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Starz Cancels ‘Blunt Talk’ After Two Seasons

Jonathan Ames's Blunt Talk will not be returning to Starz with another season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Starz has canceled the series starring Patrick Stewart, which wrapped up its second season earlier this month. "We are grateful [...]

By Megh Wright

Jonathan Ames Shows Us the Time He Boxed a Stranger in a Hotel Room

As part of Chioke Nassor's new Storytime series, Jonathan Ames reenacts the time he purposefully got in a boxing match with a stranger in a hotel room in his underwear. Apparently that was all there was do to in New York in the 90s when you [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Check Out the Trailer Above Average’s New Web Series ‘Storytime’

The clever folks at Above Average have posted the trailer for their new web series, Chioke Nassor's Storytime, which features comedians telling some of their favorite true stories and then playing each character in the re-enactment of that [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Jonathan Ames Shares the Ins and Outs of Writing

"I think with every project we expect something more than what happens. We all love to be disappointed... The biggest crusher for me was that my second novel, The Extra Man, was rejected by about twenty publishers. I had been certain it was a [...]

By Bradford Evans

It’s Official: A ‘Bored to Death’ Movie Is Happening

Late last year, Ted Danson said that a 90-minute movie based on the HBO show Bored to Death was in the very, very early stages, but now it's been officially confirmed by HBO. The Hollywood Reporter says that HBO Films is developing it as a [...]

By Bradford Evans

MaxFunCon Is Heading East

MaximumFunCon, Jesse Thorn's annual weekend of well-dressed, bookish comedy is getting an east coast version. From October 26-28, Maximum Fun fans will gather for a weekend of comedy, classes, activities, and merriment in the sure to be [...]

By Jesse David Fox

‘Bored to Death’ Alive?

Clue #1) Ted Danson told a French journalist that a 90-minute Bored to Death movie is possibly in the works for HBO. Clue #2) HBO told Vulture that there have "been some conversations" but "it's at a very early stage." You don't have to be [...]

By Jesse David Fox