Alex Karpovsky hits the road in an exclusive Folk Hero & Funny Guy trailer

In the first trailer for Jeff Grace’s Folk Hero & Funny Guy, Alex Karpovsky has a lot of thoughts about evites. In the film, Girls’ resident crank plays Paul, a (not great) stand-up comedian who reluctantly takes a gig opening for his acoustic guitar-strumming pal Jason, portrayed by Wyatt Russell of Black Mirror and …

Suddenly Hannah is the grown-up in the room on Girls

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One of Lena Dunham’s strengths as a writer is her understanding of how weird and arbitrary people can be, and how people’s actual reactions to life’s curveballs are often different than how they would imagine reacting. So it’s no wonder that Dunham is bringing that same chaotic worldview to the story of how Hannah and…

Tyler Labine and Kal Penn’s dreams are up in smoke in exclusive Deadbeat trailer

The A.V. Club is premiering the season three trailer for Hulu’s Deadbeat, which wants you to forget everything you think you know about stoners (which shouldn’t be too hard if 4/20 is a “holiday” you observe year-round). Reaper’s Tyler Labine stars as Pac, a psychic medium by day and a burner by night (and okay, day).…

New Tanlines video stars OITNB’s Natasha Lyonne, Girls’ Alex Karpovsky

At first, Tanlines’s new music video for “Palace”—one of the singles from their sophomore album, Highlights, which came out last month—looks like a pretty standard narrative video about a couple’s relationship deteriorating. But there’s actually a lot of humor to the story and direction, thanks in large part to the…

Alex Karpovsky says the Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar is “zany”

It’s been a while since Joel and Ethan Coen made an all-out comedy. Since 2008’s Burn After Reading, they’ve shot a heavily personal piece of existentialism (A Serious Man), a western (True Grit), and a dark look into the ’60s folk scene (Inside Llewyn Davis). But with their new movie, Hail Caesar—scheduled to land…