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How Netflix Hijacked That ‘Laugh-In’ Legacy
5 months ago

How Netflix Hijacked That ‘Laugh-In’ Legacy

“Laugh-In” did more than sock it to a generation of viewers.

The show broached subjects TV executives avoided in the late ’60s. Networks weren’t keen on discussing race relations, foreign …
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Hill Apologizes for ‘Superbad,’ Toxic Masculinity
8 months ago

Hill Apologizes for ‘Superbad,’ Toxic Masculinity

Jonah Hill is growing up, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all.

The actor who came of age in bawdy comedies like “Knocked Up” and “Superbad” is now a …
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The Blinding Whiteness of Judd Apatow, Inc.
9 months ago

The Blinding Whiteness of Judd Apatow, Inc.

Judd Apatow wants to do his part for racial healing.

The comic maestro behind “Knocked Up,” “Crashing” and other projects will take part in a livestreaming Q&A Jan. 22. The …
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Is This Why Judd Apatow Bows to the PC Police?
9 months ago

Is This Why Judd Apatow Bows to the PC Police?

Judd Apatow went from middling stand-up to Hollywood’s unofficial king of comedy.

Films like “Knocked Up,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Superbad” cemented his status as the industry’s comedy powerhouse. His …
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9 Times Twitter Torched Kumail Nanjiani’s Nazi Hogwash
1 year ago

9 Times Twitter Torched Kumail Nanjiani’s Nazi Hogwash

Comic actor Kumail Nanjiani caught Nazi fever this week along with many of his Hollywood peers.

The star of “Silicon Valley” and “The Big Sick” played the Nazi card against …
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‘Big Sick’ Schools Hollywood on RomCom 101
2 years ago

‘Big Sick’ Schools Hollywood on RomCom 101

Maybe the best way to revive the modern rom-com is to go straight to the source.

In the case of this year’s surprise hit “The Big Sick” that meant retelling …
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Apatow Uses Barron Trump to Mock President
3 years ago

Apatow Uses Barron Trump to Mock President

Hollywood’s King of Comedy thinks it’s funny to pick on a 10 year old.

Now, Judd Apatow isn’t directly attacking Barron Trump, son of President Donald Trump. That chore fell …
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Why Bobby Lee Is Done with ‘MADtv’
3 years ago

Why Bobby Lee Is Done with ‘MADtv’

He was one of the breakout performers on Fox’s “MADtv” during his eight-year run. Lee parlayed that show’s hit status into a thriving career as a nationally-touring standup comic and …
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Can Judd Apatow’s ‘Love’ Save the Rom-Com?
4 years ago

Can Judd Apatow’s ‘Love’ Save the Rom-Com?

Rom-coms haven’t been the same since the pair exited, stage left, following 1998’s “You Got Mail.”.

The format is all but abandoned now, You can thank Kate Hudson, (shirtless) Matthew McConaughey) …
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Dear Netflix: Revive These Three Shows Next
4 years ago

Dear Netflix: Revive These Three Shows Next

The streaming giant recently made it clear it would be beefing up its already large originals library in 2016. This year saw the debut of Netflix’s first Oscar-bait movie, “Beasts of …
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