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Doug Stanhope comedy special ‘Before Turning the Gun on Himself’ will debut Aug. 3 on Showtime

Doug Stanhope comedy special ‘Before Turning the Gun on Himself’ will debut Aug. 3 on Showtime

By | July 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm | No comments

Showtime has set a premiere date for Doug Stanhope's hilariously brutal Before Turning The Gun on Himself: - Friday, Aug. 3rd at 10 pm EST. The newest hour from Stanhope was released digitally in March and shot to the #1 spot on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon comedy charts....

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Party Down star Lizzy Caplan headed to Showtime for ‘Masters of Sex’

Party Down star Lizzy Caplan headed to Showtime for ‘Masters of Sex’

By | June 12, 2012 at 10:13 am | No comments

Showtime has recruited Party Down star Lizzy Caplan for Masters of Sex, an upcoming series based on the book by Thomas Maier. Masters of Sex chronicles the lives of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who became pioneers in the study of human sexuality in the 1960s. The...

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Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

By | April 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm | One comment

Thanks to BBC ‘Storyville’ and Showtime, a documentary about the life of late comedian Richard Pryor will finally be made. Filmmaker Marina Zenovich, who is best known for her documentary on controversial director Roman Polanski, is taking lead on the untitled film for...

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

By | January 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm | One comment

After watching three episodes of Showtime's new behind-the-curtain series, Inside Comedy, any rational entertainment goer will conclude, whether you like the series or not, that documentarian Ken Burns doesn't need to do a series called Comedy. The show features in-depth...

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Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime

By | November 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm | 3 comments

It's finally happening, folks. We first heard Steve Carell and David Steinberg were working on a documentary about comedians way back in December of last year. Three months ago we found out that Showtime had picked up the project, called Laughing Stock, and that it would become...

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Dave Attell’s new Showtime show combines hardcore porn and comedy

Dave Attell’s new Showtime show combines hardcore porn and comedy

By | October 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm | 10 comments

UPDATE: Oct. 19 -- 1:15 pm ET We have video! Not Safe For Work. --------------------- Devotees of early aughts Comedy Central programming have fond memories of a loud, crass man drunkenly gallivanting through strange cities and cracking wise at the seediness that...

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Margaret Cho’s “Cho Dependent” premieres on Showtime Oct. 15; DVD to follow

Margaret Cho’s “Cho Dependent” premieres on Showtime Oct. 15; DVD to follow

By | October 14, 2011 at 12:09 am | No comments

Margaret Cho returns to premium cable this weekend with another stand-up special, her sixth. Cho Dependent captures a December 2010 Atlanta performance from the comedian’s tour in support of her musical comedy album by the same name. The new special will feature, as is to...

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Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

By | August 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm | One comment

Documentaries about comedy – or comedians – are like catnip for me. I love a good peek behind the curtain to try to understand what makes a comic tick. As Marc Maron said recently at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, after all, comics are philosophical, sensitive,...

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Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

By | July 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

I want Ricky Gervais to do every show on television. He’s been involved in some brilliant film and TV comedies: The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad… Spy Kids 4 and more. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Gervais is joining Clyde Phillips – a former showrunner...

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