Interviews

Daniel Radcliffe and Simon Rich on making heaven a real place in Miracle Workers

What if the heaven of the Abrahamic religious tradition, which includes Judaism, Islam and Christianity, was a physically real place? This is what former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich's new TBS comedy series, Miracle Workers, imagines with Heaven, Inc., a corporate version of the afterlife...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:54am

Andrew Goldberg on Big Mouth season 3 and Valentine's Day special

Long before Big Mouth season 3 will ever see the light of day, Netflix recently surprised fans with a new Valentine's Day special that's set to debut this Friday. Titled "My Furry Valentine," the two-part special bridges the second and third seasons of the popular and critically acclaimed animated...

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 12:12pm

Henry Rollins talks not being a comedian, David Lee Roth's advice

Six months after its premiere on Showtime, the latest spoken word special from musician, actor and writer Henry Rollins is set to debut on the Comedy Dynamics Network via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft Xbox, Vudu, Spectrum and Dish Network. In Keep Talking, Pal, Rollins tells equally...

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:28pm

Jason Jones was cast in What Men Want because of a podcast

In the new comedy film What Men Want, Taraji P. Henson's character Ali Davis finds herself constantly competing with (and losing to) a collection of cartoonishly douchey men at a sports management firm. After injuring her head during a night out, however, she suddenly finds herself able to hear the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:09pm

Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle on their unique coming-of-age comedy PEN15

"Seventh grade is going to be so amazing!" Maya (Maya Erskine) declares in the first episode of Hulu's PEN15. On the other end of the phone, Anna (Anna Konkle) agrees. "It's going to be really, really good." Therein lies the main conceit of the coming-of-age comedy series, which Erskine and Konkle...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:44am

Phoebe Robinson talks the end of 2 Dope Queens

When the 2 Dope Queens podcast's interview with Michelle Obama went live last November, co-hosts Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams also posted a "Farewell" note to their fans. "In the words of Boyz II Men, it's the 'end of the road,'" read the note at the show's WNYC website. "We want to thank...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:32am

Daniel Sloss talks toxic masculinity and stand-up comedy

As Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss told Conan O'Brien in September, "masculinity is the funniest thing in the world." "It's so pathetic and weak," he continued. "I love it. The logic of masculinity makes me laugh so much because I'm still part of it. Even though I'm conscious of it, I'm still an...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 11:17am

Natasha Lyonne on the personal journey of making Russian Doll

These days, Natasha Lyonne is best known for her portrayal of Nicky Nichols on Orange Is the New Black. Every once in a while, the 39-year-old actress will also get recognized for her supporting work in the American Pie film series. Once her new semi-autobiographical black comedy series Russian...

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:31am

How I Am The Night brings Fauna Hodel's story to life

Maybe it's because of TV's current fascination with the true crime genre, or maybe it's because of Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine's attachment to the project. Either way, TNT's new limited series I Am The Night is shaping up to be one of the most talked about premieres of the...

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:22pm

Is Netflix's Ted Bundy documentary necessary? Joe Berlinger thinks so

On Thursday, Netflix premiered the new four-part documentary series Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. Based on the book of the same name, the new show about Ted Bundy on Netflix feels like yet another entry in the increasingly popular true crime genre. However, many were so...

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 9:57am

Joe Berlinger on his Netflix Ted Bundy documentary and the true crime genre

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger finds himself in a unique and, he stresses, an entirely unintentional position. On the 30th anniversary of the execution of mass murderer Ted Bundy, Netflix will release his new docu-series Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. A few days after the Ted Bundy...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:31pm

Jason Jones dishes on the plot of The Detour season 4

Nearly two months after the end of its third season in March, co-creators Jason Jones and Samantha Bee's comedy series The Detour was renewed for a fourth season by TBS. Since the cable network's announcement last May, however, very little has been said publicly about what The Detour season...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:38am

Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver talk Comedy Central's The Other Two

Did you know that Justin Bieber has siblings? He does, but since they're the brothers and sisters of one of the world's most popular pop singers, most people probably don't even know that they exist. This is the general idea behind The Other Two, a new Comedy Central series from former...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:26pm

The Punisher season 2 ending explained: What happens to Jigsaw?

After building to their inevitable reunion for the first half of season 2, The Punisher finally pits Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) against Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) and his gang of veterans-turned-thugs. What follows is a series of skirmishes between the titular anti-hero and his iconic foe Jigsaw,...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:27pm

Jessica 6’s Nomi Ruiz: ‘I want to reach women living in the shadows’

Blending R&B with disco isn’t something typically seen on the music charts, but then again, Jessica 6 frontwoman Nomi Ruiz has always done the unexpected. After leaving Hercules and Love Affair and forming Jessica 6 in 2011, the Brooklyn-based artist started getting attention in both...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:03pm

Andy Samberg can't wait for the premiere of "Game of Thrones," either

Why did Andy Samberg pick the competitive world of cycling for this latest mockumentary? “We thought [cycling] would be fun source material for comedy,” says the 38-year-old over the phone. “[Just] the look of it made us giggle. A lot of grown men in spandex.” With even a...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:21pm

Pete Holmes and Jamie Lee talk Crashing season 3 and doing right by comedy

More often than not, stand-up comedy is an art form that requires its practitioners to pay close attention to how their audiences are reacting. Did they think the joke was funny? No? Then why not? Translated to scripted TV, these same questions plague stars Pete Holmes, Jamie Lee and the rest of...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:07am

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 cast, crew on what excites them most

Ethan Peck's young, bearded Spock is sure to attract the most attention when Star Trek: Discovery season 2 premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS All Access. Yet as the rest of the show's cast and crew tell Metro, the inclusion of an iconic original series character isn't the only...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:49am

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 cast and crew talk Spock's arrival

The news that Michelle Yeoh's character would be getting her own spinoff series kicked things off ahead of the Star Trek: Discovery season 2 premiere this week. CBS All Access also has plans for an animated comedy program and another series that's all about Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:33pm

Corporate season 2 stars compare the dark Comedy Central series to Seinfeld

On Tuesday two of Comedy Central's most popular series, Drunk History and Corporate, will premiere the first episodes of their latest seasons. The former, which goes first at 10 p.m. ET, has turned into a laugh-out-loud drunk history lesson featuring some of the funniest and best-known...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 9:31pm