When Lorne Michaels is producing a movie, it’s probably pretty easy to get a bunch of former and current SNL cast members to show up for cameo appearances. Michaels produced the upcoming indie comedy Staten Island Summer, which the trailer sells as a solid coming of age tale even without all those SNL cameos — though they probably won’t hurt.
HBO has served a few volleys of upcoming tennis mockumentary 7 Days in Hell, following its SXSW debut last year, but with a July 11 premiere fast on the rise, so too is promotion heating up. Watch Jon Snow and Andy Samberg go at it in the full star-studded trailer for HBO’s 7 Days in Hell!
HBO Sports is best known for its documentaries and boxing match offerings, but the company is doing something a little different with 7 Days in Hell: it's a mockumentary about an epic tennis match between two intense rivals, played by Andy Samberg and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington. And like a good mockumentary, this one seems to mine some great comedy from its authenticity.
FOX’s The Last Man on Earth literally went into orbit for its first season finale, but Lord, Miller and Will Forte have come back to Earth a bit for Season 2. The post-apocalyptic comedy has added a writer of The Interview for Season 2, taking over direct showrunning duties for The Last Man on Earth.
FOX’s Last Man on Earth has been through quite a few ups and downs its first season, between critical wavering and repeated defiance of its title, but with Season 2 already a go, Lord and Miller’s comedy apocalypse brought out all the stops for its first season finale “Screw the Moon.” Find out what major turn and surprise cameo closed out The Last Man on Earth, and what it means for Season 2 by our full review!
FOX’s Lord and Miller comedy apocalypse The Last Man on Earth has had trouble finding its bearings after its stellar first few outings, but with Will Forte at the helm, it’s no surprise The Last Man gets another life. FOX has officially renewed The Last Man on Earth for Season 2, keeping Phil Miller in his increasingly-less private hell through 2016.
If comedy filmmakers weren’t already jealous of their television brethren, they will be after they watch HBO’s 7 Days in Hell, which uses the cable network’s permissive attitude toward adult material to tell envelope-pushing jokes that no mainstream movie could ever hope to get past the MPAA. 7 Days in Hell is funny enough to play in a multiplex (even if, at 50 minutes, it’s not quite feature length), but its hilariously vulgar jokes would definitely saddle it with a box-office poisoning NC-17 rating. On HBO, though, anything goes, and thank goodness because director Jake Syzmanski and writer Murray Miller were able to produce a mockumentary that giddilypulses with a sense of absolute freedom — freedom from content restrictions and freedom to experiment with weird strains of comedy that would never fly in a mainstream Hollywood film.
We’ve been hoping and wishing for a MacGruber sequel for years, and even though the first film didn’t do well theatrically, there’s been a glimmer of hope with Will Forte and director Jorma Taccone teasing the possibility of a sequel for a while. Today brings the first legitimate assurance that the sequel is actually, really happening, with Forte revealing that MacGruber 2 is “priority number one” after he completes production on The Last Man on Earth.
FOX's Will Forte-led 'The Last Man on Earth' brings the apocalypse anew this Sunday, but is Lord and MIller's latest a comedy triumph or desolate wasteland? We give you an early insight with our spoiler-free review!
Last May, Seth Meyers unveiled a new recurring sketch on his Late Night: Second Chance Theatre, which allowed some of the host’s former Saturday Night Live brethren to share sketches that they never got to make on that show. Will Forte was his first star, and his never-aired sketch was a wonderful mix of the funny and the strange, an instant classic that probably should have been on SNL.