|—||Director Paul Feig on his new Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock buddy cop comedy. (Yes, please.) Here’s the trailer. (via entertainmentweekly)|
Along with the previously announced Robin Williams, who will receive the “Stand-Up Icon” award, and Don Rickles, who will be presented with the “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” by Jon Stewart, the show will feature presenters Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph and Adam Scott.
Other guests include Hannibal Buress, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K, Chevy Chase, Paul Feig, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Annie Mumolo, Amber Nash, Jim O’Heir, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, The Gregory Brothers, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Wiig.
As if that wasn’t enough, Andy Richter will be returning as the show’s announcer, and The Roots will once again perform as the Comedy Awards house band.
More talent will be announced as the ceremony approaches. The second annual Comedy Awards tape in New York this Saturday and air on Comedy Central, Sunday, May 6 at 9/8c.
Deadline reports the film under wraps, newly minted project is about an unconventional relationship between a man and the woman he is obsessed with. The roles are modeled around Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy, though none of them are physically signed on.
Alec Baldwin is mulling a run for mayor of New York City now that kinky Congressman Anthony Weiner appears to have sexted himself out of the 2013 race.
The “30 Rock” star, who has long talked about running for political office, believes Weinergate has shaken up the field of candidates enough that he might have a chance to win, a friend of the actor told The Daily.
“Alec said, ‘Hey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted,’ ” said Baldwin’s pal.
“The Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill.”
Baldwin, a die-hard Democrat originally from Massapequa, a suburb on Long Island, N.Y., has said 2012 will be his last year on “30 Rock,” which would free him up for a 2013 mayoral run.
Melissa McCarthy responded to the question as well, “I will show up wherever these guys tell me to go. If it’s a play in their backyard, I will gladly do it. I’ll do kids’ parties for them, I’ll do bar mitzvahs; I’m in.”
In an interview with The LA Times, Paul Feig reveals that he’s developing a comedy vehicle for Jon Hamm. There’s no details beyond that, but the prospect of seeing Jon Hamm lead a comedy is worth rejoicing about.