Jeffrey Tambor Discusses His Book “Are You Anybody?” at Skylight Books 5/24
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Emmys Went to Veep, Transparent, SNL, Last Week Tonight, Baskets, Girls, Master of None, and Key & Peele Last Night
Outstanding Comedy Series-Veep
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series-Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series-Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Outstanding Lead Directing for a Comedy Series-Jill Soloway, Transparent
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series-Louie Anderson, Baskets
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series-Kate McKinnon, SNL
Outstanding Variety Talk Series in a Comedy Series-Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Variety Special-The Late Late Show Carpool Karoake Prime Time Special
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series-Peter Scolari, Girls
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Serires-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, SNL
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series-Key & Peele
Outstanding Writing for Variety Special-Patton Oswalt, Talking for Clapping
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series-Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master of None
For the most part, heavy perennial favorites won here, and deservingly so, like Veep, Transparent, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Key & Peele got a proper send-off for the final season with this Emmy win and what might be talked about as one of Louie Anderson’s best performances of his career in Baskets as the mother nabbed him a statue as well. Also, Master of None’s writing definitely earned its Emmy win here.
Take note of the power of premium cable and streaming services, particularly HBO and Amazon, in this round of winners.
Transparent Season 3 Trailer Is Here
Transparent, seemingly one of the crown jewels of Amazon’s programming line-up, is about to get into its third season after its first two were groundbreaking, accolade-filled, and awards-decorated.
The trailer for season 3 shows no signs of slowing down in Jill Soloway’s that expertly paints with all the colors and simultaneously putting a lens on changing the idea of what gender and sexuality can be.
Look for the season 3 of Transparent to start streaming on Amazon Prime on Friday, September 23rd.
Jeffrey Tambor, Aziz Ansari, Jerrod Carmichael, Rob Lowe, Tony Hale, and Keegan-Michael Key Sit Down and Talk Shop with The Hollywood Reporter
As campaigning for The Emmys is heating up, The Hollywood Reporter is doing another round of their great, in-depth roundtable discussions.
Their latest brought together comedy actors that are Emmys contenders, which includes…
…and Keegan Michael Key.
They touch on anything from representation of minorities to the most embarrassing moments, which Rob Lowe probably takes the cake with his dark secret (it’ll probably come up during his roast).
Help Make Sure “The Adventures of Drunky” Gets Finished on Indiegogo
Earlier this year, we reported on an enticing R-rated animated feature in the works called The Adventures of Drunky that follows a bet for the fate of the planet between God and The Devil and a drunk.
From top billing to cameos, the cast is stellar including Sam Rockwell, Steve Coogan, Jeffrey Tambor, Dave Attell, Tyler The Creator, Abby Elliott, John Leguizamo, Jon Glaser, Jay Pharoah, Noel Wells, and James Adomian.
Sounds pretty great, right?
So far, they’ve raised $27,331 at the time of this post out of their minimum $100K goal. That will get them through the next step of production, but they’re looking to raise $2 million to finish the entire movie. They have just over three weeks to reach their goal and have fabulous rewards at various donations levels including lunch with Jeffrey Tambor, a personal insult voicemail from Dave Attell, digital copy of the movie and more.
You can (and should) donate here.
Orange Is The New Black Wins Big at SAG Awards
Of the three wins for comedy at The SAG Awards this year, two went to Orange Is The New Black.
Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor did take home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Yet, Uzo Aduba nabbed Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and the whole cast of Orange Is The New Black took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Take note how both series stream exclusively online and beat out all linear TV comedy series.
Get a list of all this year’s SAG Awards winners here.
God, The Devil, and a Drunk to Have a Bet for The World in Animated Feature “The Adventures of Drunky”
Oh, we should mention that Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Tambor, and Steve Coogan are the starring voice talents.
In addition to that, the movie will also feature the likes of Dave Attell, Tyler The Creator, Abby Elliott, John Leguizamo, Jon Glaser, Jay Pharoah, Noel Wells, and James Adomian amongst others and comes from the bonkers (in a good way) animation studio that brought you Wonder Showzen, Augenblick Studios.
All of those elements plugged into a story that has God, the Devil, and a drunk betting for the fate of the planet and all those living on it has us on board.
Here’s a Full Trailer for Season 2 of “Transparent”
Watch the trailer here and you’ll know what we’re saying. Look for its release on Amazon on Dec. 11th.
The Season 2 Teaser of “Transparent” Assures That You That Things Still Won’t Be Easy for The Pfeffermans
Transparent got so many accolades and honors on top of it being a culturally groundbreaking in its first season that it seems like it has many more seasons under its belt.
Yet, Jill Soloway’s brilliant Transparent is set to stream its second season on Amazon on Fri. Dec. 11th.
If this teaser is any indication, the series will pick up right where they left off.
Silicon Valley, Transparent, and More Win at Critics’ Choice Television Awards
Looks like cable and online streaming networks are still killing it.
Only one network sitcom got an award from this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which is yet another example of how well cable and Amazon/Netflix/Hulu/etc. are doing.
Last night, the winners were announced, which, in the comedy categories, included:
Best Comedy Series-Silicon Valley
Best Actor in a Comedy Series-Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Actress in a Comedy Series-Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series-Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series-T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series-Allison Janney, Mom
Best Talkshow-The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Best Animated Series-Archer
Louis XIII Genius Award-Seth MacFarlane
You can get the full list of winners here.
Watch Trailer for “Apartment Troubles”
One could almost make a sub genre out of dark buddy road trip comedies just from the 21st century. We haven’t checked Netflix, so maybe that is a genre. If not, Jess Weixler and Jennifer Prediger’s Apartment Troubles would be a good example of said genre according to this trailer.
Weixler and Prediger star as the two roommates that go LA or bust in trying to make it in “the biz” and also features a supporting cast of Jeffrey Tambor, Will Forte, and Megan Mullally.
You can watch Apartment Troubles in theaters on Mar. 27th or you can watch it right now off of iTunes.
“Transparent”, “Birdman”, More Win at Golden Globes
This year’s winners at The Golden Globes Awards were equally surprising and expected as awards season front runners Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman took home trophies, but freshman TV series Transparent and Jane The Virgin also nabbed prizes in their categories.
The comedy winners of this year’s Golden Globes are:
Grand Budapest Hotel-Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michael Keaton (Birdman)-Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams (Big Eyes)-Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Transparent-Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)-Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin)-Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Get the full list of winners here.
Entire “Transparent” Series Hits Amazon Today
Jill Soloway’s series Transparent centered on a family and their recently come out transgendered parent amazingly played by Jeffrey Tambor, hence the title, has been getting nothing but buzz, especially since the first clips of it arrived online.
Well, all ten episodes have just hit Amazon Prime today and as long as you have a subscription, you can get on the latest binge worthy series, though you can still watch the pilot for free.
Please Watch the Trailer for “Transparent”, Which Could Possibly Be Amazon’s Greatest Dramedy Series Yet
Amazon and Jill Soloway are set to bring a potentially amazing dramedy series to us all with the upcoming Transparent.
Jeffrey Tambor plays the patriarch turned matriarch of a not so functional family, coming out as transgender late in life. Just watch the trailer and be ready to watch the whole season in one go on Sept. 26th.
Watch All 8 Amazon Studios Comedy Pilots
We highly suggest that you watch all of these because there are so many very funny people working on them and IF YOU LIKE ANY OF THEM, LEAVE GOOD FEEDBACK as Amazon apparently is greenlighting off of that.
Morning Debriefing 6/11/11
1) LISTEN TO THIS NOW: Paul Scheer reading excerpts from Jim Belushi’s book “Real Men”
2) If you still haven’t gotten Jen Kirkman’s latest release Hail To the Freaks, check out some of reviews of at Punchline Magazine and Comedy Nerds United, not mention realize it’s a comedy album that made the Billboard charts. Why don’t you just do yourself a favor and go ahead and pick it up.
Not to discourage anyone from doing open mics, but sometimes you to just power through it, no matter what’s happening. This picture above of hilarious comedienne Barbara Gray was taken during a live show at the Downtown LA Artwalk on Thurs. Here’s a recap from last night from another open mic, iCandy, that takes place in Long Beach every Friday that had the type of heckler that starts another show while the first show is still happening.
5) If you haven’t checked out any clips for the upcoming Comedy Central series “Jon Benjamin Has A Van”, you can now thank the Comedy Bureau later.
9) COMEDY CRAWL
Space Boners @ Silverlake Lounge 7PM FREE
Conan O’Brien Writers Live @ iO West 7PM $25
North Star Comedy Hour & Meat Raffle @ Michael Woolson Studio 8PM FREE
Hand Schucked @ Moving Arts Theater 8PM FREE
The Anytime Show w/Dominic Dierkes @ Underground Annex Theater 8PM $5
Del Close Lifetime Achievement Award: Jeffrey Tambor @ iO West 8PM $25
Magic Bag @ Underground Annex Theater 8PM $5
Pop & Politics w/Jimmy Dore @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10
Re-Animator @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $30
Michael Rayner @ Flappers Claremont 8PM $15/2 item min.
Sappity Tappity: A Drunken Romp Through Liquor Forest @ UCB Theatre 10PM $10
Chris Farley Award: Adam Scott @ iO West 10PM $25
Truth or Dare @ Hollywood Improv Lab 10:30PM $5
LAICF Harold Competition Championship @ iO West 11PM $10
Tomorrow Show w/Lynch, Small, and Anton @ Steve Allen Theater MIDNIGHT $8
10) OPEN MIC RUN
SPOT CAFE 4455 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA/Starts 2PM/feedback given at end
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/5PM to 11PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/coffee & water provided
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER 1323-A 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd and 4th St.)/Sign-up (lottery) 6PM/Starts 6:30PM/no purchase necessary/4 min.
11) So I’m going up tonight in a place accessible only by alley in Garden Grove. I’m not worried so much about being mugged as what I’m supposed to relate to people that frequently walk to their homes via alley ways.
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