"Drunk History," so simple, so complex, so Emmy-nominated. Briefly put, it is a show in which comedians and writers of comedy get drunk -- eventually really, really drunk -- and tell a story from history, which then becomes the soundtrack for a fully produced re-enactment of that story.
It's funny in both obvious and sneaky ways.Read more
A few seconds of screen time cost actor Peter MacNicol an Emmy nomination.
The “Veep” ensemble member, nominated last week for an Emmy for guest actor in a comedy, has been ruled ineligible by the Television Academy and will be replaced in the category.Read more
For movie fans in search of a new action comedy on Friday, who did they call? “Ghostbusters.”
The Paul Feig-directed Sony/Columbia comedy reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy scared up $17.2 million on Friday, on its way to an estimated $46.5 million U.S. box office in its opening weekend.Read more
Shortly before Samantha Bee’s essential late-night talk show, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” premiered this year on TBS, Vanity Fair published a story spotlighting “all the titans of late-night television.”Read more
Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday morning, which means it’s prime time to convene our Buzzmeter panelists – USA Today’s Robert Bianco, TV Guide’s Matt Roush, Gold Derby prognosticator Tom O’Neil and L.A. Times columnists Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp – and ask them to survey the scene and stump for their favorites.Read more
With around 8,000 Emmy submissions this year, the idea of being snubbed seems almost ridiculous. Voters must sift through dozens and dozens of worthy contenders and squeeze them into a category’s meager six nomination slots. Disappointment is a given. It simply isn’t possible to reward all the good work. Sorry, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. I’m sure you’ve learned not to take these things personally.Read more