Day: December 4, 2015

Marc Maron: “More Later” on EPIX

The neurosis is real. The rage lies just below the surface. The inner blogger reporting on his condition: Is that supposed to be me? More later. Marc Maron: More Later, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and filmed at The Vic Theatre in Chicago this June — the same month Marc Maron interviewed President Barack Obama from the garage in Maron’s driveway in Los Angeles for his WTF podcast — finds the 51-year-old comedian in truly uncharted territory. Perhaps that’s why he’s still looking over his notes backstage about an hour before he’s supposed to go on, allowing cameras to capture...

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Let’s get Real, Rob

Netflix Original Comedies, this is not one. Literally. Netflix acquired Real Rob whole Rob, straight from Rob Schneider, who independently financed, produced, and stars in it along with his actual wife, who co-wrote the eight episodes with the former Saturday Night Live cast member and frequent cameo-maker in his SNL star buddy Adam Sandler’s comedy films. Real Rob debuted Monday, the same day the streaming service held the world premiere live screening of Sandler’s first film in a multi-picture deal with Netflix, The Ridiculous 6. Coincidence? Would it be ridiculous to think Sandler convinced Netflix to acquire Real Rob...

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The Talented But “Undateable” Mr. Morin

My latest review for Decider is up, as I tackle the curious case of Brent Morin, whose first stand-up special’s title, “I’m Brent Morin,” knows that you don’t know him. Even though he’s the protagonist on an NBC sitcom now in its third season. If you’ve watched any episode of Undateable, you know that Morin loves to break out into song whenever he can. And now we know he loves to break out into character, too. You’ll learn over the course of the hour that Morin is more situation comedy than he is stand-up comedian. But read the rest of...

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WGA nominations in comedy for 2015

The Writers Guild Association has announced nominees for 2015 achievements in writing for TV, and there’s plenty of praise to go around for broadcast networks, cable, and streaming services. Winners will be announced Feb. 13, 2016, in simultaneous ceremonies held on both coasts for WGA East in New York City and WGA West in Los Angeles. I’ve separated out all of the comedy writers (and in some cases, they’ll be up against drama writers). Congrats to all!   COMEDY SERIES Broad City — Written by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Naomi Ekperigin, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Chris Kelly, Anthony King,...

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