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‘Somebody Somewhere’ Star Bridget Everett on Depicting a Tornado Right and Her Improvised Song About Pee Pee

Click here to read the full article. The night before HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere” was set to shoot an episode revolving around a tornado, a real one came close to the show’s set. “Somebody Somewhere” star Bridget Everett recounted to Variety‘s Awards Circuit podcast how life imitated art that day, and vice versa. “There was a real tornado that ripped through Naperville (Ill.) and also not far from where we were staying in Lamont,” she says. “Jay Duplass was directing that episode, and the people in the Duplass’ post, the VFX and all that stuff, they knew how to make it...
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Redesigning Women: How Robin Thede And Bridget Everett Are Raising The Comedy Bar On HBO — Deadline Disruptors

Click here to read the full article. Robin Thede of A Black Lady Sketch Show and Bridget Everett of Somebody Somewhere have taken over for Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the comedy queens of HBO. Here, Deadline checked in with multi-hyphenates about their start in Hollywood and how they made their visions a reality. Robin Thede After majoring in broadcast journalism at Northwestern University to keep her parents happy —“I was going to move to Los Angeles to pursue comedy professionally, but my parents were so scared,”—Thede began her career by writing for shows like Clunkers, Real Husbands of Hollywood and The Queen Latifah Show...
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Bridget Everett Is Your New Hometown Best Friend in ‘Somebody Somewhere’

The new HBO series connects heartfelt revelations to the imperfect, messy realities of everyday life. As “Somebody Somewhere” opens, viewers gaze upon smooth swaying cornfields and American flags. A family diner sits idly next to an antique sign. The rolling hills feel quietly provincial, similar to what one would see in an old folk painting. “MANHATTAN” is written on a water tower in the distance, yet this isn’t Manhattan, New York. Toto, we’re still in Kansas — Manhattan, Kansas.
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What Somebody Somewhere Star Bridget Everett Is Listening to Right Now

Bridget Everett first started turning heads and dropping jaws in New York City around the turn of the century, when she would commandeer a Manhattan pub’s karaoke night, standing barefoot on the bar and belting out classics like “Piece of My Heart.” These over-the-top performances led to her finding cult fame as a star of the downtown alt-cabaret scene, where her joyously raunchy shows usually ended with her motorboating audience members and hosing them down with booze.
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Bridget Everett Is Trying Her Best

“We’re all doing the best we can,” says Bridget Everett. A mantra of many, especially throughout the past two years, but particularly relevant for the cabaret singer/comedian/actress’ HBO comedy Somebody Somewhere. The series follows Kansan Sam (Everett, who was born in Manhattan, Kansas), who returns to her hometown and struggles to fit in while grappling with loss and acceptance.
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Dionne Warwick, Patricia Clarkson, Bridget Everett, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and More at 92Y in February

92Y’s February schedule will feature Dionne Warwick, Patricia Clarkson, Bridget Everett, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and more. Advance Screening and Brendan Gleeson, Patricia Clarkson, Esco Jouléy in Conversation with. Caryn James. Thu, Feb 10, 6:30pm ET, FREE. Register here. Join the stars of SundanceTV’s Emmy® Award-winning short-form series...
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HBO Renews Series Somebody Somewhere Starring Bridget Everett for Season 2

Bridget Everett's well-received freshman series on HBO Max, Somebody Somewhere, is being renewed for a second season. The HBO Original show, created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, is a semi-autobiographical portrait of standup comedian and singer Everett, 49, set in her home state of Kansas. "As Sam [played by...
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‘Somebody Somewhere’: Bridget Everett and Her Band of Outcasts Are Shaking Up TV

We know Hollywood is a landscape of dreams broken, delayed, and often unseen. It’s this fantasy that is at the heart of why we love watching television. But there’s something similarly satisfying with seeing hard work pay off, as it has with the HBO’s new series “Somebody Somewhere.” Comedienne Bridget Everett plays Sam, a Kansas woman struggling to find direction in the wake of her sister’s death. It’s been a long time coming for not just Everett, but the entire cast and creative team. It’s a simple statement for a show that is seeking to buck the trend of what a...
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‘TV’s Top 5’: Bridget Everett on Exposing Her Softer Side in HBO’s ‘Somebody Somewhere’

Welcome to the 153rd episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the case may be).More from The Hollywood Reporter'TV's Top 5': Julian Fellowes on His 'Downton Abbey' Follow-Up 'The Gilded Age''Yellowjackets' Creators on That Frigid Finale and Fan Theories: 'TV's Top 5' Podcast'TV's Top 5': James Gunn on 'Peacemaker' and the Differences Between Marvel and DC In this...
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