves to tread.

She deals with the mixed messages about sex from her bed buddy, who wants “Hermione from the third movie and Nicki Minaj.” She’s confused about whether to play the good girl or the bad girl. Meanwhile, cheaper isn’t necessarily better, as Amy Schumer discovers when she takes a pal on a “Sex and the City” bus tour in New York. “This is a really good tour I bought you,” she »

- Susan Young

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Interview with Mike Birbiglia, writer/director/star of Don’t Think Twice

9 August 2016 11:22 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

For years, an improve group called The Commune have been the stars of their small New York improv theater. The members of the group, Mile (Mike Birbiglia), Samantha (Gillian Jacobs), Jack (Keegan-Michael Key), Allison (Kate Micucci), Bill (Chris Gethard), and Lindsay (Tami Sagher) entertain audiences night after night by performing as a finely-tuned troop. But, by day, they have to support themselves by working soul-crushing menial jobs.

Then, after they learn that their beloved theater is closing down and a hit comedy television show, ala Saturday Night Live, is looking for talent, the group dynamic begins to fracture and it may be time for the group to stop dreaming and get on with their lives.

Such is the premise of writer/director/star Mike Birbiglia’s new film Don’t Think Twice. While Birbiglia’s first film, Sleepwalk with Me (2012), was based on his work as a stand-up comedian, his »

- Mike Tyrkus

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Fox Cancels Late Night Sketch Comedy Series ‘Party Over Here’

9 August 2016 5:24 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This “Party” is over.

Fox has opted not to make any more episodes of “Party Over Here,” the network’s most recent attempt to get back into the sketch comedy game. The show, which aired earlier this year, came from the Lonely Island and showrunner Paul Scheer.

Ten episodes of “Party Over Here” ran on Saturday nights this spring. The show starred Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna and Alison Rich.

Read More: ‘Alone Together’ Pilot from Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island Ordered by Freeform

“It was an effort to try to do something interesting at a low price point with content creators who we like a lot,” said Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden. “We were hopeful that little elements of the show might go viral.”

But launching the show late in the year proved to be challenging, particularly with so much attention focused other late night shows. “It’s just really hard, »

- Michael Schneider

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Fox Cancels Late Night Sketch Comedy Series ‘Party Over Here’

9 August 2016 5:24 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This “Party” is over.

Fox has opted not to make any more episodes of “Party Over Here,” the network’s most recent attempt to get back into the sketch comedy game. The show, which aired earlier this year, came from the Lonely Island and showrunner Paul Scheer.

Ten episodes of “Party Over Here” ran on Saturday nights this spring. The show starred Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna and Alison Rich.

Read More: ‘Alone Together’ Pilot from Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island Ordered by Freeform

“It was an effort to try to do something interesting at a low price point with content creators who we like a lot,” said Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden. “We were hopeful that little elements of the show might go viral.”

But launching the show late in the year proved to be challenging, particularly with so much attention focused other late night shows. “It’s just really hard, »

- Michael Schneider

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