Day: September 23, 2009

Front Page Films presents their “lost” Doritos ads for the Super Bowl

Remember when you saw New York City comedians Matt McCarthy, Pete Holmes, Oren Brimer (aka Front Page Films) and friends (Glennis McMurray, Jay Bois) produced a Doritos spot that aired during the Super Bowl pre-game show? If you didn't remember, here's a recap or two. Well, they're back with more behind-the-scenes action and extra footage that they aired, as they solve the riddle for you of how to make and submit a winning ad. Watch and learn, people. Watch and learn. Previously: Can Front Page Films crash the Super...

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Trailer for Lewis Black’s film, “Stark Raving Black”

Speaking of EPIX, the cable channel's first original comedy effort will bring Lewis Black's latest stand-up special, Stark Raving Black, to screens big and small in October. The 80-minute feature was shot over two shows from Black's performances on Aug. 2 in Detroit. It'll initially screen in 16 states in the U.S. starting Oct. 8. Here's a trailer. It contains profanities. Roll it! If you really want some more in-depth discussions with Black about his career and what he's up to, then we have that and more. After the jump, I've got almost an hour of Black talking with CBS News' Bob Schieffer in July as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival. Schieffer wanted to know how Black thought about the death of Michael Jackson, Twitter, Bush and Obama, and many questions about religion, due to Black's book, Me of Little Faith… And here is Black talking to Q TV's Jian Ghomeshi about the art of the joke and his...

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Comedians honoring Sam Kinison for new Epix documentary

The Comedy Store in West Hollywood is hosting a special tribute to the late Sam Kinison tonight that's being filmed as part of a documentary for the new EPIX cable channel. Back From Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison, will feature live performances tonight by Jimmy Shubert, Ron White, Marc Maron, Fritz Coleman, John Mendoza, Dom Irrera, Pauly Shore, Tom Arnold, Ron Jeremy, Ralphie May, Jim Serpico, Rudy Sarzo, Carlos Alazraqui, Carlos Oscar and more. The invite-only event will be filmed by Robert Small Entertainment for EPIX and Comedy Central. Small and company also have been filming offstage interviews with many comedians sharing remembrances of Kinison. Small's previous work has included MTV Unplugged, Pulp Comics, Comics Come Home, and Biography. EPIX already previously announced it would produce and broadcast Lewis Black's next stand-up special. Do you have EPIX on your TV? Not yet. The channel, a joint venture by Paramount, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, will launch in early October on Verizon's FiOS platform. Check with your local cable/satellite provider to see if they'll also include...

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