Day: November 15, 2016

IFC takes minority ownership stake of Funny or Die

While the relationship between the Fusion cable channel and The Onion continues to play out, AMC Networks has just made a major play to re-up everyone’s awareness of IFC as a comedy channel, acquiring minority ownership in Funny or Die. They’re already joining forces on the forthcoming series, Brockmire, starring Hank Azaria. IFC President Jennifer Caserta will join Funny Or Die’s corporate board and look for new and expanded collaborations between the cable TV network and its newly acquired streaming platform. Quotes from the official announcement press release! “IFC has established itself as a television network and influential comedy...

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Brett Gelman splits from Adult Swim

I want to applaud Splitsider and the site’s lead writer, Megh Wright, for fighting the good fight for the past several months against the ongoing sexism at Adult Swim, as well as its apparent support for the racism and misogyny masquerading as code words of the “alt-right.” Wright’s extensive reporting on Adult Swim this year… 47 Men, 0 Women: Why Doesn’t Adult Swim Order Shows from Female Creators? Adult Swim’s Mike Lazzo Takes to Reddit to Defend Lack of Female Creators …combined with the revelation this summer that at least one new sketch series on the channel, Million Dollar...

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John Oliver offers mea culpa on Trump, says F— 2016! in explosive finale to season three of HBO’s Last Week Tonight

The third season of HBO’s Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ended not with a whimper, but with a bang. After a penultimate episode just two days before the election, in which Oliver dug up his own Comedy Central archives to find reasons why he needed to apologize in the first place for repeatedly encouraging and egging Donald Trump on to run for president, Oliver followed that up in his final Sunday episode of 2016 with both a look at what happens now and what needs to happen now in America and the world. Oh, and also, fuck...

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