When discussing Hannibal Buress' career, the word "rising" comes to mind. Over the past 7 years, Buress has gradually emerged from throngs of Chicago-bred comics to find himself head and shoulders above his peers.
The hour long drama has entered its golden age in the past decade, giving us some of the best TV since the medium's inception. Landmark shows like Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones take their viewers beyond anything television (and in some cases even cinema... *cough* The Wire) have ever before accomplished.
One of the most clever young writers working today, Chicago-born comic Hannibal Buress is quickly rising in the comedy world.
"Okay, season 5; here we go"
So says Liz Lemon as the premier episode of 30 Rock's fifth season gets underway. Tina Fey and co.
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Last night may have been Emmy night in Hollywood, but we all know the internet was clamouring for the real winners of the past season in television: The Crafty Monkey Television & TV Achievement Awards!
I'm going to be completely honest here: I'm a bit disappointed by this year's Emmy nominations. Sure, some usual faves who deserve nominations got them, such as Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), and Hugh Laurie (House).
The North American* Genius Monkey Comedy Award is given to a comedy writer/performer who is on his or her way up. Because comedy is not at all objective (despite how much we wish it was), ShowbizMonkeys.com figured that coming up with the absolute funniest comedian each year would be an impossible task.
Liz's building is being converted into condo's and she doesn't want to buy her small one-bedroom apartment because she thinks she will need a bigger place once she has a husband and family. She doesn't want to leave either, however.
Jack takes Liz out to dinner and tells her that NBC wants to produce a Talk Show based on her book, and Starring her. She excitedly agrees, until Tracy and Jenna talk her into getting an agent first to look after her business interests. Tracy and Jenna believe that they should get into the business of solving problems since they gave Liz such solid career advice.