Day: April 22, 2009

Guide to comedies at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off tonight with Woody Allen's latest, Whatever Works, starring Larry David. There's two great neurotic comedy minds! It also stars Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, and Evan Rachel Wood. After tonight's world premiere, it officially opens June 19 in New York and Los Angeles. We'll have to wait until closer to June to see it ourselves. But there are some other comedies to note and possibly check out during the Tribeca fest, which runs through May 3. Funny films featuring funny people: Hysterical Psycho, a horror spoof directed by Dan Fogler and starring Lennon Parham, among others; Black Dynamite, the blaxploitation spoof from Ars Nova that features Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Nicole Sullivan and Baron Vaughn; mockumentary Midgets vs. Mascots, with Gary Coleman and Bob Bledsoe, among others; My Life in Ruins, which features Rachel Dratch and Harland Williams, among others; and Stay Cool, by the guys who brought forth Twin Falls, Idaho, includes Chevy Chase. Of course, there are plenty of other dramedies, quirky films and satires on the schedule. If I get to see any of these, I'll be sure to let you...

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Twitter Rap Battle: Andy Milonakis v. BoomChicago Amsterdam

And so, the time has come for comedians to weigh in on the fad that is celebrities and everyone else lurching onto the Twitter bandwagon, and changing the fun little thing that few understood into something that millions can now fail to comprehend. So why not rap about it? Here are two slightly different comedy approaches to that. In order of arrival, first we have BoomChicago from Amsterdam (a group that has graduated more than a few folks to MADtv in past years), which takes Twitter and marries it with rap and pot. Obviously. NSFW. Andy Milonakis takes almost the same rhythm/vibe, but gives it an instant Hollywood parody element, and also a healthy dash of self-deprecation. Look at all these celebs Tweet Tweeting. And then, he adds in a picture of a baby chick with a kitten,...

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Michael and Michael’s Farting Butterfly Sketch

If you want to know what to expect from the upcoming Comedy Central sketch show, Michael and Michael Have Issues, then perhaps this preview sketch might help explain things for you. Michael Showalter tries to guide Michael Ian Black through a voiceover session on farting butterflies. No fooling. Or, rather, much fooling! Michael & Michael Have Issues Premieres Thurs, July 15, 10:30pm / 11:30c Preview – The Farting Butterfly Sketch comedycentral.com Joke of the Day Stand-Up Comedy Free Online...

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day, by Zach Galifianakis

Today is Administrative Professionals Day, so bosses will remember to be extra nice to their administrative assistants, receptionists, secretaries and front desk workers. But will they write a song for them? Zach Galifianakis did. Or rather, his character from the upcoming movie, Visioneers, did. Enjoy? "Administrative Professionals Day" Special Presentation – Zach Galifianakis from Zach Galifianakis But will we ever see Visioneers, the movie? The site says they have acquired a distribution deal, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I wonder how many comedians and entertainers continue to also toil away at a day job as an administrative professional. Did you know there's an International Association of Administrative...

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Dane Cook and Jimmy Kimmel stuff Peeps in their mouths

Various personal matters have kept me from blogging as much as I'd like the past few days, so please pardon my delay in sharing with you this footage from Dane Cook's most recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The guys compete to see how many marshmallow Peeps they can stuff in their mouths. Toward the end, Cook starts to channel a little bit of Chris Kattan's Mr. Peepers. Which literally makes sense, doesn't it?...

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