- Patton Oswalt wrote a lengthy missive sharing his thoughts on joke stealing, hecklers, and rape jokes. [PattonOwsalt.com]
- Did you ever wish Arrested Development met Street Fighter? [Bluthfighter]
- Converse is going to make a line of Simpsons shoes to celebrate the shows’s 25th season. [Styleite]
- I’m glad other people like this too, a power cut of David Letterman’s interactions with bands after their performances on his show. [Youtube]
- Lewis Black gives a great commencement speech for UC San Diego. [Huffington Post]
You may not believe it, but This Is The End was actually based off of a short film that Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel stared in. It was a short film shot back in 2007 called Jay and Seth Versus The Apocalypse. The film became a viral hit and it wasn’t long till they began shopping the idea around to studios. There was some confusion involved with the title, which was eventually resolved to simply This is The End. Check out the trailer for the original short above, and if you’d like to read more on the development of the film, there’s an interview on the A.V. Club that sheds a little light on the end of the world comedy, which has already made back it’s budget.
Just For Laughs Chicago 2013: Day 5 with You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Sam Simmons, and Kumial Nanjiani
Day 5 and the comedy keeps on coming during Just For Laughs Chicago 2013. The comedy was all over the city last night so day 5 kicked off with a taping of the wonderfully terrific Pete Holmes and his podcast, You Made it Weird. Read More
Just For Laughs Chicago 2013: Day 4 with The Laugh Butt, The Lonely Island, Al Madrigal, Hannibal Buress, and Seth Meyers
Holy smokes! We were psyched to get day 4 of Just For Laughs Chicago up and running! Why? Because we were going to get some face time with some of our favorite comedians! Each and every time we turned around another stellar comedian was coming by our room to shoot some video for us. There were lots of incredible moments including meeting The Tenderlions aka, the cast of TruTV’s Impractical Jokers who were not only great at telling us some prank stories. Who woulda thought that a bunch of guys that host a prank TV show would have some good prank stories right? Also dropping in were the always terrific John Hodgman got a bit physical with the comedy and hitting the floor. Read More
That’s right, THR reports Adam Sandler is set for a remake of Hello Ghost, a Korean comedy. Sandler is set to come out with Grown Ups 2 later this summer will also be filming Blended later this summer and is rumored to be in Three Mississippi, another upcoming comedy. This will give him a third in the mix with this remake. The movie will be directed by Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter and Home Alone movies, to name a few.
Not much as been released about the film other than Sandler will play a man who is fixed on killing himself and is visited by four ghosts. The ghosts wont let him be until he helps them grant a wish. Sounds pretty dark, but knowing Sandler, he’ll find a way to make it hilarious. Also, Rob Schneider.
Just For Laughs Chicago 2013: Day 3 with press junkets, Dancing around the Sh*t Fire with Kyle Kinane, Chelsea Peretti, David Cross & friends, and Knuckeheads
A late night plus an early morning can make anyone cranky but there’s not much time to think about an early morning when your set up to kick off the first of a two day press junket when you’re going to interview about a dozen comedians. This was the situation that began day 3 of Just For Laughs Chicago. We packed our gear up and went to the 4th floor for a few hours of fun. Over the course of 4 hours we got the chance to talk a tremendous amount of comedians – Sam Simmons, Anjelah Johnson, Mike Burns, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Vince Acevedo, Doug Benson, Paul F. Tompkins, Tim Meadows, Brendan Walsh, and Kellye Howard. All of which were more than happy to spend a few minutes answering some questions and totally indulging our silly ideas. There will be video of this interaction in the coming future but in the meantime, take a peek at our Instagram page to see some photos of all the people that have come through our doors. Read More
Phil is back this week with another line up of this week’s news ranging from boyfriends shot with love (in the head) to a cat that is running for mayor in Mexico and of course Phil shares the latest from The Laugh Button. Sound crazy? That’s because it is, so get watching!
This week’s Laughing at Last Week:
As it was previously reported, the new Whose Line is it Anyway? will be returning to TV on Tuesday, July 16 on The CW. But is it really all that new? The cast remains the same, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles, and even Laura Hall and Linda Taylor will all be back with their usually hilarious improv. The only difference is Drew Carey. Carey will not be returning as the host and will be replaced by Aisha Tyler, who is, lets be honest here, much easier on the eyes. With the summer generally a black hole of reruns, we’ll at least be able look forward to some new improv.