Day: April 14, 2010

Brian Posehn on “Farts and Weiner Jokes,” singing, parenting, the Sarah Silverman Program and more

Brian Posehn's new CD, Farts and Weiner Jokes, comes out later this month, but Posehn will be signing and selling copies early to fans who show up April 17 at Tampa's Vinyl Fever as part of "Record Store Day." Posehn spoke with me recently about the record and more, and the probable series finale of The Sarah Silverman Program, on which he co-stars, airs this week on Comedy Central. So let's jump right into it! Your Obama joke on the CD makes it sounds like it was recorded in January 2009. What took so long? "Part of it came from just a bunch of different projects, Sarah being in production during the summer, me, I decided to do two more songs, so maybe it wasn't ready until right around the holidays." Also, you mentioned having a child last year, which sounds like it must have been right around the same time as your longtime comedy friend Patton Oswalt. Did you guys have a bet as to who could become a father first? No. Hahaha. We're just at sort of the same pace, ready to settle down. I know. We didn't have to try very hard. It took the first thing! It timed out to where myself, and Patton and four others, we all have babies within four months of each other. We all play D&D together. It killed our D&D...

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The Onion scores second 2011 TV series with Comedy Central deal for Onion Sports Network

If you thought that The Onion's deal with IFC for a TV series based on its Onion News Network videos in 2011 had made kaput any sports-related deal with Comedy Central, then fool on you. Comedy Central announced this morning it had approved just such a series, with 10 episodes for "The Onion Sports Network" set to debut in the first quarter of next year. From the press release, Comedy Central's Kent Alterman said: "The Onion has such credibility in the comedy world, we feel fortunate to partner with them. They will skewer the sports world, and the media coverage of sports, with the same sharpness we’ve seen applied to the world of politics and popular culture." As for The Onion's CEO, Steve Hannah? “The Onion Sports Network teaming up with Comedy Central?” Hannah said. “If I were ESPN, I’d consider a whole new line of work.” Here is the most recent video entry from the Onion Sports Network, in which they report that the Boston Red Sox plan to return Fenway Park to its original 1912 specifications. For the purists! Hey now. Roll...

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