12 items from 2016
A highlight of the Tribeca Film Festival, Ferne Pearlstein's stunning The Last Laugh has Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey Ross, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Larry Charles, David Steinberg, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli and Hanala Sagal reflect on questions of free speech, taboos and time limits. Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone is the film's responsive centre.
Jerry Lewis's The Day The Clown Cried, James Moll's The Last Days and Paul Provenza's The Aristocrats open up the discussion and Brooks's comment on Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful leads me to Son Of Saul star Géza Röhrig's response to Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in my conversation with Ferne and her co-writer/co-producer Robert Edwards.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Of Horses And Men director Benedikt Erlingsson's latest The Show Of Shows (Storyville); Ferne Pearlstein's The Last Laugh with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey Ross, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Larry Charles, David Steinberg, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli and Hanala Sagal (co-writer of Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon); Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Kathryn Hahn and Marin Ireland in Jason Bateman's The Family Fang, screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire; Contemporary Color, with camerawork by Jessica Oreck, Sean Price Williams, Michael Palmieri, Robert Greene, Wyatt Gerfield, Amanda Rose Wilder, under Dp Jarred Alterman and with Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz, Devonté Hynes, Nelly Furtado, Nico Muhly, Ira Glass, St. Vincent, Money Mark, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, providing some of the music to David Byrne »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Showtime said it will re-air episodes of Inside Comedy and The Green Room With Paul Provenza that featured Garry Shandling this weekend in honor of the late comedian. Shandling appeared on Season 1 of the David Steinberg-hosted Inside Comedy, Episode #6, which also featured Sarah Silverman. Shandling also appeared in a 2012 episode of The Green Room along with Judd Apatow, Bo Burnham, Ray Romano and Marc Maron. The episodes will air back-to-back beginning tonight at 7 Pm… »
Garry Shandling, the pioneering comedian who died Thursday at age 66, is being remembered by the comedy world, with colleagues such as Howie Mandel, Bob Odenkirk and David Steinberg, expressing their grief and sharing their memories. “I can’t believe we’ve lost @GarryShandling. A great mind and heart,” Mandel tweeted on Thursday. Steinberg remembered Shandling as a “caring and generous person.” “What a loss. One of the true comic geniuses ever. I can’t imagine a world without Garry’s take on things,” Steinberg said in a statement. “He was a caring and generous person. I will miss him so much. »
- Tim Kenneally
The world lost a comedy great today, and it’s clear from Twitter what a great impact he had on so many fellow comedians. Garry Shandling, best known for the absurdist, pop culture reference-packed comedy in The Larry Sanders Show and It's Garry Shandling’s Show, died on Thursday at age 66. TMZ first reported the news. Amy Schumer, Paul Feig, Bob Saget, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, and more voices from the realm of comedy have shared their grief for Shandling on Twitter. Read their tweets below, and read the tribute from HitFix TV critic Alan Sepinwall here. A moment to celebrate an true, original & tv pioneer and yes 1 of the funniest. Was an honor to know him. Condolences to his family. R.I.P — Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) March 24, 2016 Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot. — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 24, 2016 Rip @GarryShandling. »
- Emily Rome
Garry Shandling is being mourned by his close friends after the star of The Larry Sanders Show died Thursday at 66. Kathy Griffin, who spent time with Shandling and Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk on Sunday, shared a photo of the three comedians together. "Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most," Griffin wrote on Twitter. Odenkirk added: "I can't believe this. Very sad to say goodbye so abruptly." In a statement to People, Griffin shared more about the late comedian. "I'm crushed. That man, made me laugh. »
- Aaron Couch
Garry Shandling is being mourned by his close friends after the star of The Larry Sanders Show died Thursday at 66. Kathy Griffin, who spent time with Shandling and Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk on Sunday, shared a photo of the three comedians together. "Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most," Griffin wrote on Twitter. Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most. pic.twitter.com/Ud8AQXNBXN— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 24, 2016 Jimmy Kimmel wrote »
- Aaron Couch
Comedians and actors remembered Garry Shandling on social media following the actor’s death on Thursday afternoon.
Brooks tweeted, “R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.”
R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) March 24, 2016
“Today we lost a comedic genius and a very dear friend,” Sony Pictures Television chairman Steve Mosko, who was a close friend, said in a statement. “Garry entertained millions of people and was an inspiration to generations of comedians, actors and writers. He will be greatly missed.”
“Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much, »
- Marianne Zumberge
Legendary comedian and newly minted podcast host David Steinberg compared Donald Trump to Richard Nixon — who used to send hecklers to Steinberg’s shows — in a new interview with TheWrap. “Donald Trump’s more dangerous than just the little audience that I had where they were heckling me,” Steinberg said. “He could turn out to be wonderful. I don’t see it yet, but it might be there.” In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Steinberg was a frequent guest on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.” Steinberg’s comedy often veered into the political realm, and he claims that Carson began getting calls. »
- Joe Otterson
Legendary comedian David Steinberg stopped by TheWrap to discuss his new podcast, as well as his long history with “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” along with his work on shows like “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Steinberg recently launched “The David Steinberg Podcast,” which has already played host to some of the biggest names in comedy, including Carl Reiner, Kevin Nealon, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Kathy Griffin and Chris Elliott. Mel Brooks is set to guest on the March 22 episode. When discussing his dream podcast guest — dead or alive — Steinberg said it would be interesting to talk to. »
- Reid Nakamura
Legendary comedian Mel Brooks will appear as a guest on “The David Steinberg Podcast” next week. On the March 22 episode of the biweekly podcast, Brooks will discuss the beginning of his comedy career as a writer for the groundbreaking 1950s TV variety show “Your Show of Shows” and working along iconic comedy colleagues like Neil Simon, Howard Morris and Sid Caesar. Since launching the podcast in late 2015, Steinberg has hosted comedians including Carl Reiner, Kevin Nealon, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Kathy Griffin and Chris Elliott. Also read: Mel Brooks, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera, Lead Voice Cast of 'Blazing Samurai »
- Reid Nakamura
A glamorous Oscars afterparty deserves an equally glam photo booth - and that's exactly what the Vanity Fair Academy Awards afterparty delivered. For the third year running, Vanity Fair teamed up with Instagram and photographer Mark Seliger to capture all of Hollywood's brightest stars as they celebrated the industry's biggest night. Seliger photographed attendees at Sunday's bash in a specially built portrait studio connected to the party space. Subjects included Brie Larson (joined by her Oscar for Best Actress), Taylor Swift and the effortlessly adorable Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, among many others. Scroll through all of the immediately iconic »
- Andrea Park, @scandreapark
12 items from 2016
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