Late last year, comedian Amy Schumer, the star of Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, and a number of stand-up comedy specials, was cast in a movie based on the ever-popular Barbie toy line. Now, it looks like the film is going to need to find a new leading lady, as Schumer has departed the film.
Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
As Netflix has started to increase their library of stand-up specials, we haven’t been shy about calling the streaming service the new king of stand-up comedy. While HBO was once the prime destination for exclusive, high quality stand-up acts, they haven’t been as dedicated to the cause in recent years. The cable subscription service still has a fantastic library of stand-up available through HBO GO, and every now and then they come out with a great new special (Pete Holmes being the most recent example), but Netflix has been locking down some of the biggest names in the business for exclusive deals, and that’s just the beginning.
And here we are: there will be new 2017 Netflix stand-up specials arriving every single week. Let’s dive into the growing Netflix stand-up comedy library below.
Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Angie Han
You might think that nothing could be more awkward and annoying than going on a vacation with your mom that you’d originally intended to take with your boyfriend. But in Snatched, things go from bad to so, so much worse when Emily (Amy Schumer) and Linda (Goldie Hawn) are kidnapped — snatched — during their trip. Still, it’s not all terrible. Turns out all that peril provides the perfect opportunity for some serious mother-daughter bonding. Watch the Snatched trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
Following the trailer for the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, we have a look at another fascinating glimpse into the world of stand-up comedy, this time one from the real world.
Dying Laughing is a new documentary that feels like it should have been called I’m Dying Up Here, because it features one-on-one interviews with stand-up comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Cedric The Entertainer, Russell Peters, the late Garry Shandling and more, all talking about their worst experiences on stage. These are the times when the bombed, died, crashed and all the other words which describe the worst thing that can happen to a comedian on stage: not getting laughs.
Watch the Dying Laughing trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
For the first time since 2002, Goldie Hawn is returning to the big screen. 20th Century Fox has just released the first trailers for Snatched, which stars her and Amy Schumer as a mother and daughter who go on vacation to “South America” (I don’t think anyone in the trailers ever gets more specific than that), only to get kidnapped. But don’t worry — it’s a comedy, so everyone’s probably going to turn out fine.
Snatched has a lot of interesting talent behind the camera as well, including director Jonathan Levine (50/50) and screenwriter Katie Dippold (The Heat). Watch two Snatched trailers — one red-band, one green-band — after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
UPDATED: Amy Schumer has clarified her comments about the show. You can read them after the jump.
Even though Comedy Central’s hit sketch series Inside Amy Schumer was renewed for a fifth season back in January, it appears there may no longer be a future for the show at all. Amy Schumer hinted that the show may no longer exist in a post on Twitter responding to a recent controversy involving a fellow comedian who also happens to be a writer on her show.
Get the details on this developing story about Inside Amy Schumer canceled after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
It seemed like Amy Schumer was cracking jokes everywhere in 2015. She had her first starring feature role in Trainwreck, and her first HBO stand-up special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo. She hosted Saturday Night Live for the very first time and returned to Comedy Central for the third season of her sketch series Inside Amy Schumer.
But after that impressive run, it seems Schumer is ready to branch out into new territory as an actress: drama. Schumer has just boarded the PTSD drama Thank You for Your Service, joining Miles Teller. Oscar-nominated American Sniper writer Jason Hall is directing. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Not too long ago, we heard about First Wives Club stars Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn reuniting for a comedy at Netflix called Divanation about three former members of a popular singing group who are forced to reunite after being apart for 30 years. And it sounds like Hawn is lining up another role that will take her back to the big screen as well.
News has surfaced that Goldie Hawn is in early talks to play Amy Schumer‘s mother in the untitled comedy from Warm Bodies and 50/50 director Jonathan Levine that we first heard about last August. Find out more about this Goldie Hawn Amy Schumer team-up after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
A good movie always starts with the script, and that’s why you might want to pay attention to this year’s one-hour writers roundtable from The Hollywood Reporter’s annual awards series of discussions. This one includes the likes of Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs), Emma Donoghue (Room), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nick Hornby (Brooklyn), all talking about their career as writers, adapting material, working through self-doubt and much more. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Following the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live, the season continued this past weekend with a first-time host, comedian and Trainwreck star Amy Schumer. For those disappointed by the debut episode hosted by Miley Cyrus, you’ll be happy to know that this episode is certainly a step up, if only because Schumer is used to this kind of comedy environment. Though there are certainly better overall sketches this episode, there are still a couple rough areas to be seen.
Check out our full review of the Amy Schumer Saturday Night Live episode below! Read More »