TCB Debriefing 10/12/23: The Curse, The Daily Show, How Did This Get Made?, Aparna Nancherla, Please Don’t Destroy, Cora Bora, Daniel Sloss

1. If you dare (and of course you do since it’s the reason for the Halloween season), take your first full look at the meta meta meta house-flipping/docu-series/supernatural(?) thriller, The Curse with Nathan Fielder, Emma Stone, and Benny Safdie. Then, set a reminder for Nov. 10th, it’s premiere date on Showtime/Paramount+.

2. The Daily Show will be the second to last late night program to return to the air (the last one will be SNL) and has, surprise surprise, not picked a permanent replacement for Trevor Noah. Instead, they’re going with another round of revolving hosts including Michael Kosta, Desus Nice, Sarah Silverman, Charlmagne Tha God, Leslie Jones, Michelle Wolf, and The Daily Show correspondents. This all begins next week and, one hopes, they’ll get someone permanently behind the desk before the hell that will be the 2024 election gets into full swing.

3. One of the definitive movie and comedy podcasts in existence is hitting the road so you won’t have to find yourself at Largo in order to see Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas work their magic in person. Get tix here.

4. Just a friendly neighborhood reminder of Aparna Nancherla‘s reserved comedic brilliance a la giving her depression the name “Brenda” in an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

5. The Please Don’t Destroy boys made a whole damn movie, The Treasure of Foggy Mountain, the trailer of which plays exactly like one of their sketches. Also, Conan O’Brien as Ben Marshall‘s Dad is perfect casting. See the madness in its entirety Nov. 17th on Peacock.

6.  You won’t have to wait for the next season of Hacks, whenever that’s going to happen, or rebinge The Good Place to see Meg Stalter and Manny Jacinto on screen again. Their indie comedy festival darling, Cora Bora just sold its North American distribution rights to Brainstorm Media (Variety). Hope this makes for a bright light in theatrical releases in early 2024.

7. Internationally renowned for breaking up relationships for people’s well being via his comedy, Daniel Sloss is making his latest stop in LA next week. By the way, we got tickets if you want them. Just be the first to let us know @thecomedybureau on IG.

8. We’ll leave you with this: Apologies for missing out on yesterday’s debriefing (and Monday’s even though that was technically a national holiday). Our esteemed founder Jake Kroeger is also the booker at the beloved Lyric Hyperion now and he’s getting the hang of juggling 100 balls at once (in addition to running TCB and booking a theater) .