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7 items from 2017


Jim Norton Explains Why He Can’t Internet Date In Exclusive ‘Start Talkin’ With Scott Rogowsky’ Clip — Watch

11 April 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On the first episode of “Start Talkin’ With Scott Rogowsky,” a pop up talk show that surprises its guests with cameras and a live studio audience, stand-up comedian Scott Rogowsky bravely tries to set up a threesome for a cute and quirky gay couple. Introducing odd-couple Keith and Francois, Rogowsky says, “You guys have a great look together, it’s like Amish Jonah Hill and U-same-sex Bolt over here.”

It feels slightly over-written, but Rogowsky sells the joke and manages to put his guests at ease. It’s a testament to the up-and-coming comedian that he took the risk to open with such an unexpected premise.

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Each episode, Rogowsky will ambush unsuspecting guests with surprise talk show appearances as they search for jobs, apartments, and event threesomes. The eight-episode series features a celebrity looking for a personal assistant, »

- Jude Dry

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Jim Norton Explains Why He Can’t Internet Date In Exclusive ‘Start Talkin’ With Scott Rogowsky’ Clip — Watch

11 April 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On the first episode of “Start Talkin’ With Scott Rogowsky,” a pop up talk show that surprises its guests with cameras and a live studio audience, stand-up comedian Scott Rogowsky bravely tries to set up a threesome for a cute and quirky gay couple. Introducing odd-couple Keith and Francois, Rogowsky says, “You guys have a great look together, it’s like Amish Jonah Hill and U-same-sex Bolt over here.”

It feels slightly over-written, but Rogowsky sells the joke and manages to put his guests at ease. It’s a testament to the up-and-coming comedian that he took the risk to open with such an unexpected premise.

Read More: Seth Meyers Rips Trump Presidency’s Russian Connections: ‘There Are So Many Dots’ — Watch

Each episode, Rogowsky will ambush unsuspecting guests with surprise talk show appearances as they search for jobs, apartments, and event threesomes. The eight-episode series features a celebrity looking for a personal assistant, »

- Jude Dry

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Don Rickles Dies at 90: Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart and More Stars Pay Tribute

6 April 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Don Rickles' fans, friends and peers have been expressing their condolences after hearing news of the comedian's death.

Et confirmed that Rickles died on Thursday morning in his Los Angeles home from kidney failure. He was 90.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Rickles' impact on the comedy and entertainment industry was certainly felt as celebrities have been posting tributes to the late comedian since learning of his death. Here's a look at what the stars are sharing in remembrance of Rickles:

Bob and Ginnie Newhart: "He was called 'The Merchant of Venom,' but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring and most sensitive human beings we have ever known. We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this."

Jim Carrey: "Don once begged me for a couple of bucks then told me to twist myself into a pretzel. Ego slayer »

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Film Review: ‘Pitching Tents’

31 March 2017 1:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pitching Tents” serves as an unwelcome reminder of the many second-rate teen-sex comedies that were so obnoxiously ubiquitous at theaters and drive-ins everywhere throughout the 1980s in the wake of “Porky’s.” Indeed, the perpetrators of this throwback flotsam have been so diligent in their efforts to replicate the look, tone and smirk of those instantly forgettable trifles, their movie could almost pass for a thirtysomething-year-old feature only recently recovered from a time capsule. The big giveaway: While some of the genuine articles sporadically earned chuckles with vulgar sight gags and gratuitous nudity, “Pitching Tents” is too timorous to risk being truly offensive.

Michael Grant, who appears to have been cast primarily because of his period-appropriate resemblance to a young Tom Cruise, plays Danny, a small-town high school senior who joins his buddies for an annual rite-of-passage frolic known as Trout Camp. During a long 1984 weekend in the woods, hormonally inflamed guys fish, »

- Joe Leydon

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The Comedian Starring Robert De Niro and an All-Star Cast Debuts on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital May 2nd

22 March 2017 6:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Two-Time Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro Leads an All-Star Cast, Including Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone and Harvey Keitel in The Comedian

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II, 1974; Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980) stars as an aging insult comic trying to reinvent himself for acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Hackford (Ray) in the comedy-drama The Comedian. De Niro’s eight-years-in-the-making passion project also stars Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Danny DeVito (“Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Charles Grodin (Dave), Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress, The Last Picture Show, 1971), Patti LuPone (“Penny Dreadful”), and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel (Best Supporting Actor, Bugsy, 1991), with a cast that includes Lucy DeVito (Leaves of Grass) and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally…). In addition, the film features a veritable who’s who of stand-up comedians, »

- Tom Stockman

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The Lrm Interview with Director Taylor Hackford

3 February 2017 10:54 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

An Officer and a Gentleman, The Devil’s Advocate and Ray are just three of the movies in director Taylor Hackford’s illustrious career, although his one Oscar was for a short film he made much earlier in his career.

For Hackford’s latest movie, The Comedian, he directs Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke, a veteran comedian and star of a popular old TV sitcom, who is trying to find a new lease on life, which actually ends up with him being thrown in jail for assaulting a heckler. While doing community service, he meets Leslie Mann’s Harmony and he shares with her his love for stand-up, although her father (Harvey Keitel) doesn’t approve of the relationship.

If you ever wondered whether De Niro can do stand-up comedy, you get a lot of opportunities to see him performing mostly insult comedy ala Jeffrey Ross (who was involved »

- Edward Douglas

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The Comedian – Review

2 February 2017 11:42 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nearly 35 years ago DeNiro truly stunned film fans (yes, he could do that back then) when they learned of his next big screen collaboration with Martin Scorsese. It was crazy enough that the duo would follow the brutal one-two punch of Mean Streets and Taxi Driver with a glossy homage to big splashy MGM-style movie musicals, New York, New York, but this? They seemed to be back in their comfort zone with the classic Raging Bull, when they made another big detour. A look at comedy, namely a portrait of a failed stand-up comic (he’d be dubbed a “hack” today) named Rupert Pupkin. 1982’s The King Of Comedy even co-starred the iconic Jerry Lewis, who often claimed that royal title. The film was then considered a box office flop, but the years have been most kind to it (in stand-up parlance, maybe it was “too hip for the room”). Now, »

- Jim Batts

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