Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater will hit theaters on Nov. 7. Stewart took time off last summer from hosting The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to direct Rosewater, a feature film he wrote based off BBC journalist Maziar Bahari's memoir Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity And Survival. Bahari covered the Iranian elections in 2009 and was imprisoned, interrogated and tortured for 118 days.
TV Land gave a series order to Jim Gaffigan's twice-piloted sitcom The Gaffigan Show. Originally intended for CBS, the show struck a deal for ten episodes on TV Land in 2015. Episodes will also air on Comedy Central after their original air dates.
If Sarah Palin launches her own online news channel called The Sarah Palin Channel you know that Stephen Colbert is going to have plenty to say about it. And last night on The Colbert Report, our favorite fake conservative pundit said a lot. Segueing from another story, Colbert began, “Let’s turn to something that evidently will never die and cannot be destroyed…Sarah Palin” to huge applause from the studio audience.
Since the first Night at the Museum movie hit theaters in 2006, the franchise has made nearly $1 billion at the box office worldwide; that, of course includes the 2009 installment Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. So it's no surprise the third movie -- Secret of the Tomb -- is almost upon us. And judging by the just released first trailer, writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon and director Shawn Levy have created yet another action-packed, fun-filled family comedy.
The cold opening to Marc Maron’s intimate Place des Arts show drew huge laughs. The line was unexpected, yet not – after all, Maron traffics in problems, to heartwarming and introspective effect. And indeed, we really couldn’t conceive of a more appropriate sendoff to our week in Just For Laughs-land than an evening spent in the company of Maron and his character-defining problems.
Peyton Manning proved on Monday he is not afraid to let loose during Denver Broncos training camp. After choosing the unofficial Tennesse Volunteers fight song, "Rocky Top," as the team's stretching music, Manning got down and danced in his funniest moment since his SNL hosting gig. Wide receiver Wes Welker and Vols alum Britton Colquitt also got in on the dancing fun.
Fox released a trailer for the epic Simpsons/Family Guy cross-over episode titled The Simpsons Guy. The five-minute trailer features the Griffins visiting Springfield and hanging with Homer and the family. The episode airs on Fox on Sep. 28.
On this very special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the mighty Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck, a movie written by Amy Schumer, which Apatow is currently directing and producing. We chatted inside Apatow’s trailer in Staten Island, where Schumer and co-star Bill Hader were shooting a driving sequence. Apatow and I got into a great many things, including his return to stand-up comedy, working with Amy Schumer an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that Apatow wrote, and so much more.
"Weird Al" Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Now YouTube video shows the man behind hits like "Tacky" and "Handy" finding out the good news from Tom Green. So how did "Weird Al" react to his historical achievement? And will this success cause him to change his mind about Mandatory Fun being his last album?
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