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Veep Star Sam Richardson Tells Us How He Rang in His First Week on the Show With Craig Robinson

Landing the part of Richard Splett on HBOs Veep wasnt an overnight trip for comedian Sam Richardson. The actor auditioned a few times, for a couple different roles, and by the time the role of Richard rolled around, he was feeling a little bummed, by the whole process, Richardson told TheWrap in a recent interview. Should I even waste my time? he asked himself. But he auditioned, and it turned out that good things come to those who try, try again. He landed the part, and the over-literal, hyper-educated but hugely naive aide to Selena Meyer landed a spot in our hearts as one of the best and most hilarious parts of the Emmy-winning sitcom.  ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/veep-star-sam-richardson-tells-us-about-how-craig-robinson-crashed-his-first-week-on-the-show/

Power Rankings! Comedies You Need to Watch Before Anything Else

THR's chief TV critic refreshes his ranking of comedies in this year's broadcast schedule.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/rXwE1MWn-gw/tim-goodmans-tv-comedies-power-rankings-hollywood-reporter-1114980

Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Receive 2018 Mark Twain Prize

Julia Louis-Dreyfus , who last year set a record with her sixth consecutive Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy for starring on HBOs Veep, will be the recipient of this years Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The honor, in its 21st year being handed out by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will be bestowed at an gala performance event October 21 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes individuals who have had an impact  ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2018/05/julia-louis-dreyfus-mark-twain-prize-2018-winner-1202396492/

Tony Hale Talks the Return of Veep and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Recovery (Video)

Tony Hale stopped by TheWraps SXSW Film Festival studio Saturday to promote his latest film, Sadie but we couldnt help but ask about Veep. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus had been diagnosed with breast cancer last September and has since undergone chemotherapy. Julia is going through her journey and shes doing great, and well probably pick it up again in the summer, Hale TheWrap founder and editor in chief, Sharon Waxman.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/tony-hale-talks-return-of-veep-julia-louis-dreyfus-recovery-video/

Veep Mike Pence Insists White House Has No Tolerance For Domestic Abuse. Seriously.

Theres no tolerance in this White House, and no place in America for domestic abuse, Vice President Mike Pence told NBC News Lester Holt, from whatever alternate universe Pence is living in. Technically, the two men are in PyeongChang, South Korea, where Pence is leading the U.S. delegation at the Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, back in the real world, Pences boss President Donald Trump was sitting in front of a gaggle of press, bidding a fond farewell to ousted White   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2018/02/mike-pence-donald-trump-rob-porter-domestic-abuse-zero-tolerance-lester-holt-video-1202283648/

Veep Star Sally Phillips Says British TV Is Still Sexist, Just Much More Hidden Today

Veep actress Sally Phillips believes British TV is still sexist, its just so much more hidden these days, she said in a BBC Radio 4 interview. On Tuesday, the comedian told the stations flagship Today program: It used to be that there just arent any women with their own shows or just a few and now there are. But their progress is just so slow through the ranks. Phillips plays Selina Meyers (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) frienemy Minna Hkkinen on the critically-beloved HBO political comedy, though she was apparently speaking specifically about British television during the radio interview.   ...Read More...   https://www.thewrap.com/sally-phillips-british-tv-sexist-veep-bbc-4-today/

Veep Star Sally Phillips: British TV Is Still Sexist

Veep and Bridget Jones' star Sally Phillips has warned that British television is still sexist and there are fewer opportunities for women to break through. Phillips, who played UN Special Envoy Minna Hkkinen in the HBO comedy, said sexism is just more hidden than it used to be on the small screen. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today program, Phillips, who co-created influential comedy series Smack The Pony, was asked if women are as funny as men. "I don't want to legitimise   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2018/02/veep-star-sally-phillips-british-tv-is-still-sexist-1202279097/

Veep co-star: Louis-Dreyfus getting stronger every day in cancer battle

When youre doing Shakespeare, Anna Chlumsky says, you talk in iambic pentameter even when youre offstage. If youre on HBOs Veep one of the most profane shows on TV you curse. Which is why shes always reaching for euphemisms when shes with her young daughters. I say bullshirt! a lot, confesses the Brooklyn...   ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/01/25/veep-co-star-louis-dreyfus-getting-stronger-every-day-in-cancer-battle/

Veep Wins Best Comedy Ensemble at the 2018 SAG Awards and Star Matt Walsh Totally "Blows" His Speech

Veep finally wins! The HBO comedy finally took home the award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 2018 SAG Awards on Sunday night, marking its first win in the category. Series...  ...Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/907572/veep-wins-best-comedy-ensemble-at-the-2018-sag-awards-and-star-matt-walsh-totally-blows-his-speech?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

Veep Returning to HBO in 2019

  Following Julia Louis-Dreyfus ' completion of treatment for breast cancer, it looks like team for her hit HBO series Veep are looking forward to getting back to work. Co-star Matt Walsh has spoken up about the status of the show's forthcoming seventh season, telling Entertainment Weekly that the   ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/veep-2019-julia-louis-dreyfus/?rss=breakingnews