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  • July16th

    Kid Cudi is a popular hip hop and rock recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to Brooklyn with his dreams in mind and on a mixtape readily awaiting its discovery. He gained major recognition in 2008 after the release of his first official mix taped named, A Kid Named Cudi. He is currently signed under Republic Records, in addition to his own label, Wicked Awesome Records, which was independently founded by the artist in 2011.

    Kid Cudi is currently up to a few projects this year already. He is soon to be co-starring on Comedy Bang! Bang! which premieres Thursday, July 7th on IFC. People who know Cudi personally say that he is a naturally funny guy- so the show is definitely a different, yet appropriate direction his career is taking him.

    But no worries, Kid Cudi will never forget his creative origins. His upcoming album Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven is still unknown as to when it will be dropped but his Twitter account leads to much discussion about his emotional journey creating his music and the importance of taking the time to do so. For more information, check out his social media channels for updates.

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  • July13th

    Amy Schumer has cleared way in the world of comedy for her unapologetic and bluntly amusing sense of humor.

    First appearing in the television series, A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus, (2010) as a co-host, Shumer would accompany Mark Hoppus and correspondent Kate Riley as viewers indulged in musical performances by popular and upcoming bands.

    Now creator, star, writer and executive producer of her Emmy-nominated Comedy Central television series, Inside Amy Schumer, the sassy blonde’s career has been lifted to the next level. Her one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, hones her provocative and racy reputation, althemeanwhile leaving the crowd sarcastically satisfied and informed more than they probably would prefer. Schumer’s most favorable material consists of topics most women- and men, would avoid in everyday and personal situations, which in Amy’s eyes, makes for a great basis of jokes and stories.

    Upcoming work of hers will be available in theaters July 17, 2015 when her movie, Trainwreck, premieres. It is directed by Judd Apatow and written by Schumer herself. The movie is said to tell a story of an unexpected relationship involving commitment issues and a never sought-after ‘good guy’ romance.

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  • June2nd

    Our beloved boys from Queens, New York are at it again onscreen in the anticipated release of Entourage, the movie. Directed and written by Doug Ellin, this movie includes all previous cast members such as Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, and Jeremy Piven and is sure to be just as, if not more, entertaining as the television series it follows.Entourage

    After the HBO series, Entourage, came to a close in 2011 after eight seasons, viewers were left knowing more culminated characters.

    Main character, Vince Chase,  was last seen hop
    ping on a plane to Paris with his future wife and usual crew- minus a very relieved Ari Gold, who fought hard in the last minutes of the finale to serenade his then ex-wife back to a more promising marriage. As for for the rest of the brotherhood, E has a baby is on the way with Sloan, Drama is still Drama and Turtle has become a millionaire.

    So what are viewers to expect in the final tellings of these contaigiously aggravating, inspiring, and entertaining characters? More business, more clever remarks made by Ari Gold and a new project for Vince… as a director.

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  • July22nd

    Most people know Joel McHale from his comedic performance as the host on E!’s show
    The Soup, but Joel has branched out and done so much more than what he is infamously known for. He has mastered the art of comedy as well as acting, writing, and acting out voice overs.

    He started out with comedy once he graduated college and began by joining a local comedy tv show called Almost Live!. After that he went on to be a part of an improv comedy group called Unexpected Productions. McHale earned his masters degree in acting,then took a break from comedy and went on to pursue a career with his degree. He started in small roles such in television such as CSI: Miami and Will and Grace. He then went on to take on a few roles in cinema playing characters in Lords of Dogtown and Spiderman 2.

    It wasn’t until 2004 that Joel began hosting The Soup, which was the job that made his career. Since then he appeared as a judge on Iron Chef America and The It Show, and even made a guest appearance on The Last Comic Standing. 

    McHales most recent roles have been in the NBC comedy series Community, and the 2012 comedy Ted. 10 years later and Joel is manages to still holding his place as host on The Soup. Lets face it no one can make a mockery over the reality television today like Joel can.

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  • June24th

    With his characteristic penchant for musical rom-coms, Irish filmmaker John Carney — who directed the award-winning “Once” (2007) — has reemerged with a new, musically-inspired film. “Begin Again” is all at once a musical and romantic comedy-drama, featuring a star cast of Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. The firm premiered in the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. 

    Mark Ruffalo stars as recently fired record executive Dan, who roams the streets of New York with nothing but a love of music. One day, he stumbles into Gretta (Keira Knightley), a singer who finds her own prospects dimming next to the rising star of her ex (Adam Levine). Dan and Gretta team up to form a makeshift band that records its songs in any open space in New York City, ranging from subway platforms to rickety paddle boats.

    In its own way, “Begin Again” is the formative story of two lost New Yorkers saddled with not much but a fervent passion for music. However, with diverse side-characters ranging from ex-wives to sassy, teenage daughters, the film touches on a variety of themes to appeal to a wide audience. So far, critics have positively received “Begin Again,” and it has been lauded for its quiet brilliance and pleasant, soul-stirring plot line. The movie is set to release in US theaters this week, on June 27th.

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  • June18th

    abbi jacobssonAbbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress and illustrator. She is best known for co-creating and co-starring in the Comedy Central series Broad City with Ilana Glazer.

    Abbi Jacobson lives in New York City. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and is originally from outside Philadelphia. Abbi has studied improv and sketch at UCB since 2006. Her solo show, Welcome to Camp ran in NYC and LA in 2011. She is 1/2 of the web series Broad City which has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The AV Club. Broad City is currently in development with Comedy Central. She has also worked as an illustrator, and published two coloring books with Chronicle Books in 2013, Color This Book: New York City and Color This Book: San Francisco.

    From 2009 to 2011, Jacobson and Glazer wrote and performed in Broad City which focused on their lives in New York, playing fictionalized versions of themselves. Its first season was praised by critics and the show was renewed for a second season by Comedy Central. Created by Abbi Jacobson ’06 and Ilana Glazer, Broad City is an offbeat web series centered on the misadventures of two female best friends. The show has developed a cult following online. The show also caught the eye of Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler, who teamed up with Jacobson and Glazer to take the show to television.

    The series was nominated for an ECNY Award for Best Web Series. It was well-received by critics and developed a cult following. At the Upright Citizens Brigade, Jacobson and Glazer adapted the series into a live show that they performed in, called Broad City Live.

    Read more about Abbi Jacobs0n on her Twitter–  Facebook–  Instagram – Tumblr.

  • June12th

    FRANCE-ENTERTAINEMENT-TELEVISION-MIPTVIlana Glazer is an American stand up comedian, writer, and actress. She is perhaps best known as the co-star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series Broad City.

    With her co-star Abbi Jacobson, the low-budget Broad City web series went from FX to becoming part of the raunchier girl movement infiltrating the brotastic overkill of anything within Comedy Central’s grasp.

    At the ende of May the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations were officially announced, and overall, there were few surprises: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, True Detective, and The Good Wife were all appropriately doted upon, etc. Still, the list did include some promising young hopefuls, the most notable — and fist-pump-inducing — being two nominations for the Internet’s favorite breakout comedy, Broad City: Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy Series for its co-creator / co-star Ilana Glazer.

    Glazer is also catapulted her Upright Citizens Brigade success into her YouTube series, Chronic Gamer Girl, and the intelligent movie How to Follow Strangers. The independent feature won top prize at the 2013 Lower East Side Film Festival.

    Read more about Broad City here or about Ilana Glazer on her  Official Website,  TwitterFacebook and Instagram

  • April28th

    IntramuralIntramural is an upcoming independent sports comedy film directed by Andrew Disney.  The film stars Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett and Jay Pharoah. The script, written by Bradley Jackson, is about a group of college friends in their final year getting together for a game of intramural football before going into the real world. It is the first narrative film to be released by Ralph Smyth Entertainment and is the first sports film about intramural sports.

    A hilarious inspirational sports movies and replete with epic training montages, over the top motivational speeches and bone crunching tackles, “Intramural” tells an epic tale of a group of 5th year seniors who form an intramural football team in their final year of college before being forced out into the real world. “Intramural” is the GLORIOUS love child of cult classics such as “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Dodgeball”.

    The script was written by first-time screenwriter/producer Bradley Jackson, during his sophomore year in the University of Texas, and he based the story on his friends playing a game of intramural football. Being a film that delved into the subculture of intramural sports, Jackson was drawn to the story because he, “wanted to write a comedy that people haven’t seen before”. He also commented on the long-term effects the film might have on people overtime saying, “Our goal is for people to look at this [movie] in five years and wonder how the hell we got all that talent into a little indie like this”. Andrew Disney was picked by the producers to direct the film. Disney commented by saying, “[We’ve] got a hilarious script, a terrific ensemble cast, and one hell of a production team. I can’t wait to start shooting in Austin”.

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  • February11th

    Directed by Oscar-winning Barry Levinson, Rock the Kasbah will begin shooting this June. Less then a week ago Open Road Films acquired U.S. distribution rights to this indie comedy.

    Shia Labeouf announced he was retiring a couple months ago but it looks as though he will be joining the cast along with Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, and Zooey Deschanel.

    Bill Murray is also slated to lead the cast as Richie Vance, a washed-up music producer who follows his only client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. He finds himself all alone, with no money and no passport, in Kabul. But his luck starts to change when he discovers an extremely talented young singer and enters her in Afghan Star, a local version of American Idol.

    Be on the look out for this wickedly funny heartfelt film!

     

     

  • February10th

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    Saturday Night Live pals Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are at it again! The two are working on an upcoming comedy-drama, Welcome To Me. Wiig will bestaring as the leading role, while Will Ferrell will be a producer, alongside Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum, and Robyn Wholey.

    It has been reported that Ferrell will appear in the film, but this has not yet been confirmed. Other stars include James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, and Wes Bentley.

    Welcome To Me tells the story of a year in the life of Alice Klieg (Wiig), a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery and as a result decides to quit her meds and buys her own talk show. As she steps into fame, she will do anything to get to the top, even if it means alienating her family and friends along the way.

    The premiere date has not been released yet, but we all know that with Wiig and Ferrell on board, there’s no way this won’t be a hit!