Steve Carell and David Steinberg Making a Documentary About Comedy
Steve Carell and David Steinberg are working on a documentary chronicling the evolution of comedy over the past 60 years. So far, they've talked to "veterans Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Lily Tomlin, Don Rickles, and Carol Burnett, trendsetters Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Judd Apatow and Robin Williams, more recent stars Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Jane Lynch, and Tina Fey [Read More]
Spinal Tap's IMDB Page Goes Up to 11
Here's a fun new addition that came along with IMDB's recent redesign: the rating on This is Spinal Tap doesn't top out at 10 like every movie. Nope, this one goes up to 11. [Read More]
Finally, Comedy in Viewmaster Form - Eric Drysdale's The Man with F.E.E.E.T.
Former Daily Show and current Colbert Report writer Eric Drysdale has created The Man with F.E.E.E.T., a "set of 3 View-Master reels with 21 photographs in eye-popping 3D, accompanied by a 12-page read-along storybook. [Read More]
Watching The Simpsons From Its Tracey Ullman Beginning | SplitSider
Long before every kid I knew wore “Don’t have a cow man!” or “Eat my shorts!” t-shirts –- the unofficial grade school uniform years 1989-1993 that would cause a great ruckus within PTAs nationwide — my parents had already introduced me to The Simpsons, back when the cartoon was no more than a series of 30-second sketches during The Tracey Ullman Show. [Read More]
Tim and Eric Chrimbus Special Brings a Needed Dose of Batshit Craziness to the Holidays
This Sunday, December 5th, the Tim and Eric Chrimbus Special will be airing on Adult Swim. Like everything Tim and Eric do, it promises to be aggressively insane, surreal and best viewed while high. Here's a little taste of what you can expect.. [Read More]
George Meyer's Army Man and the Birth of The Simpsons | SplitSider
If you follow the stories about the beginnings of The Simpsons, chances are you're heard of Army Man. But just as likely, chances are you haven't read it. Army Man exists mainly in lore, a rare, brilliant, short-lived moment of a magazine that, as one of the show's former producers called it, was "the father of The Simpsons." [Read More]
Phil Hartman's Simpsons Legacy | SplitSider
Later episodes of The Simpsons tend to unfold like Radiohead songs, starting off one way before taking an abrupt left turn. In stark contrast to this style, the plot of Season 2 gem “Bart Gets Hit By a Car” is thrust into motion within its first minute… when Bart gets hit by a car. [Read More]
Conan and Taiwanese News Animators Get to Feuding | SplitSider
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Team Coco 0 Conan and Taiwanese News Animators Get to Feuding by Adam Frucci on November 30th, 2010 Last week on Conan, they showed a video purporting to be from that infamous Taiwanese news animation company about a fight between Conan and Andy. Of course, because this is how these things work these days, said Taiwanese news animation company went and made a response animation featuring "American child labor" and Andy Richter in a sidekick zoo in Taipei. [Read More]
Bob's Burgers Preview Features H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schall
by Adam Frucci Here's a two-minute preview for Bob's Burgers, the new Fox animated comedy featuring H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schall. It starts airing on January 9th, and is mercifully the first new animated show on that network that has nothing to do with the creators of... [Read More]
Coming to 30 Rock: Reality Show Parodies and More Kabletown Fun
by Adam Frucci Here's a mildly spoilerish interview with 30 Rock executive producer Robert Carlock about some of the storylines we can expect on the rest of this season. @ 4:11 pm 0 Comments... [Read More]