Day: April 6, 2018

Netflix orders two more new comedy series

The Netflix catalog of original programming keeps growing and growing, as the streaming giant has announced two more new comedy series in just the past two days. The first project, Paradise P.D., is an animated look at a poorly-run small-town police department, from the creators of Brickleberry, Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, and produced by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Bento Box Animation. The voice cast includes Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, Dave Herman, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke and Kyle Kinane. The second project, Dead To Me, comes from Liz Feldman, with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum from Gloria Sanchez...

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R.I.P. Peggy Platt

Peggy Platt, the first and so far still the only woman to have won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, died in her sleep earlier this week. Platt was 58. She won the Seattle competition back in 1985, and in the following three decades, served as a den mother for the city’s burgeoning and progressive comedy scene. Her highest-profile moment nationally came in 1987 with this memorable appearance in the movie, Harry and the Hendersons, which filmed in the Pacific Northwest. She also delivered regular “Plattitudes” for Seattle’s Sandbox Radio. Hear here her monologue on being a spinster at 57....

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Ren & Stimpy creator outed as predator of underage teen girls

Most people who were fans of the animated cult classic Ren & Stimpy knew that its creator had a troubled past with Nickelodeon, withJohn Kricfalusi getting fired from his own show. And people who worked on the show likely knew that Kricfalusi liked to date younger women. But until BuzzFeed broke the news last week, few knew the extent of Kricfalusi’s predatory, illegal and allegedly criminal behavior toward multiple teen girls in the 1990s and early 2000s. Two women who connected with him because of their interest in pursuing animation careers spoke at length to BuzzFeed about their relationships...

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