Day: January 19, 2016

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly will portray Laurel and Hardy in film depicting duo’s final stage tour

BBC Films will pay homage Laurel and Hardy with a new movie re-enacting the famous comedy duo’s final stage tour in 1953, played on the big screen by Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy. Jon S. Baird will direct Stan & Ollie, with a screenplay from Jeff Pope. “Like so many others I grew up watching Laurel and Hardy and I’m therefore honored to help bring this incredible true story of love, laughter and friendship to the big screen,” Baird said. Laurel and Hardy’s partnership at the Hal Roach studio began in 1926,...

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“Oh, Hello” George and Gil (John Mulaney and Nick Kroll) visit ABC’s “Bachelor: Live”

Whether it was allowing Amy Schumer and friends to take over an episode of The Bachelorette last year, or seeing enough episodes of The Hotwives on Hulu, the folks at ABC’s The Bachelor have finally acknowledged that their 20 seasons of matchmaking is more farce than fantasy. On Monday night, they invited the “Oh, Hello” characters of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland (aka comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney) onto their recap show, Bachelor: Live. Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster also joined the panel for the live primetime hour. But it was all about Gil and George...

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