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Seth Rogen Wants to Make a 'Neighbors' Sequel Happen

With the box office success of Seth Rogen's newest movie Neighbors, the comedy film star said at a Warner Bros. panel over the weekend that he's currently "having a lot of discussions" to make a sequel with his producing partners Evan Goldberg and James Weaver. Rogen also emphasized that the trio will continue to specialize in "low budget R-rated comedies" following Rogen's decision to cut Neighbors' budget in half to $18 million to ward off studio exec interference: "At least we didn't make a movie we hate and had to work on for a year and a half." At the panel, Rogen also confirmed that he's currently [...]

The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Jimmy Fallon Get Girly in "Ew!"

Jimmy Fallon continued his super girly teen sketch "Ew!" last night with Neighbors stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Efron is pretty flawless as a selfie-loving girl, while Rogen is only convincing as the kind of teen who would find Gary Oldman cute.

Watch a New Trailer for 'Neighbors' Starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron

Here's a brand new red band trailer for Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's new movie, Neighbors, which comes out May 9th, has been receiving rave reviews, and most importantly, features Hannibal Buress as a cop.

AMC Is Venturing Into Comedy; Developing Shows from Wyatt Cenac, Seth Rogen, and Kevin Smith

Cable network AMC, home to acclaimed dramas like Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and formerly Breaking Bad, announced the new slate of shows they're developing today, including a big push towards scripted comedy.

AMC has greenlit its first scripted comedy pilot, We Hate Paul Revere. Created by and starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner (who wrote together on My Boys and Whitney), the show follows two brothers trying to make their place in history in Colonial Boston. AMC started developing this comedy in 2012, and if they order it to series, it's expected to debut in 2015.

The network is also developing five new comedies:

Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and Anders Holm Join Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's upcoming animated film Sausage Party just got a little bigger. The Wrap reports that Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and Workaholics star Anders Holm have joined the voice cast to the animated feature, which follows "one sausage's quest to discover the truth about existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale." The previously announced voice cast includes James Franco, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig, and Jonah Hill (who co-created the story [...]

'Neighbors' Had a Huge Opening Weekend and Its Audience Was Shockingly Mostly Female

The Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy Neighbors came out this weekend, earning $49 million at the box office, the highest-grossing opening weekend for a live-action comedy this year. Surprisingly, women made up 53% of the audience for the film this weekend, which isn't exactly what you'd expect from a raucous, R-rated comedy about a war between a family and a frat house. Sure, Rose Byrne, Neighbors' female lead, has a huge part and a lot of funny moments and good-looking guy Zac Efron is in it, but it is still a pretty dude-centric to go over so well with the opposite gender.

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron Vibe It Out with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Here's a new clip from Workaholics, in which Seth Rogen and Zac Efron interview to become the guys' new cubicle neighbor (to promote their movie Neighbors because synergy). Rogen gets a little annoyed after Efron spends the whole interview sucking up, and unsurprisingly the winner gets chosen solely for their finest masculine physical attribute.

Aidy Bryant Does Her First 'SNL' Promos with Host Seth Rogen

Here's the promo reel for this week's SNL with third-time host Seth Rogen and first-time promo actor Aidy Bryant, who swings back and forth between excitement over Rogen's presence and excitement over finally getting to do a promo.

Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen Are Both Hosting 'SNL' Next Month

Saturday Night Live announced today that Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen will both be hosting the show in April. The April 5th show will be the first time hosting for Kendrick, while April 12th will be the third time hosting for Rogen, who last hosted in 2009.

The musical guest on the Kendrick show is Pharrell, while Rogen's is Ed Sheeran. The next new episode of SNL airs March 29th with host Louis C.K. and musical guest Sam Smith.

Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow Blast 'Washington Post' Film Critic Ann Hornaday on Twitter

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday published an op-ed over the weekend about the young, sexist, and mentally disturbed man who went on a female-targeted killing spree in Santa Barbara on Friday, attributing the source of the tragedy to Hollywood's domination by white men "whose escapist fantasies so often revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment (often, if not always, featuring a steady through-line of casual misogyny)." In the piece, Hornaday specifically called out Judd Apatow as well as Seth Rogen's newest film Neighbors as guilty of breeding the misogynist attitude of sexual entitlement the killer possessed:

How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like "Neighbors" and feel, as [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Seth Rogen Does 'How Was Your Week'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

How Was Your Week – Seth Rogen

LEIGH: Even if you don't follow Julie Klausner's [...]

'SNL' Review: Seth Rogen Half-Baked

While watching Seth Rogen host SNL for the third time last weekend, I was reminded of two other three-peat hosts from earlier this season: Paul Rudd in December and Jonah Hill in January. Rudd's episode felt like extended promo for Anchorman 2, with the host failing to capture that lightning in the bottle with cast members that made his previous stints so memorable. Hill, however, seemed to enjoy himself every bit as much as he did his first two appearances.

Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill are, of course, hugely successful alumni from Team Judd Apatow, but their careers have taken diverging trajectories. Rogen and Rudd have [...]

'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]