Watch a teaser for the 12-day Simpsons marathon on FXX
About a year ago it was announced that The Simpsons was going to be syndicated to networks outside of FOX affiliates. A few days ago FXX announced that it has acquired all 24 seasons of the show and will run a massive 12-day marathon of every episode ever beginning August 12th to launch the show [&h... [Read More]
 
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream CJ Sullivan It upsets me when corporations send out lame brand reinforcement tweets, cuz it reminds me that a 23 yr old kid is making more $ than me. Hugh Moore Theres a white flag... [Read More]
 
Aubrey Plaza Is Armed and Dangerous in the Teaser for Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle'
by Megh Wright Back in March it was announced that Aubrey Plaza had signed on to star in Hal Hartley's new film Ned Rifle, and the first teaser trailer dropped today. The film also stars Liam Aiken, Parker Posey, James Urbaniak, and Thomas Jay Ryan and is set to premiere at the Toronto International... [Read More]
 
FXX Has Made a Darkly Prophetic Teaser for the 12-Day 'Simpsons' Marathon
by Megh Wright The Simpsons is getting an awesome digital app, live event, and multiple crossover episodes in the coming months, but first up is FXX's 12-day Simpsons marathon starting on August 21st. The network released the above teaser for the marathon today that does a solid job of imagining a w... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)
Mark Normand, one of the fastest rising and most versatile comedians in the country, cut his teeth at open mics, bar shows and by performing in loft apartments. It’s that work ethic — and his joke writing prowess — that helped the Louisana native earn the respect of his fellow come... [Read More]
 
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Action-Comedy 'Manimal' Movie
by Megh Wright If you're a huge fan of the shortly lived '80s television series Manimal, then today is your lucky day. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation is teaming up with Jimmy Miller (The Other Guys, Step Brothers) and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions to adapt the... [Read More]
 
Weird Al on the Interconnectedness of Parody and Nostalgia
by Megh Wright "Parody is, almost by nature, disposable. And yet, people like it so much. Especially if you hear it at a certain point in your life, and then hear it like a decade later, there's nostalgia attached to it. I'm sure people like a lot of my early parodies, but I think their enthusiasm a... [Read More]
 
'Community's Ken Jeong to Play Himself in MTV Comedy Pilot
by Megh Wright Community favorite Ken Jeong is about to star in his own show. THR reports that Jeong has been cast in an in-the-works coming-of-age comedy pilot for MTV now titled Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. Jeong will play himself in the show, which centers on a 22-year-old named Andy, "who, after cat... [Read More]
 
The Inside Story of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
by Samantha Pitchel “I’ve always been fascinated with the moment people go from being a just a group in a room to one unit – for me, that’s the most interesting thing on the planet,” says Emily Gordon, co-producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. “Movies do ... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt releases a book about his love of classic films
Comedian Patton Oswalt has released a new book, a memoir of sorts as well as an ode to classic cinema. In “Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film,” Oswalt recounts the time he spent watching film after film at the New Beverly Cinema. Between 1995 and 1999, Osw... [Read More]