Month: November 2012

Rainn Wilson, Matthew Perry both parody Angus Jones; call their comedies “filth”

What to say about Angus Jones, the proverbial other “half” of long-running CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, who in his late teen-aged years, has renounced the show that has made him rich and famous. Rainn Wilson and Matthew Perry both decided to join in the “filthy” fun by jokingly mocking their own sitcoms, too. Of course, Two and a Half Men attracted 13.81 million viewers last night; The Office, only 3.89 million. Go On, meanwhile, drew just over 6 million viewers this week. Roll the clips. And here is the original — Angus only starts talking about...

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The original Bob’s Burgers pilot

The original animated pilot demo for Bob’s Burgers looks a lot like the real comedy you’ve been enjoying for the past couple of years on FOX. With one catch. Tina (voiced by Daniel Mintz) started out as Daniel (voiced by Mintz). Does this change everything for you? Roll the clip! Bob’s Burgers stars H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Daniel Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen...

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Comedy headlines for 11/28/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… The Friars Club announced it will roast Jack Black in 2013. The 2013 Friars Club Roast will take place on April 5, 2013, in New York City. Over Thanksgiving weekend, “Never Not Funny” and Jimmy Pardo raised more than $108,000 during the fourth annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser to benefit Smile Train. This year’s twenty-five guests included Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Bog Saget, Kevin Nealon, Simon Helberg, Rob Corddry, Scott Aukerman and Colin Hay. High definition video of the complete 2012 Pardcast-a-Thon will be available on demand via Dailymotion in December with...

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A song for comedy snobs

Allie Goertz was one of six winners announced last week in Arrested Development‘s contest giving fans a chance to appear on the upcoming Netflix season in walk-on roles for their fan art contributions. I’ll post her music video for “Maeby One Day” in a moment, but first, sit back and enjoy this earlier song Goertz wrote, “Open Letter To Myself (Elitism).” Not only is it a nice song, it’s a nice sentiment for anyone to remind themselves — comedy snob or otherwise — about the subjectivity of comedy tastes and judging others for their supposed lack thereof. I know...

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Comedy headlines for 11/27/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… FX has renewed Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell for a new, full 13-episode “second” season in 2013, as well as 13 episodes of an extended hour-long version of BrandX with Russell Brand. Both series are in their second of two short inaugural seasons this fall. Totally Biased will return Jan. 17, 2013; BrandX will return Feb. 7, 2013. Wyatt Cenac will leave The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he had been a correspondent and writer since 2008, at the end of 2012. Disney Channel has signed Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel to...

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