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‘The Opening Act’ Review: Jimmy O. Yang Stars in a Stand-Up-Comedy Origin Story

Imagine, for a moment, that a stand-up comic is just like a superhero. On stage, he’s a master of the universe, armored and impervious, slinging jokes like lightning bolts. He defeats all adversaries, from hecklers to the potential indifference of the audience; laughter, of course, is his way of killing. If that’s what a stand-up […]

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‘Mythic Quest: Quarantine’ Review: Surprise Pandemic Episode Turns Out to Be Show’s Best Yet

From the outset, “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” looked like one of the more derivative offerings from Apple TV+’s first episodic slate — dashes of “Code Monkeys” geekery and “Silicon Valley” tech humor crossed with the unapologetic narcissism that gives co-creator Rob McElhenney’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” its subversive kick. As it turns out, the […]

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‘Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics’: Film Review

Writer-producer Donick Cary has spent his whole career near the top of the showbiz comedy heap, from stints on “Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Simpsons” to sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me!,” “New Girl,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Silicon Valley.” So it shouldn’t surprise that his first directorial feature, the documentary “Have a Good […]

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‘Silicon Valley’ Finale: Zach Woods on Saying Goodbye to Jared After Six Years of Pied Piper

[Note: The following interview contains spoilers for the “Silicon Valley” series finale, “Exit Event.”]Throughout “Silicon Valley,” Jared Dunn felt like the ultimate companion. The trusty employee eager to please founder Richard Hendricks and the other various employees, Jared was the loyal, dependable piece of the Pied Piper puzzle amidst a frequent torrent of chaos.Airing its […]

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HBO President Casey Bloys on How ‘Euphoria’ Is Leading the Charge on Streaming

When “Euphoria” was renewed for Season 2 two weeks ago, HBO stressed the series’ success with younger viewers. The release stated the Zendaya-starring drama was “HBO’s youngest-skewing drama series on the network’s digital platforms,” including HBO Now, HBO Go, and VOD options. At that point, the premiere episode had attracted more than 5.5 million viewers […]

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‘Silicon Valley’ Ending with Season 6, Which Will Feature a Shorter Episode Count Than Previous Seasons

Silicon Valley will soon be closing its doors as co-showrunner and executive producers Alec Berg and Mike Judge move on to greener pastures. The critically acclaimed HBO comedy series will end with its sixth and final season, which is slated to debut later this year. The Silicon Valley ending will play out in an abbreviated […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ and More HBO Hits Are Streaming for Free All Weekend

Instead of celebrating the pillaging and theft of Indigenous peoples’ land this Thanksgiving, why not give thanks for something (at least slightly) less problematic? HBO is streaming all of its programming for free — all weekend long. As part of a Thanksgiving partnership with cable streaming service Xfinity, the premium channel is opening the gates […]

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Tiffany Haddish’s ‘Limited Partners’ Rounds Out Cast (Exclusive)

Ari Graynor, Jacob Latimore, Karan Soni, Jimmy O. Yang, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair, and Billy Porter have rounded out the ensemble of the Paramount Players comedy “Limited Partners” starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.Miguel Arteta is directing the pic with Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly penning the script.The story centers on two female friends […]

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