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Every time Amy Schumer comes out with a new sketch, it's impossible not to think about how necessary it is that a female standup comic has the platform on Comedy Central to be as irreverent, truthful, and damning as she wants. It wasn't so long ago that females in sketch comedy were reduced to one-note roles. (Check out "Laugh-In" sometime and note how many times the point of a bit is "Oh, Goldie. Such a space cadet.") We picked ten examples of feminism in sketch comedy dating all the way back to the heyday of Carol Burnett. Comb the hair on your Asian-American doll and enjoy. 1. Carol Burnett is "movie star crazy" One of the enduring treats of "The Carol Burnett Show" is the feminist undertones in many of her sketches. The fact that she's so outlandish and having so much fun is a triumph in itself, but in this sketch, »
- Louis Virtel
The Atx Television Festival has announced the currently running shows that will be attending the event in Austin, Texas from June 4th to the 7th. The main highlight of the new entries is the presence of the FX series Justified. The appearance of the creators and castmembers at the Atx Festival will mark their first public interaction since the series finale airs in a few weeks, and will also give the show’s crew one more chance to go around the victory lap. Attendees have not been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that creator Graham Yost will be present.
Yost will also be on hand to discuss the show Boomtown, which he also created, and which will be part of a panel titled “Cancelled Too Soon”. Yost will be joined by numerous individuals involved in the show, including producer Jon Avnet and castmembers Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, and Jason Gedrick. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Supernatural‘s Bobby Singer is rising from the great beyond.
Jim Beaver will reprise his role as Sam and Dean’s dead father figure on Season 10 of the CW series, our sister site Variety reports.
RelatedThe CW Sets Season Finales for Arrow, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and More
In the episode, airing April 1, Sam and Castiel need help from someone in heaven, so they turn to Bobby.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Six Feet Under) has joined the cast of Hulu’s single-cam comedy series Casual, from executive producer Jason Reitman (Juno), our sister site Deadline reports. »
Six Feet Under alum Frances Conroy and Nyasha Hatendi (The Ghost) are set as series regulars in Hulu's single-camera comedy series Casual, executive produced by Jason Reitman, who will direct the opening episode. Written by up-and-coming scribe Zander Lehmann, Casual follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother, Alex Cole (Tommy Dewey), and his newly divorced sister, therapist Valerie Cole (Michaela Watkins). Together, they coach each other through… »
J.K. Simmons’s soon to be Oscar winning performance in Whiplash is so intense that it was only a matter of time before someone like Funny or Die managed to deconstruct it in a truly outrageous parody. Bring in Michaela Watkins, who rolls out Simmons’s “Not My Tempo” line for something just as “jazzy” but a lot dirtier.
Watch it below, but consider it Very Nsfw.
The post Watch the Nsfw ‘Whiplash’ parody you didn’t know you needed appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Brian Welk
Last week, big news came for two outlets getting into the game of original programming: "Selma" director Ava DuVernay committed to writing and directing a dramatic series for Oprah Winfrey's channel Own, and the online platform Hulu cast "Trophy Wife" alum Michaela Watkins as the lead in "Casual," the upcoming half-hour comedy from multi-Oscar nominee Jason Reitman ("Juno," "Up in the Air"). For keen observers of the television landscape over the last five years, the flocking of major talent to unproven distributors is nothing new. David Fincher brought "House of Cards" to Netflix, which has since emerged as a top-tier Emmy player. The Sundance Channel suddenly materialized as a legitimate rival to HBO in the miniseries game, having won two Best Actress Golden Globes in a row. Amazon, not too long ago a website used mainly for ordering books, is now home to the best-reviewed new series of »
- David Canfield
This is not your Affleck’s Daredevil.
Netflix today unveiled the first teaser video for its upcoming Marvel’s Daredevil series — starring Boardwalk Empire‘s Charlie Cox as the blind superhero last played by Ben Affleck in 2003’s big-screen adaptation.
Better still, the end of the video suggests an additional teaser trailer coming to the Internet on Wednesday, Feb. 4!
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Hulu's Jason Reitman comedy has enlisted a Trophy Wife. Michaela Watkins has been tapped to star in comedy series Casual, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Life Unexpected creator Liz Tigelaar has boarded the comedy as an exec producer. Casual, picked up straight to series in October, revolves around a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off-), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager. Read more Jason Reitman Comedy Lands Straight-to-Series Order at Hulu Watkins will
- Lesley Goldberg
Sneak Peek footage from writer/director David Wain's upcoming Netflix series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", set in 1981, starring Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter:
Cast also includes H. Jon Benjamin, Nina Hellman, A.D. Miles, Marisa Ryan, Kevin Sussman and Wain, with Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery, Randall Park, Lake Bell, Jayma Mays, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Richard Schiff.
- Michael Stevens
Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzman have all scored guest starring/recurring roles in Netflix's upcoming eight-part TV series prequel to the 2001 cult comedy "Wet Hot American Summer".
Hamm will play a secret spy, Wiig is a snobby counselor at a preppy rival camp, Schwartzman is the camp's head counselor, and Pine’s character is described only as mysterious.
The quartet join an already massive cast that includes Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Richard Schiff, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Michaela Watkins, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Judah Friedlander, Kevin Sussman, A.D. Miles, and Michael Showalter.
While the previous film was set on the last day of a fictional summer camp in 1981, this new series will be set on the first day. "Wet Hot American »
- Garth Franklin
Yesterday, Netflix released the first trailer for their upcoming TV series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which announced a slew of cast members who are starring in the eight-episode series, reprising their roles from the 2001 cult classic comedy Wet Hot American Summer. Today, Deadline has learned that Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm and Jason Schwartzman have been set for "guest starring/recurring roles" in the comedy series.
No details were given for Chris Pine's role, but Jon Hamm is playing "a secret spy," with Kristen Wiig playing a counselor at the "preppy rival" Camp Tigerclaw. Jason Schwartzman is playing the boy's camp head counselor. There are also several other newcomers joining the cast, including Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Richard Schiff, although no details were given for their roles.
Though you might be forgiven for thinking that prequel Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp already had enough talent attached with the return of almost the entire film’s cast, there’s apparently room in the camp’s cabins for more. Jon Hamm, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzman, Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Richard Schiff are all now signed on. It almost leaves you breathless just reading that lot.And they’re just the newcomers – the show already boasts Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, co-writer Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman. With David Wain and Showalter »
Wet Hot American Summer just added a whole bunch of very impressive bunkmates.
Per our sister site Deadline, which first reported the news, Hamm will play a spy, Pine’s role simply will be “mysterious,” and Wiig will play a counselor at the prepster Camp Tigerclaw (Firewood’s rival). All of the roles are either guest star or recurring.
The newbies join most of the 2001 cult film »
The domain-registering website and Super Bowl regular had planned to run an ad titled “Journey Home,” where an adorable puppy gets accidentally bumped out of the back of a pickup truck, sparking an inspiring journey to make it back to his farm. Buddy is welcomed back into his (temporary) owner’s open arms, when she reveals that her joy in seeing the presumed-gone pooch is for monetary purposes. “I’m so glad you made it home! »
- Alicia Banks
Even though news surfaced that the entire cast of Wet Hot American Summer was set to return for Netflix’s original TV series, it wasn’t officially confirmed by the streaming network until it released a 50-second teaser touting most of the original stars’ names.
The returning cast includes: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter.
While the teaser didn’t offer much outside of the cast names and an official synopsis, which states it will take place on the first day of Camp Firewood’s most famous summer, it did remind us of the star-studded power that will soon be reuniting for eight episodes.
In the years since, the film has churned out Oscar nominees, SNL alumni »
“This is going to be a lot of fun watching people get killed!”
So joked director Jason Reitman as he kicked off the latest installment of Film Independent’s popular Live Read series on Thursday night with perhaps his boldest selection yet: Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”
At the event, which returned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art following last month’s sojourn to downtown L.A., Reitman praised the gangster classic as having “a perfect screenplay.”
To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Reitman cast a fresh ensemble of actors, including Laurence Fishburne (in the part originated by Robert De Niro) and Fred Savage (in Ray Liotta’s signature role), to read the Oscar-nominated screenplay before a live audience.
Before the show began, »
- Matthew Chernov
“Benched” has been cancelled, after one season.
The series premiered on Oct. 28, 2014, and the first season finale aired Dec. 30.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Happy Endings” alum Eliza Coupe starred in the series as a high-stakes, tough-as-nails attorney whose bad attitude leads to a major life adjustment. She loses her job and winds up working at the public defender’s office for Los Angeles County.
Also Read: 11 Outrageous Ron Swanson Lines From ‘Parks and Recreation’ (Photos)
While the series held onto consistent ratings of approximately 800,000 viewers throughout its 12-episode run in the fall. Those numbers were below those for “Siren, »
- Jason Hughes
A full twenty-one actors from the original "Wet Hot American Summer" feature are set to be joined by nine more actors for Netflix's upcoming TV series prequel to the cult 2001 comedy.
Their roles are said to be as follows: "Watkins will play a tough New Yorker, Charles is a guy from a rival camp, Huebel's a rival professor to Pierce, Schiff is Pierce’s academic superior, Park's a librarian in love with Shannon, and Scheer is a journalist."
Pretty much every actor is set to return from the original including Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, »
- Garth Franklin
Camp Firewood is about to get even more crowded. The Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series has just added about 9 more actors, to join the 21 — count ‘em — cast members from the original. The new additions include Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery (Mad Men) and Randall Park (The Interview). More details […]
- Angie Han
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