Morning shows are stupid. We only watch them because we left the same channel on from the night before. Because, let’s be honest, nobody likes mornings. But thanks to this guy we might actually pay attention to the morning shows more often. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of the Found Footage Festival posed Prueher as a fictional TV chef Keith Guehrke and went out to book him on some local morning news show in the Midwest. The result was five disastrous TV appearances and we’re all happier for them. Wait, she drank what!?
Here’s the trailer for Harmontown a documentary that’s set to premiere at SXSW next week. The documentary follows Dan Harmon, the creator of Community and his trek across the country as he takes his podcast of the same name on the road. It’s a bit reminiscent of Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop. A comedic mind getting antsy after losing a job he loved, so he decides to take the show on the road. This trailer features a lot of other funny people including Matt Braunger, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Steve Agee, Brandon Johnson, and John Oliver.
A suitable replacement for John Oliver?
UCB’s Jordan Klepper is the newest correspondent on The Daily Show. That’s right, another correspondent for TDS that we’ll more than likely love as the show has a terrific track record of picking funny people that shine.
Michael Che on Late Night with Seth Meyers, ‘I don’t vote because I don’t know anything about politics’
On Friday night Michael Che had the distinction of being the first stand-up comic on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Che has a bit of an “it comic” reputation right now as he’s been at comedy for a relatively short period of time but is getting some great opportunities presented to him. Why? Because the man is funny! That’s why. Here’s a tight five from Friday night and I have to admit, as a fellow bacon lover, he’s right on the money about the meat candy.
We’re beyond excited to announce our return to SXSW for a live comedy show. The last few years we’ve teamed up with our friends at Gotham Comedy Club to bring some of the best in comedy to Austin’s premier South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. We must say that we think 2014 is the year we’ve outdone ourselves because the one and only Jim Breuer will host the evening!
We’ve assembled what we fell is one of the best stand-up comedy rosters Austin will see. A great mix of comedy vets, emerging talent and some new names that you must keep your eye on in the months to come.
- Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart took over Seth Meyer’s late night show. [LNWSM]
- Marlon Wayan’s new show on TBS is now taking submissions. [The Comedy Bureau]
- MaxFun Con was announced. [Maximum Fun]
- First it was Joe Biden, now Michelle Obama will appear on Parks & Recreation. [Hollywood Reporter]
Whooohoo! Saturday Night Live is back! It’s been off the air for what seems like ages. So much has happened, the Olympics and Russia’s nuttiness, the new late night shift, new staffing changes, the departure of Seth Meyers. A clearly big hole to fill and anchor for the show.
With this in mind, SNL should come out of the gate swinging. Should’ve. But they didn’t. While I give credit for not retreading on old favorites, the writing was soft, the sketches weren’t memorable, there weren’t a lot of laughs, and the usually strong Weekend Update was just okay. We got was a meandering mess of a show that wasn’t funny, had no bite, and made one big sh*t joke. In general, it was not its normal self. It was one of the weakest episodes of the season and the first in a long time where I can’t declare a single winning sketch.
The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is a swell person and was fine as a host. But he was trapped in the mediocrity of the night and cannot really take the blame for bad things. In fact, I’ll give him a mulligan on the evening and hope he comes back as host once the new staff gels more. Read More
George Lopez, the comedian and star of the new FX comedy, Saint George, was busted for being drunk. I would make a less than saintly behavior joke right about now but that would be hack… am I really above that?
TMZ reports that Lopez was arrested for public intoxication at Caesars Windsor in Ontario after officers found him passed out on the floor of the casino bar. This was after he performed at the casino earlier that day.
No charges were filed, Lopez was released and is scheduled to perform again Friday night.
I’m sorry but the only visual I can muster up right now is Lopez’s signature song, “Low Rider” playing in the background as a bunch of Canadian Mounties are around him saying things like, “Hey there Georgey are you okay? Eh?”
…maybe I’m not above it as much as I originally thought.
Lopez gave TMZ the statement, “Tied one on last night. Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off, unfortunately, it was on the casino floor.” Which is the way a comedian should respond to an incident like this.