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Barry (HBO Series)

Emmys Snubs: Top Nominees ‘Barry,’ ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Fail to Win High-Profile Awards as ‘Better Call Saul’ Shut Out

Going into Monday night’s 2022 Emmys, a number of experts predicted that HBO’s Barry would walk away with some of the night’s top prizes, including lead actor (Bill Hader) and supporting actor (Henry Winkler) in a comedy series. Instead, the HBO series, which returned to Emmy contention this year after an extended gap between seasons […]

Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: “‘Pam & Tommy?’ Are You Kidding Me?”

Best Drama Series I thought that This Is Us went out with a bang and should’ve been in here. I would have preferred it to Squid Game, which was just too violent for me. Stranger Things has fallen off, and I bailed on Severance after episode two. (I know there are people who say it’s […]

‘Barry’ Star Bill Hader Talks the Show’s Dark Turns: “You Never Want To Make a Decision Based on What Your Genre Is”

Bill Hader, the multihyphenate star of Barry — who has earned two Emmys for his leading role and this year earned a third acting nomination as well as nods for writing and directing on the series — doesn’t get too hung up on whether his show is still a comedy. Yes, the show is classified […]

Hollywood Flashback: Before ‘Barry’, Bill Hader Was Killing It on ‘SNL’

Barry creator and star Bill Hader gets lots of press these days, but in 2005, his name first made it into The Hollywood Reporter when he and Andy Samberg were “tapped as ‘featured players’ ” for Saturday Night Live. It would prove to be Hader’s big break — and provide fodder for the HBO series […]

Script to Scene: ‘Barry’ Writer Explains the Show’s “Stoner Oracle”

In “710N,” the sixth episode of Barry’s third season, a hugely popular beignet shop opens in Los Angeles and becomes a destination for three of the show’s aimless characters. In this scene, Sarah Goldberg’s Sally opens up to the proprietor of Beignets by Mitch about her career frustrations after her TV show falls apart. Emmy-nominated […]

‘Barry’: Anthony Carrigan on NoHo Hank’s Rescue Mission in the Season 3 Finale

[This story contains spoilers for the season three finale of HBO’s Barry, “starting now.”] Well, season three of Barry has come to a close, and somehow, again, miraculously, co-creators Bill Hader and Alec Berg have managed to keep all the main characters above ground. Perhaps none of the series regulars has more reason to be […]

‘Barry’: Stephen Root on Fuches’ Return: “I Don’t Think He’s Planned S—”

[This story contains spoilers for the May 15 episode of HBO’s Barry, “all the sauces.”] When, three years ago this week, we left Stephen Root’s Monroe Fuches at the end of season two of HBO’s Vantablack comedy Barry, he’d recently delivered a self-reflective monologue that prevented a gang war between the Bolivians, the Burmese and […]

Stephen Root Has a Box of Staplers Waiting for His Signature on Every Film and TV Project Thanks to ‘Office Space’

Without fail, there is a box of staplers waiting for Stephen Root to sign on every film and television project he does thanks to his iconic Office Space character, Milton Waddams. The versatile actor, who currently stars in HBO’s dark comedy Barry, recently dropped by The Rich Eisen Show, where he was asked about his […]

HBO’s ‘Barry’ Season 3: TV Review

Bill Hader and Alec Berg's hitman comedy continues to exude confidence in its story of Hollywood dreams, international drug cartels and hope for second chances.

Bill Hader Created a Killer to Cope

“Ugh, why can’t I just be chill? Just a modicum of chill. That would be great.” In his production office on the Sony lot where he is putting the final touches on the coming season of his HBO show Barry, Bill Hader recalls — with no small amount of angst — meeting some of his […]

Bill Hader, Paul Rudd Reveal Backstory Behind “Worst-Received” Skit on ‘SNL’

Paul Rudd crashed Conan on Monday night, reviving a long-running gag and revealing the story behind Saturday Night Live’s “worst-received sketch of all time” alongside guest and former SNL castmember Bill Hader. During an appearance on the TBS late night show as part of its final week of episodes, Hader, the Emmy-winning creator-star of HBO’s […]

Bill Hader Reveals How SNL’s Stefon Would React to the Pandemic: “He’s Probably Patient Zero”

Bill Hader talked about how his 'SNL' character Stefon would deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and plans for future seasons of 'Barry' on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers.'