With Will Ferrell’s latest movie Get Hard hitting theaters this weekend, we thought it would be fun to share some Ferrell rarities. Over the years, the Saturday Night Live alum has made some unexpected appearances and done some pretty random things. Some that we’ve never been able to see, only heard about, or simply just forgot about. Until now. He’s read the starting line-ups at NBA games. He’s played for 10 different teams in 10 different positions all in one day during MLB’s spring training, and he even claimed to be the Jeff Vuvuzela, inventor of the musical instrument, the vuvuzela, made famous in soccer stadiums around the world. Like the hardcore fans of a band that claim the b-sides are always the best tracks, here are some of Ferrell’s best b-sides, rarities, and unreleased antics. So let’s get to it… Read More
Colin Hanks has a lot going on in his life, including an acclaimed role in Fargo, a leading spot in a forthcoming primetime pilot, and a new documentary on Tower Records that just premiered at SXSW. Plus, his dad is pretty cool. How does Hanks handle it all? Easy, he channels Reggie Watts.
As we here at The Laugh Button gear up to head down to SXSW to bring you all the latest comedy news, here’s a look back at Fred Armisen’s Guide to Music and SXSW circa 1998. This film put indie rock drummer, Armisen, on the comedy map. Less than four years later, he was a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Watch him interview Janeane Garofalo with a German accent and other unsuspecting talent as a rabbit.
Reggie teams up with Tears For Fears for a classic music video.
CBS has released the first look at Late Late Show with James Corden which features the new host and his band leader, the one and only Reggie Watts. Soundchecks are important.
Coffee and Weed – D.C. Go-Go Remix by Rob Cantrell feat. Lionize. The timing for this video is perfect. Washington DC, the city where comedian Rob Cantrell was born and a place near and dear to his heart has just Legalized Cannabis. “Wow, It seems weird saying it. It is a bit tricky because the DC mayor and a couple senators are debating the legal ramifications of full on legalization of Cannabis in the city.” says Cantrell. “It is a ‘Hot Button’ topic right now and this video was super fun to shoot in my home town given everything that is happening right now.” The song is re-mixed with new lyrics and arranged in a local Go-Go musical form with the help of DC area band LIONIZE. The DC Go-Go sound was born in the District and is an amazing original musical genre that is an off shoot of Funk, with many similarities to Hip-Hop.
Adam Sandler and Bob Barker have not seen each other since they got into a sparring match on Sandler’s film, Happy Gilmore. Turns out after all of these years the feud between the two hasn’t soured a bit. On Night of Too Many Stars, whose telethon airs this weekend, the pair settle some unfinished business that takes them from the hospital and upward. Night of Too Many Stars airs Sunday March 8 at 8pm on Comedy Central with a lived telethon to raise money benefiting families effected by Autism. Visit cc.com/donate to pledge some money.
In tribute to his upcoming roast on Comedy Central, Justin Bieber gets a new tattoo to commemorate the occasion. And according to Jeff Ross, it’s F*ckin’ Perfect.
Hipsters, Selfies, and Smartphones complete with a parody version of The Rembrandts classic theme song. Well done Nerdist crew.
Leading up to the launch of The Jack and Triumph Show on Adult Swim, the two stars Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog join Jimmy Fallon and Colin Firth for a game of Catchprase on The Tonight Show. And well, dogs do what dogs sometimes do do.