Joan Didion's 1979 Woody Allen Takedown
by Adam Frucci Here's a 1979 essay by Joan Didion from the New York Review of Books in which she takes aim at Woody Allen's then-recent "serious" movies: Manhattan, Interiors and Annie Hall. She doesn't love them! These are not possible constructions, but they reflect exactl... [Read More]
Jeffrey Tambor Says Arrested Development Movie Should Start Shooting Next Year
by Adam Frucci More vague news on the mythical Arrested Development movie, this time from Jeffrey Tambor: “I know there is an idea kind of circulating, but everybody is on board and probably by next year at this time we’ll be in it.” There you have it guys, it is definitely, 100% happening! And it w... [Read More]
Here's the Sarah Palin Joke PBS Edited Out of Tina Fey's Acceptance Speech
by Adam Frucci PBS aired the ceremony awarding Tina Fey the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, but they trimmed out one joke that was not too kind on Sarah Palin. Here it is: And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women — except, of c... [Read More]
Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry Charles Team Up Again For The Dictator
by Adam Frucci Sacha Baron Cohen is prepping his third movie with director Larry Charles, who helmed both Borat and Bruno. It'll be called The Dictator, and in it Cohen will reportedly play both a goat herder and a deposed foreign dictator who gets lost in the United States. It's written b... [Read More]
Joshua Malina, Michael Ian Black, and Michael Panes Hit The Road in Backwash
by Adam Frucci Backwash is a new web series written and produced by Joshua Malina, of Sports Night and The West Wing fame, and directed by Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle’s Danny Leiner. It stars a who's-who from the comedy world: Michael Ian Black, Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, Hank Azar... [Read More]
A Fairly Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts: The Bugle
by Joe Berkowitz It was clear in reading through the comments section of the first Guide to Comedy Podcasts that I had inadvertently ignored a lot of tenderly beloved examples of the format. In an effort to rectify the oversight, I’m now taking a weekly look at which of these are worth your valuable... [Read More]
Here's Tina Fey Telling Some Jokes and Accepting a Humor Prize
by Adam Frucci Tina Fey accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last week, but the ceremony just aired on PBS last night. Here's a selection of her jokes from her acceptance speech, with some great digs at Lorne Michaels, Alec Baldwin and Mark Twain himself. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Is Outsourced Any More Racist Than Modern Family?
by Erik Voss One of the most-repeated criticisms of NBC’s freshman comedy Outsourced is that it features a narrow-minded portrayal of Indian culture. Nearly every episode features Todd Dempsy, the likable, naïve American who runs a call center located in Mumbai, complaining about how bad the fo... [Read More]
Inside the Decrepit Muppet Studios of the New Muppet Movie
by Adam Frucci Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood has been transformed into a run-down Muppet Studios for the filming of the upcoming Muppet movie, and Slashfilm has some really fun and detailed pics of the transformations they've made. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Big Billy Clinton Brings His Acting Chops to The Hangover 2
by Adam Frucci It looks like The Hangover 2 will have yet another high profile cameo: former president Bill Clinton. Man, Mel Gibson has got to be feeling so left out. @ 9:26 am 0 Comments... [Read More]