(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.
“Rad? Gilfoyle “rad”? You are wearing the same exact pajamas as Dinesh and you’re saying “rad” now?” After obsessing over retaining control of Pied Piper, Richard suddenly wants to leave and “build a new Internet…” with Haley Joel Osment. Premieres 4/23/17.
(PG-13) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a comedy drama starring Frances McDormand as a mother who is frustrated with the lack of progress in her daughter’s murder case. She puts up three billboards to rile things up. Directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).
(PG-13) An ex-cop spends 6 years in prison for attempted murder. But back outside, it’s as if time stopped, and he can’t escape from his past mistakes. In short, his life has turned into a Coen Brothers film. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars in this Netflix-exclusive comedy. Drops 4/28/17.
“I’ve met OJ Simpson on four different occasions. That’s like seeing Bigfoot riding a unicorn.” On 3/21/17, one of the smartest and funniest comedians ever to walk this planet will drop not one, but two comedy specials. Thank you based Netflix. Now where’s Ja?!
“I’m gonna take this conversation that we’re having, and repeat that to strangers.” If the reviews are to be believed, stand up comedian Mike Birbiglia hit his prime on his latest show, where he talks about the art of telling and living jokes. Premieres on Netflix 2/28/17.
From graphic novelist Dash Shaw comes My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea. It’s an animated comedy set in a high school that was built over a fault line. As the title implies, disaster strikes and a micro post-apocalyptic world breaks out. Drops Spring 2017.
The 60-second extended ad spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us more Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Yondu, Rocket, and Baby Groot, along with a little facetime with Mantis, and more than an inkling that Fleetwood Mac will make the soundtrack this time.
Gemma Arterton stars in this comedy adaptation of Lissa Evans’ Their Finest Hour and a Half. Set in London during World War II, it’s about a seemingly unqualified film crew led by a female copywriter tasked to create a morale-boosting film about the Miracle of Dunkirk.
(Gross) “We’ll see.” David just got fired, so he goes to a psychic that foretells only good things about one’s life. The psychic tells him that he has five weeks left to live. Nathan Fielder stars in Dean Fleischer-Camp’s (Marcel the Shell) weirdly motivational dark comedy miniseries.
Louis CK is one of the funniest comedians and comedy writers of all time. But what makes his humor work so well? Nerdwriter1 picks apart one of Louis’ jokes to understand how he structures them. Interestingly, Louis wasn’t the first great comedian to tell a Monopoly joke.
Comedian Louis C.K. has released a one-stop mobile shop for all his major stand-up comedy specials as well as his web series Horace and Pete. If you’ve already purchased some of his work, just enter your email address and you’re good to go. Available for iOS and Android.