Day: December 1, 2010

Want to know about the man behind the Muppet? “Being Elmo” documentary to debut at Sundance 2011

Last year, the Sundance Film Festival boasted its first-ever stand-up comedy film in Louis CK's Hilarious, an award-winning documentary of Joan Rivers (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work), and a controversial comedy about terrorism in Four Lions. For 2011, how about Being Elmo? BEING ELMO: A Puppeteer's Journey (Director: Constance Marks) – The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet – the heart and soul of Elmo – Kevin Clash. That's the one film of note in competition for comedy fans. All of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival selections screening out of competition will be announced...

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Kristen Schaal and The Daily Show finally address sexism, thanks to Playboy’s financial plight

When people accused Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart with playing fast and loose with sexuality by hiring Olivia Munn as a correspondent, the show somehow failed to answer its critics with the same adequacy with which it calls out the rest of the media for its failings. Weird. But nevertheless true. So it's fortunate that last night, the show called upon correspondent Kristen Schaal to report upon Playboy's financial straits, and in doing so, finally addressed the problem women face in our 21st century society. Or as she said: "The first step toward women breaking the glass ceiling is pressing our boobs against it." Roll the clip!  ...

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