Coming to America is full of comedy heavy hitters and a handful of up-and-coming comedy stars. But one of the film’s supporting cast members wasn’t originally intended to be in the movie until Paramount Pictures forced them into it. Since nearly the entire cast of Coming to America was Black, the studio wanted a white actor with a somewhat prominent role in the movie. And that’s how comedian Louie Anderson ended up working alongside Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall at McDowell’s. Read More »
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 »
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, check out a batch of outtakes from the pre-recorded sketches from the most recent season of Saturday Night Live. Plus, watch a fascinating roundtable discussion with television comedy actors Sean Hayes, Tracy Morgan, and more, and go behind the scenes of Harry Potter: The Exhibition, currently situated in Milan. Read More »