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15 items from 2012


Inside Comedy: Showtime Series Returns in February

5 December 2012 7:19 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Showtime has let us know that season two of Inside Comedy will kick off on Monday, February 11th. Comics to be profiled include Drew Carey, Robert Klein, Steve Martin, Martin Mull, and Robert Schimmel.

There are 10 episodes once again and they are expected to run through April 15th.

Here's the cable channel's press release:

Showtime(R) Sets Premiere Date For Season Two Of "Inside Comedy"

New, Star-Studded Season Debuts On Monday, February 11th at 11 P.M. Et/Pt

Steve Martin and Drew Carey, Among Others, Added To the Lineup

Los Angeles, CA (December 05, 2012) - Showtime will premiere season two of its critically-acclaimed documentary series Inside Comedy on Monday, February 11th at 11 P.M. Et/Pt. The ten, half-hour episodes from comedy forces David Steinberg and Steve Carell, will expand on last year's »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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David Steinberg showcases comic legends on 'Inside Comedy' [Video]

29 March 2012 10:53 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Over 40 years experience as a well-known, well-respected comedian, has led David Steinberg back to the subject he loves most: comedy. On the new series "Inside Comedy," Steinberg has taken over a year of his life to interview many of the top comics past and present. "The surprise to us was that everybody said yes," said Steinberg in a video chat with Gold Derby. "Putting it together was a puzzle that was pleasurable but just took a long time." Steve Carell has co-produced the 10-episode program currently airing on Showtime. In editing together the interviews, Steinberg said that it was interesting how he could pair up the various subjects even though they didn't sit down together for their chats. He would find certain topics, like performing with Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, and Sammy Davis, Jr. (discussed separately by Brad Garrett, Martin Short, and Billy Crystal) or Presidential performances (discussed months apart by Jerry Seinf. »

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TV Picks: Thursday, March 8th – ‘Awake,’ ‘The Office’ & More…

8 March 2012 7:52 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Your television DVR skills need to be at their all-time high to fit everything in to your viewing schedule tonight. While most of the week has been quiet in terms of programming, Thursday brings a veritable treasure trove of comedies and dramas.

30 Rock has Kenneth join standards and practices; Parks & Recreation goes on hiatus after tonight, and returns on April 19; Jim tries to save Dwight from being fired on The Office; Awake finds Michael having to deal with grieving (in both realities); comedy legends Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner sit down with David Steinberg to talk about their careers on Inside Comedy; and much (much) more…

8pm

30 Rock – “Standards And Practices (NBC)

The Big Bang Theory – “The Weekend Vortex” (CBS)

8:30pm

Parks & Recreation ...

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- Anthony Ocasio

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Michel Hazanavicius/The Artist, James Marsh/Project Nim: DGA Award Winners

29 January 2012 12:12 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michel Hazanavicius, 2011 DGA winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), DGA Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film * Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo Documentary Film * James Marsh, Project Nim Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Steve James,The Interrupters Richard Press, Bill Cunningham New York Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in the Material World Movies For Television And Mini-series * Jon Cassar, The Kennedys (Reelz Channel) Jeff Bleckner, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Beyond the Blackboard (CBS) Stephen Gyllenhaal, Girl Fight (Lifetime) Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins, Five (Lifetime) Michael Stevens, Thurgood (HBO) Dramatic Series * Patty Jenkins, The Killing, “Pilot” (AMC) Michael Cuesta, Homeland, “Pilot” (Showtime) Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, “Face Off” (AMC) Tim Van Patten, Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” (Pilot) (HBO) Michael Waxman, Friday Night Lights, »

- Steve Montgomery

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Michel Hazanavicius Wins 2012 DGA Award for "The Artist!" Check Complete List of Winners!

28 January 2012 10:06 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Michel Hazanavicius was the big winner at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. The director of the fantastic black-and-white silent film "The Artist" took home the award for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film category. Jon Cassar of "The Kennedys" received the 2012 DGA Award for the category of Movies for Television and Mini-Series.

Hosted by Kelsey Grammer, the DGA also honored Ed Sherin with the 2012 Honorary Life Member Award, Katy Garretson with the 2012 Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Dennis Mazzocco with the 2012 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award.

It is now safe to bet that Hazanavicius will win the Best Director Award Oscar!

Here's the complete list of winners and nominees of the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards (to check winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film

*Winner Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

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- Manny

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'Inside Comedy': Show explores the people behind the comic legends

26 January 2012 11:35 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Comedy is a hard thing to define. Everyone has their own specific sense of humor. But what most people can agree on is who some of the legends of the industry are. And the new Showtime program "Inside Comedy" will provide viewers with unique access to these people with stories of their early days, influences and favorite moments.

The series is produced by a couple people who know something about the industry - Steve Carell and David Steinberg. Carell is, of course, a household name from his work on "The Daily Show" and "The Office." Steinberg earned most of his kudos working behind the camera, directing famed sitcoms like "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Mad About You" and "Designing Women." But on "Inside Comedy," Steinberg steps in front of the lens to talk with comic forces like Don Rickles, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Larry David and others.

While the show may »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Comedian David Steinberg on Seinfeld's Success, Rickles' Boost and Republican Comedy (Q&A)

26 January 2012 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ask veteran comedian David Steinberg what he finds funny these days, and he's quick with an answer: "the Republic debates," he deadpans during an interview tied to his latest television effort, Inside Comedy. The program, which premieres on Showtime this evening, is a collaboration between Steinberg and funnyman Steve Carell. On a weekly basis, Inside Comedy will feature Steinberg sitting down for in depth interviews with an enviable array of top notch comedians, from Larry David to Chris Rock to Don Rickles. Photos: 17 New Shows Premiering in 2012 Steinberg, who was one of the most frequent guests on Johnny

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- Lacey Rose

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Inside Comedy: conversations with comedians, from Kathy Griffin to Jane Lynch

26 January 2012 5:04 AM, PST | Reality Blurred | See recent Reality Blurred news »

A new documentary/interview series debuts on Showtime tonight, featuring comedians talking about themselves and their comedy with comedian David Steinberg. The premiere episode features Jerry Seinfeld and Don Rickles, while future episodes will include Chris Rock, Jane Lynch, Martin Short, Kathy Griffin, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Robin Williams, Steven Wright, and others. The show is similar to the TV Land series Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg, except there's no audience, just conversation. Here's a »

- Andy Dehnart

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday

26 January 2012 4:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Thursday: NBC 30 Rocks extra-hard, The Finder gets looped into a Cinderella story, Showtime goes Inside Comedy with Seinfeld and Rickles, and more. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The judges hear another round of good, bad and outrageous tryouts, this time in Galveston, Tex. (Read Michael Slezak’s Night 4/Aspen recap.)

8 pm 30 Rock (NBC) | Jack faces off with nemesis Devin Banks (guest star Will Arnett) and Liz’s new boyfriend (James Marsden). (But wait, there’s more 30 Rock at 9 o’clock….)

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Leonard and Penny experiment with dating, »

- Alyse Whitney

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David Steinberg Explains Why There Are So Many Jews In Comedy — They’re “Smarter”: TCA

12 January 2012 1:58 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage. The TCA session today promoting Showtime’s forthcoming new comedian interview series Inside Comedy got weird at a few points. One such moment came about midway through, when a questioner asked executive producer and host David Steinberg if being involved in the show was “a nonstop orgy where you were well-paid.” A shocked expression crossed Steinberg’s face before he replied, “Well, given that the focus was always on the other person, maybe I’d say it was like being a eunuch at an orgy.” Shortly thereafter, Steinberg was asked why there are so many Jews in comedy. “Jews are smarter,” came his reply, to great laughter in the room. Afterward, he elaborated that he wasn’t really being facetious. “Entertainment is always seized by the downtrodden and disenfranchised, which is why you maybe now see more young Latinos coming up, »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys among DGA TV nominees

10 January 2012 3:53 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Among those contending for the DGA TV Awards are three neophyte helmers -- Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys -- who worked on "Five." They, along with Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins vie for this Lifetime anthology film which told the stories of five women coping with breast cancer. This quintet is up against previous champ Jeff Bleckner for "Beyond the Blackboard," Jon Cassar who won for helming "24" and now vies for "The Kennedys," Stephen Gyllenhaal ("Girl Fight") and Michael Stevens ("Thurgood"). Another actor, Fred Savage, picked up a nod for directing an episode of "Modern Family" entitled "After the Fire." That laffer, which has won this award for the last two years, also contends for the episode "Express Christmas" helmed by Michael Spiller. Directors of two episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" are in the running:  David Steinberg ("The Divorce& »

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DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011

10 January 2012 10:51 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com:Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011.

?The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project — establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices,? said Hackford. ?That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from — is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television.?

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

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Movies For Television And Mini-series

The nominees for the Directors Guild »

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DGA Announces Its TV nominations Including Modern Family and Game Of Thrones

10 January 2012 9:31 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) membership announced its slate of TV nominees and in the comedy series category selected directors David Steinberg for the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode The Divorce and Robert B. Weide for the episode Palestinian Chicken. Modern Family earned nominations for directors Fred Savage (After the Fire episode) and Michael Spiller (Express Christmas). Patty Jenkins, best known as the director of the 2003 drama Monster starring Charlize Theron and recently booted from the Marvel Universe action movie Thor 2, received two nominations according to Variety, one for the pilot of the AMC crime drama The Killing and as one of five directors in Lifetime’s five TV movie along with Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris and Alicia Keys. »

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DGA Announces Its TV nominations Including Modern Family and Game Of Thrones

10 January 2012 9:31 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) membership announced its slate of TV nominees and in the comedy series category selected directors David Steinberg for the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode The Divorce and Robert B. Weide for the episode Palestinian Chicken. Modern Family earned nominations for directors Fred Savage (After the Fire episode) and Michael Spiller (Express Christmas). Patty Jenkins, best known as the director of the 2003 drama Monster starring Charlize Theron and recently booted from the Marvel Universe action movie Thor 2, received two nominations according to Variety, one for the pilot of the AMC crime drama The Killing and as one of five directors in Lifetime’s five TV movie along with Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris and Alicia Keys. »

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DGA Announces Its TV nominations Including Modern Family and Game Of Thrones

10 January 2012 9:31 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) membership announced its slate of TV nominees and in the comedy series category selected directors David Steinberg for the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode The Divorce and Robert B. Weide for the episode Palestinian Chicken. Modern Family earned nominations for directors Fred Savage (After the Fire episode) and Michael Spiller (Express Christmas). Patty Jenkins, best known as the director of the 2003 drama Monster starring Charlize Theron and recently booted from the Marvel Universe action movie Thor 2, received two nominations according to Variety, one for the pilot of the AMC crime drama The Killing and as one of five directors in Lifetime’s five TV movie along with Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris and Alicia Keys. »

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