File this news story as the best news we will get all day…Burt Reynolds will make an appearance on hilarious TV show Archer as himself! It was just revealed that Reynolds will show up and pay Sterling a visit, he is after all his favorite movie actor. The plot will involve Reynolds dating Arther’s mother Mallory much to the dismay of Sterling himself.
That’s all I know at the moment, but take great pleasure in seeing the awesomeness that is image above and have yourself a swell day knowing this meet-up exists in the world.
On Friday, Myq Kaplan dropped by Late Show with David Letterman for a quick set of some jokes. He employed the AP style for grammar book on us a bit to kick things off as he settled into a tight set, his first for Letterman, as he sported himself quite the facial hair, I like to call it the “dad beard,” because it’s calming and at some point, your father had one.
Well, this weekend the East Coast got nailed by an unseasonably early snow storm. It cancelled the plans of many who ended up staying in their domiciles instead of trekking out into the abyss for weekend Halloween festivities. What it allowed me to to was flip through Entertainment Weekly’s comedy issue. One with currently en vogue funny lady, Melissa McCarthy (and a very awesome Corgi) on the cover.
As I flipped through the issue, I was treated to some great recreations of classic 80′s comedies by the cast of Community, some funny thoughts by funny people ranging from Tina Fey to Anthony Jeselnik but what perhaps caught my eye more than anything else was a small pie chart on the next to last of 20 pages devoted to comedy. Said pie chart broke down a poll of EW readers asked who was their favorite Late Night host. The results were very interesting. Network TV Late Night staples like Letterman and Leno garnered only 10% percent of the vote (Leno 2%, Letterman 4%, Kimmel 4%) with Late Late Night hosts with looser senses of humor (Craig Ferguson 15% and Jimmy Fallon 11%) solidly beating their lead-ins in popularity. Read the rest of this entry
As you may have learned by now, the return of Beavis & Butt-Head was a rating success with many singing the praises of the show coming back and injecting a much-needed sense of humor into MTV once again.
Our sister-site Metal Insider dropped a line to their favorite hard rock alien frontman Oderus Urungus to give his critique of the the return of the show! The duo love GWAR and the band’s videos appeared in earlier episodes and even had a role in the plotline of the B&B video game. So who better to judge (no pun intended) the return of Beavis and Butt-Head than Oderus himself? Read the rest of this entry
Hearing that it’s been 21 years since the launch of the 90′s sketch comedy, In Living Color makes me feel old, mainly because the show came on the air right about the time when my parents thought the show was a bit too racy for me to watch as a child (I did anyway) and it ended with me watching the show during high school. The show was only on the air for 5 seasons, they just happened to be pretty formative ones for me. Like most friends at the time, we were SNL fans but ILC was required watching.
The show’s creator and star Keenen Ivory Wayans will once again serve as the executive producer and host of the show. Right now the plan is to have 2 special half-hour specials for the anniversary with the intention of making it a regular series once again if ratings and reviews are successful. As of right now there’s no mention of any other original cast members returning but the rumor is to keep the similar structure of the show with all new cast members.
This is a pretty surprising turn of events, considering 1) its been a long time since the show went off the air in May 1994 and 2) Wayans departed the show he created after the 3rd season because of tensions with the network censoring a lot of content and his unapproved re-airing of early episodes. But with the ending of MADtv a few years back and the failure of In The Flow with Affion Crockett, FOX has a sketch comedy void that needs to be filled. Hell, since everyone seems to be out of new ideas these days why not remake something that’s already worked in the past?
Whether it flies or dies, there’s no denying In Living Color left a cultural mark on the 90′s from a predominately black cast and launching the careers of many comedic names, like every Wayans sibling on record, Jim Carrey (then as James), Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson, and the original Fly Girl herself, Jennifer Lopez.
Until the new episodes air, here are some of clips of the classics.
In a few weeks on November 14th two teams square off in the inaugural event of the Uptown Showdown series. A bi-monthly event on the second Monday of the month. Michael Showalter (The State, Stella), Leo Allen (Jon Benjamin Has a Van) will gather a team of funny people and face off against another group of comedy heavyweights to go head-to-head on a variety of topics. Hard hitting topics that keep us awake at night like pirates vs. ninjas or mullets vs. mohawks. Read the rest of this entry
T.J. Miller is dropping the heavy artillery on us this fall. First a few weeks ago he released his 41 track hip-hop opus, The Extended Play E.P. [TLB Review] and next up he’ll premiere a new stand-up comedy special, No Real Reason on November 12th with a DVD release of the special the Tuesday afterward on November 15th. Read the rest of this entry