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Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

By | December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_16873" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years."][/caption] You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on...

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Tracy Morgan's 'Black and Blue' premieres Nov. 13 on HBO; here's a trailer

By | October 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm | No comments

Between television and movie deals cruising at him left and right, Tracy Morgan has been having an incredible few years. So, it makes sense that the 30 Rock star is set to premiere a brand new stand-up comedy special; strike while the iron is hot! It's coming in the form of...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Robert Klein: Forever funny

By | June 12, 2010 at 11:49 am | No comments

By Nate Billy Robert Klein’s Unfair And Unbalanced premieres tonight, June 12, on HBO, at 10 pm EST. What can you say about Robert Klein? He’s a comic legend, that’s what. Klein has managed to entertain audiences for well over 40 years, and is credited with being...

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Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement cast in Men in Black 3

By | May 19, 2010 at 10:35 am | No comments

Really, Flight of the Conchords? Is this why your HBO show ended-- so half of you can go on to be cast in crappy sci-fi/comedy flicks? The Hollywood Reporter today posted news confirming that Jemaine Clement is in final negotiations to play a villain in the third Men in Black...

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Ricky Gervais’ HBO show renewed for second season

By | March 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm | No comments

Despite slightly underwhelming reviews, HBO just announced that it would renew The Ricky Gervais Show for a second season, says The Hollywood Reporter. An animated take on Gervais's popular podcast with pals Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, the show's tone and the Brit...

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Larry David says more Curb Your Enthusiasm might happen

By | March 16, 2010 at 9:52 am | No comments

Every time a season of Larry David’s genius meta-comedy series comes to an end, fans fear it will be the last they’ll see of it. It certainly looked that way three seasons ago, when a season finale had David making a trip to heaven. The future of the series has seemed...

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Ricky Gervais Show entertaining, but no more than the podcast

By | February 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments

The Ricky Gervais Show premieres airs every Friday at 9 pm EST on HBO. One of the biggest surprises about HBO’s The Ricky Gervais Show comes during the end credits of each episode. That’s where you find out that it takes 17 animators to bring to visual life, Gervais’...

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Paul Mecurio: When comedy and sports collide

By | August 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm | No comments

Comedian Paul Mecurio isn't much of an athlete, but he knows where to find the humor in pro ballers, fighters and beyond. Turns out, you don't have to look too far. The proof is in his new HBO web series Got No Game with Paul Mecurio. As a founding writer for The Daily Show,...

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Robin Williams to tape HBO special

By | July 13, 2009 at 11:38 am | No comments

HBO has announced its plans for a new Robin Williams comedy special.  The special will be filmed during his November show at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington.  The stand-up performance—Williams’ fifth for HBO—is part of Williams’ “Weapons of...

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