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Mikey O'Connell

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Steve Martin’s Life and Career Getting Doc Treatment From Morgan Neville, A24 and Apple TV+ (Exclusive)

Steve Martin has been many things — a comic, an actor, a filmmaker, an author, a musician — and he’ll soon be one more. He’s going to be the subject of a documentary. Martin is participating in a two-part feature from A24 which is set to be released by Apple TV+. Morgan Neville, who helmed […]

Steve Martin on His Late Career Surge and Contemplating Retirement: “This Is, Weirdly, It”

Steve Martin keeps telling himself to stop fiddling with the same material, but he can’t help it. This lifelong impulse made a recent appearance a few stops into his latest tour with Martin Short, You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today! One joke was earning two perfectly adequate laughs from the crowd, but he […]

Plays Well With Others: Steve Martin’s History of Collaboration

For a man who spent the bulk of the 1970s standing on stages all by himself, Steve Martin has a remarkable track record with collaboration in Hollywood. From his first TV writing gig to his Grammy-winning musical pair-ups, here’s a look at some of Martin’s most fruitful creative partnerships. (Read THR’s cover story on Steve […]

Netflix’s ‘I Think You Should Leave’ Is an Emmy-Nominated Meme Machine

Sketch show I Think You Should Leave, one of social media's favorite sources for reaction GIFs, finally finds some TV Academy love in the shortform races

Nikki Glaser, Feminist and ‘FBoy’ Whisperer, Is Channeling Her Anger on Stage

Moments into Nikki Glaser’s latest comedy special, Good Clean Filth, she poses a hypothetical to her audience: If you had to perform oral sex on one of your parents, who would it be? That’s one of the more innocent bits during the hour, which dropped July 16 on HBO. But none of her new material […]

An Embarrassment of Riches: Digesting the Emmys’ Ensemble Noms Dominance

Like a pageant in a town with a populace as attractive as, well, Los Angeles’, there simply aren’t enough tiaras to hand out for worthy competitors come TV awards season. Snub lists stretch longer and longer each Emmy nominations morning. An actress the caliber of Julia Roberts can go unnoticed without anyone batting an eye. […]

13 Hollywood Storytellers on Bringing Abortion to the Screen, Then and Now

Following the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade reversal, filmmakers and TV writers — from 'Veep' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 'Obvious Child' — discuss their onscreen portrayals and the urgency of telling more stories around reproductive rights with The Hollywood Reporter.

Yes, Seth Meyers Really Reads the Comments Himself

Seth Meyers is reading your comments. Since launching Corrections in March 2021 — first as a recurring segment and now a full 20-minute (and Emmy-nominated) digital series — NBC’s Late Night host has populated his comic rundown of viewer critiques and observations of his show by spending countless hours scrolling through YouTube feedback. He starts […]

The ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Guys Just Launched Their Own Whiskey (Exclusive)

Nearly 17 years after Paddy’s Pub opened its doors, the trio behind the fictional watering hole plan to start selling some booze of their own. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creators and stars Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day have launched their own whiskey brand. But Four Walls is not just another celebrity-backed spirits […]

Lizzo, Jonathan Van Ness, Padma Lakshmi and THR’s Reality Roundtable Talk Guilty Pleasures, Crying on Camera and Underboob Sweat

The level of talent (and comic timing) at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Reality Emmy Roundtable was in no short supply, but there was still a moment of giddy reverence when one particular participant entered the chat. Will Arnett (Fox’s Lego Masters), Nicole Byer (Netflix’s Nailed It! and ABC’s Wipeout), Padma Lakshmi (Hulu’s Taste the Nation and […]

‘Late Late Show’ Producer Ben Winston Isn’t Going Anywhere

Ben Winston never planned on entering an eighth year at his CBS Television City office, a bright room now stuffed with memorabilia from an ascendant Hollywood tenure that’s brought him 11 Emmys. The Brit, 40, arrived in 2015 with every intention of returning to London upon fulfilling his nine-month contract to help launch a late […]

“Everyone Here Has Experienced a Crushing Humiliation”: Ben Stiller, Soo Hugh and THR’s Drama Showrunner Roundtable

“Isn’t this what we all wanted in the first place?” asked Jenny Lumet, executive producer of The Man Who Fell to Earth, near the beginning of The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Showrunner Emmy Roundtable. “You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting an amazing human moment on TV that makes you reevaluate your whole life.” Her […]