Looking Back at The Upright Citizens Brigade
by Carleton Atwater The Upright Citizens Brigade began around 1990 as a live sketch group at the ImprovOlympic (now iO) Theater in Chicago. The iO was founded by improv legend Del Close, who mentored the group and provided the voiceover narration on their Comedy Central show's title sequence. A... [Read More]
Will Arnett Not Joining The Office Because He's Attached to Christina Applegate's Pilot?
by Adam Frucci Will Arnett is appearing in the season finale of The Office. This, along with the fact that Ricky Gervais said that he suggested Arnett as a replacement for the departing Steve Carell, has lead to rampant speculation/hopes that Arnett will be leading the Scranton branch of Dunder-Miff... [Read More]
The Lost Roles of Tropic Thunder
by Bradford Evans Casting is one of the most important processes in moviemaking. Placing the right actors in the right roles can determine whether or not an entire film rings true. Thus, casting directors and filmmakers consider a variety of possibilities before production begins. Lost Roles is a we... [Read More]
The Dulcet Tones Of Teenage Trey Parker's '80s Love Ballads
by Halle Kiefer After making a career out of the inherent comedy of shame, it's fascinating to see the one thing that makes Trey Parker want to crawl into a ravine and die of embarrassment. When the South Park creators stop by to promote the Book of Mormon musical last night, Fallon played a t... [Read More]
The Case For The Tonight Show with Ellen DeGeneres
by Leila Cohan-Miccio Jimmy Fallon visited The Ellen DeGeneres show on Monday and, while he was there, the two hosts had an awfully interesting conversation. DeGeneres asked Fallon if he ever thinks about what he’d do “if The Tonight Show got offered to you? Would you take the time slot?” Fallon res... [Read More]
Whoopi Goldberg Super Blazed During 1991 Oscar Acceptance Speech
by Halle Kiefer I'm not saying getting high will help you win the EGOT. I am just saying you're going to win it anyway, so why not be extremely baked in the process? Apparently Whoopi Goldberg was high during her Oscar Acceptance Speech for Ghost in 1991. While recording a voice-over for ... [Read More]
Martha Stewart And Giggly Seth Meyers Are The New Frost/Nixon In Men Who Make Us Laugh
by Halle Kiefer The idea of sitting in Martha's opulent patio while she grills me on how much money I make would be enough to make me break. Break down crying, I mean. But either way, I understand why Seth Meyers can't keep it together. Airing this Sunday at 8:00pm on the Hallmark Channel... [Read More]
Bill Hader Tells the Story of How He Got on SNL
by Adam Frucci Last night on Last Call with Carson Daly (what, you missed it?), Bill Hader told the story of how he found himself as a castmember on Saturday Night Live. It's a fun story, one that involves Nick Offerman, Megan Mullalley and a rushed Tony Blair impression. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Keenan Thompson to Star in Party Starters
by Adam Frucci Lorne Michaels is giving Keenan Thompson a movie, one called Party Starters. Nothing is known about the plot, other than the fact that it'll be "an original high-concept comedy." It'll be written by SNL writer Bryan Tucker, and there's no studio currently atta... [Read More]
Coming Soon: Parks and Rec, the Book
by Adam Frucci Now that Parks and Rec is officially coming back for a fourth season, they've announced that along with more episodes, the creative team is also releasing a book called Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America. Written by "Leslie Knope," the book will be a real-deal version... [Read More]