Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, How Did This Get Made?, more coming to Onion Comedy & Arts Festival

Big news, comedy fans: Our comedy festival returns May 30-June 3 at various venues in Chicago under a new name, The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival. Why change the name from the amusing-but-difficult-to-remember-and-Google 26th Annual Comedy Festival? Well one, see above. And two, it’s The Onion’s 30th anniversary in…

Grace And Frankie turned up the drama this season by selling out its two leads

The dramedy genre remains very much in vogue on TV, to the consternation of awards show voters everywhere. Netflix’s Grace And Frankie is one offering in that increasingly popular hybrid format, but unlike its contemporaries Transparent or One Mississippi—or insert some other, non-Amazon title here—the series has…

Desperate times call for furry measures in this Celebrity Family Feud exclusive

Anyone who’s ever watched Family Feud knows that as the strikes mount and the number of options drops, the responses just get more ridiculous. But for the upcoming episode of Celebrity Family Feud, things go off the rails quicker than usual. Steve Harvey will host a battle of the comedians that pits Paul Scheer, John…

In season three finale, Grace And Frankie let their fears float away in a hot air balloon

Some friendships are so intricate and intense and indescribable that they feel almost cosmic. I experienced friendships like these most potently in my childhood. But through its main characters, Grace And Frankie suggests that people in the later years of life experience these same intoxicating, complex friendships…

It’s condoms versus vibrators on Grace And Frankie

In “The Incubator,” Grace drags Frankie, to an incubator which, to Frankie’s dismay, is not a chicken incubator but rather a tech startup. Parodying the tech startup world is certainly well-trodden territory on television, but Grace And Frankie largely succeeds in making it feel fresh. Frankie and Grace waltz into the…

An art show puts Grace And Frankie’s character-driven comedy on display

Grace And Frankie’s third season jumps into the messy dynamics brought out in the final altercation between its titular characters and their families at the end of season two. Last season, Grace and Frankie were at their most fraught, pulled apart by Grace’s drinking problem. But the death of their dear mutual friend…

Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael are developing a comedy for Hulu

We realize that seeing “Casey Wilson” “Hulu” and “comedy” all strung together in a sentence might raise hopes about Happy Endings finally being properly revived by the streaming company, which is sadly not the case here. But that disappointment will surely dissipate upon reading the rest of this post, for Vulture reports

Lady Dynamite’s electifying season finale presses all the buttons

The big revelation of “Enter The Super Grisham”—that Maria’s three advisors, all with the same name, the same unassailable confidence, and the same malignant drive, are representations of her mania—isn’t a revelation at all. It’s been there in the background all along. Just seconds into the pilot, Maria tumbles down a…

Grace And Frankie finds its comedic voice again

After the relatively subdued and serious “The Boar,” Grace And Frankie kicks the comedy up a notch again in “The Anchor.” Outside minor characters bring in some weird humor, and even some of the more serious aspects of the episode—like Sol trying to work his way back into Robert’s life—finds some very funny moments.…

Grace And Frankie road trip in the name of love but only find sadness

As its title suggests, episode four of Grace And Frankie’s second season sends the ladies on a road trip. Following the trajectory of her journey of self-discovery, Frankie decides that the best way to move forward is to embrace the past. She recovers her old yearbook and introduces Grace to Frances Mangela, the woman…

Instead of a true reboot, The Muppets “make a few tweaks to our show that make us happy”

At first, the brief opening theme to ABC’s The Muppets appears to be exactly the same as when we last checked in on Jim Henson’s creations: Kermit walks to craft services for some coffee, only to see his coworkers swarm the table and pick over the refreshments in hyper-speed until there’s nothing left. Right as he’s…