Day: December 5, 2007

RIP, Rasheed Thurmond

Funeral services were held earlier today for Brooklyn comedian Rasheed Thurmond, who died last week of a heart attack, much too soon at 36. The Laugh Factory in Midtown Manhattan offered its own tribute for comedians on Sunday. Friends continue to offer condolences on Rasheed’s MySpace page. My condolences go out to his family, friends and loved ones. Here is his appearance on P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of...

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Dave Attell on his new short, Dave’s Place

Dave Attell’s new live-action animation short, Dave’s Place, debuts today on Funny or Die. Here’s what Attell told me last night about it… "I want to do a drunken Pee Wee’s Playhouse where comics can come in and we have adventures and stuff. I don’t know if I’ve got it right just yet. But it’s very cool. The people I work with are really cool," Attell told me. "I got it down to a delicious 3-1/2 minutes — not the more delicious director’s cut that you saw." Judah Friedlander co-stars as Amazor. Look for a quick glance of Wil Sylvince as the DJ. It’s directed by David Rasura, edited by Jeremy Baumann, with music by Bob Golden. Look for the rest of my interview with Attell later...

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