“I don’t know if love is real… but I know the sounds I make of people finding love are very real.” Meet Tim. He’s the foley artist responsible for the squishy lovemaking sound effects on The Bachelor. At least that’s what Comedy Central wants us to believe.
(PG-13: Language) “My parents did just well enough so that I could grow up poor around white people.” Dave Chappelle’s last two Netflix specials – at least in the foreseeable future – are streaming now. Equanimity is arguably one of his best specials.
“As they say money makes the world go ’round… Yet they also say the best things in life are free.” Comedian Drew Tarvin’s spoken word performance attempts to sum up the meaning of life using 100 phrases from pop culture and other clichéd sayings. Read the full text here.
From director Richard Linklater comes a comedy-drama about war veterans. Steve Carell plays an ex-Navy corps medic who asks two former Marines (Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne) to go with him to his son’s funeral. At least that was the plan. Premieres 11/1/17.
From Noah Baumbach (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) comes a film about fathers and sons. Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman star in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama hailed as “the best Netflix original film to date.” Drops 10/13/17.
(PG-13) Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, and Rupert Friend star in this satire from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. Based on the graphic novel, The Death of Stalin is about the grim but comical power struggle that erupted following the Soviet leader’s death in 1953.
Wisecrack’s Jared Bauer explores the writing, comedic structure, and performance style of comedy duo Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and how their deft blend of silliness and social satire makes for some of the smartest and most gutbusting comedy out there.
“Oh that’s right you have your little thing. Oh a that is a cool thing that you’ve got. That is good stuff.” Ben Stiller plays a dad who goes on a tour with his son to scout colleges. He meets his more successful colleagues and starts having a mid-life crisis. Premieres 9/15/17.
(PG-13: Language) The year is 1982. Pro cycling has become “a hornet’s nest of moral depravity.” Andy Samberg leads a who’s who of celebrities in HBO’s mockumentary about the sport’s doping controversy. Also starring Maya Rudolph, John Cena, Will Forte, and uhm…
(PG-13) Writer-director Jeff Baena (Life After Beth) let Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci and the rest of the cast flex their improv skills in this anachronistic comedy about repressed nuns in 15th century Italy. Also starring John C. Reilly, Nick Offerman and Fred Armisen.