Day: July 2, 2008

More special guest stars for Wainy Days

After a week off, Wainy Days returned this week with a new episode, and David Wain has plenty of star casting help, including Lee Majors as his NSFW dad. Also Sarah Clarke and Xander Berkeley. Women continue to fall prey to Wain’s quirky, NSFW charms. This week, it’s "Rebecca." Look out! She’s a spy! Joe Lo Truglio, get the handcuffs! Just when you think you know what’s going on in this episode, I’m fairly sure you won’t…I thought I posted this earlier, but perhaps I was merely dreaming in my prison cell...

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The Reality Bites Back cast

Comedy Central’s upcoming Reality Bites Back debuts on July 17. It’s a game show spoof of reality show contests. Meta meta. Michael Ian Black hosts. Who’s going to play? Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer and Theo Von. Winner gets $50,000. It’s like one of those Real World-Road Rules Gauntlet things, isn’t it? Which means Von should win, easy. Right? Bold press-release prediction from our host: “I believe ‘Reality Bites Back’ will do for reality television shows what ‘Alf’ did for extraterrestrial puppet shows,” said Michael Ian Black. If you hadn’t seen it yet, here’s a...

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Peoples Republic of Komedy expands to NYC, LA

The People’s Republic of Komedy brought an independent, DIY attitude to the Seattle comedy scene — before their arrival a few years ago, comedians in Washington state had to deal with either the mainstream clubs or one-nighters in a rotating series of bars around the Seattle area that would give comedy a shot for a while. But PROK presented an alternative venue, so to speak, for aspiring comedians to find their voices and build up a career. And, as the people in the republic have progressed, they have begun to follow the paths of other successful comedians out of Seattle and into New York City and Los Angeles. In L.A., PROK has launched a monthly show at the Knitting Factory called Hub Bub (next show is July 11). Another flock of PROK has sprouted in New York’s East Village hotspot that won’t quit, Rififi, with a new weekly show called Sweet Haven. Scott Moran, David Cope, Andy Haynes, Danny Rouhier, and Rory Scovel are producing this Tuesday night showcase that formally launched last night. Talk about new to town: Haynes (seen earlier this year on Last Comic Standing) told last night’s audience that he’d been in the city for all of two days, and his joke referencing the location as the Lower East Side reflected that. It’s OK. It happens to more than a few new New Yorkers. Each...

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In other news…

Would you think an article describing Zach Galifianakis as "ramshackle" would be quite so positive? Ain’t journalism grand? Speaking of grand journalism and comedy, the trades love their lingo, and Variety’s recent story on the stand-up comedy scene lumps Galifianakis in with a group of "second-tier yuksters," and says comedy is going so well, "even the second-tier yuksters are pulling in mid-five to low-six figures per night." Where’s my...

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