Day: June 24, 2010

Fred Wolf enlists former SNL colleagues for online trial run of “Beyond The Comics” animated videos

All this week, seven newspaper sites have been offering a trial run of online animated videos called "Beyond The Comics," created by former Saturday Night Live head writer Fred Wolf and starring the voices of several former SNLers, including David Spade, Jack Handey, Tim Meadows, Sarah Silverman, Dana Carvey, Colin Quinn, Norm MacDonald, Kevin Nealon and Molly Shannon. Craig Kilborn also does a spot. Today's features includes a new "Church Lady" bit by Dana Carvey. Participating newspaper sites are the San Francisco Chronicle, Monterey Herald,, Idaho Statesman, Tri-City Herald, Houston Chronicle and Miami Herald. Wolf, who lives in Carmel, Calif., told the Monterey Herald that he dreamed as a child of drawing his own newspaper comic strips. "I thought, 'Well, I got access to these comics, but what can I do with these voices,'" he said. "I've always wanted to draw comics for the newspaper when I was kid. That's what I thought I was going to do when I grew up. Then I realized, I draw like crap. And that's the...

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Louis CK talks about making the most original and honest comedy on TV with FX’s “Louie”

When FX and Louis CK announced that they'd be collaborating on a sitcom that consisted of stand-up routines followed by vignettes based on his stand-up routines, it'd be fair of you to think that Louis CK was doing his version of Seinfeld. But this is not a show about nothing. This is a show about something. Actually, Louie, which debuts June 29, is more than something. Louie is the most original, honest comedy on TV in a generation. Think of everything you've liked about All in the Family and Curb Your Enthusiasm, then remove the live studio audience and the cringe factor, and then you're prepared to have your thoughts provoked. After debuting the first two episodes at a red-carpet premiere at Carolines on Monday night, Louis CK talked to me about the series Tuesday on his way to the airport to California for his Leno and Lopez appearances. But first, here's a short scene from the pilot, in which Louis CK jokes about volunteering for his daughters at their NYC public school, followed by comedian William Stephenson as an aloof bus driver hired to take the field trip to the Bronx Botanical Gardens: In the third episode, we see Louis CK get into a fight with Nick DiPaolo at the Comedy Cellar after both had performed downstairs — a fake fight that some people were duped into thinking...

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