Day: July 1, 2011

A video tribute to Jackass Ryan Dunn (1977-2011)

Ryan Dunn, aka the most likeable and seemingly regular member of the Jackass crew that enjoyed a hit MTV series and movie franchise, died on June 20, 2011, after speeding his car off of a Pennsylvania road after a night out drinking. Dunn was 34. His friends at Dickhouse put together this video tribute, which played at Dunn’s memorial service on Wednesday at Paramount Pictures. Roll it. Dunn had a new G4 series, Proving Ground, which will return to the airwaves on July...

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Christopher Titus says we need a Neverlution, and other thoughts from the comic on our society today

The world’s not ending. It just seems that way to more than a few people, including Christopher Titus, who suggests we lead our way back through a Neverlution. That’s the title of his newest double-disc two-hour CD on Comedy Central Records, which is cut down to 42 minutes for the TV special that debuts this Sunday, also on Comedy Central. Titus recently spoke to me about the special. How did you decide what to keep for TV? “I really worked at it. It’s the most hated part of every show I’ve done. Finding out what needs to stay…how do i make it work? The Obama thing was important. I think the trophy part was really the core, the core of the failing of America…and then the ending was really important…And the Lady Gaga joke, just because. Lady Gaga is proof that David Bowie raped Carol Burnett..that was staying in no matter what.” Um, OK.┬áRecorded just this March in Aspen, Colo., Neverlution contains material that’s a lot more political, or socio-political, than the more personal approach Titus has taken on his past specials and his self-titled FOX sitcom from a decade ago. Your TV/DVD special opens with political imagery. Based on what you were saying, I take it you watched Jon Stewart’s recent interview with FOX News, then? “Not only did I watch, I Tweeted about it. That was brilliant....

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