Day: May 21, 2009

Inside the mind of Robert Mac: Problem Thinker

I caught Robert Mac headlining earlier this week at Cap City Comedy Club in Austin (he's there through May 23; check his site for future dates). Mac likes to have fun with words, and when he plays around with phrases and concepts, it sometimes takes the audience a minute or two to catch up, but once they do, Mac gets rolling and the audience enjoys trying to keep up with him. Roll a clip! Problem...

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The Will Ferrell song you didn’t hear on the American Idol finale

The finale of American Idol generally tries to surprise TV audiences with a lot of superstar appearances and performances, but according to Funny or Die's Adam McKay, we almost got to see and hear Will Ferrell deliver his own "tribute" to the nation's #1 show. As McKay wrote on the FOD blog: "So we were contacted by American Idol about Ferrell doing something on the season finale tonight. We wrote a song and they said yes. Then I think they took a beat and actually read what we wanted to do and the plug was pulled. But we got pretty far down the road." McKay said they were still willing and raring to go as recently as the night beforehand. Something tells me, however, that they read the lyrics and thought: Idol is more than willing to mock its contestants, but mocking the judges? That's Simon Cowell's...

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