Jim Carrey’s Not Kidding: Boasts Creative Fulfillment, Teases Lighter Stories in “Kidding” Season 2 – TCA

I said the work was satisfying,” he said. “I didn’t say I was in a good place. “I have all the sh*t you have going on as well.” But later, he mildly scolded a questioner in the audience who asked him to confirm that he was in a “good place” right now.
“(I have) literally an embarrassment of riches creatively right now," he said onstage.  He added that he is also launching new projects “that I can’t speak about that are extraordinary” and that he “can’t wait” to announce a few months from now. Good, better, whatever, Carrey’s current creative confluence has him starring as kiddie TV host Jeff Pickles in the dark comedy series, as well as showcasing his political cartoons on Twitter, many lampooning the Trump administration; 50 of those cartoons are on exhibition in an art center in Montreal.
However, Carrey and Holstein said Season 2 would show a little more of the light at the end of the tunnel for the characters. “I think more and more, in this plot as we go along [we will] see that these terrible forces and these wonderful forces all work together,” Carrey said.
He and confirmed that Tara Lipinski would return in Season 2. Holstein said the new season would have feature more puppets, more songs (seven, including singing appearances by Ariana Grande), and more hopefulness.
Is Jim Carrey finally in a “good place?” We’re not sure after today’s TCA Showtime panel on Kidding. The quirky actor acknowledged his lifelong quest for “meaningful and interesting and satisfying” experiences has reached a peak in recent days. “I couldn’t be in a better place," he said.
Millions of “likes” on the post all popped up on Holstein’s phone and it stopped working for a period. Holstein said his cell phone became a casualty of Grande’s work because she tagged him in an Instagram post. “She literally broke my phone,” Holstein said.
Carrey refused to exit his zone of creative satisfaction when asked about the delay of the animated movie Sonic the Hedgehog, in which he plays a role. The movie has been moved from November 2019 to February 2020 for the animators to “fix” the look of the Sonic character.
Mirroring Carrey’s personal blend of euphoria and dissatisfaction, the creative team said the show would continue to reflect the human reality of good and bad, pleasure and pain. Carrey appeared on today’s panel with Dave Holstein (EP, showrunner and writer) and co-stars Catherine Keener and Judy Greer.
“I’m here because it’s the right thing to do. (I live in) a constant state of f*ck no, I don’t want to be here.” However, “It is the role of a lifetime, no other place that’s better for me to be, except Hawaii,” Carrey added later. But f*ck no, I don’t want to be here. Lest he come across as overly happy, Carrey acknowledged that he’d rather be home in Hawaii than in Los Angeles, but this is where he needs to be to do Kidding. “I came back from Hawaii to do this,” he said.
In the digital world, he added, “the ownership of anything is going out the window for all of us.”” /> “I don’t know what’s going to happen, I don’t really concern myself with things once I did my thing,” Carrey said.

Jim Carrey Steals Britannia Awards With Blistering Political Comments: “We Can Do Better Than This”

Broccoli  Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Enterainment winner Kevin Feige of Marvel  who had the unenviable task of following Carrey ,smartly acknowledging that by asking  "Who's idea  was it for me to be on after Jim Carrey?" ; and Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film winner Cate Blanchett who, like Carrey , was trying to balance receiving a show biz award with the strife going on in the world. Excellence In Directing winner Steve McQueen ; Albert R.
We can do better than this. Kidnapping children is not what great nations do. So tonight I would like to dedicate this award to those who remind us of our virtues , who remind us of the truth: to Sir Charles Chaplin who battled  McCarthyism into exile, to Christopher Steele who tired to pull a thorn out of the paw of an ungrateful beast , to Christine Blasey Ford and to Colin Kaepernick who still stands for the anthem when the anthem stands for him, and to one of my friends , my good friend and one of the great artists of our time, Robert De Niro whose life was threatened this week, and to the many other incredibly decent people who bring joy to the world and have been dedicated to it for decades. Give them health care? How dare they besmirch those people, how dare they. We in America are misinformed. It is the mark of a villain. I know this wasn't funny but it is not very funny right now. "In America, the United Kingdom , and across the globe and we need to be clear, shamelessness is not , and will never be , a superpower. Almost half of America at this moment believes there is a sinister deep state diabolically plotting to what? What is the sinister plan here? Reality shows have warped our idea of what a hero is, or what the truth is. I want it to be and I will be again, but godammit let's get the balance back, okay? "  he said to huge raucous applause. …
"For one night let's make America great Britain again,"  said BAFTA -LA CEO Chantal Rickards in coming closest to any political statement in the opening to Friday night's annual Britannia Awards, put on by the
"It's hard to be silent as an artist when there is so much to discuss , " she said while also taking several swings at praising the individualism and brilliance of Kubrick, the man her latest award is named after.
Without empathy we won't either. He showed the common man being fed through years of brutal dehumanizing industrial age. We are fighting those same evils today," he continued. He took on the American right wing of its day and its worst evils, hatred of immigrants, contempt of the truth , greed , and the abuse of power. With  Modern TImes  he criticized capitalism without a conscience, and that's what we have now: capitalism without a conscience. fountains of creativity…Without empathy like he had, this character (of the Little Tramp) would never have existed.
Other honorees at the packed  Beverly Hilton dinner were British Artist Of The Year Emilia Clarke; Excellence In Television winner Damian Lewis; John Schlesinger Britannia Award for
I don't remember it ever being this great actually, " he laughed while whipping the gathered Brits into a frenzy. After a warm introduction by his Dumb And Dumber director Peter Farrelly , Carrey  who has increasingly become one of Hollywood's more politically outspoken stars of late didn't disappoint those hoping he would make some waves as he accepted his award. "It kinda worked , maybe a little soon? Yes, I no longer have packages delivered to my home in the great America that has been fashioned in the last couple of years. It is my job to try. "I'm glad it didn't come in the mail ,"  he said referring to the day's big political story du jour regarding the 13 -and counting – pipe bombs sent to critics of President Trump by a disgruntled supporter of the current occupant of the White House.
"She stars in How To Get Away With Murder, Saudi Arabia's most popular show, "  he said to big laughs. He also made a running bit about the endless interruptions of the show (live streamed on Brit Box) for sponsor commercials, with so many that it became positively annoying after a while. I guess you have to pay for these things one way or another.” /> The show was hosted by British comic Jack Whitehall , whose best line came when he introduced Viola Davis to honor her Widows director McQueen.
The comedian won two rip roaring standing ovations , one at the start and one at the finish of his very impassioned speech which woke up the largely British crowd and became the most memorable moment of the night. That is until Jim Carrey was awarded the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence In Comedy toward the end of the night. British Academy of Arts & Sciences , Los Angeles branch.
"But that kind of pain turns some people as we've seen lately into monsters, and others into As he continued to talk about the dire and poor circumstances in which Charlie Chaplin grew up , he linked it to today.

The New Yorker Festival Sets Steve Bannon As Headliner; Backlash Brews


It's been a little more than a year since Bannon was ousted from the White House, although he's never been far from the public eye, and today he's trending on social media as the likes of Ava DuVernay and Chelsea Clinton weigh in on The New Yorker's invitation. (Bannon also features in a new documentary by Errol Morris which is debuting at the Venice Film Festival this week.)
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The event is held in various venues across the city — Bannon's interview will be at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. It also features voices from the arts who include Jim Carrey, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Zadie Smith and Janet Mock — making Bannon seem even more of a square peg.


Here's what folks are saying:


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NYer Editor David Remnick, however, told the New York Times, “I have every intention of asking (Bannon) difficult questions and engaging in a serious and even combative conversation."
That includes Pulitzer Prize winning staff writer Kathryn Schulz who tweeted, "I love working for @NewYorker, but I'm beyond appalled by this" and suggested those who feel likewise should email the magazine. (See more reactions below.) Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's controversial former chief strategist, has been set as a headliner during the upcoming New Yorker Festival — and some folks are calling foul.