Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson

Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson
Todd Strauss-Schulson will direct Rebel Wilson’s comedy Isn’t It Romantic for New Line. Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo, and Gina Matthews are producing the film. Erin Cardillo wrote the original script with revisions by Dana Fox and Katie Silberman …
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Imaginary childhood friend helps Jenna Elfman in her return to series comedy
Jenna Elfman returns to series television in this ABC comedy, which sneak-peeks Wednesday before airing regularly on Tuesdays beginning April 4. Elfman plays Alice, a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets the …
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The Best Comedy Clubs in D.C.
When you think of D.C., the first or fourth or fifth thing, for that matter that comes to mind isn’t usually comedy. But, there are actually loads of funny people here and you can find quality live standup nearly every night of the week.
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How can we keep the #MuffinJoke out of Spadea’s ‘comedy’ routine?

How can we keep the #MuffinJoke out of Spadea’s ‘comedy’ routine?
Spadea is at it again. He’s performing with Joe Piscopo, Steve Trevelise and Jessica Nutt on Thursday Feb 23rd at the Comedy Cove in Springfield NJ and again on Thursday March 2nd at Catch A Rising Star in Princeton. How do we keep #TheMuffinJoke out …
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Denver’s five best comedy venues
While it’s true that a venue can make or break the show regardless of the talent on stage, this is doubly true with comedy. Location, comfort level, atmosphere, drink prices and, yes, quality of performers all play a large role in whether a comedy fan will …
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Asolo Rep stages the classic comedy Born Yesterday
The 1950 movie version of “Born Yesterday” is just about as funny as a movie can be. The stage version, which was a huge Broadway hit right after World War II, is every bit as funny as the film. And it has a bit of substance that was downplayed in the …
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trendBerlin – Penelope Cruz and Edgar Rami­rez to Star in Dark Comedy “Love Child”
IMR International is bringing the new film from writer-director Todd Solondz, LOVE CHILD, to Berlin next week, and Penelope Cruz and Edgar Rami­rez are attached to star. It’s currently in pre-production, with Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David …
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Is YouTube killing comedy?
On April 23, 2013, a parody video appeared on YouTube, seemingly out of nowhere, which reimagined the comedian Louis C.K. as a recycler of classic jokes. Lines like “Why did the chicken cross the road?” were extrapolated into bizarre tangents that …
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One man plays a dozen characters in the “Twisted Cabaret” comedy show
SEATTLE – Frank Olivier takes acting to an entirely new level. In his comedy show, “Twisted Cabaret and Pandemonium Vaudeville Show,” Olivier takes on over a dozen different roles and acts in his one man show, singing and dancing every step of the way.
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Is YouTube killing comedy?

trendIs YouTube killing comedy?
On April 23, 2013, a parody video appeared on YouTube, seemingly out of nowhere, which reimagined the comedian Louis C.K. as a recycler of classic jokes. Lines like “Why did the chicken cross the road?” were extrapolated into bizarre tangents that …
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“The Wedding Party” : Romantic comedy grosses over N120M in 12 days
A collaboration between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Koga Studios and Inkblot Productions, “The Wedding Party” has grossed over 120 million naira in 12 days. The comedy movie which holds a record as the biggest opening week in history of …
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P.K. Subban tries hand at stand-up comedy
The Montreal crowd is chanting: “P.K.! P.K.! P.K.!” Only P.K. Subban is not on the ice wearing a Montreal Canadiens sweater, nor even part of the original-six franchise any longer. It’s the first day of August and Subban is back in Montreal, about a month …
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trendIliza Shlesinger’s comedy expresses femininity, independence without aiming low
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger has come a long way since winning Season 6 of “Last Comic Standing” in 2008. She’s already released her third Netflix special, “Confirmed Kills.” The special follows earlier projects “War Paint” (2013) and …
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Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz to star in “The Pact” comedy
PanARMENIAN.Net – Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena are set to star in Kay Cannon’s directorial debut, “The Pact”, Variety reports. Eben Russell, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and brothers Brian and Jim Kehoe penned the script for …
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The Missing’s Abigail Hardingham starred in raunchy horror comedy before bagging role of Alice in hit BBC drama
ABIGAIL Hardingham played a paramedic who shares her boyfriend with the ghost of his ex-girlfriend in a raunchy horror comedy before landing the leading role in The Missing. The actress plays Alice Webster in the hit BBC drama but earned her acting …
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Cy and David’s Picks: A Composer at 80, an Uncomfortable Comedy About Race, and a Magical, Musical World

musicCy and David’s Picks: A Composer at 80, an Uncomfortable Comedy About Race, and a Magical, Musical World
We mentioned Steve Reich a few weeks ago — now it’s Philip Glass’ turn. And you can celebrate his still-dexterous fingers as he joins four other pianists to play all 20 of Glass’ piano études. He’s working with a terrific team, including the …
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New music director named at Presbyterian Church
“My mother, grandmother and aunt sing in the choir. My uncle is a choir director. And my grandmother and cousin are exceptional pianists/organists. “My grandmother definitely was the one who inspired me most to ask to take piano lessons,” adding his …
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Philip Glass brings his monumental etudes to Stanford Live
Four pianists, in addition to Glass himself, will be performing the 20-piece work: Anton Batagov, Sarah Cahill, Aaron Diehl and Jenny Lin. The New York Times has called the 20 etudes some of Glass’ “best, most harmonically inventive music.”
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, stands in the back of a Rolls Royce at the beginning of a parade in downtown Cleveland, Wedensday, June 22, 2016, celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA Championship. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)LeBron James & Bill Lawrence Team For Cleveland-Set Family Comedy At NBC
NBC has given a script commitment with penalty to There Goes the Neighborhood, a single-camera comedy from NBA star LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment, Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence’s Doozer and Warner Bros TV, where both companies have deals.
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You Can Stream Episode One of Issa Rae’s New HBO Comedy Insecure Right Now!
Issa Rae’s new HBO comedy Insecure doesn’t technically premiere until October 9th, but today is a happy joyous day, because Rae just took to HBO’s YouTube channel to announce that Episode 1 is available to be streamed right now! The episode, titled …
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Confirmed: Iliza “Kills” In Her Third Netflix Comedy Special
In Forever 31, Iliza Shlesinger and her friends struggle with what it means to act like a grown-up in modern society. Her webseries at the heart of her ABC Digital series, Forever 31’s “The Iliza Show” finds her and her best friend/sidekick Alexis …
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89-Year-Old’s Stand-Up Comedy Debut Is Hysterical

trend89-Year-Old’s Stand-Up Comedy Debut Is Hysterical
Just because you’ve gotten older, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun — and that’s what 89-year-old Chuck Esterly set out to prove as he hit the stage for his recent stand-up comedy debut at a Cincinnati comedy club. Pushing 90, Esterly took advantage of …
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Milton Jones: Christianity, comedy and changing perspectives
Likening himself to “a car that breaks down a lot, but is happy to try and give lifts”, comedian Milton Jones spoke to LICC about his faith, sharing it, and how God can take a joke. Describing his faith, Jones said, “I believe in God because of a gut …
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Comedian Paula Poundstone Talks Approach to Comedy, Upcoming Show
Comedian Paula Poundstone, a veteran in the comedy circuit, is coming to Playhouse Square November 12. Poundstone is a regular guest on several NPR programs and has performed for the likes of Hillary Clinton and Johnny Carson. Her first open-mic …
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Top 5 Fall Comedy Picks

trendTop 5 Fall Comedy Picks
Once called the future of comedy by Jay Leno, Cameron Esposito was named Comedian of the Year by Consequence of Sound, crowned No. 1 Funny Woman to Watch by Cosmopolitan and hosted a Rolling Stone “Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now” podcast …
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NBC Previews Friday Comedy Lineup With Mark-Paul Gosselaar, ‘Undateable’ Cast
Opening up the fest at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills was the new comedy Truth Be Told, a semi-autobiographical sitcom from Growing Up Fisher creator DJ Nash starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Vanessa Lachey, and Undateable, the Bill …
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Madison Family to Host Comedy Fundraiser
On Saturday, September 26, the Conroy Family of Madison will present the 3rd Annual Laugh Out Loud: Comedy for a Cause fundraiser to benefit the Greater Morris Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The Conroys’ son, Jackson, who is ten years old, was …
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50 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix: My Best Friend’s Wedding

trend50 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix: My Best Friend’s Wedding
My Best Friend’s Wedding is one of the best, funniest romantic comedies on Netflix. Although it has a very similar plot to a lot of movies, My Best Friend’s Wedding is definitely a notch or two above all those other movies. It has a great cast …
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Ant-Man And Fantastic Four: A Tale Of Two Movies
That’s what the story looks like for Ant-Man and Fantastic Four. How did two Marvel movies with similar problems end up with results that were polar opposites of each other? We explore and theorize what happened with each production to see if there’s …
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Mothership: ‘Fantastic Four,’ bad superhero movies
How does a superhero movie, based on a beloved comic book property, with a host of fans ready to buy tickets and with good actors and creators behind it, fail so spectacularly? That’s the question we’re all asking after the latest Fantastic Four movie …
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