Posts tagged as veep

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 [...]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Had Lunch with Joe Biden

Veeps collided on Friday, when the real Vice President, Joe Biden, and the fake Vice President, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, met for lunch at the White House. Louis-Dreyfus, who plays VP Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep, surprised Biden by sitting down at his desk when she showed up for their pre-arranged lunch. "He thought he'd just ask my advice on some various briefs he had to deal with," Louis-Dreyfus said in an audio clip posted to the White House's website, "And I was happy to give him my advice which he paid no attention to whatsoever, which is why he's such a wise vice president."

Biden being a good sport about Veep is [...]

Watch a New Trailer for 'Veep' Season 2

Here's a teaser trailer for the second season of HBO's Vice Presidential comedy Veep, featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, and the rest of the gang back in action. It's back April 14th, so if you want wacky Vice President hijinx before then, just set your Google alerts for "Joe Biden."

Potentially Emmy Nominated Actresses Discuss Being Funny and Farts and Vaginas

"So many Emmy roundtables so little time," says everyone this month. "But they talk about farting on set," says I! Also, this roundtable takes place around a square table, which makes it slightly more visually interesting. In the full, uncut version below they discuss hosting SNL, the non-controversy (or nontroversy) surrounding women being funny, and more.

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 [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Veep' Season 1

Veep Season 1 is out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week! The Armando Iannucci-created Julia Louis-Dreyfuss-starring show is incredible, with some of the smartest and funniest dialogue on television. Matt Walsh and Tony Hale round out a talented cast of comedians and actors playing the oft-harried workers assisting the Vice President of the United States. The show returns to HBO next Monday, so that gives you a small amount of time to catch up very quickly, but also season one is just eight half-hour episodes so that's not too hard at all. Plus they're really good!

'Veep' Is Coming Back April 14th for a Second Season

HBO announced today that its Vice Presidential comedy Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and created by Armando Iannucci, is returning for a second season on Sunday, April 14th, at 10:30pm. The whole ensemble cast, made up of Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, and Sufe Bradshaw, is coming back, with Gary Cole and Kevin Dunn joining up for major recurring roles. The new season will be 10 episodes compared to last season's eight, continuing HBO's quest to transition creator Armando Iannucci away from tiny six-episode British seasons, inch by inch.

The Slow Death of the Traditional Television Season

If you haven't noticed, this isn't the end of 2012 (and according to my Mayan friend, Maya, the end of the universe). We are drawing a distinction between a Season In Review and a Year In Review, as to celebrate the traditional television season. But in doing so, I realized the idea of the television season itself doesn’t seem to loom as large as it once did. The excitement over finales and the despair over time apart from favorite shows feels shorter lived. Mostly, it doesn’t feel final, as it's not like television is going anywhere. If anything, the summer is a more exciting time for television as for [...]

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 [...]

Here's a Trailer for the New Season of 'Veep'

HBO just released this new trailer for its excellent political comedy Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and created by Armando Iannucci. Season Two debuts on April 14th, and it looks more action-packed than the first, full of cool guest stars like Gary Cole and that guy from The Wire who says "sheeeeee-it."

Gary Cole Is Coming to the Second Season of 'Veep'

Bill Lumbergh himself, Gary Cole, has just signed on for a "major recurring role" on the upcoming season of HBO's Veep. He'll play "a Karl Rove-type of character named Kent" and will be in as many of 8 of the season's 10 episodes. Cole is obviously quite adept at playing suit-wearing dickbags, so this sounds like a pretty great fit to me.