HIGHLIGHTS: Saturday Night Live With Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd is perfect. He’s probably my main man crush, and I take my man crushes serious people! With fun appearances from Kristen Wiig, the Channel 4 News Team and […]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things ... [Read More]
'SNL' Review: Paul Rudd's 'Anchorman' Ad
by Erik Voss The most beloved SNL hosts over the years can make sketch comedy magic with anyone. Justin Timberlake, for example, seemed to hit it off so well with Jimmy Fallon in the early 2000s, but even after Fallon left the show, Timberlake still hosted stellar episodes with whichever lineup of a... [Read More]
The Coen Brothers Are Writing a Musical Comedy
by Bradford Evans The Coen Brothers' new movie, the music-heavy comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis, hits theaters this weekend, and they're prepping a new project with a more comedic tone. The Coens were scant about details when talking to Vulture about the movie, but they described it as "a musi... [Read More]
Eugene Mirman, Ira Glass, and Yo La Tengo Star in a Music Video for a Cool New Comedy/Music Album
by Bradford Evans Here's "Toymageddon," the first video from the upcoming comedy and music album, 2776. The album, from The Daily Show's Rob Kutner and the Levinson brothers, tells the story of America's past, present, and future with all proceeds going to the childrens charity OneKid OneWorld. The... [Read More]
Exclusive: Listen to Jim Breuer’s new Christmas song, reveals plans to release metal-inspired album in 2014
Jim Breuer has been blending music into his comedy for years. Curating some spot on imitations of rock icons like Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson. His most recent stand-up special, in a nod to Metallica, is titled And Laughter For All. But for hi... [Read More]
'Anchorman 2' Is Chasing an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song
by Bradford Evans Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues happens to be coming out right during awards season, and the studio behind the movie is actually campaigning for a "Best Original Song" Oscar nomination. Check out Paramount's "For Your Consideration" site to hear "Doby," a funny, overblown song fr... [Read More]
Watch the 'Anchorman 2' Cast Sing "Afternoon Delight"
by Bradford Evans From Anchorman 2's Australian premiere, here's Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner singing "Afternoon Delight." Nearly 10 years later, it still sounds so surprisingly good for an a cappella song from a group of comedians. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Reggie Watts live music video, “Information,” on Conan
The 1980s were alive and lip-synched Monday night on Conan, as favored musical comedic guest Reggie Watts was on hand for something, well, completely different from his usual completely different performances. For one thing, he wasn't alone onstage. Watts had The Dance Cartel with him to shake, shim... [Read More]
Rachel Bloom: Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album)
Rachel Bloom is the queen of parody music videos. She has a way of mixing total sexiness with total silliness in the best possible way, which is no easy feat. [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things that hopefully ma... [Read More]
The 'Arrested Development' Soundtrack Will Be Out on November 19
by Elise Czajkowski Finally, finally, finally. The Arrested Development soundtrack, appropriately entitled At Long Last…Music and Songs From Arrested Development, will be released on November 19. The 42 track album will include tracks from all four years of AD's run, including "Temocil" ... [Read More]