Last year it was announced that Bill Murray was teaming up with Sofia Coppola for an upcoming Christmas TV special, and today THR reports that the project just added a few big stars. According to the report, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus will play versions of themselves in the special, which will follow the famously agent-less Murray as "he evades the advances of a shark dying to sign him." The project hasn't officially found a distributor yet, but it already sounds like the weirdest holiday special ever. Coppola told Variety in October that it won't be live and will be "like a [...]
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's upcoming film The Nest written by SNL's Paula Pell not only has a brand new title but a first-look teaser to get you excited. Now titled Sisters, the film follows Fey and Poehler as sisters who return to their childhood home to clean out their bedrooms before their parents sell the house. It's slated for a Christmas 2015 release.
To add to your diet of comedy consumption which is likely already at critical mass, what with the comedy movies, sitcoms, sketch comedy shows, web videos, Twitter feed, and novelty T-shirts, here's your reading list: the best comedy books of 2014. This year had an especially delightful selection of comedy and comedy-related books. Here then are some of the comedy history, comedy theory, comedy memoirs, comic essay collections, and comic novels that stood out.
Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are coming to Hulu. The streaming network announced today that it's given a straight-to-series order to Eichner and Klausner's Amy Poehler-produced pilot Difficult People, which was originally developed as a potential show for USA. In the series, Eichner and Klausner star as "best friends living in New York City with the series centering on their typical, irreverent behavior that lands them in some very awkward situations." Klausner wrote the pilot episode and also will serve as an executive producer alongside Amy Poehler. Production on the full season will begin in early 2015. Said Poehler in an announcement: "I tend to enjoy funny people creating [...]
Before I can start my thoughts on Amy Poehler’s Yes Please (Dey Street Press, out today), I have to put aside Professional Writer Voice and make a confession: I love self-help books. I’m not talking about the ones that promise if you just think positively piles of money will magically appear. I mean the ones that urge us to be better people, that gently tell us it’s slowly inch-by-inch going to be okay and that it helps our hearts to be kinder to others and to ourselves. I have an entire shelf of them. If there’s a Brene Brown book to be had, I own a dog-eared, heavily-underlined copy, [...]