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We've got an exclusive clip of Gilbert Gottfried talking through his problems with Dr. Katz: The Audiobook We've got an exclusive clip of Gilbert Gottfried talking through his problems with Dr. Katz: The Audiobook

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist always worked best in the realm of audio—and not just because Squigglevision could be so wiggling-ly unpleasant on the eyes. The long-running, mostly improvised Comedy Central series was a periodic love letter to the silliness of the English language, whether it was star Jonathan Katz…

Boots Riley tweeted out a pointed political critique of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman Boots Riley tweeted out a pointed political critique of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman

[Note: This article discusses plot points from BlacKkKlansman.]

It's 3 p.m., so let's re-live the 3 funniest words of Norm Macdonald's career

It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of a few precious minutes of your rapidly depleting leisure time with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

There's a feature-length Anthony Bourdain documentary in the works There's a feature-length Anthony Bourdain documentary in the works

Two months later, we’re still coming to terms with the death of Anthony Bourdain, the chef, author, and voraciously fascinated/fascinating cultural explorer. Bourdain held a unique place in the pop-culture landscape, taking on the role of everybody’s smartest, most smart-ass friend, the guy who was equally comfortable…

Rosamund Pike was asked to strip to become a Bond girl, said "Sod that" Rosamund Pike was asked to strip to become a Bond girl, said "Sod that"

Today, in “Things Idris Elba probably won’t be asked to do”: Rosamund Pike opened up this week about the process of getting cast in a James Bond film, and the lines she refused to cross while doing so. Pike’s turn as a “Bond girl” came in 2002's Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan’s final outing as the British superspy),…

Oscar Isaac drops in on the trailer for the brand new Star Wars animated series, Resistance

Star Wars has typically had pretty good luck with its animated output: with a few notable exceptions, the franchise is littered with cartoon success stories like Cartoon Network’s original Clone Wars and the recent, well-regarded Rebels. Now, we’ve got our first look at the franchise’s latest animated adventure, …

Christian Slater thinks Mr. Robot will be powering down pretty soon  Christian Slater thinks Mr. Robot will be powering down pretty soon 

Mr. Robot has been a landmark show at USA, a network once associated largely with Wings reruns and Duckman, and which can now boast at least one of the better regarded TV dramas of the last few years. But that era might soon be coming to an end, at least according to star Christian Slater. According to The Wrap,…

Netflix is breaking it off with Michelle Wolf's The Break (and also The Joel McHale Show) Netflix is breaking it off with Michelle Wolf's The Break (and also The Joel McHale Show)

And so goes another experiment in Netflix’s ongoing efforts to get people interested in timely streaming content: Deadline reports that the streaming service has just decided to simultaneously discontinue The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show. Both series were comedy talk shows that aired on a weekly…

The Wonder Woman '84 cast embraces the '80s with a Breakfast Club-themed photoshoot The Wonder Woman '84 cast embraces the '80s with a Breakfast Club-themed photoshoot

Welcome to Development Hell, the fiery pit into which we fling recent developments in casting, distribution, and everything else that’s new and mildly interesting in the Boschian phantasmagoria of the entertainment industry.

This Ronnie James Dio estate auction is every heavy metal LARP fan's dream This Ronnie James Dio estate auction is every heavy metal LARP fan's dream

Few rockers ever embodied the wonderfully, gleefully stupid side of heavy metal better than Ronnie James Dio, a guy who never met a giant animatronic dragon or shiny new sword he wouldn’t greet with an enthusiastic throwing up of the horns. Now, you too can indulge in the tastes of a 60-year-old man who frequently…

Exploding hot air balloons, zombie bread, and other joys from Overcooked 2's crazy cartoon kitchens Exploding hot air balloons, zombie bread, and other joys from Overcooked 2's crazy cartoon kitchens

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Elon Musk's dumb 420 joke might be coming back to bite him in the ass Elon Musk's dumb 420 joke might be coming back to bite him in the ass

Suggesting that Elon Musk’s dedicated, juvenile, and frankly depressing attempt to turn himself into a real-life Tony Stark figure has now reached the “burnt-out Civil War era” of Robert Downey Jr.’s celebrated character arc, the New York Times ran an interview late tonight with the online celebrity/car company mogul,…

Here's an exclusive clip of Jameela Jamil confronting The Good Place's Megan Amram about her food-pun addiction Here's an exclusive clip of Jameela Jamil confronting The Good Place's Megan Amram about her food-pun addiction

There are many things that make The Good Place such a consistent and wonderful delight—the cast, the warmth, the relentless willingness to set its premise on fire whenever the plot demands it—but “attention to detail” is right up there at the top of the list. Nowhere was that trait better demonstrated than in the…

Black-ish's Kenya Barris just scored a $100 million Netflix deal Black-ish's Kenya Barris just scored a $100 million Netflix deal

Welcome to Development Hell, the fiery pit into which we fling recent developments in casting, distribution, and everything else that’s new and mildly interesting in the Boschian phantasmagoria of the entertainment industry.

Who wants a 30-second taste of John Carpenter’s new Halloween soundtrack? It’s pretty minimal stuff, but Carpenter has released a tiny tease of his new score for David Gordon Green’s upcoming sequel.

Lucasfilm killed a Star Wars spin-off set on everyone's favorite sandy shithole, Tatooine Lucasfilm killed a Star Wars spin-off set on everyone's favorite sandy shithole, Tatooine

Tatooine sucks, canonically. The festering bantha blister of the Star Wars universe, the entire planet is hot, hostile, and full of sand. (And who likes sand?) It literally exists to be the shitty place that heroes and villains work their whole lives to get away from, and yet the Star Wars franchise keeps returning to…

Ivanka Trump apparently really hated that SNL "Complicit" ad Ivanka Trump apparently really hated that SNL "Complicit" ad

Saturday Night Live has never been shy about launching attacks on former host Donald Trump, filling its programming over the last few years with swipes against the current president that range all the way from tepid to “mildly cutting.” One of the best, though, wasn’t aimed at Trump himself—because it’s depressingly…

It's Trailer Happy Hour, and Viola Davis is kicking ass  It's Trailer Happy Hour, and Viola Davis is kicking ass 

Welcome back to Trailer Happy Hour, where a dream is a wish your heart makes, provided your heart is regularly dreaming about the latest movie trailers and TV promos. Today we’ve got Buzzfeed reporting, date-able swords, and John Krasinski playing a robot trying to Jim its way into your heart, so let’s dive right in.

Social Distortion's Mike Ness gives Trump supporter a quick lesson in Punk 101 Social Distortion's Mike Ness gives Trump supporter a quick lesson in Punk 101

There’s a pretty standard (and welcome, and positive) set of social conventions that say that you should be able to attend a concert in the reasonable expectation that no one—including the lead singer of the band you’re there to see—is going to kick the shit out of you for doing it. But that hardline stance gets a…

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