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In today’s roundup, “Daily Show” correspondent Michelle Wolf will appear in her first comedy special, while Robert Craighead is joining “Future Man” at Hulu and Caroline Cave is joining “Van Helsing.”
Comedian Michelle Wolf will appear in her first stand-up comedy special later this year. Wolf is currently a writer and on-air contributor for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” and was previously a writing supervisor and performer on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Neal Brennan will direct the show, which is taping Aug. 12 at the Skirball Center in New York City and will premiere on HBO.
Netflix released the first trailer for Season 3 of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” In the new season, Kimmy decides to go to college, while Titus worries that his boyfriend Mikey is cheating on him. Meanwhile, Lillian decides to end things with her boyfriend, Robert Durst. Season 3 premieres on Netflix May 19. Watch the trailer below.
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Patrick Carlyle (Godless) is set for a recurring role in Future Man, Hulu's half-hour comedy pilot from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir and executive produced by Matt Tolmach, the high-concept comedy centers on Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson) a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humans after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent… »
It's certainly not an easy road to success for any aspiring writer in Hollywood, but two young scribes found a way to fool the studios' seemingly-impenetrable "gatekeeper" system, by passing off their work as a script by two famous writers. Last week, a number of creative executives and agents scrambled to read a new script called The Kosher Nostra, which was believed to be written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, both longtime writing partners, although it was actually written by two unrepresented L.A.-based writers named Jonathan Witz, 25, and Jeremy Spektor, 29. Using Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's name, along with a fake email for UTA agent Danny Goldstein, the script was sent to Hollywood heavyweights such as Will Ferrell, Netflix's Ted Sarandos, Annapurna Pictures' Megan Ellison along with A-list producers Scott Stuber and Mark Gordon.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the script in question is entitled The Kosher Nostra, »
3 items from 2017
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