• Funny Women of a Certain Age creator fought against ageism and sexism…and won

    Carole Montgomery is a funny woman of a certain age, which is why her new Showtime stand-up showcase is so important to her. At age 47, comedian Montgomery moved back home to New York City in 2006 with high hopes of a third act for her stand-up career. She had almost three decades of experience under her belt. From the smoky Brooklyn rooms of the early 1980s with Andrew Dice Clay

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    SMILF canceled at Showtime; Frankie Shaw loses overall deal with ABC

    SMILF is canceled after two seasons on Showtime amidst allegations against star and creator Frankie Shaw. Back in December, Shaw was accused of several disturbing rumors about sexual misconduct on set including not closing the set for a sex scene and yanking actress Samara Weaving’s shirt down after she refused to do a nude scene. The remainder of the second season will come out as scheduled, but Shaw’s overall deal

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    Lena Waithe will teach you How To Make Love To A Black Woman

    Lena Waithe just landed a new comedy series at Showtime. How To Make Love To A Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Sh*t) will be an anthology series of multi-part, half-hour episodes dealing with the humor and harrowing nature of sexual secrets. Waithe will executive produce the show with Rich Rajani and Cathy Kisakye. Showtime inked a first-look deal with Waithe in 2018. Showtime’s President of Entertainment Gary

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    All 7 Who Is America? episodes ranked

    Infamous comedian ambusher Sacha Baron Cohen recently revealed that there will not be an encore season to his scathing Showtime satire Who Is America? Conservatives everywhere—from Sarah Palin to Dick Cheney—can breathe a sigh of relief. The reason for the truncated show? Cohen says people are wise to the act and he would need to create new characters; no small feat given that those characters require him to spend five

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    SMILF star Frankie Shaw accused of sexual misconduct; Showtime finds no wrongdoing

    Frankie Shaw, the creator of the Showtime hit SMILF, is being investigated for sexual misconduct claims on set. The show returns to Showtime on January 20, but the production of the second season has been rife with onset controversy. The Hollywood Reporter published an exclusive Monday that included claims of onset racism and claims of inappropriately handled sex scenes. While the claims of racism stemming from a segregated writers room are

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    Bodega Boys podcasters get Showtime show Desus & Mero

    The Bodega Boys are coming to Showtime. The comedy duo—comprised of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero—closed a deal with the premium cable network for their own weekly late-night show. Episodes of the half-hour show will be coming out in February 2019. The pair left their Viceland show Desus & Mero after two seasons. Deadline reported that Viceland tried to keep the comedians for more seasons, but the two were too excited

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    Frankie Shaw, Stormy Daniels, Rosie O’Donnell flash in SMILF season 2 trailer (Video)

    The acronymal Showtime comedy SMILF will be back with new episodes very soon according to a trailer for the critical favorite’s second season. In the pop music-fueled trailer, we see flashes of Bridgette still trying to find her place in the world. As we flash between a fancy gala, a polo match, and a Wild West tourist stop, we hear star and creator Frankie Shaw say, “It’s like I’m living someone

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    Andrew Dice Clay headed to Showtime in new comedy series

    The Diceman cometh — and this time, he’s bringing his unabashed and brazen humor to a small screen near you. Showtime, the cable network known for shows like Shameless, Californication and Dexter, has announced it will air Dice, a scripted comedy based on Clay’s life and career as a stand-up comedian in 2016. “Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original, and Dice is always funny,” Showtime’s exec VP

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Happyish role recast with Steve Coogan

    Showtime will in fact keep its dark comedy series Happyish alive after re-casting the lead role with British actor Steve Coogan. Happyish was a hot pilot picked up for series in January but was put on hold when its star Phillip Seymour Hoffman passed away from a heroin overdose on Feb. 2. Showtime shelved the promising series instead of canceling it, working with creator Shalom Auslander and producers Ken Kwapis

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    Dane Cook on Tinder, Robert Downey Jr, Troublemaker and more! (Laughspin Podcast)

    Dane Cook has been in the comedy business for nearly 25 years and by his own account he’s the happiest he’s ever been— both personally and professionally. That’s one of the many things he chatted about with Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino on the latest episode of The Laughspin Podcast. With the premiere of his latest hour-long stand-up comedy special Troublemaker on Showtime this past weekend, Cook is more excited than

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    Dane Cook talks new comedy special Troublemaker, airing on Showtime this fall (Exclusive)

    It’s been four years since Dane Cook released the intimate Isolated Incident DVD, but it’s not like the veteran comedian has been lounging around. Last year, he set out on his successful Under Oath theater tour and starred as the lead voice in Disney’s Planes. Cook also just wrapped filming on the Sci-Fi thriller 400 Days – out in theaters next spring – and will be heard once again voicing

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    Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

    Showtime is developing a new half-hour comedy series called Yank about a young man who ventures out of his ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. Yank comes from Sex and the City writers Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg. Ugly Betty’s Richard Shepard is set to direct. The two served as writers and producers on episodes of HBO’s Sex and the City over

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    Sarah Silverman ‘Masters of Sex’ casting total win!

    Sarah Silverman will join the cast of Showtime’s critically-acclaimed series Masters of Sex, the network announced moments ago. The one-hour drama stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who play William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who both pioneered the science of human sexuality. Though Showtime wasn’t thick on details, they did say that Silverman would join the second season of Masters of Sex as “Helen,” a recurring character. To those of

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    Comedian Tig Notaro plans road trip documentary for Showtime (Video)

    Tig Notaro is looking to step off the comedy club stage and into someone’s living room– or basement, rooftop, or wherever you want her to perform. It’s all for her documentary set to air on Showtime. But before you get too excited about having Notaro perform stand-up while you sit in your favorite chair, there’s just one thing you have to do first. Go to tigroadtrip.com and fill out a

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    David Cross is developing a comedy series for Showtime

    Here’s some great news for David Cross fans! Showtime is backing a new comedy which will be written and executive produced by Cross along with his Liberal Jew-Run Media Prods. The actor (Arrested Development, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) and writer (Mr. Show, Increasingly Poor Decisions…) described it as the story of “a modestly successful travel writer who struggles to keep his families happy and satisfied. Oh, and

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