The original Mistress of the Dark, Elvira hosts Funny Or Die’s 2014 Halloween Anthology. The comedy video service put out a trilogy of Halloween themed sketches including: a haunted edition of House Hunters, a stoner nightmare, and the ultimate found footage horror. Check it out.
After announcing he was working on a new Pee-Wee Herman movie, Paul Reubens sat down for a segment of “Unqualified Advice” backstage of The Tonight Show. Reubens gives out tips to viewers about the best vacation spots, Halloween costumes suggestions, and appropriate venues for a 40yr old’s birthday celebration. Check it out.
Star of the new sitcom Marry Me and member of the famed MTV sketch group The State, Ken Marino stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. It has been over twenty years since the sketch show debuted on MTV, but Marino still gets recognized for his character Louie. Louie’s signature phrase “I wanna dip my balls in it,” gets hollered at Marino by fans. Unfortunately, Marino’s kids tend to be around and have since picked up on the very inappropriate catchphrase.
The cult hit sitcom canceled too soon made it’s triumphant return via Netflix last year. Arrested Development’s fourth season was a stand-out one for it’s unique structure making each episode character-focused. While it might have been hard to follow the intertwining events, it’s about to be a lot easier.
According to Uproxx, series creater Mitch Hurowitz has announced plans to re-edit season four to resemble the structure of past seasons. “Right now, I’m cutting a version of season four that tells it kind of chronologically,” Hurowitz said in an interview with Pretentious Film Majors.
While the first few episodes in the character-driven format were fun and refreshing, the gimmick got a bit tiresome after a while. I’m looking forward to binge-watching the season all over again in its new format.
Every Thursday, TLB participates in #TBT by scrounging around the internet for precious web gems of yore. Here’s one of our favorite videos that deserve some extra attention.
It’s Thursday and we’re throwing it back to this old gem from sketch group Chess Club Comedy. Before Broad City was scooped up by Comedy Central, Ilana Glazer starred in this sketch as wife who takes a guessing game a tad bit too far. Written by Danny Jolles (who also stars as the husband), the video was first uploaded in 2011 and was featured as a viewer submission on Tosh.0. Check it out.
One the greatest sketch shows on TV returns Janurary 2015. Although that’s still a bit away, IFC has released a sneak peak of season five of Portlandia. Just in time for Halloween, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein pose as a goth couple making a will. Just a few of their demands for their respective funerals: distant shrieks at the funeral, a gravely doorman, and a few jaeckles. Check it out.
If you’re a fan of Jerry Seinfeld’s web-series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, then you’re in luck! The series returns on November 6th and the powers that be released a trailer for the upcoming season today. Comedians such as Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon, Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, and more will hitch a ride with Seinfeld for season five. Check it out.
Acclaimed director Jason Reitman is getting into the TV game. Having directed such films as Up in the Air and Juno, Reitman will direct and executive produce a new comedy series for Hulu. According to THR, Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for ten episodes of a dysfunctional family comedy called Casual.
Casual revolves around a family with “a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager.” Zander Lehmann will write the series.
Reitman commented, “I’ve long looked for the right first step into episodic storytelling. In Zander Lehmann, I have found the perfect collaborator. His writing is hilarious and provocative.” Lehmann will also produce alongside Reitman and Helen Estabrook.
Production is set to begin later this year for a 2015 series debut.
To promote his new book A Load of Hooey, Bob Odenkirk has been embarking on a book tour starting last week. Last night, he made a stop at the Conan set to read an exert for the audience in the style of a politician’s press conference. Odenkirk still has six more dates left on his book tour, including a stop tonight at Skylight Books in Los Angeles. You can check out the rest of the tour schedule below. Read More
There’s a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week.
Rising young comedian Chris Turner continues his noteworthy ascension with his debut comedy album, Pretty Fly. The British 25-year-old’s first CD was recorded in Los Angeles while he was still 24; actually, it was his last set before turning 25. At the cusp of a new year for himself, Turner’s witty one-liners are as hilarious as ever over the course of this album. Turner is capable of wordplay that recalls some of the greats, ensuring that Pretty Fly brings the laughter throughout.
There’s a reason this guy once won the Amused Moose Comedy Awards ‘People’s Champion’ title. It was awarded to him at the Edinburgh Fringe, which his signature “numeral jokes” in album opener “First Track of the 400″ slyly allude to. Another joke about Turner’s ex-girlfriend on the track “Ex-Girlfriend’s Dad, Please Skip This Track” is a masterclass in wordplay and timing, and “Gender Confusion” is full of equally hilarious, unexpected turns. It’s truly difficult not to laugh at these jokes, and having them recorded in this collection means you can relive the humor infinitely many times for an excellent price. Read More