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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...
  • Edgar Wright Finds New Film Following 'Ant-Man' Exit

    Following his very public departure from directing Marvel's "Ant-Man," Edgar Wright now looks ready to move on as he is in talks to direct "Baby Driver" for Working Title Films. The plot details are vague other than it would be in the vein of his...
  • Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to transform the 1980s cult TV show "Manimal" into a big-screen action-comedy. According to a Deadline report, Ferrell and McKay have been enlisted by Sony Pictures Animation to produce its hybrid live-action/animated...
  • Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Producing 'Manimal' Movie at Sony Animation

    Sony Pictures Animation is going animalistic, developing a movie version of "Manimal," rebooting the TV series as an action-comedy combining animation and live action. Producers are Jimmy Miller's Mosaic, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez...
  • Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony's 'Grimsby'

    Penelope Cruz is joining Sacha Baron Cohen in the Sony comedy "Grimsby." Pic also stars Rebel Wilson and Mark Strong. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier with a story by Baron Cohen and Phil Johnston and a screenplay by Baron Cohen, Johnston and...
  • IFC Orders 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel 'The Spoils Before Dying'

    IFC has ordered a sequel to the Funny or Die-produced "Spoils of Babylon," the cabler announced Monday. The comedy miniseries, "The Spoils Before Dying," will again be executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • Chicago actor cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

    Chicago actor cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
    The upcoming Marvel adaptation of “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd will also feature Chicago theater actor-turned-filmmaker David Dastmalchian, whose semi-autobiographical indie “Animals” (which examined addiction with a sly and...