Day: March 3, 2011

Yowie zowie! Watch Gil Ozeri watch two and a half days of “Two and a Half Men” for Funny or Die

There are those who make jokes out of Charlie Sheen this week, and then there's what Gil Ozeri is doing this weekend, which is watching all eight seasons of Two and a Half Men. In a row. With friends and porn stars stopping by to say hi. All broadcast live online. Ozeri will lock himself in a room sometime around about 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) on Friday. You can watch and interact with him on Yowie! I asked him how he plans on doing this, exactly? Ozeri hasn't ever seen an episode, so he'll be watching all 177 episodes for the first time via DVD or iTunes. Do the math: 177 episodes X 21.5 minutes = 3,805.5 minutes = 63 hours = Two and a half days. Are there any ground rules? Ozeri replied: "The rules will be presented tomorrow and in the Funny or Die video, but here they are:   a) I must be in audible distance from the TV set.   b) I cannot avert my eyes for more than 30 seconds.  c) I am allowed to go to the bathroom, but only have five minutes.  d) I will be given two tokens of 2.5 hours of each for sleep. I can only use them every 24 hours!" "I thought of it months ago, but Charlie getting arrested in the hotel room was the thing that got it...

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It’s official: Upright Citizens Brigade sets dates for 13th annual Del Close Marathon

There will be a lucky 13th annual Del Close Marathon, and the Upright Citizens Brigade has announced that the celebration of improvised comedy will happen Aug. 12-14, 2011, at the UCB Theatre in New York City (as well as other nearby venues). Submissions for DCM13 are due May 9. The DCM submission form is longer than usual, and that's because UCB staffers revealed that "last year some teams lied about who they were and where they were from to take advantage of the fact that, well, we try to trust people. (Congrats! You got us!) So now we have to ask teams to be more thorough in proving their credentials." So remember, kids, please leave the make-em-ups for the stage and not for your DCM applications. With so many UCBers getting successful on screens small (TV) and big (movies) and going Hollywood, it'll be interesting to see how many of them make it back to NYC this August. Hopefully all of...

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Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night Snack” joins Colbert’s “Americone Dream” in elite Ben & Jerry’s company

As part of Jimmy Fallon's second anniversary as host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Ben and Jerry of Ben & Jerry's presented Fallon, his crew and the audience with a brand-new flavor inspired by Fallon and The Roots: "Late Night Snack." It's vanilla bean ice cream with salty caramel swirl and fudge-covered potato chip clusters.   Sound familiar? Almost four years ago to the day, Ben & Jerry released a limited-edition flavor for Stephen Colbert called "AmeriCone Dream," which was made with vanilla ice cream, a caramel swirl and fudge-covered waffle cone pieces.   So. Salt or no salt? Potato chips or waffle cones? Who ya got? Either way, it says something special about the connection Fallon and Colbert have made with their audiences that they've gotten their own ice-cream flavors. How is there no Team Coco flavor? What would it be (other than an orange sherbet base, obvs)? What would Letterman ice cream be? Kimmel? Leno? Ferguson? Stewart? Handler? So many...

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