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Comedy Central has given an eight-episode order to “The Comedy Jam,” an unscripted series that offers comedians the chance to rock out with their favorite tunes.
“Comedy Jam” aired as a special on the Viacom cabler in August. The hourlong series sends comedians on stage to tell a yarn about how a particular song has significance for them, followed by their stab at performing said tune. To wit, in the special Adam Devine recounted the story of losing his virginity to “All the Small Things” after taking in a Blink-182 concert with his girlfriend. Pete Davidson, Jay Pharoah, Jim Jefferies, and Natasha Leggero were also featured on the special.
“Comedy Jam” seems to take a cue from Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.” But it is based on a live show in Los Angeles created by Josh Adam Meyers. Meyers is exec producing the series with Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy, and »
- Cynthia Littleton
Season 2 will consist of seven half-hour episodes. The new season, which will shoot in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas next year, will air in 2017.
The semi-autobiographical series chronicles Andrew Dice Clay, starring as himself, as he tries to live his life while trapped in the skin of “The Diceman.” The sophomore season will dig deeper into the many facets of Clay, beyond the character who once sold out Madison Square Garden, as the unemployed comic struggles in the Las Vegas suburbs to be a loving father, a devoted boyfriend and a professional gambler who is stuck dealing with the effects of his outrageous brand of fame.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Problematic with Moshe Kasher” is set to premiere in 2017. The weekly series invites viewers to bring their online outrage into the studio for a raucous discussion of today’s most polarizing topics from social media with the help of experts, comedians and the studio audience.
Kasher is a familiar face to Comedy Central, having appeared on their series “Another Period” on which he’s also a writer and co-exec producer. He’s appeared on the network’s “@midnight” and “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser,” and was also a writer on “Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber.”
“I see myself as the Phil Donahue of the Internet Age, except not as funny or dialed into millennial culture,” said Kasher. “This show will create a safe space for offensive comedy and more importantly engender conversations that will completely end all acrimony, racism »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Will the Dice TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season? It's a crapshoot. Deadline reports from the TCA summer presser, that when asked about the comedy's chance at a second season renewal, Showtime boss David Nevins said, "We are talking about it."The half-hour comedy stars Andrew Dice Clay, as a fictionalized version of himself, with Natasha Leggero (Carmen), and Kevin Corrigan (Milkshake). The first season of six episodes averaged 0.07 in the 18-49 year old ratings demographic, and drew an average total of 0.191 million viewers (i.e. 191,000).Read More… »
[[tmz:video id="0_vnd03yis"]] "Another Period" star Natasha Leggero was transported back in time ... courtesy of a TMZ photog. Natasha was out and about in Hell's Kitchen Tuesday, when we asked about the moment in time she'd change, and we're hoping most people would agree. Natasha also explains why she threw in the towel at a brothel. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
It’s probably a good sign when a character’s name alone is funny enough to get a laugh: Joss Whedon‘s guest-starring role in Season 2 of Comedy Central’s Another Period is… Duane Reade, our sister site Deadline reports. Cedric the Entertainer will play composer Scott Joplin.
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Whedon’s pharmacist will, since the series is set in the early 1900s, refuse to sell Riki Lindhome’s dim-witted Lillian a condom, the actress explained, “because she’s a woman, therefore a slut, and they’re illegal, »
Riki Lindhome and Natasha Leggero, the duo behind Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” lucked out when it came to assembling the team for their period comedy. “We made a short originally to sell the show, and most of the cast from the short is still on the show,” Lindhome told TheWrap. “And that was like five years ago,” Leggero added. And the cast of the series (which Lindhome and Leggero describe as “if the Kardashians moved into Downton Abbey”) is an impressive list of names that includes Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster and Christina Hendricks, as well as Leggero and Lindhome, »
- Reid Nakamura
As the second season of “Another Period” gets underway on Comedy Central on Wednesday, the show welcomes a slew of guest stars, including Perez Hilton, Adam Pally, Joss Whedon, June Diane Raphael, Lauren Lapkus and Jemaine Clement. “Basically we just try to get our favorite people,” Natasha Leggero explained to TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell, revealing that Andrew Rannells will also guest star on the period comedy as a love interest of one of the main characters. Starring and co-created by Leggero and Riki Lindhome, “Another Period” will also host Cedric the Entertainer, who plays Scott Joplin “in like a Kanye manner. »
- Reid Nakamura
The period drama parody will begin its second season with Christina Hendricks, a host of star guests, and some sharp things to say about the past and present
If you are afraid of giant, taxidermized animals or prosthetic genitals, you are advised to avoid the set of Comedy Central’s historical sitcom Another Period. Dead, stuffed bears are not for everyone (including one very squeamish journalist) but the presence of corpses contorted into terrifying poses adds to the old-timey ambience of the set – a sprawling mansion perched on a hill on Los Angeles’s east side. Occasionally, you catch a glimpse of the La skyline and need something to jolt you back into the past.
Another Period, which begins its second season on Wednesday night, is a wry satire of the Upstairs Downstairs/Downton Abbey-style class drama created by comedians Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. (I had previously met them for a Grantland podcast.) The series transports the genre to the United States, circa the turn of the 20th century, while grafting on elements of our modern fixation with reality TV. It tells the story of the Bellacourts, an old money family in Newport, Rhode Island, that’s consumed with all manner of drama – infidelity, thievery, incest and overall poor behavior.
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- Dave Schilling
Another Period stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome are known to watch episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but they want to be clear why they're doing it. As one of the creators of a comedy based on the premise of "if the Kardashians moved into Downton Abbey," Leggero admits she watched the E! reality show, "but only for research purposes." "I want to be clear: I hate the Kardashians, personally," she tells People.But her co-creator has a different point of view: "Ricky doesn't horror-watch it, she just watch-watches it," says Leggero. "She really sees the good in the Kardashians. »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Rob Lowe will be the subject of this year’s Comedy Central roast, the network announced Thursday. The “Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe” will be shot in Los Angeles later this year. No premiere date or taping date has yet been set.
“What a thrill to once again be following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps,” Lowe said. “I look forward to a night of hilarious jokes recycled from the James Franco Roast. I would like to express my gratitude to the members of my family who have passed away and therefore will not have to endure what promises »
- Daniel Holloway
Negative reviews have a weird effect on some people. If you haven't yet watched The Do-Over, the latest Netflix Original movie headlined by Adam Sandler and David Spade, you might read a review like this one and go “It can't possibly be that bad, right? Right?” We're starting this review fully aware that some of you may go on to attempt to enjoy this ironically, but we're warning you from the top, without hyperbole: this is the worst movie Adam Sandler has ever made.
It's the second in Sandler's four-picture deal with Netflix, which was viewed as a coup for the streaming service when it first moved into producing its own content, but thus far, they probably haven't been as expected. After last year's Western spoof The Ridiculous 6, »
If you don't count his voice acting in films like Hotel Transylvania, by most accounts, it has been a really long time since Adam Sandler has been a part of a great movie. Over the last year, Sandler has been pushing out films exclusively for Netflix as part of a four picture deal he and the streaming service worked out some time ago. And so far, the results haven't been great, at least in terms of quality. Though Netflix seems pretty happy with the viewership. His second Netflix original, The Do-Over has just hit Netflix in time for Memorial Day weekend, and it just might actually be worth your time, if you've had a couple of drinks already.
The Do-Over is the story of two old high school friends, Charlie McMillan (David Spade) and Max Kessler (Sandler), who haven't seen one another in a very long time and wind up »
Spade is then awoken tied to a bed and discovers that Sandler has wiped the slate clean for a do-over by faking both their deaths. “I didn’t want you to freak out,” Sandler explains.
Paula Patton, who stars as Spade’s new love interest, asks him, “What was so terrible about your life that you wanted a whole new one?” He responds, “It kind of wasn’t my choice.”
The footage features plenty of gun play, car crashes and jumping off massive cliffs. Also starring are Kathryn Hahn, Luis Guzman, Michael Chiklis, Sean Astin, Catherine Bell, Natasha Leggero, Nick Swardson, Torsten Voges, Renee Taylor and Matt Wals.
Netflix is releasing “The Do-Over” on May 27. Sandler »
- Dave McNary
Back in October 2014, comedian/actor Adam Sandler signed an unprecedented deal with Netflix, with the actor set to develop, star in and produce four movies for the streaming service. The first movie in this pact was the Western comedy The Ridiculous Six, and earlier this year, we learned that the second movie would be The Do-Over, arriving May 27. Today we have the final red band trailer for this comedy, which features plenty of R-rated language, so be sure to watch at your own risk. We also have six new photos to check out as well.
The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure. Adam Sandler plays Max, re-teaming with his old Saturday Night Live pal David Spade as Charlie, two life-long friends who are about to give their mundane »
[caption id="attachment_49535" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Another Period TV series on Comedy Central. Pictured (t-b/l-r): Armen Weitzman, Christina Hendricks, Michael Ian Black, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Lauren Ash, Jason Ritter, David Wain, Riki Lindhome, Natasha Leggero, Brian Huskey, Paget Brewster, David Koechner. Photo Credit: Robyn Von Swank.[/caption]
Comedy Central has renewed the Another Period TV show for a third season, a couple of weeks ahead of its season two premiere. Watch a preview, below. A send-up of both contemporary reality shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and period dramas like Downton Abbey, Another Period features the first family of Newport Rhode Island, the Bellacourts.
The Another Period TV series cast includes: Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindholme, Lauren Ash, Jason Ritter, David Koechner, Paget Brewster, Brian Huskey, David Wain, Michael Ian Black, Beth Dover, Christina Hendricks, Armen Weitzman, and Brett Geiman. »
If the critical pummelling directed at The Ridiculous Six affected Netflix and Adam Sandler’s enthusiasm for original content, the pair aren’t showing it. In only a few days’ time, Sandler will be blasting onto the streaming service once again in the form of action-comedy The Do-Over, and today brings forth a decidedly Nsfw new trailer.
Acting as the second movie in the pair’s five-picture deal, The Do-Over is coming by way of director Steven Brill – an old Sandler cohort following Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds – reuniting the divisive actor with a whole host of familiar faces.
Key among those is David Spade, who will be rubbing shoulders with Adam Sandler as his newfound buddy in crime. Struggling to come to terms with the regular 9-t0-5, Sandler’s bank manager finds his life unceremoniously upended by the arrival of Spade, who convinces our lead to fake his »
- Michael Briers
Comedy Central's turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series Another Period has gotten an early third season renewal, ahead of its Season 2 premiere on June 15. Another Period tells the story of the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice (played by the show's co-creators/writers/exec producers Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome), who are defined by their family's wealth and care only about becoming super famous – which is a lot harder in 1902. Before… »
The series, co-created, written by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, debuts its second season on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m. Jeremy Konner directs the show, which is executive produced by Leggero, Lindhome, Konner and Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. Monika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
“We’d like to thank Comedy Central for this continued opportunity to dress like queens and act like a–holes,” said Leggero and Lindhome in a statement.
Ahead of the second season’s debut, the entire first season will be available on the Comedy Central app and official website beginning June 8.
“Another Period” tells the story of the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice (played by Leggero and Lindhome), who »
- Laura Prudom
23 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Comedy Central is betting big on Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt. The Viacom-owned cable network has renewed Another Period for a third season weeks ahead of the series' season-two premiere. A satire of both historical dramas such as Downton Abbey and celebrity-driven reality shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the half-hour comedy follows the lives of the indulgent and deluded Bellacourt family and the staff catering to every absurd whim. The show's creators, Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, also star as the sisters. Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Christina Hendricks round out
- Kate Stanhope
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