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HBO Renews 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'

HBO announced today that they've renewed their Sunday night comedies Veep and Silicon Valley for another season each. This will mark a fourth season for Veep and a second for Silicon Valley.

This is an early renewal for both shows, meaning HBO has a lot of faith in them. Veep and Silicon Valley, which are both critically-acclaimed and do well in the ratings, are only three weeks into airing their current seasons.

Here's 10 Seconds from the New Season of 'Veep'

Here's a short teaser trailer from the upcoming third season of the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy Veep, which debuts on April 6th. There's only 10 seconds of footage in it, but it's worth the watch if you like Julia Louis-Dreyfus or hate balloons.

All the Interesting Comedy Stuff that Happened at the Emmys

The zillionth annual Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, and we weeded through the three-hour ceremony to pull anything interesting related to comedy that happened. Below, please find a full list of comedy winners and nominees from the ceremony (which is available in its entirety on CBS's website) and the clips of the best comedy moments from the event, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus's acceptance speech with help from her bodyman Tony Hale and Will Ferrell's closing bit.

As far as the awards winners go, there were very few surprises, which is pretty typical of the Emmys. Modern Family won for best comedy series for the fourth year [...]

It's That Episode: Matt Walsh on UCB Pranking 'The Today Show,' 'The Star Wars Holiday Special' and So Much More

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Matt Walsh (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) joins Craig to discuss some of TV's most (and least) notable clips. Matt discusses the Upright Citizens Brigade pranking The Today Show, the rehearsal process behind Veep, and, of course, the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.

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HBO Renews 'Veep' for a Third Season

HBO announced today that they've renewed the critically-acclaimed, Emmy-winning comedy Veep for a third season. Created by UK comedy mastermind Armando Iannucci and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the U.S. Vice President, the series began airing its second season last month and earned its highest ratings for the season yet this past weekend. Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reed Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, and Kevin Dunn. Like the second season, the third season order is for 10 episodes. The new season is expected to debut sometime next year, so once Veep Season 2 wraps, you'll just have to start paying attention to Joe Biden for a few months [...]

Talking to Matt Walsh About His New Improvised Film, ‘Veep’, and More

One of the founders of the UCB Theatre and a friendly face in the comedy ecosystem, Matt Walsh returns to TV April 6th when Veep premieres its third season on HBO. In addition to Veep, Walsh has a number of other interesting projects up his sleeve including a role in the found-footage tornado film Into the Storm and David Cross’s directorial debut Hits. Most recently, Walsh turned to Indiegogo to crowdfund A Better You, an improvised film (the writer-director’s second, after High Road in 2011) starring co-writer Brian Huskey as a hypnotherapist in the midst [...]

'30 Rock,' 'The Colbert Report,' 'The Simpsons,' and 'Veep' Win Writers Guild Awards

The 2014 WGA Awards were handed out over the weekend, and a few comedies came home with recognition for their writing. Veep won the Comedy Series category (its second WGA nom and first win), The Colbert Report won for Comedy/Variety, and The Simpsons won for Animation. The first part of 30 Rock's 2013 series finale "Hogcock!" also won for Episodic Comedy, beating out Modern Family, Parks and Rec, and Orange Is the New Black and making the show's 13th nomination and 5th WGA win. Click here to see the complete list of WGA winners.

Executive Producers For All The Emmy-Nomitated Sitcoms Chatted Today

“Half the time the scripts [Louis] gives me, this is not funny at all. But now I know the comedy is going to come."

- Louie executive producer Blair Breard talking at the Variety Emmy Elite Showrunners Breakfast with fellow EPs Judd Apatow of Girls, Steve Molaro of The Big Bang Theory, Armando Iannucci of Veep, Jack Burditt of 30 Rock, and Danny Zuker of Modern Family

Season Two of 'Veep' Was a Funny Story About Underdog Jerks

"Would it be so hard for people not to be assholes?" – Selina Meyer

Veep reminds me a lot of The Larry Sanders Show, and I'm sure I'm not alone in drawing such a parallel: both are enjoyable, really funny comedies that happen to consist of unilateralists that are absolutely awful to one another. Garry Shandling — Larry Sanders himself — said years later that everybody watching had gotten it all wrong, that the men and women that worked for the talk show within the show truly loved one another, and their way of communicating those feelings happened to be by way of appearing self-centered, duplicitous, and/or exchanging creative R-rated [...]

Talking to Tony Hale About 'Arrested Development', 'Veep' and 'The Heat'

There's going to be a lot of Tony Hale going around in the very near future. He can currently be found every Sunday on HBO's Veep playing Gary, the bumbling but devoted body man to Julia Louis-Dreyfus's vice president. He'll be seen getting busted with a prostitute in this summer's action-comedy, The Heat. Most excitingly of course, he'll be resuming his role as the socially inept, one-handed Buster Bluth when Arrested Development premieres on Netflix in May. Recently, I caught up with over the phone to chat about cast reunions, hidden AD jokes, and how some of his characters might be related.

Obviously Arrested Development is coming back next month, and I feel [...]

There Are Five Million Jokes in the Trailer for Season 3 of 'Veep'

HBO's political comedy Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and created by Armando Iannucci, returns for its third season on Sunday, April 6th, and here's a brand new trailer for it. The trailer's only 90 seconds long, but there are at least five minutes worth of jokes in there.

'30 Rock' and 'Arrested Development' Are Among This Year's SAG Nominees

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced this morning, and aside from the predictable love for Veep, The Big Bang Theory, and Modern Family, the actors on both 30 Rock's farewell season and Arrested Development's experimental Netflix run got recognized for their work in 2013. Winners will be announced at the live awards show on January 18th at 8:00PM on TNT and TBS; see below for the complete list of comedy-related nominees.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Jason Bateman, Arrested Development Ty Burrell, Modern Family Don Cheadle, House of Lies Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Funny or Die Takes You Inside Tony Hale's Acting Process

Here's a new Funny or Die video in which Arrested Development's Tony Hale takes you deep inside his acting process — which requires more blow darts than you would expect.

Talking to Matt Walsh About 'Veep' and the Past, Present, and Future of UCB

Matt Walsh is one of the stars of HBO's Veep, which was just renewed for a third season, but he's no stranger to critically-acclaimed comedy after spending over two decades in the industry. Since rising up through the Chicago comedy scene in the early '90s and founding the UCB Theatre with Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, and Ian Roberts, Walsh has amassed a ton of credits in well-regarded comedies like The Daily Show, Conan, the UCB's own Comedy Central series, and cult hits like Dog Bites Man and Jon Benjamin Has a Van. Veep, from UK comedy demigod Armando Iannucci, is currently in the midst of its second season, airing [...]