Day: February 25, 2013

It’s a slam dunk: Key & Peele show off their basketball moves; engage in “Epic Rap Battle”

Televised sketch comedy in the Internet video era has found its match in this current crop of Comedy Central series. Key & Peele is between seasons, but that’s not stopping Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele from putting out new topical sketches online. New today is this video, “Ballbusters,” in which Key and Peele show off their basketball skills — smack dab between the NBA’s All-Star Slam Dunk competition and the NCAA’s March Madness. Roll the clip. And that’s not all for today. Key and Peele also engaged in the most recent installment of the popular YouTube series, Epic Rap...

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A short documentary on Patton Oswalt, “To Be Loved & Understood”

The folks at Thrash Lab released a short documentary today about comedian Patton Oswalt. It’s directed by Julien Nitzberg (The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia). If the visual of audience members at the Irvine Improv eating food wasn’t enough of a visual for you to feast upon in the opening seconds, then let Oswalt himself attempt to lower your expectations, telling Nitzberg in so many words upfront that a stand-up comedian’s day isn’t quite as wild nor wonderful, nor as “dynamic visually” as he may be hoping for. “It feels like you’re trying to create way more movement and...

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Dan Ahdoot takes on Metta World Peace, after being intro’d by him

One is a professional stand-up comedian who also is an aspiring actor. The other is a professional basketball player who also is an aspiring comedian. What happens when the two cross paths? Ron Artest, the NBA player currently suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers under the legally-changed moniker Metta World Peace, hosted a recent show at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. After introducing Dan Ahdoot to the stage, Ahdoot quickly turned the tables on his host, poking fun at Artest’s name change as a segue into his opening bit. The Lakers are mired below .500 and out of...

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