The Story of Robert Smigel's Comedic Version of The Green Lantern, Starring Jack Black
Did you know that before moving forward with the Ryan Reynolds/underperforming version of The Green Lantern, Warner Bros. hired SNL/Triumph the Insult Comic Dog/many other great things writer Robert Smigel to write a comedic version? His take on the hero would have had a hapless Jack Black getting t... [Read More]
CANNES: Jack Black Teams For 'Bailout' Comedy With Director Michael Winterbottom
Jack Black joins Bailout, the new comedy from The Trip director Michael Winterbottom, which follows unemployed, debt-ridden Black as he makes a peculiar deal with two strangers to avoid bankruptcy. So we can joke about the recession now, right? Oh, who am I kidding? We'll be joking about the recessi... [Read More]
Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 2
PORTLAND - Somehow, it’s still sunny in Portland. The Comedy Gods are smiling upon us, you guys. First stop for day two of Bridgetown was Lance Bangs Presents Come Laugh With Us at the Bagdad Theater. The line for this baby was around the block, beca... [Read More]
Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, Peter Tolan and Jack Black Pilots Go to NBC - Live Feed
NBC has picked up a flurry of comedy pilots, including projects by Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, Peter Tolan and Jack Black. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is a comedy inspired by Handler's life and the autobiography of the same name, which follows the lives of a group of twentysomethings living and working together led by a very outspoken young woman. Based on Cummings' comedy stylings, her untitled multicamera project centers on a young couple and the ups and downs of a committed ... [Read More]
New Tenacious D Album Slated For 2011
Kyle Gass, the other half of Tenacious D. Fans will be relieved to hear that even though Black has been playing around a little on the side, the D is still going strong with a new album on the way. "We're in the middle of recording it. We're about halfway through the writing process. We need another few months," Black says. "But you can look for it at the end of 2011." [Read More]
Second ‘Lonely Island’ album to debut next year
The Lonely Island members, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, knew exactly how to make the audience laugh with their songs and videos in their debut album, “Incredibad”. They have had famous guests such as Justin Timberlake, Jack Black, Natalie Portman, and Julian Casablancas. Their new single, “I Just Had Sex,” featuring Akon is just a glimpse of what their new album will have in store for next year. [Read More]
Jason Lee and Jack Black Bringing Shredd: The Jon Johnsonsen Story to Adult Swim
There may soon be two more beards on Adult Swim: Jack Black and Jason Lee are making a live-action pilot for the network called Shredd: The Jon Johnsonsen Story. Here's the premise: "Shredd centers on Jon Johnsonsen (Lee) who, as a 17-year-old superstar skateboarder in 1985 ... [Read More]
Jack Black, America Ferrera join to combat knee-jerk responses to Obama’s health care plan
Who new Jack Black could be so politically active? Turns out, when comedy is the vehicle for the activist inside him, it’s a natural fit. The co-creator of Tenacious D and star of many a comedy flick, Black has been taken on the role of Nathan ... [Read More]
NBC Comedy ‘Experiment’ With Jack Black | Deadline
NBC has picked up My Life As an Experiment, a half-hour comedy project produced by Jack Black and written by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Based on the best-selling non-fiction book Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life As An Experiment by journalist/author A.J. Jacobs, the show chronicles the adventures of an immersion journalist and how these unusual assignments comedically affect his home life with his wife and two kids. [Read More]
Danny Pudi's master class in comedy from Jack Black (audio) | Hollywood Outbreak
Black made his mark in Hollywood as pedal-to-the-metal wacky, but Community star, Danny Pudi was surprised at how down to earth the actor really is. [Read More]