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  • Comedy Central renews 'Drunk History' for second season

    Comedy Central renews 'Drunk History' for second season
    Comedy Central Wednesday renewed three series including "Drunk History" from Lutherville's Derek Waters, a creator and executive producer of the show. The other two are "Key & Peele" and "Brickleberry." The pickup will give the former a fourth season,...
  • Lutherville native's 'Drunk History' to premiere July 9 on Comedy Central

    Lutherville native's 'Drunk History' to premiere July 9 on Comedy Central
    Update (6/3): "Drunk History," the humorous, alcohol-influenced history lesson from Lutherville native Derek Waters, will make its series debut on July 9 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. The first season will consist of eight episodes. Although he's...
  • With 'Drunk History,' Lutherville's Derek Waters has a tipsy hit

    With 'Drunk History,' Lutherville's Derek Waters has a tipsy hit
    Five years ago, Lutherville native Derek Waters was a struggling comedian in Los Angeles. Like thousands before him, he had dreams of being cast on "Saturday Night Live" or making it in Hollywood as a funny guy. But Waters wasn't having much luck. "My...
  • Oct. 10: Drunk History

    With 'Drunk History,' Lutherville's Derek Waters has a tipsy hit Five years ago, Lutherville native Derek Waters was a struggling comedian in Los Angeles. Like thousands before him, he had dreams of being cast on "Saturday Night Live" or making it in...
  • 'Modern Family' director talks smart about movie comedy

    'Modern Family' director talks smart about movie comedy
    From the Mike Sragow Gets Reel blog: Jason Winer directed every other episode of the first season of the award-winning ABC comedy "Modern Family." He has just made the jump to movie comedy with the forthcoming remake of "Arthur," starring Russell Brand...
  • 'Looney Tunes' Spin-Off Heats Up With 'X-Men' Scribes, 'Focus' Directors

    The Warner Bros. Looney Tunes-based feature film "Acme" looks to be gaining speed, as the studio has set "X-Men: First Class" scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the script. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, helmers of "Crazy Stupid Love" and the...
  • 'Ant-Man' Back on Track as Shoot Kicks Off in Atlanta

    You're up, Peyton. Now that James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" surprised Hollywood when it opened to more than $94 million at the domestic box office and gave Marvel Studios the start of a new franchise, it's Peyton Reed's turn to do the same with...
  • Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start

    Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start
    Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class. "I heard about this...
  • Will Ferrell to Play Sexploitation Director Russ Meyer in 'Russ and Roger Go Beyond'

    Will Ferrell is in talks to play porn producer Russ Meyer in independent movie project "Russ and Roger Go Beyond." The film centers on the collaboration between Meyer and Roger Ebert on the 1970 film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," which Meyer directed...
  • Del Close's lasting impact on iO, and the rest of us

    Del Close's lasting impact on iO, and the rest of us
    His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers. Del...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • Krysten Ritter to Guest Star in 'The Blacklist' Season Premiere

    Shortly after it was announced at Comic-Con that "Weeds" alum Mary-Louise Parker will join "The Blacklist" season two in a recurring role, it's been revealed that "Breaking Bad" actress Krysten Ritter is also adding her name to the list. Ritter will...