• Netflix releases Christopher Guest ‘Mascots’ trailer (VIDEO)

    After nearly 10 years away from directing feature films, Christopher Guest is back, this time on Netflix with Mascots, and he’s bringing his quirky, deadpan mockumentary style and brilliant troupe of comedic actors with him. Netflix just released the trailer for the film, a comedy about the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, a sports-team mascot competition featuring a bizarre and hilarious “group of unusual men and women,” including an anatomically correct

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    Win a Christopher Guest and Family Tree prize pack!

    Even more than delivering our readers excellent comedy news, interviews, videos, reviews and more, we love giving cool stuff away. And that’s what we’re doing here. The fine folks at HBO’s new Christopher Guest-created comedy series Family Tree, which finds a broken-down Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) on a quest for self-discovery, have created a stellar prize pack—and you, dear Laughspinners, have a chance to snag it. In addition to a Family

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    Christopher Guest mockumentary series with Chris O’Dowd coming to HBO

    Godfather of the mockumentary Christopher Guest has gotten the green light from HBO for a new series called Family Tree. Guest will serve as the director, and will co-write the series with his frequent collaborator Jim Piddock. The single-camera mockumentary, reports Deadline, stars the endlessly likeable and hilarious Chris O’Dowd, who starred in Channel 4’s The IT Crowd and more recently in Bridesmaids and in two episodes of HBO’s Girls.

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