Even by the standards of ensemble comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend maintains an extremely deep bench of characters. It’s an asset that cuts both ways: Sometimes, old characters come back in ways that are necessary and fresh, and other times, the near-compulsive effort to make time for everyone doesn’t end up benefiting ... More »
After nearly a decade of watching Ru Girl after Ru Girl label herself as a comedy queen or fashion queen or postmodernist-metadiscursive-Lacanian-Dadatrash queen, we know that the identity politics of drag can become restrictive to the point of sectarianism. Pageant girls butt heads with Instagram girls or some such, and ... More »
Jessica Chastain has done space movies, war movies, horror movies, period pieces and family dramas — but no, she has not done a lot of comedies. Her most recent project, Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, gives Chastain room to be a ball-busting poker entrepreneur, but you wouldn’t call it ... More »
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been a lot of things in its first season — funny, ravishingly gorgeous, frustrating — but one thing that it hasn’t really been is surprising. Even when Midge had her doubts about doing comedy, it seemed certain that with the right attitude, hard work, and Susie’s well-honed ... More »
When we last saw Midge, she’d declared herself done with professional comedy, despite working the room at a party with her jokes. Fast-forward a couple of weeks later, and she’s now semi-professionalized partygoing, visiting a different soiree every night to regale the attendees with anecdotes about her wife-murdering high school ... More »
NeNe Leakes may not be having the best time right now thanks to some choice words during a recent comedy show, but she returned to the show that made her famous on The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 10 Episode 1. When the episode got underway, Cynthia Bailey invited NeNe and Kenya Moore over for some drinks and snacks. Show More Summary
HBO's cult comedy 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' is going back to Broadway for its ninth season, with a very different outcome.
Saturday Night Live kicks off season 43 with new faces, new writers, and a backlog of topical comedy to catch up on, but it was host Ryan Gosling’s charms and tendency to giggle his way through sketches that made for a familiarly charming season opener. After last season ended with ... More »
The opening scene of this week's Game of Thrones felt like something out of a Hollywood action comedy about a ragtag band of misfits with a plan that's just crazy enough to work. But the banter among fellow suicide mission enthusiasts does more than remind us that the members of Jon's crew are consummate badasses. (We know, we know... Show More Summary
The weekend is gone and we have yet another NEXT FEST in the bag! If you’ve been keeping up you know that NEXT FEST is Sundance‘s mini-festival in LA that pairs the best films from Sundance Film Festival with music, comedy, music video premieres and conversations with renowned creatives. Show More Summary
Sunday night saw the highly-anticipated season three premiere of Ballers, HBO’s R-rated comedy set in the world of professional sports. Or, more accurately, Sunday night saw the narrowly-anticipated season three premiere of Ballers. The series has exactly one famous fan, but she’s a very famous and very enthusiastic fan: Senator Elizabeth Warren. Show More Summary
For eight seasons, ABC has aired a comedy called "The Middle." It has never been a mega hit, but it has earned steady ratings. Critics like it, but it hasn't generated the think pieces and day-after recaps popular among highbrow cable...Show More Summary
Sense8 S02E08 kicks off with a bang and ends with one, too. All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet is a plot-heavy, slow-moving story with moments of dark comedy interspersed for flavor. The post Sense8 S02E08: All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet Recap & Review appeared first on Rogues Portal.
We all know the old say: Comedy equals tragedy plus wigs, and last night’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race certainly had plenty of both. It’s just that some girls pulled off one better than the other. It all started with the traditional reading mini-ch… Read The post A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Runway On ‘Drag Race’ [RECAP] appeared first on Towleroad.
"This is not a season of comedy queens."
Everything you need to know about Aziz Ansari's hit Netflix show Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang’s critically acclaimed romantic comedy Master of None returns to Netflix today for its second season — you can stream all 10 episodes right now. Just...Show More Summary
Great News may not be appointment TV in an era of ever-edgier, ever-buzzier comedies, but by network sitcom standards, it’s already firing on all cylinders. As I mentioned last week, the show isn’t quite there when it comes to finding its own voice within the context of the Tina Fey–Robert ... More »
Though the official theme of the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival was “Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedy in the Movies,” it could have been subtitled “Nitrate and Old Favorites.” Many of the more than 100 films and events at the four-day...Show More Summary
“Julie” is the best episode of Crashing to date simply because it synthesizes the two sides of the series — the professional and the personal — very well. It tells a cohesive, funny story that engages with both Pete’s life in comedy and his struggle with his divorce, all while ... More »
Clip recap: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy team up for an Oscar nominated entry in the screwball comedy genre in Jack Conway’s “Libeled Lady” (’36). Also starring adorable Walter Connelly as Loy’s millionaire...Show More Summary