It's finally time for the long-awaited and saliva-inducing Inside Comedy on Showtime, whose first episode, an interview with Jerry Seinfeld and Don Rickles, airs tomorrow at 11. But that won't be the night's only new standup-focused television show! Comedy Central is also premiering Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus at 10, hosted by J.B. Smoove and featuring established black comics (unlike the near-entirely white Inside Comedy). What an evening it'll be, for those who don't have outside obligations (who are we kidding, for all of us). First you'll crack a beer and laugh at jokes from today's comics, then kick back with a brandy and theorize with the [...]
It's a dusty day down in a small Mexican town. Dirt lines the streets, and men have that hungry look about them. You take a seat in a dark bar.
"Whiskey," you say to the barman.
As you reach into your pocket and feel nothin' but fuzz, there's a stirring from the seat next to you. A grizzled old man comes up out of the shadows.
"The hills, boy," he says to you, barely moving his lips. He points a gnarled, callused finger out the door, to the mountains in the distance. "Them's money shots in them thar hills."
-Treasure of the Sierra Porndre
Aside from detailing his second [...]
Web Therapy, Lisa Kudrow's web series-turned-TV show, has been picked up for a second season on Showtime. In addition to Conan O'Brien, this season will feature patients Lily Tomlin, Molly Shannon and Her Holiness Meryl Streep(!).
The CW is developing a "faux-lesbian comedy" called Poseurs, starring Sara Rue as "a young woman who marries with her female friend so that she can stay in her fancy apartment." At last, a solution for all those times you've wished you could watch I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry every week without the two-hour time commitment.
TV: everyone's doing it! The Farrelly brothers are now developing a comedy for Showtime, about "a guy who is betrayed by his wife after years of marriage and he finds himself at the crossroads of a midlife crisis." Good for the Farrellys for doing it on cable instead of making the most censored, neutered network sitcom ever.
In case you weren't thinking about Don Cheadle's balls yet today (which you were), Ben Schwartz aka Jean-Ralphio posted a House of Lies promo as a reminder to think about them…now. Schwartz and Kristen Bell also star in the upcoming Showtime show, which premieres January 8 and follows the adventures of "a self-loathing management consultant (Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle) from a top tier firm who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his way with and for his clients," a plot which you easily could have interpreted from the video if you weren't so fixated on Don's gyrating pelvis.