TCB Debriefing 10/5/23: Roy Wood Jr., Pamela Adlon Feature, Cate Blanchett/Guy Maddin, Afternoon Delight with Brendon Walsh, Dicks the Musical, Sort Of, Junior High

1. Roy Wood Jr. is tired of waiting and has opted to leave The Daily Show unless he’s given the role of host (THR). Comedy Central ought to know that using the WGA strike as an excuse for the delay of making a decision is only going to be valid for a little longer.

2. If you’ve been missing Better Things since the series finale, rejoice in the directorial debut of Pamela AdlonBabes, starring Hasan Minhaj and Ilana Glazer is going to get a release via Neon (Variety). Fingers crossed that we wont’ have to wait through too much of 2024 to see it in theaters.

3. Enigmatic, but renowned Canadian director Guy Maddin and living and working legend Cate Blanchett are about to start shooting Maddin’s latest, a dramedy called Rumors (THR). If it’s even half as trippy as My Winnipeg, this will probably flip your world every which way possible several times over.

4. Long live crank calls and all hail to Brendon Walsh for keeping them alive with his live show Afternoon Delight. Walsh just started bringing back his show in LA and now has a handful of dates booked in CA. Go get tickets ASAP at

5. Just a friendly reminder, that Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson’s raucous Dicks the Musical begins its theatrical run this weekend and we’re betting that it’s going to be every bit the required viewing that Barbie and Oppenheimer were/still are.

6. Bilal Baig‘s touching and illuminating dramedy, Sort Of, will see its end with this upcoming third season (Deadline). Part of SAG AFTRA’s new contract should prohibit Warner Discovery from cancelling stuff for a few months at least?

7. The wondrous, all inclusive performance space, Junior High, is hiring event staffers. Just a heads up in case if you’re looking for work that isn’t being a waiter or bartender right now.

8. We’ll leave you with this: It’s our founders b-day today and if you’d like to support TCB (he’s the one running the whole show), some love via Venmo @jakekroeger, would be greatly appreciated.