Day: April 14, 2016

Seeso makes big splash at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, acquiring “The Pistol Shrimps” documentary

Just one day into the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, new streaming upstart Seeso has made waves by acquiring worldwide distribution rights to the documentary, The Pistol Shrimps, to become the platform’s first direct-to-Seeso movie. The Pistol Shrimps has its world premiere today at Tribeca. The doc, directed by Brent Hodge (I Am Chris Farley) and executive produced by Morgan Spurlock, follows the 2015 season of the women’s basketball team of the same name that’s made up of comedians, actors and models in Los Angeles. Among the Pistol Shrimps team members: Aubrey Plaza, Stephanie Allyne, Angela Trimbur, Melissa Stern and Maria...

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Netflix summer slate of stand-up comedy includes Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy team-up, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong and more from Jim Jefferies, Iliza Shlesinger

Netflix will continue rolling out at least one major stand-up comedy special per month through the summer of 2016, announcing the latest additions to their slate. They include new hours from Netflix faves such as Jim Jefferies and Iliza Shlesinger, a team-up by Blue Collar all-stars Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Ali Wong’s first hour special (filmed while seven months pregnant), and a new hour from Bo Burnham. Here’s the schedule. Descriptions via Netflix. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra – Premieres Friday, May 6, 2016 Unapologetic and nasty mom-to-be Ali Wong desperately wanted a conventional life. Baby Cobra...

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will attend the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions

The first South African to host an American late-night talk show will be there in person this summer to find out if our country is ready to nominate the first Canadian-born president, first Jewish president, first female president, or as plenty have joked already, our last president of the United States. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will cover the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, with back-to-back weeks of telecasts on the road from Cleveland and Philadelphia. “As someone who knows almost nothing about how American politics works, I look forward to spending two weeks with people just like...

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