Please Enjoy Trailer for Indie Horror Comedy Set in LA Comedy Scene “Too Late”
The wires between comedy and horror get marvelously crossed more and more these days to produce some great, out-of-left field movies and TV shows (just think of a good fifth of what Adult Swim puts out). Another entry into this burgeoning hybrid genre is the upcoming indie film, Too Late.
This particular film from D.W. Thomas actually takes the intersection of comedy and horror quite literally as the story is set in the LA comedy scene coupled with a dark, evil presence nestled deep within it. Beloved LA venue Dynasty Typewriter is prominently featured as our so many LA comedy staples including stars Alyssa Limperis and Ron Lynch (who seems to be playing an insidious alternate version of himself/host of the famed Tomorrow! w/Ron Lynch) as well as supporting cast Will Weldon, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Fred Armisen, Jenny Zigrino, and Brooks Wheelan.
See what Thomas has cooked up with the trailer for Too Late here, then look for its release on Fri. Jun. 25th.
Pick of the Day: NYE Comedy Mega Show 2021
Though it has to be virtual, NYE’s comedy shows are still very much happening and they’re streaming from all around the globe (which should make it so much easier to tune into whatever your favorite(s) might be).
We’d like to start off by highlighting one of this particular NYE’s Comedy Mega Show that’ll ring in the New Year for the East Coast and the Midwest as well as feature a grand line-up of Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Fred Armisen, Brent Weinbach, and Andrew Michaan. Whether that would be in person or not, that’s pretty stellar for a New Year’s Eve comedy line-up.
Luckily, you can stream it safely from home and remember that time kind of still functions.
NYE’s Comedy Mega Show starts on Dec. 31st 8:30PM PT/11:30PM ET and tickets are $15-$25. Go get them here.
Showtime Orders Up Astronaut Workplace Comedy “Moonbase 8” With Armisen, Heidecker, and Reilly
Joining in with Space Force and Avenue 5, there is going to be another space-centric workplace-ish comedy, time time coming from Showtime. Entitled Moonbase 8, it comes from the minds of series stars Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly and Jonathan Krisel who was instrumental to Baskets and Portlandia behind the camera.
Is it a trend of not-so-distant-future live action workplace comedy that is coming? It might be too early to tell, but three of them (and countless others that are undoubtedly in development) certainly signals networks sharing in a vision with their programming/development slates.
The quartet of Armisen, Heidecker, C. Reilly, and Krisel does excite us to think of a subtle, yet out-there comedy that tangles with the strangeness, in their own niche of strangeness, of attempting to go to the final frontier. Moonbase 8 is set to premiere in the fall and, with A24 attached, we can’t wait to see what super-stylish look they come up with for this.
Please Enjoy Trailer for Paula Pell and John Lutz’s Mystery Comedy “Mapleworth Murders”
Quibi really did snatch up quite a bit of content when amassing their war chest before their launch a few months ago. Even though so many folks that opted in for a free trial didn’t stick around after said free trial ended, Quibi can still stand tall with some recent Emmy nominations and still having shows up their sleeve that might just catch your eye once they roll them out.
One of those series is coming very soon, Mon. Aug. 10th in fact, from Paula Pell and John Lutz called Mapleworth Murders. From the trailer, the series not only trails murderers in a humble, sleepy town, but also calls into question why (as with so many similar mystery/crime shows) have so many murderers in one place. Mapleworth Murders boasts quite the ensemble cast with Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, D’Arcy Carden, Tim Meadows, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Pam Murphy, Ben Warheit, Annie Mumolo, Ike Barinholtz, Marry Holland, James Anderson, and Drew Tarver.
Whether or not you’ve got or still have Quibi, you can certainly enjoy Pell and Lutz’s joyful send-up of Murder She Wrote with its official trailer here.
Pick of the Day: Tomorrow with Ron Lynch 15th Anniversary
You’ve seen that many annual, big time, tent pole events are opting to go virtual because of the global pandemic rather than just entirely postpone or cancel their plans for 2020. Comic-Con and JFL are indeed going to live-stream events and the same will be true of Tomorrow with Ron Lynch, the LA comedy variety treasure that has been faithfully bringing the weird/wonderful/hilarious to LA crowds every Saturday night now for 15 years.
This first virtual anniversary of Tomorrow with Ron Lynch will take place on Instagram Live where host Ron Lynch has been keeping Tomorrow going for months now @ronlynch1 on Saturdays at 11PM PT/2AM EST.
For the anniversary shows, they always round up some big guests as well as their all time favorites and this time is no different. Here’s the line-up for this Saturday’s 15 Year Anniversary:
Pick of the Day: Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky 7/21
Vintage Basement with Max and Nicky had kept their semi-retro, semi-absurdist comedy/music variety show going pretty regularly as a live-stream at the start of quarantine, but have taken a bit of a break lately.
However, they’re back for July and they’ve got a powerhouse line-up of Fred Armisen, Aparna Nancherla, and Reggie Watts (and more are TBA!). No matter who Max and Nicky Weinbach have on their show, it’s always a charming, refreshing, stylish and silly collection of bits and song.
This edition of Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky will also be presented by the beloved LA venue, Dynasty Typewriter & Y’All Got a Radio and 10% of ticket sales will be going to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
All you have to spend for one hell of a show and giving a little to the NAACP LDF is $5-$10. So, go get your tickets ASAP here.
Get a Closer Look of What’s Going on in “Los Espookys”
The trailer for Los Espookys already had us very excited for what could be one of HBO’s most intriguing new, high-concept comedies in awhile. Still, there is still plenty of mystery as to the characters, stories, etc. that Fred Armisen, Ana Fabrega, and Julio Torres have cooking.
Conveniently, this behind-the-scenes inside look into the world of Los Espookys just got posted and, we have to say, we’re even more enticed for what’s to come.
Already, the trailer for Los Espookys has us hooked for the possibilities of what weird horror comedy that creators Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, and Fred Armisen all have up their sleeves.
The premiere will be on Jun. 14th, but you’ll get a chance to see Los Espookys up close and personal at The Regent downtown just a few days after. Go get your tickets now for $30 (they kick up to $37.50 day of).
Los Espookys Trailer Shows That HBO Might Have Some Special on Their Hands
They’re bilingual comedy horror series Los Espookys is no different as it follows a latinx group that gets hired to give folks terrifying experiences (some of which might be a little too real?). This trailer really whet our appetite for this is so vastly different from anything else on TV right now. See for yourself here.
If you’re digging Los Espookys like us, make note of the premiere date, Fri. June 14th at HBO.
It’s almost needless to say that this line-up for Let’s Save the Future is pretty massive and this event will undoubtedly sell out.
Also, Action Civics LA, the organization behind this event, sounds pretty great:
Action Civics LA is a non-profit dedicated to empowering inner-city youth to be informed and active citizens and community leaders. Modeled after Mikva Challenge (the successful civic engagement program developed for youth in Chicago), Action Civics LA provides opportunities for young people in Southern California to engage in political action, community problem-solving, and seeks to increase youth voice in local decision-making processes.
Get tickets here.
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, screenings, open mics, maps, and more can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
Not only should you buy a ticket to this show to raise money in the fight to end gun violence here in America, but the line-up, as you can see, is star-studded and the show will probably sell out very quickly.
Get tickets here.
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, open mics, maps, and more can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
Fred Armisen Is Doing a Netflix Comedy Special “Standup for Drummers”
Fred Armisen is taking his many comedic skills in putting them all in one comedy special, Standup for Drummers. That includes impressions, drumming, a generally asymmetrical approach to humor, regional impressions, very niche impressions that have nothing to do with regions, and repetition for comedic effect.
See for yourself in the trailer.
Standup for Drummers starts streaming on Netflix on Tuesday, Feb. 6th.
The 8th and Final Season of Portlandia Premieres Tonight
It just might like yesterday that you were joking about putting a bird on it, but Portlandia has had one hell of a run as a sketch comedy show on IFC.
Most TV shows, especially sketch shows, don’t make it this far. Keep that in mind along with the surprising, but delightful pairing of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen as the final season kicks off tonight at 10PM tonight on IFC.
Here’s the Trailer for the 8th and Final Season of Portlandia
Later this month, the final venture into Portlandia will begin as the characters of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will return for the 8th and final season.
Here’s a trailer for what they’ve got in store for us all.
The last leg of Portlandia premieres Thurs., Jan. 18th at 10PM on IFC.
Watch Portlandia Season 8′s First Sketch That Wastes No Time in Satirizing Sexism in the 2017-2018 Workplace
The 8th and final season of Portlandia is set to arrive on Thursday, January 18th at 10PM on IFC, which we’re sure you’re making a reminder of right now.
In preparation of that, they released a whole sketch rather than a teaser or a trailer that’s as timely as can be as the trail of men brought down by their history of sexual harassment moves forward every single day. They do it in their own quirky Portlandia way of course.
See for yourself here.
Watch Full Trailer for Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s “Big Mouth”
As they’ve already hinted at, Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s animated comedy Big Mouth, Netflix’s latest animated series geared towards adults, will revel in the surprising highs and the gross lows of puberty. In fact, there’s a bit of magical realism woven through that might just set this series apart from other coming-of-age animated series.
See for yourself in the full trailer here.
Big Mouth starts streaming on Netflix on Friday, September 29th.
Fantastical Animated Adolescence Comedy “Big Mouth” Gets Beautifully Nightmarish Teasers
It would seem that Bill Burr’s F Is For Family paved the way for animated comedies dealing with childhood, but aren’t necessarily “family friendly”.
It’s about the beautiful nightmare that is puberty and adolescence. The show is based on me and my childhood best friend Andrew Goldberg’s real lives in middle school. It premieres on @netflix September 29th. I cannot wait for people to see it! Cast includes: me, @johnmulaney @jennyslate #jessiklein #jasonmantzoukas @sordociego (Fred Armisen) #mayarudolph @jordanpeele and many more amazingly talented folks.
Big Mouth starts streaming on Netflix on Friday, September 29th.
Watch Trailer for Band-Aid Where Adam Pally and Zoe Lister-Jones Try to Solve Being a Dysfunctional Couple by Forming a Band
There are many comedies following the trials and tribulations of a relationship. Off the top of our head, we can’t think of one that involves the couple whose love is in question forming a three piece rock band as a solution.
Zoe Lister-Jones wrote, directed, and co-starred in this nifty take on a romantic comedy entitled Band-Aid.
See what we’re talking about in this trailer.
It’s in theaters in limited release right now as well as available on VOD.
Also, as an added bonus, Fred Armisen is an unassuming neighbor that plays the drums.
UCB Is Holding a Comedy Yard Sale Benefitting the ACLU, Full of Memorabilia From Your Favorite UCB Alums
If you’re in LA and you’re into collecting comedy memorabilia from Parks and Recreation, SNL, Key & Peele, etc., you better come before noon to get a decent parking spot and first dibs for UCB’s Comedy Yard Sale to benefit the ACLU.
If you’re not in LA, there is already plenty of stuff up for auction on eBay.
Little Hours Red Band Trailer Plays Like Spiritual Sequel to Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Little Hours is a raunchy, unfiltered comedy set in medieval times juxtaposing the sort of comedy that might star Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Fred Armisen, but have nun, king, and peasant costumes.
That being the case of writer/director Jeff Baena’s latest work, you can see in the trailer how this could almost be the origin story of the “perilous” Castle Anthrax in Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
Also, we loved that the Catholic League calls it, “Pure trash,” and that pull quote is featured in this trailer.
So, look for Little Hours to hit theaters on June 30th.
Letters to Santa, an organization dedicated to helping families in need, are throwing a swell LA show at the Pack Theater next Thursday, March 23rd at 8PM that will be stacked.
Just see for yourself in the flyer above.
Tickets are $35 and you can buy them in advance by calling (424) 442-9450.
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, open mics, and maps can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
Trailer for “Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special” Lives Up to Title
When you think of Michael Bolton doing a TV special for Valentine’s Day, there are a certain set of images that come to mind.
However, when you add Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Lonely Island into the mix, you get a sort of doubling down on the man, the myth, and the legend that is Michael Bolton.
See what CBB and The Lonely Island teaming up with Bolton actually looks like in the trailer for Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special.
If that already has you going, you can go watch the whole thing on Netflix right now.