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By Dorian — 2 months agoLAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER: Best Current Affairs Show (HBO)THE SHOWInstagram: @#johnoliverlastweektonight
With so much crazy news flying at us, it’s great to know that HBO recently renewed our Dorian winner for Best Current Affairs Show for three more seasons—through 2023.
“For the past seven years, John and his incredibly talented team have taken on topics that are both in the public mind and off the beaten path, always managing to shed new light on these subjects with intelligence and searing humor,” said HBO honcho Casey Bloys in a statement. “We are beyond thrilled to continue this relationship for three more years.”
“We’re all extremely happy to be able to continue to do our show on HBO for another three years, or until the end of the world, whichever comes first,” stated Oliver himself.
Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as shining a light on issues big and small as the U.S. heads toward a pivotal 2020 Presidential Election, the Emmy®-winning show airs Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
The series, which is currently on hiatus until September 27, is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
The program is the only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night. Taped in New York, the show features Oliver’s topical commentary. The series has received a staggering 16 Emmys® since its premiere in 2014.
Popular Comedian and Celebrity Speaker John Oliver is an English political satirist who hosts his own television show, writes his own comedy as a stand up comedian and co-hosts and writes podcasts. He is currently the host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver which airs weekly on HBO.
Celebrity Speaker John Oliver worked on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart beginning in 2006 as its Senior British Correspondent and continued his work until 2013. He was awarded the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing three times, in 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2013, Jon Stewart was out for eight weeks while directing a movie. Because of this, John Oliver guest-hosted The Daily Show during that time. He was so successful as a guest-host that HBO gave him his own television show just three months later.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a satirical late night talk show that covers politics and current events. Before creating his show, John was working on a weekly satirical comedy podcast called The Bulge with Andy Zaltzman, which has about 500,000 downloads per week. John’s other radio work with Zaltzman includes the podcasts Political Animal and The Department.
When he isn’t hosting his late night television show or creating podcasts, John’s thrives in stand-up comedy. He hosted John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, which last four seasons and ran from 2010-2013. It appears on Comedy Central and includes other stand-up comedians as well as himself. Recently John has tried his hand at acting, guest starring in roles such as Dr. Ian Duncan in Community, Felix Pardiggle in Bleak House, and as Booth-Wilkes John in The Simpsons. As far as the big screen goes, John appeared in The Love Guru and voiced a character in The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2 films.
Sources: HBO, Celebrity Speakers Bureau.
By Dorian — 2 months agoWHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: BEST UNSUNG TV SHOW (FX)THE SHOW@theshadowsfxWhat We Do in the Shadows, based on the feature film by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, documents the nightly exploits of vampire roommates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry) and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) as they navigate the modern world of Staten Island with the help of their human familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén).Over the course of season two, the vampires try to find their way in a world of human Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power and of course, all the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and shadowy cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State area. Is Guillermo destined to be a vampire or a vampire hunter? Or maybe just a familiar for the rest of his life?Clement created the series. Clement, Waititi and Paul Simms are Executive Producers with Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch, Eli Bush and Stefani Robinson. What We Do in the Shadows is produced by FX Productions.ACCEPTING THE DORIAN:HARVEY GUILLÉN, COSTARAs “Guillermo De La Cruz”Twitter: @harveyguillenInstagram: @harveyguillenHarvey Guillén’s acting journey began as a six-year-old watching Annie on TV. He ran over to his mother and said, “I want to be that! I want to be an orphan!” Confused, his mother then explained that those kids were just actors. Guillén’s mother told him in order to be an actor, it would take a lot of money for training—money the financially struggling family did not have. Soon after, Guillén became inspired by a man collecting recyclables out of trash cans to sell to the local recycling center and would go on to do the exact same in order to save for his first acting classes.
Guillén has been a series regular on MTV’s Eye Candy and ABC Family’s Huge. He guest starred in the Apple series Little America, HBO’s Room 104 and Don’t Look Too Deep directed by Catherine Hardwick. He also served as a recurring guest star on season three of NBC’s The Good Place and Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans. As for his film credits, he is best known for his supporting role alongside Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne and Owen Wilson in The Internship in addition to Netflix’s horror film Truth or Dare. Guillén is the recipient of a GLAAD Award for his work on Raising Hope and produced the award- winning LGBTQ+ web series The Filth.Source: FX
By Dorian — 3 months ago
Las Vegas, NV Aug. 23, 2020—There’s a new (old) honor in Hollywood, and soon, everybody is going to want one!The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics is happy to introduce the new and improved Dorian Award as part of the Dorians TV Toast 2020 on Revry. The prize was designed by Karel (Charles Karel Bouley) and artist Jason Young for Pearl Image in Palm Springs, Ca.
“We were sending out Cue Cards that were printed with the award on it as an homage to Hollywood of old,” GALECA Founder/President John Griffiths stated. “But when Karel came to me with this new idea, I knew we had to run with it.”“Well, I love that the awards are named after the only novel written by Oscar Wilde, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’” Karel began. “So I thought we should play on that theme. I immediately called Jason (Young) and asked if he would do computer portraits on canvas of each winner. He and I talked about using computer imagery versus traditional painting. We felt Dorian would move in to the computer age full steam (punk) ahead.”The result is an 8” x 8” portrait of the winner printed on Canvas, placed on a black wooden easel and covered in a velvet cloak with the Dorian Logo in gold metallic on the front.“We tell the recipients to make sure nothing happens to their award, lest Dorian’s fate befall them should the image get damaged,” he laughed. “In all realness, however, I am so proud of the work Jason did, the great inspiration with had from Oscar Wilde and the work John has put in to the awards to have something to take to the next level,” he concluded.“The response has already been overwhelming positive,” Griffiths added. “A few people have already gotten them as of this writing, and they truly are finding them unique and a keepsake, which is what we wanted,” he added.To see who won the new prizes tune in to The Dorians TV Toast 2020 on Revry at Revry.tv or @revry