Day: February 20, 2009

Funny People movie revealed in 210 seconds

I would tell you what to expect in Judd Apatow's summer 2009 dramedy, Funny People, starring Adam Sandler and Jonah Hill as stand-up comedians, but from the looks of this trailer released today, Apatow's crew did done gone and done it themselves. So if you want the whole plot explained in 210 seconds, here it is! (Not pictured: Aziz Ansari) The movie hits the big screens on July 31,...

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LiveTweeting the Oscars

Has livetweeting replaced liveblogging as the way to share the experience of watching TV events? If you have no idea what the words in that sentence mean, then, well, let me explain. TV is an abbreviation for television. Oh, comedy. But seriously, Nia Peeples. What happened to her? She was one of the 100 most beautiful People in the world last year, according to People who know Peeples, and I learned that after watching the Flash intro to her site that opens with a quote from Jacques Cousteau. True story! I could not have told you all of this in one Twitter because of the 140-character limit, and that gets me back on message. Twitter! Earlier this month, I found myself among several comedians and journalist types who enjoyed the Grammys even more than usual by providing and sharing our running commentaries via Twitter. The future must be now. For the Academy Awards, the people who own the best comedy domain name for collecting page views — Comedy.com — and their stand-up comedy blog, The Laugh Track, have set up a group Twitter account @watchwithcomics. Don't know yet who will be participating in that, but if you would like to follow along or contribute your own brief bursts of wit, then have at it. Should be fun. I'm most likely going to be occupied Sunday night, but can tell...

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Zach Galifianakis has a message for Joaquin Phoenix

"Joaquin Phoenix, Zach Galifianakis called. He wants his f*#&ing Zach Galifianakis back…Now I know how Yakov Smirnoff felt when he saw Borat." — Zach Galifianakis, kicking off a wild, Kaufmanesque set to close Thursday night's Comedy Below Canal showcase at the 92YTribeca. Background reference: Joaquin Phoenix a week ago on David...

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