The Twists and Turns of Howie Mandel

It’s 1979, as he graces the stage, nervously pacing around, a five-fingered glove shaped bag strung around his shoulder, his… MORE
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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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Review: Erik Griffin, “AmERIKan Warrior” on Showtime

Erik Griffin played a Vietnam vet in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, but his 2018 stand-up comedy special portrays him as a different kind of AmERIKan Warrior. “There’s a war on comedy and free speech, and I’m a soldier on the front lines,” G…

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Review: Kirk Fox, “That Guy” on Showtime

Kirk Fox only really looks like That Guy when he’s sporting his mustache. Fox had more of a five o’clock shadow going on when he filmed his Showtime special in Santa Barbara during, and he realized that “that guy” not only refer…

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Behind the scenes of Riki Lindhome’s one-shot long-take scene from Showtime’s “Kidding”

Showtime’s Kidding is a great series, a wonderful blend of comedy, innocence and pathos, as well as a perfect vehicle for Jim Carrey’s return to television. There’s a scene in episode three of the first season that’s especially fascinating to watch. It shows Riki Lindhome’s character watching Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time (Carrey’s childrens’ TV show) […]

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Showtime cancelled I’m Dying Up Here after two seasons

I cannot say I’m surprised. Or that anyone else is surprised to learn this week that Showtime had cancelled I’m Dying Up Here after two seasons. Despite what I wrote in Decider urging the network this summer to give it a third go-around. The series, based on the non-fiction book of the same title about […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen character exposed by California gun store owner

We saw four new Sacha Baron Cohen characters in his latest satirical stunt, Who Is America?, which debuted this past Sunday on Showtime. But a fifth character didn’t go over so well, as Baron Cohen found out last year and we only discovered this week, thanks to a California gun store owner who shared his […]

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