Fargo is not the type of show where you can take any season for granted. Even if there is a new season – which is not a guarantee because FX and creator Noah Hawley approach each one as a miniseries – each season has a new story and new cast. Today, FX announced a fourth season of the series and its star.
Fargo season 4 will star Chris Rock and will be set in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1950s.
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Ever since Adam Sandler and Chris Rock starred together on Saturday Night Live in the ’90s, Rock has been a constant fixture in Sandler’s progressively crass repertoire — from The Longest Yard, to Grown-Ups and Grown-Ups 2.
But as the two reteam in The Week Of for Sandler’s last movie in his original four-film Netflix deal, they seem to pull off a miracle: a genuinely charming movie.
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Over Super Bowl weekend, Netflix released a mysterious teaser trailer that just featured a bunch of tambourines being played. No one was really sure what it was all about, but today we got our answer, and the payoff is coming much sooner than you think.
Chris Rock‘s first Netflix stand-up special is making a surprise debut tomorrow, on Valentine’s Day. The special in question is called Tamborine, which is the less conventional spelling for the musical instrument, but maybe there’s a reason for that. The comedian posted the same video that debuted over a week ago, but this time with his name and the title of the special appearing at the end along with the release date.
Check out the Chris Rock Netflix special announcement video below. Read More »
Adam Sandler and Chris Rock have gotten together for a handful of comedies like Grown Ups and The Longest Yard, but they’ve never really shared a lot of screentime together. But in a new Netflix original film, they’ll be spending plenty of time getting on each others’ nerves.
The Week Of follows the Saturday Night Live veterans as two fathers who are coming together so their kids can be married. In the week leading up to the wedding, everything can and does go wrong, and these two are not making it any easier on anyone. Read More »
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, a video essay looks at how Andie MacDowell spent a lot of time in the 1990s getting tricked by the magic of male protagonists. Plus, watch how Netflix is mocking itself for their new promotional campaign for their exclusive stand-up specials and watch as Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live interviews Emmy winners in a very unique position. Read More »
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.
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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 »
Netflix has become a great place for stand-up specials to find a much bigger audience than they used to. Tons of the latest specials from the likes of John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Morgan Murphy, Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Maria Bamford, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Jen Kirkman and more all have some outstanding comedy available to stream. But now one of the greatest stand-up comedians ever is bringing two new specials to Netflix.
Chris Rock is currently planning an all new world tour, and part of that tour will be the first of two specials recorded for Netflix in 2017. This will be the first special that Rock has done in eight years, with the last one being Kill the Messenger which premiere on HBO in 2008. Find out more about the Chris Rock Netflix stand-up specials after the jump. Read More »
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Last weekend Tribeca Film Festival hosted a special chat between filmmaker J.J. Abrams and comedians Chris Rock (who is also a filmmaker himself) as part of their 15th anniversary festivities. We already featured some tidbits when their discussion turned to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, mainly its similarity to Star Wars: A New Hope and Mark Hamill’s hesitancy to return for the sequel. But now you can watch the whole discussion yourself.
Tribeca Film Festival has made the entire 74-minute J.J. Abrams and Chris Rock discussion available to watch online, and it’s chock full of some great moments between the two entertainment icons. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by David Chen
Lost amidst all the stories about how Chris Rock ripped into the Academy last night is how poorly people of other races were treated who weren’t black or white. I think it was about two hours into last night’s broadcast when the first mention of Asians or Hispanics even happened: during a remote video segment from a man-on-the-street interview Rock conducted in front of a theater.
“This should not just white. It should be Asian, Hispanic. There’s so much talent out there of all races,” the man says, while holding an Oscar statue and delivering a mock acceptance speech.
I wish the rest of the presenters and producers had taken this message to heart.
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