Day: January 12, 2018

The Critics Choice Awards for best comedy work in TV and film from 2017

The 23rd annual Critics Choice Awards, handed out by members of the critics associations for movies and for broadcast television, went out Thursday in a live broadcast on The CW. You can find the full list of winners here. But here are the winners from among our comedy friends: Movies BEST COMEDY – The Big Sick, directed by Michael Showalter, written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – James Franco, The Disaster Artist BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – Margot Robbie, I, Tonya BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE – Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele BEST...

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Dan Harmon apologizes for sexually harassing one of his Community writers

We’re making progress. Slowly but surely, the conversations are happening. Tough as they may be. As the #MeToo reckoning enters 2018, we’re moving past accusations and denials and toward making amends and making work and life better for us all. Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) closed 2017 with a Tweet offering up a mea culpa of sorts: “This was truly the Year of the Asshole. Myself included. We don’t have to make 2018 the Year of the Mensch but I hope it can be the Year of the Not as Much of an Asshole.” That caught the attention...

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New special from Flight of the Conchords coming to HBO in May 2018

It’s official. Bret and Jemaine are returning to HBO this year. After years of rumors and hopes, and a reunion tour a couple of years ago, Flight of the Conchords will film a new HBO hourlong comedy special in 2018. HBO announced the special this week at TCAs — it’ll feature Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement performing both classics and new songs from their “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” to be filmed in the UK, and airing globally this May. The New Zealand musical comedy duo earned 10 Emmy nominations and won a Grammy...

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Review: Tom Segura, “Disgraceful” on Netflix

Tom Segura reminds me of every great stand-up comedian that I used to see in comedy clubs before/between the booms. Segura takes relatively unpopular positions and makes you laugh along with him at them, and does so with a tightly structured set infused with callbacks that pay off. He’s one-half of one of the funniest comedy couples going, too, with Christina Pazsitzky showing up at the end to congratulate him here on a job well done. In his third Netflix stand-up special, Disgraceful, Segura tackles the seemingly politically correct wave we’re all throwing ourselves into and/or against these days....

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