From Michael Scott to Mike Birbigila: A Brief History of How Improv Is Depicted on Screen
“Everyone In Improv Troupe Balding” declared a 2012 article in The Onion. It lays out a template – overweight, deluded, preying on young female improvisers – that practically could have inspired Mike Birbiglia’s character Miles in his new film Don’t Think Twice. I... [Read More]
From Michael Scott to Mike Birbigila: A Brief History of How Improv Is Depicted on Screen
“Everyone In Improv Troupe Balding” declared a 2012 article in The Onion. It lays out a template – overweight, deluded, preying on young female improvisers – that practically could have inspired Mike Birbiglia’s character Miles in his new film Don’t Think Twice. I... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais … er, David Brent, is finally a rock star. Sort of. (Laughspin interview)
Ricky Gervais has accomplished pretty much everything a young comedian dreams of accomplishing the day they decide to dedicate their lives to making people laugh. He created The Office, a cult comedy hit that premiered in 2001 in the UK and has since become a worldwide phenomenon and a matter of ref... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais prepares for “Life on the Road” as David Brent
David Brent: Life on the Road sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary The Office to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleanin... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais prepares for “Life on the Road” as David Brent
David Brent: Life on the Road sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary The Office to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleanin... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais prepares for “Life on the Road” as David Brent
David Brent: Life on the Road sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary The Office to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleanin... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais prepares for “Life on the Road” as David Brent
David Brent: Life on the Road sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary The Office to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleanin... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais prepares for “Life on the Road” as David Brent
David Brent: Life on the Road sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary The Office to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleanin... [Read More]
Modern Comedy Owes a Lot to Those “This Is SportsCenter” Commercials
Trawling YouTube is a weekly look at one interesting story or oddity from YouTube. You ever go down a YouTube rabbit hole and suddenly you’ve wasted five hours watching every Madonna video? This is about those rabbit holes, but the comedy-related ones. A decade after This Is Spinal Tap, the wo... [Read More]
Modern Comedy Owes a Lot to Those “This Is SportsCenter” Commercials
Trawling YouTube is a weekly look at one interesting story or oddity from YouTube. You ever go down a YouTube rabbit hole and suddenly you’ve wasted five hours watching every Madonna video? This is about those rabbit holes, but the comedy-related ones. A decade after This Is Spinal Tap, the wo... [Read More]