Bill Murray is bringing his crooning talents to television in the form of a Christmas special. Variety reports that Murray has teamed up with Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola to star in a TV Christmas special, in which Murray will sing a collection of classic Christmas carols. The special doesn't yet have a network or premiere date, but Murray told Variety that it won't be live and will be "like a little movie. It won't have a format, but it's going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose. It will have a patina style [...]
Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac has a brand new special coming out next month. According to Deadline, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 21st on both Netflix and as a 1,000 piece limited edition vinyl LP through Cenac's own production company Amalgamated Bear. Directed by Cenac and filmed at Brooklyn's Union Hall, the special will follow "Wyatt’s observations ranging from the weirdness of adults giving each other hickeys, to watching the neighborhood where his grandmother lived for decades become the backdrop for at least three network sitcoms, a cop drama and probably a reality show about cheesemongers." The special features appearances from Eugene Mirman, [...]
Every year, Comedy Central hands out half-hour specials to up and coming standups as part of its series The Half Hour. NYC-based comedian Chris Distefano has the honor of kicking off the new season of The Half Hour, with his special set to air this Friday at midnight. Distefano rose up via NYC's comedy scene before making the jump to television. He performed his first network standup set last year on Letterman, is currently a regular on MTV2's Guy Code, Guy Court, and MTV's Girl Code.
I recently caught up with Distefano to discuss setting his doctorate in physical therapy aside to focus on comedy, finding out he got his special during a bad breakup, and [...]
Tomorrow night, Adult Swim is airing Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a new half-hour special starring comedian Brett Gelman and directed by Jason Woliner, who co-wrote the script with Gelman. Beginning as a talk show Gelman hosts over a meal with six Hollywood actors a la Jon Favreau's Dinner for Five, Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends quickly takes a turn and descends into an evening of psychological torture. Like Eagleheart, the Adult Swim show Gelman acts on and Woliner is a writer, director, and producer on, Dinner with Friends is fast-paced, funny, and unlike anything else on TV.
I recently talked with Brett Gelman [...]
Adult Swim is set to premiere a new TV special later this month from Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner (Eagleheart), Splitsider has learned. Called Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends, the 30-minute special will air Thursday, April 24th, at midnight. Written by Gelman and Woliner and was directed by Woliner, the special stars Gelman as himself, inviting his Hollywood friends over for "a lively night of dining, tasty showbiz chit-chat, and psychological torture." Gelman's dinner guests include Dale Dickey, Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed, Alison Pill, Lance Reddick, and Alex Karpovsky as themselves, and Anthony Atamanuik as Joey Fillipiano.
To whet your appetite, here's the last project Brett Gelman and [...]