Day: August 15, 2008

When comedians get in on the action onscreen

Here’s a trend I’ve noticed this summer in online comedy videos: Comedians inserting themselves into TV and movies. It’s retro and new, all in one. Take the sketch group Summer of Tears, for instance, who imagine how characters really might react if one of their fellow high-school students was a werewolf, from the Michael J. Fox film, Teen Wolf. It’s NSFW: See more funny videos at Funny or Die Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel, meanwhile, have been making the rounds on TV talk shows. From Charlie Rose, to The McLaughlin Group. They were on The View last week. What’s that? You don’t remember seeing them? You must have missed this, then: See more funny videos at Funny or...

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Preview: Comedy Central Roasts Bob Saget

Finally, after a number of roasts for non-comedians, Comedy Central has returned to salute one of our own, with the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget debuting at 10 p.m. Sunday. Here is the extended trailer: More clips after the jump. It’s Jeffrey Ross, the actual Roaster in the bunch, with some jokes: And most people are hyping Cloris Leachman’s turn at the...

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