Tommy Johnagin was the guest comedian on Late Show with David Letterman last night to talk about being a new father. Johnagin also relayed being a great father into being a bad son trying to muster up the patience when dealing with his mother while trying to get iTunes installed on her computer.
This week comedian Gabe Liedman will debut his half hour on Comedy Central, to prep yourself for the madness, here’s a preview clip of Liedman as he relays us his interpretation of the HBO show Game Of Thrones. Which just so happens to be one of his favorite shows. Read the rest of this entry
The anticipated return of the cult TV series Arrested Development has hit a fever pitch. Aside from everyone in the cast coming to your house and acting out every scene in the series out in your living room, I doubt there’s any way things could get any higher. With that being said, it seems everyone everywhere is putting together a list of something from the show. Hell yesterday in a 24 hour period alone the same website posted 3 AD lists. So rather than make a list ourselves (or perhaps in the spirit of the show itself) we figured we’d give you a Definitive List of Arrested Development Lists. Read the rest of this entry
Billy Crystal is on his way back to America’s living rooms via television, more specifically, the FX Network. That’s right, FX has officially green lit a new situational comedy pilot staring the comedic legend. The show’s title is The Comedians and portrays Billy as a has-been comedian that is looking to renew his career. He looks to do this through connecting with a young edgy sketch comedy group.
Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Borat) is the pilot’s director, as well as, one of the creators of the series. The show is based on a show that originated in Sweden and holds the same name. Others mixed into the project include Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Ben Wexler (Community). It’s an exciting thing for not just comedy junkies but also, Billy Crystal who hasn’t been on TV since Saturday Night Live back in ’84 and ’85.
Although pilots can rack the nerves of anyone, the creators of The Comedians are in good hands at FX. The network has recently split into two channels with one of them being totally devoted to comedy. Not to mention the channel has already ripped out some very successful comedies, for example Louie and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. On paper it looks like this will be a huge hit, will it play out? We’ll see.
Canada’s greatest export is arguably The Kids In The Hall (sorry Jim Carrey, Dan Akroyd, Mike Meyers, William Shatner and SCTV). The five man troupe’s quirky approach to sketch comedy has earned them a loyal following. It even won over Lorne Michaels, who helped produce the troupe’s five season TV show. It would be next to impossible for me to pick a favorite sketch from the show, or even a favorite cast member (Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson shined in their own way, and together were even more unstoppable). However, what makes the “Faux Pas” sketch great is that it takes a real-life awkward situation and makes it even more bizarre. At the very least, you get to see Foley in a dress and McKinney experience a hostage flashback… so win for everyone!
If you have a favorite sketch that we should check out, tell us about it in the comments.
If you were wondering what Jason Sudeikis would be up to this summer besides fielding questions about his rumored departure from Saturday Night Live, we present to you the redband trailer for his new movie, We’re the Millers. In it Sudeikis is a smalltime drug dealer that pulls a ragtag group of people including Jennifer Aniston (as a stripper), Julia Roberts’ niece as a “gutter punk,” and some other guy that likes to sing TLC songs to pose as a family and pick up some drugs south of the border for his druglord boss Ed Helms. Oh and there’s a Nick Offerman swinger cameo.
I know what you’re thinking… Jennifer Aniston as a striper? Yeah, you read that right the opportunity to see a half-naked Jennifer Aniston. Also, as with the rule of trailers, we have no head trauma within the first 10 seconds so we’re in the clear. It also passes the romantic comedy test in that the female lead doesn’t trip and fall on her ass in the trailer. So far so good. But we’re willing to bet hard earned American dollars that Sudeikis and Aniston end up in the end, because there was an eye roll in there before the 15 second mark. Movie trailers… they are a science.
Mentioning that this is a redband trailer should already let you know that this clips is NSFW but here’s me mentioning that there’s some dirty words, adult situations and giant swollen testicles (only half of them because of Aniston stripping).
SiriusXM announced that it will be hosting, “Bob Hope Radio to pay homage to the comedy broadcast legend. The station will go live for four days starting this Friday, May 24th, at 12:01am. The station will be running all Memorial Day weekend, it will be devoted to Bob’s celebrated entertainer skills and his OSU tours during World War II.
Linda Hope, Bob’s daughter and the president of the Bob Hope Legacy spoke up on the station. “I am delighted that during this Memorial Day weekend SiriusXM Radio will honor my dad and the men and women that he entertained by presenting some of the amazing Bob Hope USO radio shows recorded during World War II,” Linda continued “What a treat and what memories! This is a great opportunity for young people to get to know about that war and the courage and humor of that period.”
The twenty six episodes airing, which span from 1942 through 1953, include vintage and rarely heard performances by some of the era’s biggest singers and screen sirens including 1945’s Command Performance starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland. Other notable Hollywood stars featured in “Bob Hope Radio” include Jane Russell, Ava Gardner, Claudette Colbert, Esther Williams, Orson Wells, Babe Ruth, stage, film, and television actress June Allyson and many more. The performances were taped at different military bases throughout the United States. Highlights of “Bob Hope Radio” includes “The Cavalcade Of America,” originally taped on October 11, 1943, featuring Bob Hope’s memories of his trip to England, Algiers, Sicily, and Iceland. The broadcast, which originated from Hollywood, marks the start of the program’s ninth year on the air and includes the participation of Paul Hilton; director and producer Homer Fickett; Gayne Whitman; Georgia Backus; Jim Bannon; Virginia Gordon, Jack Mather; William Johnstone; Robert Armbruster; Edward Marr; Tom Collins; Howard McNear; Beverly Brown, Elliott Reid, Wally Maher; Frank Graham; and Glenn Wheaton. Read the rest of this entry
I completely missed Bill Hader’s appearance on The Howard Stern Show this morning but that’s what rides home and the replay are for. I’d imagine like on the show Hader is just as great a guy. Stern recently gave Hader high praise at the beginning of Saturday Night Live season 38 for his puppet work in Grenada! Saying it was one of the funniest things he’s ever seen on the show and how he holds Hader in high regard. In this brief clip, Hader talks about how much of a class act Justin Timberlake was and how Justin Beiber was a handful as show hosts.