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Review: HBO’s ‘Talking Funny’ is primitive entertainment with plenty of laughs

By | April 22, 2011 at 10:06 am | 2 comments

Save your $12, moviegoers: You can see Scream free every day at home on any cable-news channel, the battlefield for combative squawking heads. That said, may we suggest clicking to HBO at 9 pm EST tonight to watch four civilized and celebrated fundits, Louis C.K., Ricky...

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Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus will star in new HBO comedy series, ‘Veep’

By | April 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm | No comments

Political comedies are so timely and relevant these days, especially when campaigns start ramping up and you have people like Donald Trump and Rick Santorum angling for presidential nods (really?). So HBO’s new series Veep couldn’t have come at a better time. Deadline...

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Ricky Gervais Show gets a third season from HBO

By | April 8, 2011 at 11:10 am | One comment

The Ricky Gervais Show, the animated interpretation of the mega-popular comedian's podcast, has been picked up for a third season. Gervais, himself announced the news as a quick aside on his blog. In a post more about plugging his upcoming appearance on HBO's Talking Funny,...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: the rise of comedian on comedian programming

By | April 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | 4 comments

Late last week, HBO dropped a teaser for their new behind-the-curtain comedy special, Talking Funny (see video below) which features such astronomically big names as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais simply sitting in a room chatting about their...

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Andrew “Dice” Clay lands role on HBO’s “Entourage”

By | March 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm | No comments

Andrew Dice Clay’s back in the news, and not just for railing against Charlie Sheen’s tiger blood meltdown. He’ll be appearing regularly in the next season of Entourage in a cartoon series within the show’s storyline, joined by Kevin Dillon’s Johnny Drama. Since his...

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Zach Galifianakis strikes HBO series deal

By | March 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments

Zach Galifianakis has once again bolstered his comedy dominance in the entertainment industry-- this time, by striking a first-look deal with cable giant HBO. Along with Mike Gibbons, the bearded one has co-created a comedy series, in which Los Angeles stand-up fixture Brody...

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Musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates lands HBO pilot deal

By | January 14, 2011 at 11:33 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_16655" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Riki “Garfunkel” Lindhome and Kate “Oates” Micucci"][/caption] HBO’s comedy lineup might be getting more musical in the near future. Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, who comprise the musical-comedy...

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'Funny or Die Presents' returns to HBO Jan. 14

By | January 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

Funny or Die Presents returns to HBO for its second season this Friday, Jan 14 at midnight. Will Ferrell, Brett Gelman, Seth Morris, David Koechner, Rob Riggle, John C. Reilly, Natasha Leggero and a crap load more famous funny folks will all do their part to bring you laughs--...

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The Ricky Gervais Show returns to HBO Jan. 14; watch some previews

By | January 6, 2011 at 11:27 am | No comments

On the heels of the premiere of Out of England 2, Ricky Gervais' newest HBO stand-up special, the worldwide comedy giant will soon hit the network again, albeit, in cartoon fashion. On Jan. 14 at 9 pm EST The Ricky Gervais Show kicks off its second season on the cable...

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