Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs Embark with The “Time Traveling Bong” Tonight
You can actually watch the first episode of what might be the first stoner comedy mini-series right here.
It’s premiering tonight at 10:30PM on Comedy Central and will air the next two episodes on Thursday and Friday also at 10:30PM.
By the way, Time Traveling Bong is exactly what it sounds like. Ilana and Paul toke up and time travel. So, you’re not going to want to miss that.
Yep, Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs Do Travel Through Time via a Bong in “Time Traveling Bong” Trailer
No one has figured out how to actually time travel, so why not imagine a world where you can do it through hitting a bong?
Luckily, Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs, and Lucia Aniello are bringing us all a mini-series event, Time Traveling Bong, that will show us all such a world.
This 4/20 special is so epic, it’ll air over three nights starting, of course, on 4/20 on Comedy Central.
Watch the trailer here.
Comedy Central Renews Inside Amy Schumer for a Fifth Season, Broad City for a Fourth and Fifth Season, and Is Giving Abbi and Ilana a Mini-Series
As Comedy Central is in a current golden age with the likes of Nathan For You, Review, and Drunk History in addition to Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City, it just stands to reason that they would keep that going.
So, Broad City got picked up for two more seasons, which would bring Abbi and Ilana’s misadventures in the Big Apple to seasons 4 and 5 and got a mini series called Time Traveling Bong written by their writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs.
Comedy Central also announce that Inside Amy Schumer got its fifth season today and we can only imagine that Schumer is going to build off of the milestone year that she had in 2015 with her groundbreaking series.
Take a Look at the Comedies in the 2015 Black List
The Black List comprises the screenplays that have made the rounds that have been favored by industry brass and yet, have not begun production this year. As a result, it’s a collection of some of the most intriguing scripts that haven’t been made into a movie including, as far as comedy is concerned, a teen serial killer comedy and the story behind the making of The Godfather, and a screenplay from Broad City writing duo Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello.
Just take a look at the rest of the comedies in this year’s Black List:
Reagan written by Mike Rosolio
Logline: When Ronald Reagan falls into dementia at the start of his second term, an ambitious intern is tasked with
convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.
Septillion to One written by Adam Perlman and Graham Sack
Logline: A former FBI agent working the fraud unit of the Texas State lottery falls in love with a woman he’s
investigating after she mysteriously hits the jackpot three times.
Hammerspace written by Mike Van Waes
Logline: A terminally-ill teenager looking for answers about his missing father finds a key that unlocks an opening to an
alternate animated dimension, and a new friend helps him repair his broken family.
The Wretched Emily Erringer written by Chris Thomas Devlin
Logline: Gleefully terrifying her small town as a serial killer known as “The Misfit Butcher,” 13-year-old Emily Derringer
becomes annoyed when a new killer comes to town and residents begin attributing his sloppy murders to the
Misfit Butcher. In a macabre coming of age story, Emily must deal with her competition while also taking on
the other trials and tribulations of junior high school life.
Pandemonium, Splendidly Managed written by Brett Conrad
Logline: A local Phoenix newscaster at the pinnacle of local celebrity slowly descends into the depths of madness
while trying to become a game show host in Los Angeles.
Cut and Run, written by Zoe McCarthy
Logline: A female urologist and a retired hooker form an unlikely friendship when they team up to take down a notorious
sex trafficker in Miami.
Move That Body written by Lucia Aniello and Paul W Downs
Logline: Five friends rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper.
Set It Up written by Katie Silberman
Logline: Two young assistants realize they can get more free time if they occupy their bosses’ time by setting them
up on a date.
Tomorrow on the Runway written by Frederick Seton
Logline: Kermit St. Lucy has a ridiculous name and is ridiculously ill-equipped to deal with adult responsibilities. After
a tragedy shakes him to his essence, Kermit takes it upon himself to look after and raise two young children
A Life Fantastic written by Natalie Antoci
Logline: A single mother with a terminal diagnosis embarks on a road trip with her eccentric nine-year-old son and
nanny to find a loving and progressive family that will accept him for whoever he may grow up to be.
Lou written by Maggie McGowan Cohn
Logline: An elderly woman who hacks out a rough existence on a remote island is forced to help her dimwitted neighbor
rescue her daughter from her ex who has kidnapped her and run off into the woods.
Preconception written by Jake Morse and Scott Wolman
Logline: A couple on the verge of parenthood embarks on a pre-baby bucket list.
Senior Year written by Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli
Logline: A cheerleader wakes up after a twenty year coma and returns to sit at the cool table and try to become
prom queen, as a thirty seven year-old woman.
Francis and The Godfather written by Andrew Farotte
Logline: Facing financial ruin, auteur filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is forced to direct the adaptation of Mario Puzo’s
pulp novel The Godfather, pitting him against legendary mega-producer Robert Evans in this comedy about
art versus commerce.
To see the entire Black List, which includes a Michael Jackson drama told from the perspective of Bubbles the chimp, go here.
Our apologies if we missed a comedy in the list as genre is generally not specified in the listings.
Sony Adds Another Paul W. Downs/Lucia Aniello Movie To Their Development Slate
Sony Pictures is really getting into the Paulilu business.
Details on the story are scarce, but it looks like you should expect a crazy weekend that has gone terribly wrong involving some form of being incapacitated.
Following from The Duplass Brothers and Chris Miller and Phil Lord, Looks like another power comedy writing duo is on the rise.
Bob’s Burgers’ Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux Will Also Be Writing a Script for Female-Led “21 Jump Street”
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Apparently, Paulilu and the Molyneux sisters are writing different versions of the same movie.
Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux have gotten Sony to buy their pitch for the female led version 21 Jump Street. Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello were already working on a script, but now the two pairs will be writing different scripts based on the pitches they sold.
There are no other details than that available at this time, but we wouldn’t be surprised if either movie is made, then the script for the other gets released online and people demand to see that one also get made.
Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello Are Writing a Female Led Spin-Off of “21 Jump Street” and That “Men in Black” Crossover Is in Development
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
You could ask “What hath Chris Miller and Phil Lord wrought?” but all of this could be just as self-reflexively fun as the original 21 Jump Street.
Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello who both write on Broad City and together comprised Paulilu are now set to write a female centric spin-off of the 21 Jump Street franchise. Don’t be surprised if the duo that ends up together resemble the duo of Broad City’s Abbi and Ilana.
Now that the dust has settled from the Sony hack of last year and the recent WikiLeaks dump, the development of a Men In Black and 21 Jump Street crossover movie has been confirmed. We certainly hope that there’s plenty of jokes within the movie poking fun at how ridiculous this project could be, which seems to be a stamp of Miller and Lord’s.
We’re not sure how much Jenko, Schmidt, Miller, or Lord will be involved, but we do hope that this bodes well for that 21 Jump Street sequel where they go to art school.