Day: September 3, 2008

Bruce Springsteen cameo scripted in Judd Apatow’s Funny People?!

Various sources are getting their hands on what appears to be the script for Judd Apatow’s upcoming film about stand-up comedy, Funny People, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, among many others. Here’s an odd find from said sources: Apparently, Apatow has written in a cameo for Bruce Springsteen to be a fantasy mentor to Sandler’s comedian character (The Playlist, via NY Mag’s Vulture). And yet, Springsteen already has fulfilled this mission in a film that centered around music, or have we forgotten High Fidelity? I know Jack Black never...

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Meet the Awkward Kings of Comedy

The Original Kings of Comedy tour and Spike Lee documentary film helped spur a new wave of business for stand-up comedy and comedy films, including "Blue Collar," Latin and female versions, as well as the Comedians of Comedy. But what about the black nerd alternative comics? Yeah. What about…wait. What? That’s the basis for the upcoming Awkward Kings of Comedy special, conceived by comedian/actor/don’t-forget-black-albino Victor Varnado, and including Baron Vaughn, Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress. As the film’s site says: "These are nerds who don’t need any revenge, just a mic and an audience who cares about smart comedy from a personal perspective. All together, the Awkward Kings will show the world doofy jokesters are to be laughed at on their own terms." In addition to live performance footage — to be shot Sept. 23 at the Bleecker Street Theater (45 Bleecker St., New York, NY) — there will be offstage profiles and interviews with each of the comics, conducted by stand-up Marina Franklin. Tickets to the Sept. 23 show are free, but you have to make a reservation in advance by calling 800-521-4205 or emailing kings@supremerobot.com, and letting them know how many tickets (limit: 4) and for which show (6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.) along with a number and email where you can be...

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The week in funny Funny or Die videos

Recent reasons to check out Funny or Die include… Jon Daly wakes up as Rip Van Winkle to learn the truth about his son, Rob. Language is NSFW. The guy who makes floating head movie posters (starring Brian Huskey) The Michael Phelps Minute (I give Rob Lathan seven gold medals out of eight gold medals for this one!) So you’re saying I could have had a different domain name? See more funny videos at Funny or...

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Eugene Mirman at the 2008 RNC

From Denver to St. Paul, Eugene Mirman and the folks at 23/6 follow the campaign trail from the Democratic convention to the Republican confab, and Mirman managed to bring his funny NSFW ambush reporting technique not only to innocent Minnesotans, but also to the anchors at MSNBC and actor Ron Silver. All in an attempt to find out, who is Sarah...

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