Like an early Woody Allen character stretched through a fun-house mirror, Stephen Merchant plays a haplessly girl-obsessed, amiable loser in "Hello Ladies," an HBO series that's occasionally amusing…
Unexpectedly poignant and only sporadically funny, Ricky Gervais' latest series, "Derek," is a rare solo effort for the comic, making its U.S. debut via Netflix after his lengthy affiliation with…
Jenny Slate has done standup and sketch comedy, viral videos and Web series. She even did a season of "Saturday Night Live."
Mixing an extra ingredient into the formula "tragedy plus time equals comedy" -- namely, adding booze -- "Drunk History" is a great title, clever concept and numbingly bad TV show. Adapted from a Web…
Ricky Gervais has earned a well-deserved reputation for comedic fearlessness. Which makes the creative brick wall he and collaborator Stephen Merchant ran into on "Life's Too Short," their second…
The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time,” topped by HBO's “The Sopranos.” The mob drama created by David Chase (pictured above right…
Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Dan Mazer's romantic comedy “I Give It a Year,” two weeks after its U.S. premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The British movie is produced…
Skillfully customizing a traditional chassis and then souping it up with bawdy, "Bridesmaids"-style humor, "I Give It a Year" is a racy British laffer that updates shingle Working Title's…
An appalling misfire that tries and fails to evoke the anything-goes spirit of such '70s sketch-comedy concoctions as "The Groove Tube" and "Kentucky Fried Movie."
After 15 years in showbiz, Marc Maron hadn't yet found his launchpad until he started podcast "WTF" in his garage in 2009, inviting fellow comedians to talk about anything.