Veep’s Final Season Gets a Trailer
Veep, for what will be 7 seasons, will undoubtedly be remembered as producing some of the best political comedy and satire ever in television history (that’s on top of having so many bitingly funny jokes per minute that it’d put any multi cam sitcom to shame in that regard and giving the indomitable Julia Louis-Dreyfus another platform to shine)
So, with all of that in mind, get ready for Veep’s 7th and final season, premiering on HBO Sun. Mar. 31st, with this trailer.
TV and Comedy Legend Norman Lear Is Starting His Own Podcast
Norman Lear, the man behind some of the biggest sitcoms of all time including All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Good Times, and much much more is starting his own podcast, All of the Above.
While there are plenty of conversational podcasts that feature a cadre of great guests talking entertainment and comedy, the fact that Lear will be talking Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerrod Carmichael, and Charles Barkley is something to definitely listen to.
But as I’ve thought so much more about Trump in the last year, there’s nobody more Trumpy than Selina. In some ways, she has been Trumpy for six seasons. So much of the show is her barging into things headfirst, saying the wrong thing, screwing up, getting caught, lying about it. If that’s not Trump, I don’t know what is. Everyone keeps asking, “Well, how has Trump changed things?” Trump, in a weird way, is sort of doing us. We’re not doing him.
Works from the following artists will be featured:
Oh Sew Nerdy
Rockets are Red
There will be an opening on Friday, April 14th with a reception from 7PM-9PM at Gallery 1988, 7308 Melrose Ave. It’s free to attend, but we highly recommend getting there early as the gallery space is small and there will be a line out of the door.
Also, the exhibition will remain at the space until April 22nd and you’ll have the chance to buy the works starting on opening night and at gallery1988.com.
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, open mics, and maps can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
The Trailer for Veep Season 6 Is Finally Here
While the tables have turned with Veep seeming less crazy than what is actually happening with The White House these days, Veep still seems every bit of the prestige comedy series coming towards its 6th season.
Season 6 of Veep premieres on Sunday, April 16 at 10:30PM on HBO.
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.
Here’s the Line-Up for 2016 Just For Laughs Montreal Festival So Far
Sarah Silverman, Harmontown, George Wallace, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Barry Katz, P.K. Subban, Carrie Fisher, Sebastian Maniscalco, David Cross, Lewis Black, Jeff Ross presents Roast Battle…
…Howie Mandel, Russell Peters, Oh, Hello starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Jeremy Hotz, Brian Regan, Maria Bamford, Gad Elmaleh, Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard, Iliza Shlesinger, Kathleen Madigan, Nikki Glaser, Jay Pharoah, Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mark Watson, Russell Kane, Tiff Stevenson, Rachid Badouri, Dom Irrera, Godfrey, Jessica Kirson, Gina Brillon, Yannis Pappas, Mike Ward, Bobby Slayton, Brad Williams, Ralphie May, Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hale, Timothy Simons, David Mandel, Alan Carr, Tom Green, Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Adam Hills, Tommy Johnagin, Nick Thune, Steve Rannazzisi, Scott Thompson, Kurt Metzger, Big Jay Oakerson, Barry Crimmins, Louie Anderson, Emo Philips, Piff The Magic Dragon, Beth Stelling, Michelle Wolf, Todd Barry, Aparna Nancherla, Jermaine Fowler, Mark Normand, Matt Braunger, Ari Shaffir, Andy Kindler, Anthony Atamanuik, Cameron Esposito, Daniel Sloss, Derek Seguin, Jackie Kashian, James Adomian, Josh Adam Meyers, Katherine Ryan, Corrine Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Stuart Goldsmith, and more!
That’s a good majority of who is performing at the 34th edition of the world renowned JFL Festival in Montreal this year. As you can see, it’s a giant bill of many comedy’s biggest names per usual.
Please note that this doesn’t include the couple dozen or so comedians that will be featured as JFL Montreal’s New Faces of Comedy. Those will not be announced before those live showcases take place.
Gina Rodriguez, Aziz Ansari, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Melissa McCarthy Are on Time’s 2016 100 Most Influential People List
Those are the comedy folks that are listed next to Pope Francis, Stephen Curry, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Hillary Clinton.
Time Magazine just released its annual big-to-do list of the 100 Most Influential People this year and the likes of Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, comedy multi-hyphenate Aziz Ansari, enduring comedy star of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and bonafide, self-made comedy force Melissa McCarthy all made the list.
John Oliver (”the John Oliver effect” is a real thing) and Samantha Bee (Full Frontal, like Last Week Tonight, picked up right where Jon Stewart left off and added more bite over bark) seem to be absent from the list, but don’t let that take away from how great Master of None, Spy, Veep, and Jane The Virgin are.
Read the entire 100 Most Influential People List here.
Here’s the First SNL Promo with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and “Beep” Fan Bobby Moynihan
Catch it on Saturday at 11:30PM on NBC.
Season 5 Veep Trailer Gives a Glimpse of a Crazy Election That’s Only Slightly Less Crazy Than the Current Real One
In many ways, the contested election on this season of Veep might seem more desirable than what we’re going through right now as a nation.
Sure, there’s plenty of second-guessing, trash talking, pandering, etc., but whatever sick comeback or burn you could think of pales in comparison from anything from the pen of the writing staff of Veep.
You’ll see what we mean in this new trailer.
Look for the premiere of season 5 of Veep on Sunday, April 24th on HBO.
Get a Look Behind the Scenes of Season 5 of “Veep”
April 24th, the premiere date of season 5 of Veep, is still over a month away.
Jessica St. Clair Has a Really Weird Friendship with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Switching faces and stealing babies are something that you’d think that would be reserved for an episode of Black Mirror, but apparently those are two components of the friendship struck between Jessica St. Clair and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Watch Jessica try to explain it on Conan here.
“Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” Starts Off Season 6 With Julia Louis-Dreyfus and a James Bond Car
Jerry has had Michael Richards, Larry David, and Jason Alexander on the show and has just now finished off having the principals of Seinfeld on his web series.
Here’s The Trailer For Season 6 of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Colbert, Jim Carrey, Trevor Noah, gorgeous, rare automobiles, and, of course, coffee are all coming together for season 6 of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, set for a premiere on Jun. 3rd at 8:30PM PST right at the show’s site or on Crackle.
See how cool the last series of hang outs with Seinfeld are going to be in this trailer.
Season 3 of “Inside Amy Schumer” Hits The Ground Running with “Friday Night Lights” Parody and Last F’able Day
Good call on the season 4 renewal, Comedy Central.
Season 3 of Inside Amy Schumer premiered last night and is in as great a form as it’s ever been.
The parody of Friday Night Lights that also serves as a subtle PSA about rape in football and Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus meeting in honor of a Last F’able Day will show exactly what we’re talking about.
Here’s The Trailer For “Veep” Season 4
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Will Be Next to Receive The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award from BAFTA LA
BAFTA LA are set to make a pretty good line of recipients for their Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Last year, Sacha Baron Cohen was honored with the distinction and it was just announced today that the one and only Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be the next in line to get the award.
If you’re not already watching Veep, hopefully this is another very forceful nudge in encouraging you to do so.
Joe Biden and Selina Meyer Hang Out as Two Veeps
The line between television and reality was blurred as this past weekend, Veep’s VP Selina Meyer played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and actual Vice President, Joe Biden were. hanging out together.
It’s as much fun as you’d think it would be. Watch it here.