• HBO orders space tourism comedy from Veep creator

    Veep ends its award-winning run this year, but HBO will keep creator Armando Iannucci around when it’s over. HBO greenlighted a space comedy pilot from the Veep mastermind called Avenue 5. Avenue 5 stars Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, House’s Hugh Laurie, Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods, and Lovesick’s Nikki Amuka-Bird. Iannucci created, wrote, and executive produces the pilot about space tourism 40 years in the future when the solar system

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    Los Espookys adds to HBO’s Spanish language library

    Los Espookys has a premiere date on HBO. The new Spanish language comedy series will premiere June 14 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Los Espookys comes from the minds of Fred Armisen, Ana Fabrega, and Julio Torres alongside Lorne Michaels. The six-episode first season will follow a group of friends who start a business based on their shared love of horror movies. The series takes place in an imagined version of

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    HBO wants more Barry; renews dark comedy for third season

    HBO decided they want more Barry and more NoHo Hank and, of course, more Henry Winkler as charismatic acting coach Gene Cousineau. Bill Hader’s creation got the renewal just days after Season Two’s second episode aired Sunday night. Critics are loving Barry, with various guilds nominating the show for a slew of awards. Last year, Barry earned three Emmys for Hader, Winkler, and sound mixing. Hader earned directing accolades for

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    High Maintenance gets fourth season delivery order at HBO

    High Maintenance is coming back for a fourth season. Only days after the third season finale aired on Sunday, HBO announced that they are renewing the stoner series. High Maintenance follows Ben Sinclair’s The Guy, a chill weed dealer as he interacts with various customers across Brooklyn. The show has generally been a critical darling and season three received high praise. While new characters are introduced in almost every episode,

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    10 Crashing moments that prove Pete Holmes has one facial expression

    After three full seasons, the Pete Holmes HBO show Crashing has officially come to an end. Judd Apatow confirmed the news during a recent appearance on Conan, where he lamented the end of the series and teased the possibility of an upcoming full-length Crashing movie. Regardless of whether a full-length Crashing movie happens or not, it’s safe to say that people have a lot of opinions about the HBO series,

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    Barry is “most evil bad-ass person” in HBO trailer

    Bill Hader is back for Barry Season Two! HBO released a teaser for the second season of the award-winning smash hit. While there is no release date yet, the show returns this spring. In the short trailer, Barry is still caught struggling between his dreams of being an actor and his job as a former marine-turned-hitman. While Barry asserts “What I do is not who I am,” his acting teacher

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    2 Dope Queens, HBO team up on four more specials

    2 Dope Queens is coming back to HBO with four more hourlong specials hosted by Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. Filmed at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, the specials are expected to present a similar mixture of interviews and stand-up comedy. Williams and Robinson started their podcast, 2 Dope Queens, in 2015 on the WNYC podcast network. They made waves talking about music, fashion, romance, and race in a way that captivated audiences

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    Amanda Seales HBO special I Be Knowin’ gets January release date

    Insecure fans: rejoice! Amanda Seales makes her HBO stand-up debut on January 26 with her hourlong special I Be Knowin’. Seales showcases her high-energy, sharp wit, and cultural commentary in a trailer released by HBO this week. Seales is a series regular on HBO’s Insecure, a show about navigating life in Los Angeles. She also hosts a weekly self-help podcast titled Small Doses and created a traveling game show called

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    7 comedy concepts that died in 2018

    Comedy thrived in 2018. A seemingly endless number of stand-up specials came out from Kid Gorgeous to Nanette. New sitcoms like Barry and The Conners made us laugh and comedy films like Crazy Rich Asians and Sorry to Bother You brought diversity to the forefront. However, as the year closes, it is also important to look back on the things we lost in comedy this year—a memorium of sorts for

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    Crashing Season 3 has a premiere date

    Crashing returns to HBO on January 20. The second season ended with creator and star Pete Holmes embarking on a two-month college tour and the third season will pick up with the fictional version of Holmes returning to New York City with a new found confidence in his craft and a new set of life changes. Ironically, in season three, Pete will no longer be “crashing” on any couches and

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    Pete Holmes shares Crashing trailer at Vulture Festival

    Pete Holmes and Crashing are coming back to HBO. The third season got a trailer and a confirmation that Season 3 will premiere this January. While there is no specific date for the release, the trailer will get fans excited for a new season. Last February, HBO announced that Crashing and High Maintenance would be coming back for third seasons. HBO also announced last month a new stand-up special from

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    Amanda Seales HBO special I Be Knowin’ out next year

    Amanda Seales will get her own HBO comedy special. The one-hour special, titled I Be Knowin’, will film on November 25 at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan and release in early 2019. “‘I Be Knowin’ is 37 years of finding the funny, culminating in an hour,” says Seales in a release, “and my HBO family being the place where I get to share it, makes this, my first special, even

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    Orlando Leyba special will debut exclusively on HBO Latino

    Orlando Leyba is releasing a new stand-up comedy special exclusively on HBO Latino. The special, named Orlando Leyba: Adorable, will premiere on November 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Leyba has already worked with HBO Latino as part of their show Entre Nos: Part 3. The episode, which was released earlier this year, featured comedy from three Latinx comics, including Leyba. The stand-up had a particularly busy 2018, as he also

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    Pete Holmes new HBO special has a premiere date

    Pete Holmes is crashing HBO with a new hourlong stand-up special Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean. The You Made It Weird podcast host will tape the special at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland. Naturally, go where the weirdos roam. Holmes, who recently celebrated the birth of his first child Lila in September, has been on a tear with HBO. He began his relationship with the premium subscription channel in 2016 with

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    Nathan For You, Animals not returning despite critical acclaim

    Fans of quirky TV comedies will be sad to learn that both Comedy Central’s Nathan for You and HBO’s Animals will not be returning for a new season. Nathan for You was an improvised docuseries where comedian Nathan Fielder helps small businesses in surprising and ridiculous ways. The show made waves after a stunt to rebrand a local coffee store as “Dumb Starbucks” gained national news attention. The show is

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