This Week in Comedy: Will Ferrell is a stray dog on a mission. The new Universal Pictures comedy Strays opens up. The film follows Ferrell as an abandoned dog who - alongside Jamie Foxx, Isla Fisher, and Randall Park - is looking to get revenge on his neglectful owner, played by Will Forte. The intended revenge? To bite his dick off, of course. This is the latest of the studio comedies to return back to theaters this summer, making it the busiest summer for theatrical comedies that we’ve seen in years.
Also this week, Killing It is coming back to Peacock. The Craig Robinson series is described as a “comedy about class, capitalism, and one man’s quest to achieve the American Dream. But first he has to overcome vicious criminals, nature run wild, and worst of all, corporate America.” The series first premiered last year to rave reviews, so we’re looking forward to seeing what happens this time around.
Plus, Chris Fleming is coming out with a brand new hour on Peacock. Filmed at the Dynasty Typewriter in LA, Hell is “is an hourlong reflection on topics like Irish Catholic culture, therapy, Phil Collins, cornhole, and the mystical allure of the Nissan Cube.” The special also has flailing acrobatics, so it certainly sounds different than any other comedy special you’ll see this week!
Finally, 800 Pound Gorilla has releases of our own coming out this week. First up, Sasheer Zamata is coming out with her new hour, The First Woman. Then, John Novosad’s Jokes I Can Only Tell Here is coming to the 800PGM YouTube channel.
Sasheer Zamata: The First Woman comes out via 800 Pound Gorilla
John Novosad: Jokes I Can Only Tell Here premieres on the 800 Pound Gorilla YouTube channel
Jared Fried: 37 & Single premieres on Netflix
Killing It returns to Peacock for season two
The Upshaws is back on Netflix for season four
Strays debuts in theaters
Chris Fleming: Hell premieres on Peacock