The Lost Roles of Steve Carell
Casting is one of the most important processes in television and movie making. Placing the right actor in the right role can determine whether or not an entire film rings true. Lost Roles is a weekly series that examines the missed opportunities — the roles that could have been — and exp... [Read More]
Watch Steve Carell’s heartfelt goodbye to The Office
NBC just went live with this online exclusive, where we find a sincere Steve Carell saying his goodbyes. Of course you know that tonight will be his last appearance on The Office. Check it out.. [Read More]
Women Showrunners Are Kicking Ass in This Year's Pilot Season
In case you weren't yet convinced that we are in the middle of a complete takeover of comedy by hilarious ladies, Variety has an article about how a serious chunk of this year's most buzzed-about pilots are fronted by women. I look forward to 2012, when women are totally dominating comedy and I am a... [Read More]
The Absurd Mayorship of Jón Gnarr, Iceland's Comedian Politician
What is the deal with international comedy? Join me each week to ask that very question in Comedy Tourism as I explore different trends and traditions of how the rest of the world makes funny in their respective native tongues. Don’t forget your passports! Just kidding, you don’t need your passport.... [Read More]
Punchline Magazine's First look at Nick Cannon’s comedy special “Mr. Showbiz”
You probably heard by now that far-ranging entertainer Nick Cannon is set to release his first-ever stand-up comedy album and DVD, Mr. Showbiz. But just like Tom Green, who has re-invented himself as a stage comic in the last few years, this is by n... [Read More]
Then What Will Absorb His Tears? Conan's Beardpocalypse Approacheth
The more they hype Conan's beard removal on Monday's show, the more I viscerally don't want to see Will Ferrell's pretend-threats come true. There is something deeply unholy about the blade in Ferrell's hands, his furious shrieks, and the glycerin tears streaming down Coco's face. "I'll take that ... [Read More]
Second trailer for Matt Walsh’s “High Road” is here
After the landing of the first trailer for Matt Walsh’s highly anticipated improvised movie High Road, people were excited, but a little confused as to what an amazing cast was up to. With a cast boasting the likes of Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Hor... [Read More]
Kristen Wiig, Anna Faris, Gillian Jacobs Front-Runners for Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Dictator'
Larry Charles, who directed Borat, is back in the helming saddle for the Paramount movie, which has been described as "the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed." Cohen is said to play dual roles of a goat herder and a deposed foreign ruler who gets lost in the U.S. [Read More]
Inside Modern Humorist with Co-Founders Michael Colton and John Aboud
The breeding grounds for professional comedians are well known at this point: comedy performers have Improv Olympic, The Second City, Groundlings, and Upright Citizens Brigade, and the scribes have, well, um The Onion. But once upon a time there was a website that was churning out powerhouse comedy ... [Read More]
The New Trailer for High Road Is Even Darker
That is some heavy shit to yes, and. The second High Road trailer is significantly bleaker than the High Road red band trailer. If anything, the new cut makes Matt Walsh's film look a little like an infinitely more realistic Knocked Up: unplanned pregnancy, police intervention and despair abound in the primarily improvised stoner flick. [Read More]