Day: January 28, 2010

New HBO Funny or Die trailer includes peek at Sundance-winning short film

There is a new trailer for HBO's collaboration with Funny or Die went online today, and the way this stuff sneaks out in small doses really just makes you ramp up your anticipation for it. Well, if you're like me and like funny things, anyhow. We already know that one of the shorts in the HBO/FoD series has met with wider approval, as Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln, featuring Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle re-enacting the Illinois Senate debates as retold through the drunken commentary of Jen Kirkman, won the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize for Short Filmmaking. The Sundance guide also reveals another new Drunk History installment on the way with comedian Duncan Trussell getting drunk and talking about Tesla and Edison (with John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover?). But what else is there? Watch the trailer closely and you'll see lots of hints. Roll...

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Comix’s “I’m With Coco” Haiti benefit may be sold out, but bidding remains open on few auction items

Comix comedy club in New York City hosts a sold-out comedy benefit tonight for Haiti earthquake victims, with the added allure of an auction featuring friends of Conan O'Brien and the artist who designed the "I'm With Coco" poster, Mike Mitchell. Heck, just check out this poster that Conan himself signed that will go up for auction tonight during the show, hosted by Seth Herzog with performances by Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, Wyatt Cenac, John Mulaney, Wil Sylvince, Anthony Jeselnik, Jeff Kreisler, Eugene Mirman, Aasif Mandvi and the writers of The Onion. But. If you didn't get tickets to show or cannot make it, you can still help and also win a cool prize for your time. That's because Comix has set aside three of its auction items for public bidding via eBay. Which ones are up for grabs? You can go to Comix's auctions page for the links. Or let me tell you about each of them, right here, right now. First up is an issue of comic book "Spider-Man" #573 autographed by Stephen Colbert and Joe Quesada. It is, needless to say, in mint condition. Next they have two tickets to a sold-out Aziz Ansari show at Comix on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, including a signed copy of the comedian's new DVD, "Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening," and a round of pre-show drinks. And...

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