Hypnotism in Movies

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, find out how realistic hypnotism is in movies like Get Out and Now You See Me, as well as television shows like Friends and The Simpsons. Plus, see how well the cast of Harry Potter can explain the franchise in just one-minute. And finally, listen to Netflix comedians like Ali Wong, Hasan Minhaj, Russell Peters, and more talk about their Asian backgrounds. Read More »

Jo Koy's Easter Sunday Movie

For the past decade, Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar (pictured, right) has mostly kept busy by directing episodes of television shows like Community, Psych, Royal Pains, New Girl, Fresh Off the Boat, and The Goldbergs. After interrupting a long TV run to take the helm of Super Troopers 2 back in 2018, Chandrasekhar is returning to the big screen with Easter Sunday, a new family comedy based on the life experiences and stand-up comedy of Jo Koy. Read More »

Netflix Comedians Check in with Neal Brennan

Plenty of industries are hurting because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes entertainment. But while movies and TV shows are starting to get back into production, live stand-up comedy shows are still mostly non-existent because gathering a bunch of people in a single room to open their mouths and guffaw incessantly isn’t the smartest movie when there’s a contagious virus kicking around. But Netflix recently put together a little video to hold us over with some of their biggest comedy stars.

Netflix asked comedian Neal Brennan to check in with some of his fellow comics like Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro, John Mulaney, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Steve Martin, and many more. Brennan wanted to provide some levity not just for the comedians stuck at home without an audience, but also for their fans who miss seeing the on stage, so he asks them all about their favorite jokes, comics, previous jobs, and more. Read More »

Call Your Mother Trailer

There are countless documentary films about comedians, their stand-up tours, and their lives in show business. But Comedy Central will soon shine a light on a sparsely seen side of the lives of nearly two dozen comedians.

Call Your Mother is a new documentary created by Comedy Central and Loki Films that pays tribute to the mothers of comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Judah Friedlander, Jen Kirkman, Kristen Schaal, Tig Notaro, Norm MacDonald, David Spade, Roy Wood Jr., Awkwafina, and many more. The first trailer has arrived now that the film has been announced as part of the Tribeca Film Festival line-up this spring, and it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. Read More »