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HBO Comedy Special: TOUR DE PHARMACY – Don’t Miss It

HBO Comedy Special: TOUR DE PHARMACY – Don’t Miss It

TOUR DE PHARMACY is a far tighter comedy routine than 7 DAYS IN HELL and that is what makes it work. The tennis mockumentary had a few moments that seemed added bits to flesh it out to 43 minutes where this spoof of the Tour De France is a solid 41 minutes of well-placed humor and no padding. Not only does it offer the spoof in a fit, fun package, but it utilizes its cast very well. And the most underplayed is Andy Samberg himself I thought. Most characters had two actors; one playing out the race in 1982 and one reflecting on it today. For example, Danny Glover played an older Daveed Diggs, Dolph Lungren as older John Cena, Jeff Goldblum...

HBO Comedy Special T.J. MILLER: METICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS

HBO Comedy Special T.J. MILLER: METICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS

Off the bat, we can say that this is T. J. Miller in your face and interacting with those who dare to make eye contact with him. His first HBO comedy special was filmed in his hometown of Denver, Colorado at the Paramount Theater. Here is what HBO tells us about the artist & the show: Comedian and actor T.J. Miller, who stars in HBO’s hit series Silicon Valley, takes to the stage to showcase his irreverent humor in his first HBO comedy special. T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous was taped in September 2016 at the Paramount Theater in Miller’s hometown, Denver, CO. The special highlights Miller’s high-energy absurdism and...

Andy Samberg’s TOUR DE PHARMACY Gets Premiere Date & Trailer

Andy Samberg’s TOUR DE PHARMACY Gets Premiere Date & Trailer

Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) returns to HBO with yet another sports mockumentary. You may recall he poked fun at professional tennis with Kit Harrington (GAME OF THRONES) in 7 DAYS IN HELL and now returns skewering professional cycling. Here straight from an HBO Press Release are details of TOUR DE PHARMACY.   TOUR DE PHARMACY, HBO SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM ANDY SAMBERG AND MURRAY MILLER, DEBUTS JULY 8 In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport’s most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. Riddled with nefarious characters, that year’s...

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

or Chris and Barb— Your not so typical happily ever after As a therapist and someone who enjoys stand-up comedy, I thought the idea of a comedian tackling the subject of Mental Health would be brave, daring and challenging. I figured, if nothing more, this was an opportunity for people to see how someone who struggles with mental illness makes it day-to-day. But what we receive is far better than I could have anticipated… Chris Gethard does an excellent job going between comedically inspired sets and moments of seriousness in his HBO stand-up Chris Gethard: Career Suicide.  We learn about his relationship with his questionably...

THE 2017 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

THE 2017 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

Once again a class of exciting honorees took to the stage to expect the accolades of the R&R Hall of Fame’s honor and to give a few tunes. A good time was had by all including those who caught it on HBO. The 32nd annual ceremony and concert were held once again at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NYC, on April 7th. HBO’s cameras were there to cover the action and packaged it up for the masses – or at least HBO subscribers. It debuted on the main channel and the sites on 04.29. Here is a brief reminder that it is still available to view and some highlights. First is a reminder of the inductees and their presenters. Electric Light...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

The next set of Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been set as has the event & concert. We announce this, of course, because yearly HBO airs the proceedings in an edited package within a month of the live event. Here in an official but brief press release of the details: Cleveland (December 20, 2016) – The names of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2017 Inductees have been released. They are:  Performer Category: Joan Baez Electric Light Orchestra Journey Pearl Jam Tupac Shakur Yes Award for Musical Excellence: Nile Rodgers The 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by...

Andy Sandberg Offers Another HBO ‘Mockumentary’

Andy Sandberg Offers Another HBO ‘Mockumentary’

Evidently, 7 DAYS OF HELL was a success for HBO and Andy Samberg. We failed to mention that another mockumentary special is in the works from Andy Samberg and company. They first served up some fun-time satire with their take on Wimbledon level tennis and now focus on doping in the world of professional cycling. That’s right, they are poking fun at Lance Armstrong. The comedy bit is entitled TOUR DE PHARMACY and will race through the sport of cycling (like it did with tennis) and also play absurd with a doping scandal surrounding one of the athletes. Samberg will serve as producer and star of the work which will include appearances by...

HBO Is Gearing Up for More Comedy Including from Tracey Ullman

HBO Is Gearing Up for More Comedy Including from Tracey Ullman

HBO was always a host for the comedic talents of so many performers over the years. It is an innumerable amount. There was always showcases like STANDING ROOM ONLY, ON LOCATION, HALF-HOUR COMEDY throughout the years. Then there was the specials featuring the likes of George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, and Robin Williams & on and on. The tradition continues in 2016 with new specials sketch comedy and stand-up. Below is an official press release highlighting the laughs to come including the return of Brit Tracey Ullman to HBO.        HBO CONFIRMS LINEUP OF COMEDY PROGRAMMING FOR UPCOMING MONTHS,  INCLUDING SOLO STAND-UP SPECIALS...

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