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It’s a cliché, albeit a tragic one at this point, to suggest that comedy and depression go hand-in-hand. As chronicled by Dick Cavett in connection with CNN’s recent series on “The History Of Comedy,” the late Robin Williams would aim to keep audiences laughing only to walk backstage and say, “Why can’t I be that happy?” The story of the stand-up comic has been documented in many forms, and the song is usually the same in terms of both clinical diagnosis and the hunt to be the next great success story. Continue reading A Great Ensemble Offers A Serious History Lesson In Comedy In Showtime’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ [SXSW Review] at The Playlist.

Mel Gibson‘s comeback campaign last year, which culminated in multiple Oscar nominations for “Hacksaw Ridge,” included plenty of interviews with press, and the controversial filmmaker didn’t hold back his opinions when it came Hollywood’s blockbuster budget bloat and superhero movies. “What did they spend on ‘Batman v Superman’ that they’re admitting to?” Gibson asked rhetorically in September. “And it’s a piece of shit,” he added. Continue reading Warner Bros. Eyes Mel Gibson To Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’ at The Playlist.

Travelling with parents can be trying in the best of moments, and “Snatched” is going to build a whole comedy around that concept. Goldie Hawn returns to the big screen to co-star in Amy Schumer‘s latest vehicle, which is aiming to give audiences big, broad laughs this summer. Directed by Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “The Night Before“) and penned by Katie Dippold (“The Heat,” “Ghostbusters“) the movie follows a mother and daughter who take a trip to Ecuador, where things very quickly, go very wrong. Continue reading Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn Have The Worst Vacation Ever In New Trailer For ‘Snatched’ at The Playlist.