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Tuca & Bertie: Netflix's New Series Looks Like If BoJack Horseman and Broad City Had a Baby

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Tuca & Bertie: Netflix's New Series Looks Like If BoJack Horseman and Broad City Had a Baby
Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong are the voices behind Netflix's upcoming animated series, Tuca & Bertie, which I'm pretty sure will become our new favorite show. I should add that the eponymous characters are actually two 30-something bird women: big-screen breakout comedian Haddish voices the bold and gregarious Tuca the toucan, and stand-up star Wong is her introverted Bff and neighbor, Bertie the songbird. The show follows them as they navigate what any other bird-woman would: careers, relationships, sex, and self-esteem. The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun plays Bertie's live-in boyfriend.

Related: The Hilarious Trailer For Netflix's Someone Great Will Make You Want to Hug Your BFFs

On Thursday, Netflix released a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the making of the show, including sit-down interviews with the hilarious stars, who clearly have chemistry behind the mic. Of their characters, Wong says that there are some real-life similarities. "In a lot of ways,
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Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong Are 30-Something Bird BFFs in Netflix's Tuca & Bertie

Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong are the voices behind Netflix's upcoming animated series, Tuca & Bertie, which I'm pretty sure will become our new favorite show. I should add that the eponymous characters are actually two 30-something bird women: big-screen breakout comedian Haddish voices the bold and gregarious Tuca the toucan, and stand-up star Wong is her introverted Bff and neighbor, Bertie the songbird. The show follows them as they navigate what any other bird-woman would: careers, relationships, sex, and self-esteem. The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun plays Bertie's live-in boyfriend.

Related: The Hilarious Trailer For Netflix's Someone Great Will Make You Want to Hug Your BFFs

On Thursday, Netflix released a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the making of the show, including sit-down interviews with the hilarious stars, who clearly have chemistry behind the mic. Of their characters, Wong says that there are some real-life similarities. "In a lot of ways,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Accused of Plagiarizing New York Comedy Duo’s Sketches (Exclusive)

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Accused of Plagiarizing New York Comedy Duo’s Sketches (Exclusive)
Saturday Night Live” aired last October a sketch about a pumpkin patch where the employees, much to the consternation of the proprietor, engage in sexual intercourse with the product. “The Pumpkin Patch” was lewd, funny, and seasonally appropriate. But according to Nick Ruggia and Ryan Hoffman, it was something else — theft.

Ruggia and Hoffman are the founders of the sketch troupe Temple Horses. Since their first collaboration in 2011, the two New York comedy scene veterans have filmed more than 60 sketches together, many of which are available on their YouTube channel, which boasts more than 3,000 subscribers. Ruggia and Hoffman claim that two of those sketches, “Not Trying to Fuck This Pumpkin” and “Pet Blinders,” were plagiarized by “Saturday Night Live.”

“Imagine, one day you come home and it looks like somebody’s robbed your house,” Hoffman told Variety. “What do you want from that situation? We feel like somebody took our stuff,
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TV News Roundup: Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong Netflix Comedy ‘Tuca and Bertie’ Sets Premiere Date

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TV News Roundup: Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong Netflix Comedy ‘Tuca and Bertie’ Sets Premiere Date
In today’s roundup, Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong star in a new Netflix animated comedy, “Tuca & Bertie,” debuting on May 3.

Dates

MTV‘s newest dating show “Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny” will premiere with back-to-back episodes on April 11. “Jersey Shore” alums Vinny Guadagnino and DJ Pauly D will both compete at the same time for the love of 20 women, giving “The Bachelor” franchise a run for its money.

NBC has announced the summer series “Songland” will premiere on Tuesday, May 28, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt before moving to its regular slot on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m. Each episode will give up-and-coming songwriters a chance to be mentored by veteran writers and producers Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally. Comedy competition series “Bring The Funny” will launch on Tuesday, July 9, at 9 p.m. Et/Pt, with Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy as judges.
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‘Tuca & Bertie’: Premiere Date & First Look At Tiffany Haddish & Ali Wong As Bird Women In Netflix Animated Series

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Netflix has slotted Friday, May 3 for the premiere of animated series Tuca & Bertie starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as bird women. The internet network also released a first-look featurette at the series which stars Haddish as Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Wong as Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird.

Created by Bojack Horseman supervising producer Lisa Hanawalt, Tuca & Bertie centers around the friendship of the two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building. Steven Yeun also stars, along with guest performers Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, John Early, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Amber Ruffin, Jermaine Fowler, Tessa Thompson, among others.

Hanawalt executive produces alongside Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen and Haddish.

Tuca & Bertie is produced by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company and animation is done by ShadowMachine.

Check out the video above.
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is All Over the Space (and Time)

Although Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 took us through the mycelial network and into the Mirror Universe, Season 2 has racked up the light-years in travel.

There was a dash into the Beta Quadrant to save an unknown human colony. Then a run-in with the sinister Section 31. And then trips to Kaminar, Vulcan, and, most recently, Talos IV.

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While forging new adventures, this season has been firmly rooted in pre-Kirk Trek lore, introducing Captain Pike and searching for Spock. There seems to be an aim to reboot the nostalgia of the original series if that's even possible.

And they haven't forgotten about their adventures in Season 1. Both Ash Tyler (whoop-dee-doo) and Mu Georgiou (oooh... ahhh...) are deeply enmeshed in this endeavor.

Not only that but they've even tied into their series of mini-episodes, Short Treks, that aired during the hiatus.
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Stars Bring On The Laughs At Keep It Clean Comedy Event

Sperry partnered with Waterkeeper Alliance last week to sponsor the star-studded Keep It Clean Comedy Event hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at Largo La followed by an intimate gathering at Nobu.

The event, which marked its fifth anniversary, gave guests an exclusive sneak peek of Sperry’s Bionic collection made with Bionic material, spun from plastic recovered from marine and coastal environments. The collection launches on March 6th in preparation for World Water Day (March 22nd) and kicks off Sperry’s sustainability platform, “Look Good, Do Good.”

Guests of the event enjoyed a comedic lineup that included Jon Hamm, Ray Romano, Cobie Smulders, Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Kevin Nealon and Tig Notaro complete with Sperry branded Instagram-able moments and exclusive Bionic gift bags.

From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/18800-stars-bring-on-the-laughs-at-keep-it-clean-comedy-event

Related past articles Stars Attend Children's Defense Fund Beat The Odds AwardsStars Join 15th Annual St.
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Star Trek: Discovery: Season Two Viewer Votes

Are you over the moon about the second season of the Star Trek: Discovery TV show on CBS All Access? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Star Trek: Discovery is cancelled or renewed for season three. CBS All Access and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the Star Trek: Discovery season two episodes. We invite you to rate them for us, here. *Status update below.

A CBS All Access sci-fi drama, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, Anson Mount, Mary Chieffo, Tig Notaro, Ethan PeckRebecca Romijn, and Michelle Yeoh. A prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, the series
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The Weaponized Comedy of Hannah Gadsby

The Weaponized Comedy of Hannah Gadsby
“I am built like a brick shithouse,” Hannah Gadsby tells me over tea in a Hollywood cafe. “Solid, solid human.” She’s explaining how she survived being struck by five cars in the span of seven years. It would be a miracle for anyone else, but Gadsby, who’s been plagued by catastrophe her entire life, takes it more or less in stride. When she was nine, she crashed her bike and needed 56 stitches. When she was 15, she developed gallstones. After high school, she got a job at a supermarket,
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Star Trek: Discovery to boldly go into a third season

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Good news for Star Trek fans—and also people who simply remain deeply amused at the idea of Tig Notaro, Bona Fide Space Hero—but CBS confirmed today that its breakout streaming hit Star Trek: Discovery will return for a third season. As far as big shocking news goes, this pretty much isn’t; Discovery is the flagship…
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Laughter Helps: Comedy Benefit Features Sarah Silverman To Support Children Affected By War

Comedian and Hollywood Star Sarah Silverman along with an all-star group of hilarious friends today announce they are teaming up for Good for a Laugh, a comedy fundraiser to help support two organizations helping children whose lives have been devastated by war: War Child USA and Inara.

This exclusive, one-night only benefit will take place at the historic Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles on March 1. Sarah Silverman, a two-time Emmy Award winner and one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, will be joined by Emmy Award nominated comedian Tig Notaro, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti and Broad City writer Naomi Ekperigin. The evening will be hosted by Veep and Life in Pieces star Dan Bakkedahl.

“I know I speak for all us knuckleheads when I say we are so grateful to get to be a part of this. If we can lure you in with a show
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Instant Family Review

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If there was a film which proves the old adage never judge a book by its cover, Instant Family would be the prime example of it. Marketed as yet another “feel good comedy” with a family twist, the film has surprisingly turned out to have so much more depth and humanity than anyone would have imagined.

Directed by Hot Tub Time Machine writer Sean Anders, Instant Family not so much as redefines the family comedy, but it does the next best thing, it makes its audience care deeply and root for its protagonists in a way which is very rarely achieved within this particular genre.

Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg are Ellie and Pete, a hard working couple who despite having been together for some time find that they might have left it too late to have children of their own. Hilarity and much soul-searching ensues when our hapless duo
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Bo Report: Tepid debut for ‘Escape Room’ as ‘The Combination’ sequel struggles

‘The Combination Redemption’.

Sony’s psychological thriller Escape Room was the top title last weekend, yet with a mediocre result which would have normally seen the film opening at No. 5 or 6, as ticket sales continued to free fall.

Meanwhile the sequel to 2009 cult hit The Combination struggled to make an impact despite positive coverage by David Stratton and Fairfax Media’s Garry Maddox, underlining yet again the challenges facing most Aussie films which go out on limited screens with minimal P&A support.

Audiences are sick and tired of watching a vengeful Liam Neeson brandishing a gun, judging by the debuts of Cold Pursuit here and in the Us.

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex, eOne’s third last release before the distributor shuts at the end of March, fared Ok at upmarket locations but poorly at multiplexes.

A contender for the best foreign language Oscar,
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Chris Pratt to Appear at PaleyFest's Parks and Recreation Reunion — Plus: See the Festival's Full Talent Lineup

The entire Pawnee gang — Andy Dwyer included! — will get back together at PaleyFest‘s upcoming Parks and Recreation reunion.

The Paley Center has revealed the full list of participating talent for its annual TV festival, which will include a 10th anniversary panel for NBC’s beloved comedy.

Parks and Rec‘s lineup includes Chris Pratt, who played Andy for all seven seasons and has arguably gone on to have the most high-profile career of any cast member. (In fact, Pratt’s PaleyFest appearance will be sandwiched between back-to-back press tours for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and Avengers: Endgame.
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Bo Report: Hugh Jackman, Julia Roberts movies misfire

Hugh Jackman in ‘The Front Runner’ (Photo: Sony Pictures)

Us critics generally applauded Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Gary Hart in The Front Runner but moviegoers were indifferent to the drama about the disgraced 1988 Us presidential candidate.

So it was no surprise to find the Jason Reitman-directed film sink without trace last weekend in Australia, where folks may already be tiring of politicians and campaigning.

Similarly Julia Roberts’ star power counted for little as Ben is Back had a mediocre debut, in line with its Us fate.

Meanwhile Fox’s The Hate U Give, a solid performer in the Us, struggled to cut through, as often happens with African-American themed films with little-known casts.

The end of school vacation combined with weak new releases resulted in the top 20’s takings plummeting by 36 per cent to $11.9 million, according to Numero.

Warner Bros./Bron Studio/Imperative Entertainment’s The Mule retained top spot,
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Bo Report: ‘Green Book’ plays second fiddle to ‘The Mule’

Green Book

Peter Farrelly’s Green Book scored five Oscar nominations including for best picture, lead actor Viggo Mortensen and supporting actor Mahershala Ali following multiple prizes for Ali – so it was a surprise to see the true-life drama open in third place in Australia last weekend.

One factor was strong competition for adult audiences from Clint Eastwood’s The Mule, unlike the Us where Green Book began a staggered roll-out in November. However exhibitors expect the eOne release to gather steam in the lead-up to the February 24 Oscars.

Shawn Seet’s Storm Boy benefited from the Australia Day long weekend while the 10 Academy Award nominations for Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite boosted takings in its fifth weekend.

Oscar-nominated feature documentary Free Solo opened well, particularly in upmarket locations, and anime fans turned out for Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

Thanks to the new releases, the school holidays and the long weekend,
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Bo Report: ‘Storm Boy’ resonates while M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ rules

Storm Boy’ (Photo: Matt Nettheim).

Shawn Seet’s Coorong-set re-imagining of Henri Safran’s 1976 classic Storm Boy drew families and older folks last weekend, resonating particularly strongly in South Australia, as takings overall were flattened by the heatwave.

M. Night Shyamalan’s horror movie Glass was the top title, albeit opening below its Us trajectory. Josie O’Rourke’s period drama Mary, Queen of Scots had a respectable debut while Joe Cornish’s action-fantasy The Kid Who Would be King tanked.

Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro, a biopic on Italy’s scandal-plagued former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, fared Ok on limited release after earning tidy sums at festivals.

The top 20 titles collectively harvested $19 million, down 7 per cent on the previous weekend according to Numero.

The sequel to Split and follow-up to 2000’s Unbreakable, Glass yielded $3.3 million on 421 screens for Disney. Pro-rata, that trailed the estimated $40.5 million Us debut for the film
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Boss Talks Tig Notaro, Picard Limited Series and Season 3

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Boss Talks Tig Notaro, Picard Limited Series and Season 3
There are many mysteries in the “Star Trek” universe. One of them was explained on Thursday night at the season two premiere party for “Star Trek: Discovery” in New York when showrunner Alex Kurtzman revealed the backstory of how Tig Notaro found her way onto a spaceship in the role of brilliant engineer Jet Reno.

Turns out, Kurtzman and Notaro have worked together before — more than 20 years ago when both were employed as assistants for filmmakers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert at the duo’s Renaissance Pictures banner in Los Angeles.

“She answered phones and I answered phones,” Kurtzman told Variety during the after-party at the Conrad Hotel.

The two stayed friends over the years and he had her in mind when the Reno character was crafted for season two.

“I thought, ‘It has to be Tig,’ ” he said. He’s gratified to see her performance — a departure for the
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 1 Review: Brother

I wasn't sure I was ready for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 1.

After all, the first season was filled with ginormous highs and catastrophic lows.

There was great ambition built into this newest franchise member. They went dark. They dropped swear words. They played an incredibly long arc story. It was Moore's Battlestar Galactica for Roddenberry's base.

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But, happily, by any measure of a narrative, this was a solid season premiere.

New characters introduced in interesting ways. Check.

New mission set up with a good dose of mystery and potential disaster. Check.

Some truly gorgeous special effects and action scenes. Check.

Oh, and yay to killing off the jerk who can't get along with (or even be halfway respectful of) Burnham. Double check.

Burnham: We'll set up pattern enhancers and beam back.

Connelly: Unless
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere Recap: The Search for Spock (Grade It!)

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere Recap: The Search for Spock (Grade It!)
Star Trek: Discovery launched its sophomore voyage with a high-octane premiere filled with interstellar action — and though we still haven’t laid eyes on new cast addition Ethan Peck as Spock yet, we did learn a lot about Burnham’s fraught relationship with the pointy-eared fan favorite.

We begin with a flashback to Sarek and his human wife Amanda welcoming a young Michael Burnham into their home. Her new guardians greet her warmly, but we also see a young Spock ducking away. Sarek sternly asks his son to teach Burnham how to be Vulcan: “I expect you to be friends.
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