Emma Stone teaming up with Nathan Fielder and the Safdie Brothers? No, you’re not dreaming – it’s really happening. Showtime announced today that it has ordered the comedy series The Curse, which will star Stone. The series was created by Fielder and Benny Safdie, who will both appear in the show as well. The Safdie Brothers will executive produce along with Stone and Fielder. The show follows how an alleged curse interferes with a married couple on a “problematic new HGTV show.”
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A bunch of Comedy Central programming recently journeyed over to CBS All Access, in addition to being available on Hulu. Now a selection of some of the network’s best programming will also be made available on HBO Max starting next month.
HBO Max has announced that the sketch comedy shows Chappelle’s Show, Key & Peele, and Inside Amy Schumer will be joining their streaming library on November 1, 2020. Joining them will be the COPS parody Reno 911! and the brilliant documentary series satire Nathan for You. If you’ve somehow never seen these shows, we picked some choice moments from each of them to convince you to finally give them a chance. Read More »
In the wake of last year’s anxiety-inducing, Adam Sandler gambling thriller Uncut Gems and their short film Goldman v Silverman, co-writers/directors Josh and Benny Safdie (aka the Safdie Brothers) still haven’t officially lined up their next movie. But a new report says the directing duo will soon head to television, because they’re teaming up with Nathan For You‘s Nathan Fielder for a new half-hour Showtime comedy called The Curse. Get the details below.
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Nathan Fielder brought us comedy gold in the Comedy Central series Nathan For You. The comedian bridged the world of comedy and reality makeover shows with a series that featured an awkward Fielder running a consulting firm aiming to help people looking to improve their own businesses. But the ideas Fielder often had were unconventional, questionable, and absolutely hilarious. Now Fielder will bring his unique brand of comedy with a new one-year overall deal at HBO, which includes a documentary series that feels like a kindred spirit to Nathan For You. Read More »
With stunts like Dumb Starbucks going viral, the Comedy Central series Nathan for You became quite the favorite series of those who loved seeing comedian Nathan Fielder convince business owners to take a chance on totally ridiculous practices in an effort to revitalize yogurt shops, computer repair, real estate sales and much more. But sadly, we’ve already seen the last of the series.
Comedy Central has confirmed that Nathan for You season 5 will not be happening because Nathan Fielder has decided to let the fourth season of the show be the last. 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, Blockers director Kay Cannon breaks down a hilarious key sequence from the raunchy high school comedy. Plus, a video essay explains how Nathan For You brings plenty of genuine humanity to his small business prank show, and the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp answer the internet’s most searched questions. Read More »
Voting for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards begins in a couple days, and members of the television academy will determine which shows are worthy of nominations for one of the most prestigious awards given to talents from the small screen. One of those who is favored to get a nomination is Nathan Fielder and his comedy reality series Nathan for You, and the comedian wants to make sure he earns one fair and square.
Nathan Fielder has released a video revealing how the Emmy voting website can be exploited by hackers in order to ensure a certain show, actor, actress, etc. earns a nomination, and it’s all in an effort to show his fans exactly what they shouldn’t be doing to ensure Nathan for You gets an Emmy nod. This is 100% something that you should not attempt. Read More »
Even if you don’t know the name Nathan Fielder, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered at least one of the viral stunts the comedian has executed through his Comedy Central TV series Nathan for You. The series is a parody of reality TV shows where small business are helped by consultants who are experts in entrepreneurship, with Nathan Fielder offering up terrible ideas to help drum up interest in various small businesses.
The most famous stunt pulled off by Nathan Fielder has to be either his Dumb Starbucks, which found coverage all over the country by the media, many unsure as to why it existed. Some thought it was an art installation offering commentary on consumerism, others thought Banksy might be responsible. Fielder was also behind the famous viral video of a pig rescuing a goat at a zoo. Those two stunts alone are enough to proclaim Nathan Fielder a comic genius, and thankfully, he’s back with more.
The trailer for the fourth season of Nathan for You has arrived, and we’re happy to see Nathan Fielder getting back to business, especially when it involves smuggling chili and taking down Uber. Read More »
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- The next season of Archer gets a new title
- Westworld season 2 casts two more actors
- Julia Roberts will star in a TV show based on a podcast
- A first look at season 3 of the USA series Mr. Robot
- The premiere date of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You
- And more!
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we let the Duplass brothers take us into the world of animals and insects, unbox the world of people who can taste color, head to Uganda for shirtless dudes kicking ass, catch up with Tommy from Snatch and find he’s ready to throw down, and get to know a Nobel-laureate who has a fascinating tale to tell.
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