If you’ve been seeing Amy Schumer all over your Facebook feed lately, it’s because the third season of her sketch sitcom Inside Amy Schumer is debuting tonight on Comedy Central. She was at the Tribeca Film Festival this week to premiere the new season and offer some hints about what fans of the shit-stirring comedy can expect, including a sketch about Bill Cosby. More from HuffPo:
The Late Show With David Letterman is quickly approaching its final show on May 20th, so producers have released the list of guests who will be appearing during the 28-episode stretch.
Among those Letterman—the longest-running late-night show host in television history—will be Upper Darby’s Tina Fey, who will likely be there to chat about her new Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and her voice-over turn in Disney’s Monkey Kingdom, which comes out nationwide this weekend.
UPDATE [4/7/2015, 11:17 am]: This event is officially (and sadly for those who didn’t get tickets) sold out.
ORIGINAL: You’ve already binge-watched the entire first season of Tina Fey’s new Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so what’s going to tide you over until the release of season two? This:
The show’s star, Ellie Kemper, is coming to Penn on April 21st to chat about her career and experience on the show, and then open up the floor for audience questions.
But don’t come prepared only with questions about crazy cult hairstyles, hilarious gay roommates and stories about working with Tina Fey. As The Daily Pennsylvanian points out, “Kemper is a strong voice for gender dynamics in the entertainment industry. In 2014, she hosted a TED Talk entitled ‘Women are Funny!’ and spoke about her experience as a female comedian in the male-dominated industry.”
Tina Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond, who wrote the theme songs to 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, spilled some proverbial beans in a recent interview when he revealed that Fey’s Mean Girls musical is more than half written.
We’ve been writing this [with] Nell Benjamin of Legally Blonde fame—she’s working with us as a lyricist,” he told Yahoo. “We’ve been working for a long time now. I’m going to say it’s like 60 percent written, and it’s being staffed creatively… We are looking to do some actual solid readings coming around this summer. The Kimmy Schmidt thing took a lot more time than we all thought, so it slowed some Mean Girls stuff down.”
When asked to tease a song he dished that there is a number called “Old Blonde Song” that’s sung by Regina’s mother.
To come up with their answer, Quinnipiac surveyed 1,286 registered voters in the United States. The results:
It’s time for a woman in late night, and the slot Jon Stewart just announced he was leaving vacant on The Daily Show would be a perfect start. There are a lot of ladies who would be great for the job, but we’ve narrowed down the list to five females who could totally kick ass in the host’s seat on the Comedy Central program.
Tina Fey’s impressions of then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election was no doubt a high point in the history of Saturday Night Live, so it’s no wonder producer Lorne Michael has invited her to take part in the show’s upcoming 40th anniversary special.
Netflix has released the first trailer for Tina Fey’s upcoming Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
The series, created by Fey and Robert Carlock, concerns a woman (Ellie Kemper) who is looking to get back on her feet after escaping a cult. It also stars Tituss Burgess as her roommate and 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski, who will play a recurring role as a wealthy Manhattanite who hires Kimmy as a nanny.
Thirteen episodes of the series will premiere on Netflix on March 6th, and it’s already guaranteed to have a second season.
During their opening monologue — which is traditionally when the award ceremony’s hosts poke exceedingly gentle fun at their rich and famous audience – they went after Cosby with what was a very good joke. A solid, well-played, network TV-friendly topical joke.
But judging from the audience’s reaction and Monday’s headlines, you would have thought it was a truly outrageous joke. Here it is, word for word:
This is the first awards season that we are lacking Joan Rivers and her always snarky (but true) commentary on the Hollywood red carpet. However, Joan would be proud: One of the subtle themes running through the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, held on Sunday evening, was the empowerment of women and other sexual minorities. Of course, things weren’t too serious: There were plenty of jokes (some in poor taste) and lots of poking fun at North Korea. We figured we’d try to fill in the void of Ms. Rivers by presenting our highlights of the best and worst moments of last evening’s festivities, co-hosted by hometown hero, Tina Fey (and, of course, Amy Poehler).