Day: October 3, 2011

Three-day DVD giveaway to celebrate season 2 of Nick Swardson’s #PretendTime

Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time begins its second season later this week on Comedy Central, and to celebrate, the network is sharing three DVDs of Nick Swardson’s stand-up special, “Seriously, Who Farted?” for The Comic’s Comic to give away to three lucky fans. Here’s how we’re going to do it. I’m going to offer up three Nick Swardson trivia questions, one each day leading up to the season premiere at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. The first person with the correct answer in the comments on this post wins. DAY ONE: Monday’s question — The Gay Robot character appeared in...

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This is the sexiest SFW photo from Michaela Watkins and Arden Myrin in HBO’s “Hung”

It’s not MADtv, it’s HBO! File this under things a comedy nerd may have imagined really happens when comedians from Saturday Night Live and MADtv are alone in a hotel room, but only in fan fiction. Well, guess what. On the third season premiere of Hung on HBO, we learned that our titular male gigolo brought a loan officer (Michaela Watkins) and her bank teller friend (Arden Myrin) to a hotel room to prove he was up to a job worth loaning money toward. But much to his and our surprise, the two ladies were more interested with each...

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Not seen on SNL: Parody of the Netflix/Qwikster apology video

Cut for time? Perhaps. Because this parody of the very real apologies and apology video by Netflix’s Reed Hastings (Jason Sudeikis) and Qwikster’s Andy Rendich (Fred Armisen) is funny and even includes an appearance by a famous spokesman duo from the 1980s (played by Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam). Thank you for your support. Roll the clip! And here’s the real video that Reed Hastings and Andy Rendich shared with...

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SNL #37.2 RECAP: Host Melissa McCarthy, musical guest Lady Antebellum

We’re back with another new episode of Saturday Night Live, and host Melissa McCarthy is sure to delight. How do I know this? Because I’m typing this on Monday morning, so I’ve already watched the show. Also, because McCarthy’s scene-stealing performance in Bridesmaids and her Emmy win weren’t flukes. Girl is mad funny. And she’s a McCarthy, too. Let’s get to the recap! We open cold with Lawrence Welk and his not-so-tiny bubbles. Fred Armisen always plays Welk, and Kristen Wiig always brings her big forehead and tiny hands as Dooneese, but have you ever seen a sketch with so...

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Arrested Development cast reunites, announces plans for TV comeback

The full cast of Arrested Development reunited Sunday for the first time since FOX cancelled the critically beloved sitcom five years ago — and revealed a bombshell development. While everyone expected to hear news about a long-rumored AD movie, they heard creator Mitchell Hurwitz instead say that the movie would be preceded by a limited-run TV season consisting of nine or 10 episodes, each focusing on one member of the Bluth family and helping to set up the feature film. Hurwitz said the cast had cleared its schedule to shoot the episodes next summer. On Twitter, Will Arnett and...

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