Jim Norton

Can We Take a Joke? documentary clip remembers stand-up icon Lenny Bruce

Has society become more or less tolerant of controversial, button-pushing comedy material in the years since the death of stand-up icon Lenny Bruce, who died exactly half a century ago on Wednesday? That’s one of the questions considered in a new documentary called Can We Take a Joke?, which was released in select cinemas July 29 and is also now available to watch on VOD.

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New Dan Harmon comedy pilot presentation ordered by IFC

Dan Harmon, Jim Norton, and Sara Schaefer are all heading to IFC: The network announced Wednesday that they’ve ordered three pilot presentations from each of the comedians.

“These pilots represent an exciting, aggressive move for us into the alternative comedy format space as we continue to expand our programming reach,” IFC president Jennifer Caserta said in a statement. “All of the talent fits our band so we can’t wait for them to bring their individual, distinctive voices to IFC. 

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Casting Net: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe to lead The Great Wall

  • Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe will star in the The Great Wall, a film set in 15th-century China which revolves around soldiers searching for gunpowder who come across the construction of the famous wall, and learn that its hurried construction isn’t just to keep out the Mongols, but mystical creatures as well. Chinese actors Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xuedong, Huang Xuan and Wang Jun
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