“When the five of us are together, we become the Kids in the Hall. It becomes something that is apart from any one of us. That’s why we keep doing it. It’s fun and exciting when we’re together. It can also become pretty horrible and mean, but we end up laughing more together than we do at any other time in our lives."
-Dave Foley in Toronto newspaper Now's in-depth oral history of The Kids in the Hall. It's definitely worth reading, going into the group's early days playing for 15 people a week to their cult sketch show to their breakup while making the movie Brain Candy.
The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for the 2014 WGA Awards in TV, and the list was full of few surprises. Usual suspects Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, and Veep made it into the Comedy Series category, also joined by newcomer Orange Is the New Black and departing 30 Rock. Simpsons and Futurama dominated the animation category, while Colbert, Conan, Kimmel, SNL, Daily Show, and Portlandia all took home variety series nominations.
Sure, shows like Archer, Bob's Burgers, Key & Peele, Eastbound & Down, Eagleheart, Always Sunny, Nathan For You, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Always Sunny also deserve nominations and didn't get any whereas a lot [...]
Here's a remote piece from last night's Conan, in which Conan O'Brien went to commercial audition coach to give commercial acting a shot. I don't think his new career path is gonna pan out.
Professional charming man Paul Rudd is hosting SNL this week, and he joined Vanessa Bayer for promos in which they fangirled out over One Direction, wowed us with the magic of Hollywood, and proved their excitement for the upcoming show.
It's been eight months since HBO canceled writer/director Mike White's critically-acclaimed series Enlightened, but White is already getting back into business with the network. HBO is developing a new comedy series called Mr. Romance that White will executive produce, THR reports. The potential show will be co-written by Murray Miller (Girls, American Dad) and Casper Christensen (Klovn). Mr. Romance is based on Joshua Bearman's 2010 McSweeney's article, "The Only Muscle I Can't Control: In Search of the Next Romance Novel Cover Man." The original story is nonfiction covering the 14th annual Mr. Romance Cover Model Competition. There's no word on the plot of Mr. Romance, which will [...]