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Here's the First Trailer for HBO's 'The Brink' Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins

HBO's new comedy The Brink premieres on Sunday, June 21st at 10:30pm, and the pay network released the first trailer today. Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, the series follows a low-level military officer (Black) and the Secretary of State (Robbins) during a geopolitical crisis. Aasif Mandvi, Pablo Schreiber, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, and Geoff Pierson also star.

Jack Black/Tim Robbins Comedy 'The Brink' Premieres on HBO This Summer

It's been almost a year since HBO ordered The Brink to series, but now the network has finally revealed when the Jack Black/Tim Robbins-starring show will debut its 10-episode season: sometime this summer. The show also stars Pablo Schreiber with series regulars Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, and Geoff Pierson. Here's the full description of the series, which was co-created by Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim and is produced by Jay Roach:

When a rogue general seizes control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of three improbable Americans: Secretary of State Walter [...]

Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black Join Weird Al in "Tacky" Music Video

Weird Al dropped his first Mandatory Fun music video today for "Tacky," which turns out is a parody of Pharrell's hit single "Happy." It includes a bunch of great comedy people happily dancing around while dressed up in awful neon getups too.

HBO Orders Jack Black/Tim Robbins Comedy Pilot to Series

HBO has given a series order to The Brink, a dark comedy that stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins, Deadline reports. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and brother Kim created the show, and Jay Roach (Meet the ParentsAustin Powers), directed the pilot, which was ordered in the fall. The Brink follows three characters involved in a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a low-level military officer (Black), and a navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber, Orange is the New Black). Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales, and Eric Ladin play supporting roles in the show, which HBO quickly ordered to series after receiving and watching the pilot yesterday.

Jack Black and Fred Armisen to Star in New Web Series 'Ambiance Man'

Here's a behind-the-scenes teaser for Ambiance Man, a web series created by artist Alix Lambert and produced by LA's Museum of Contemporary Art. The series stars Fred Armisen as the title character with Jack Black and Jibz Cameron (AKA performance artist Dynasty Handbag) as Ambiance Man's nemeses Unidentifiable Odor and Buzzkill. The series premieres December 20th on MOCAtv's Youtube page, where we'll get to watch Black ruin tons of vibes only to have Armisen swoop in and restore things to totally chilled out order.

Jack Black (Almost) Plays a Song for Scott Aukerman on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Here's a sneak peek at Friday's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring special guest Jack Black, who reluctantly agrees to sing a song for Scott Aukerman after the magic moment of opportunity has already passed. Thankfully, Black wasn't reluctant at all when he joined Reggie Watts for a new installment of Reggie Makes Music, which resulted in a super catchy five-minute jam session:

'The Birthday Boys' Explores the Sad World of Classic Movie Reboots

Here's a sneak peek at this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring guest star Jack Black as a jaded actor starring in a reboot of a classic animated film he's never even seen. It's the perfect sketch at a time where reboots, remakes, sequels, and film-to-TV adaptations have gone into development overdrive — but don't expect to feel any better about reboots after watching it.

Tenacious D's 2014 Festival Supreme Will Feature a Crazy Number of Awesome Comedy Acts

The 2014 lineup of Tenacious D's comedy rock event Festival Supreme was announced today, and it includes a ton of famous funny people. Currently set to appear in the festival — which is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th in Los Angeles — are The State, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, the Workaholics crew, Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford, Scott Aukerman, Jenny Slate, Eric Andre, Bo Burnham, and many more. Click through to see the full-size poster with the complete lineup.

Jack Black and James Marsden to Star in the High School Reunion Comedy 'The D-Train'

Jack Black and James Marsden are starring in a movie together. THR reports that the film, called The D-Train, is a low-budget indie comedy about the chairman of a high school reunion committee (Black) desperate to get the most popular guy in school (Marsden), who's now a failed commercial actor in LA, to come to the reunion, and he travels to LA to do so. Mike White, who's also producing the movie, will play a supporting role as Black's only friend from high school and Nat Faxon is also in talks for a supporting role. Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, who wrote the Jim Carrey Yes Man [...]

Fox Is Developing a Comedy Written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund; Jack Black and Diablo Cody Producing

Fox just bought a new workplace comedy called Wunderland, written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund with Diablo Cody supervising and Jack Black producing via his company Electric Dynamite, Deadline reports. The comedy takes place behind the scenes at America's most popular (fictional) theme park and is based on the couple's experiences working at multiple theme parks, where Lund often played princesses. Lund recently starred in and co-created the Yahoo! web series Ghost Ghirls (also produced by Jack Black's Electric Dynamite), while Gourley is one of the creators and stars of the podcast Superego.

Jack Black and James Marsden's 'The D Train' Premieres on May 8th

Jack Black and James Marsden recently teamed up for a new indie film called The D Train, and after a successful run at Sundance, the film is now headed to theaters on Friday, May 8th. According to Vanity Fair, the trailer has been edited to present the film as more of a high school reunion comedy rather than show its "darker sexual fixation undertones," so if you really want to know what The D Train is about you'll have to see it for yourself (or go for the spoilers here and here).

Jack Black Explains Why He's Like a White Tiger on 'Late Late Show'

Here's a clip from Kyle Gass and Jack Black's visit to The Late Late Show on Friday, where the duo explains their friendly weight loss competition as well as the deeper meaning behind Black's majestic white tiger t-shirt.

Ken Marino Joins Jack Black in 'Goosebumps' Movie

Ken Marino will be in the movie adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books. The Party Down and The State actor will play a supporting role in the film, also called Goosebumps, joining stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette, and Jillian Bell, Deadline reports. Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels), the movie follows a boy and R.L. Stine's niece teaming up when a bunch of Stine's imaginary monsters are set free in the town of Greendale, Maryland. Marino is playing blowhard football Coach Carr, while Black is playing R.L. Stine. The movie is set for a March 2016 release.

Jack Black Is Developing an Adaptation of the UK Film 'Wizard's Way'

Jack Black has acquired the rights to develop and produce a remake of he British film Wizard's Way, Variety reports. The comedy follows two friends who are completely obsessed with the fictional online fantasy roleplaying game Wizard’s Way, and it was written and directed by Joe Stretch, Socrates Adams-Florou, and Chris Killen. The movie is about to have its US premiere this year at the Slamdance Film Festival. Jack Black will executive produce via his company Electric Dynamite.