Leading up to the release of the third installment of The Trip, The Trip to Spain, next month, the Theatre at The Ace Hotel in DTLA will be putting on a double feature of The Trip and The Trip to Italy.
On August 5th, you’ll catch up on/revisit this indie comedy film franchise expertly made by Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, and Michael Winterbottom. The Trip will screen at 2PM and The Trip to Italy will be at 5PM.
Tickets are $10-$15 (a pretty good deal if you consider you’re in gorgeous, big theater and what Arclight, iPic, Landmark costs). Please get them here.
The rest of our listings for comedy shows, events, open mics, maps, and more can be found at www.thecomedybureau.com.
Watch Trailer for Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s Latest “The Trip to Spain”
Though the idea of two funny people doing voices and riffing while heavenly food and visiting gorgeous locales might not sound like the foundation for a film franchise, that’s pretty much what Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, and writer/director Michael Winterbottom have done with “The Trip” and it seems like that there are very few reasons why the franchise couldn’t just keep going.
They’ve gone to Greece and Italy, and now they’re going to Spain carrying all their antics with them.
See for yourself in the trailer for The Trip to Spain.
A U.S. release date has yet to be announced.
The Legend of Alan Partridge Continues on Seeso with “Scissored Isle”
Seeso continues a healthy stream of UK comedy imports with the Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle mockumentary. It follows Steve Coogan’s hilarious, long-running, bumbling radio DJ character Alan Partridge in his latest escapades, which are mostly his own fault.
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.
Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd to Play Couple in Dramedy “An Ideal Home”
Even though it’s a dramedy, we’re still imagining Steve Coogan trading Michael Caine impressions with Paul Rudd.
Rudd and Coogan actually play a well-to-do couple that has to deal with a surprise grandson in a script from the writer and director of Hamlet 2, Andrew Fleming, who has also signed on to direct.
Coogan and Rudd on screen together ought to be a really good time as is. The two of them playing a couple should be
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly to Play Laurel and Hardy in Upcoming “Stan & Ollie”
Coogan and Reilly does have a nice ring to it.
Jon S. Baird’s “Stan & Ollie” will follow the historic comic duo of Laurel and Hardy going on tour and Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, comedic stars in their own right, have signed on to play the pair.
We really can’t wait to see what Steve and John will look like full in costume. Our guess is that’ll it be spot on.
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.
Showtime’s “Happyish” To Follow Middle Aged Ad Man That’s Not Don Draper
The Hollywood Reporter chatted with the cast of Showtime’s upcoming Happyish which gave a little more insight into the show and how it might be, according to star Steve Coogan, an “…antidote to Mad Men…”
We got a brief glimpse of Happyish with the trailer posted over a month ago, but the specific plot details were a little fuzzy.
The cast made the story all the clearer in this THR interview as Coogan plays Thom Payne, middle-aged man working at an ad agency that apparently is going to confront many of the questions that Mad Men posed in the era, but answer them with more present day morality in mind. Kathryn Hahn who has been on a role over the last couple of years including arcs on Transparent and Parks and Recreation, is the wife of Thom that won’t be like Sally or Betty either as their marriage will be focal point for keeping things together on the show.
On top of all of that, they’ll be taking on real brands like Dora The Explorer, etc. and serving them up satirically.
Now that’s all cleared up, we’ll be looking forward to the premiere on Apr. 26th on Showtime at 9:30PM.
Watch First Trailer for Showtime’s HAPPYish
This series has taken more than its fair share of bizarre turns as the original starring role was going to Philip Seymour Hoffman until he suddenly and tragically passed away.
Showtime opted to not give up on the show and brought the great Steve Coogan on board in place of Hoffman. You can see by this trailer that Coogan will be just fine in this role.
Now, HAPPYish is set to premiere Apr. 26th on Showtime at 9:30PM.
Also, it’s interesting to note that along with the upcoming Blunt Talk, Last Week Tonight, Episodes, there’s a pretty interesting trend of Brits rising in premium cable comedy series.
Showtime Gives “Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro” and “Happyish” Premiere Dates in April
Showtime is really, quite literally picking up its comedy line-up. They already re-upped Inside Comedy with David Steinberg for a fourth season.
Now, they also have Tig Notaro’s traveling live comedy show docu-series and the dramedy that was set to star Philip Seymour Hoffman on deck for this year.
So, it would appear that we should all be on the look out for Showtime in 2015.
Steve Coogan To Replace The Late Philip Seymour Hoffman in Showtime’s “Happyish”
Earlier this year, Showtime landed something big when they ordered the dark comedy series Happyish that was going to star Philip Seymour Hoffman.
As you probably know, Hoffman passed away tragically not long after Showtime picked up the series.
Steve Coogan has now been appointed in filling the role that Hoffman was set for and given just his recent work on Philomena and Alan Partridge, he’ll fill in quite nicely.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Are at It Again in Full Trailer for ‘Trip to Italy’
More fun tomfoolery from Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in picturesque settings is finally coming soon. The Trip to Italy just got a full trailer and it makes us want more travel programming to be more like this.
Here’s a Clip From Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip to Italy
The follow up to Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip, The Trip to Italy is coming soon.
If there were two fellas to just have a conversation about minutia and it be pretty great, it would be Coogan and Brydon. Watch a clip from The Trip to Italy here.
Watch U.S. Trailer for Alan Partridge
This should be exciting to you for two reasons:
1) Alan Partridge starring Steve Coogan is coming to the U.S. on Apr. 4th (and VOD Feb. 27th)
2) You get to watch the trailer for Alan Partridge now, which, by the way is pretty great.
Steve Coogan Talks Pulling Off More Dramatic Film Philomena with Humor
The hysterical Steve Coogan appeared on The Daily Show this week to talk about his critically acclaimed latest work Philomena, which isn’t really a comedy for the harrowing story it tells. Yet, Coogan put humor into the film to make the weighty topic of coerced adoption more palatable.
Watch Steve Coogan Try to Come Up With Title For Movie in Movie’s Teaser
Oh yeah, there’s going to be an Alan Partridge movie too!