Dark comedy rules in Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd’s The Shrink Next Door


First trailer reveals the dark comedy of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd in ‘The Shrink Next Door’
Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd will play the leads in “The Shrink Next Door,” premiering autumn 2021 on Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ gave a first look at a hotly anticipated comedy starring the brilliant Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. A trailer for The Shrink Next Door premiered on Thursday, and the streaming service revealed that the limited series will debut November 12.

Watch the trailer now for an early glimpse:

Apple TV+ lands SNL’s Cecily Strong for musical comedy


SNL's Cecily Strong comedy for Apple TV+
Giving Apple TV+ a Strong comedy lineup.
Screenshot: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong is bringing her comedy chops to Apple TV+ for a musical series about a couple who discover a strange town while backpacking.

Apple is reportedly nearing a series order for the comedy, created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, writers known for the Despicable Me franchise.

Harry Potter actress joins new Apple comedy series


Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton made our skin crawl as Dolores Umbridge.
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Tim Cook’s home state might become the backdrop of one of Apple’s new TV shows for 2020. Or at least, it’s lending its name to it.

In its first comedy co-production with the BBC, Apple has tapped Imelda Staunton to star in a new eight-part series that will also feature Darren Boyd and Phil Davis called Alabama.

Netflix’s next big original? A comedy radio station


Netflix Is A Joke Radio
Tune in on April 15.
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Netflix has confirmed plans to launch its first comedy radio station.

Netflix Is A Joke Radio, which is being launched in partnership with radio streaming service SiriusXM, will go live on April 15. It will feature “highlights from top Netflix talent,” including Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Ricky Gervais.

Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel video mocks fear that iPhones spy on us


A late-night comedian pokes fun at our paranoia about iPhone privacy violations.
A late-night comedian pokes fun at our paranoia that our phones are constantly spying on us.
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Apple takes a firm stance on iPhone privacy, with strict rules. Nevertheless, many people remain nervous that their phone is spying on them.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel, on his eponymous TV show, pokes fun at this fear in a newly-released video. Watch it now:

Kristen Wiig drops out of Apple’s upcoming original comedy


Kristen Wiig slayed us in Bridesmaids.
Wiig will play Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 instead.
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Apple’s upcoming original comedy has lost its leading star.

Kristen Wiig has dropped out of Apple’s adaptation of You Think It, I’ll Say It due to scheduling conflicts with Wonder Woman 1984, according to a new report. Sources claim Apple is still planning to go ahead with the series.

Apple’s Worldwide Video team has a new exec to oversee comedy series


Kristen Wiig slayed us in Bridesmaids.
Kristen Wiig made us laugh in Bridesmaids.
Photo: Universal Pictures

Apple has hired Dana Tuinier, a former creative executive for the Paramount Network and Fox, to help develop original comedy shows for its Worldwide Video unit.

Tuinier will be reporting to Apple’s head of development Matt Cherniss. Among her first jobs will be working on Apple’s recently acquired comedy series, starring Kristen Wiig. The series is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s short story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” and will consist of 10 half-hour episodes.

Apple tried to sign Chris Rock to iTunes movie deal


Making TV shows is just one of Apple's many hobbies.
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Cupertino’s slow flirtation with Hollywood nearly landed Apple an exclusive iTunes movie deal with comedian Chris Rock, according to a new report.

Apple has shown interest in producing original video content of its own. The company bought the rights to James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke TV show, and it appears Apple has some tepid interest in making the type of movies you’d find on Netflix.

Bill Maher has a brilliant Apple product idea for the Trump years


Liberals would love guns if Apple made them.
Liberals would love guns if Apple made them.
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iPhone sales in China might tank once Trump takes over the Oval Office, but late-night TV host Bill Maher has a brilliant product idea that could be Apple’s next big hit.

“It’s now liberals’ turn to become doomsday prepping gun nuts, they just need survival products tailored to our lifestyle,” he said during the most recent Real Time With Bill Maher. To get liberals to love guns, Maher suggests Apple make one called the “Apple iDefender.”

Watch the funny segment below: