Day: June 14, 2011

Does Ferris Bueller’s Day Off hold up 25 years later? Watch Sidecar’s follow-up Atom.com video to find out

Ferris Bueller's Day Off hit cinemas 25 years ago this week, and if you were a teen-ager back then, then you loved the movie and wanted to be Ferris for a day yourself. Of course, it also means now you're old and shouldn't even be on the Internet. Get back to work. As for the rest of us, there may be a curiosity with how well the movie plays today, not just in terms of teens in 2011, but us in 2011, and whether we agree that a privileged popular white kid from the suburbs should be able to get away with whatever he wants. This guy isn't having it. This guy is more interested in figuring out which afternoon Cubs game Ferris, Cameron and Sloane attended. Leave it to the comedians at Sidecar to find the truth in how Ferris and Cameron would fare in 2011, in this Atom.com video (which premiered over the weekend at Sketchfest NYC), "Ferris Bueller's Last Day Off." Roll the clip!...

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Jon Benjamin Has A Van: So funny, it may be too funny for Comedy Central?

Forget everything you thought you knew about the new Comedy Central series, Jon Benjamin Has A Van. Oh, wait. You didn't know much of anything? Well, good. Because the series that Benjamin and Leo Allen have co-created – with Funny or Die, Andrew Steele and Abso Lutely's Dave Kneebone also executive producing — is the funniest thing I've seen on Comedy Central in years. It's so funny, in fact, that I'm not sure how it'll play with the network's target demographic of young man-boys aged 18-24. The network does have enough faith and trust in the show that it's launching JBHV tonight after an all-new episode of Tosh.0, with a second episode to air the following evening. You should place your faith and trust in JBHV, too. Because if you do, you will be duly rewarded for it. Absurdist. Silly. Ridiculous. It can be high-brow, but also very low-brow — one real-life bit is called "Ca$h Stall," a parody of Cash Cab that Benjamin tries to pull off in a public men's room. It's also very meta at times (see: "You Can't Shoot Here"). In "Project Poor Farm," there's a long stretch that will test your willingness to buy into a joke that also challenges the very conventions of television. And all the while, it's spot-on funny. I just hope the audience is smart enough to get it and hang on for...

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Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, season two, is in production for Comedy Central

In case you still were wondering, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time will return for a second season on Comedy Central. Production is ongoing already. Shooting for a fall 2011 broadcast, but no times and dates have been announced officially. On the show's Facebook page, Swardson and company recently wrote that they'll include live tapings for fans in the Los Angeles area this summer. "This season is going to be dope," they reported. "Already have a Gay Robot four part mystery called 'Gay Robot and the Curse of the Haunted Jock...

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