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Kevin Hart's New Stand-Up Concert Film 'Let Me Explain' Set for July 4th Weekend

The company Codeblack Films has just acquired Kevin Hart's new stand-up movie, entitled Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, and they have big plans for it. According to Deadline, Codeblack is planning to give Let Me Explain a "broad summer theatrical release" over 4th of July weekend via a partnership with Lionsgate. This is a bold move for the company as summer is typically blockbuster season, and stand-up concert films never do anywhere as good of business as big summer movies. If anybody can compete with these high-budget, high-profile films, though, it's Hart. His last concert movie, Laugh at My Pain, was one of the highest-grossing stand-up movies [...]

Judd Apatow Tells the Story of the Movie He Almost Made with Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, and the Rolling Stones

Judd Apatow appeared on MTV's Pioneers series this week, and here's a clip from the interview in which he tells the story of a comedic Rolling Stones concert movie he wrote with Ben Stiller in the early 90s that would have starred Stiller, Brad Pitt, Andy Dick, and of course, the Rolling Stones. It sounds unbelievably crazy. They should just make that thing now just like they're doing with Apatow's Simpsons script from the early 90s. I can't imagine any difficulties involved in raising a big enough budget to pay Stiller, Apatow, Pitt, and the Stones and to put on a live concert, all while keeping Andy Dick [...]

Talking to Liam McEneaney About 'Tell Your Friends!', New York's Standup Scene, and More

"What I learned is that doing a show in a bar basement for very little money has its rewards," says Liam McEneaney, producer and host of the popular New York stand-up show Tell Your Friends!. On December 4th, Tell You Friends! The Concert Film!, which stars McEneaney alongside comedians Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts, Christian Finnegan, Leo Allen and Rob Paravonian, and musical duo A Brief View of the Hudson, will be released by ASpecialThing Records. A release party/Hurricane Sandy benefit show will be held at The Bell House on December 5th. Recently, I got the chance to hang out with Liam at a [...]