Month: December 2008

Owen Benjamin to star in “Heckle-U” for CBS web series

Timed to the March Madness of the NCAA basketball tournament, CBS plans a new 10-episode scripted Web series called "Heckle-U" starring stand-up comedian Owen Benjamin and Tom Arnold. Benjamin plays a slacker kid who, with the help of his bartender uncle (Arnold), becomes a star heckler at college hoops games. So if you see a 30-second clip promoting this on your TV in the coming month or two, but cannot seem to find it on your TV, this is why. It debuts online in February....

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A Gift (Arrow) for the holiday comedy season

Can we speak with candor? How about with Candor Entertainment, which has quietly launched a new online series of comedy and music videos in commercial partnership with on the site One of the features is a weekly web series called "More on America" that tackles the news with satire (the first segment I saw about the blind certainly wouldn't make a fan out of New York's governor, though it does give John Fugelsang something to talk about). The other feature is a series of shorter shorts built around, well, gifts. Which certainly is timely. So maybe you'll enjoy these two shorts about presents gone bad a bit more...

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Katt Williams stars in a low-budget straight-to-DVD written by Romeo and directed by Master P?

Katt Williams may be laying low this holiday season, both personally and professionally, which partially explains why reader/tipster Lady Di found he's starring in a movie virtually no one has heard about and, if not for the Internet, perhaps no one would. It's called Internet Dating, and it's headed straight to DVD on Dec. 30, which is odd enough, until you watch the trailer and find out that Romeo (formerly Lil Romeo) wrote the movie, papa Master P directed, and despite them having many millions of dollars at their disposal, didn't seem to spend more than a few of them on the project. Low budget? Checkity check. Reynaldo Rey also appears. Looks like an idea for an online viral video that actually caught a virus. If you shan't believe it until you see it, then watch this trailer and make a believer out of...

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An early Christmas Craigslist present

Methinks this posting for a writing gig most certainly qualifies as an early Christmas Craigslist present: Seeking Successful and Happy Comedy Writer Who is Not Bitter and Angry – (Anywhere) Can't you just feel the holiday cheer in that headline? Buyer beware: Clicking through only adds another layer of tidings of great joy. God bless us,...

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Rahm Emanuel: The Hope (for Jews)

For the next 24 hours, Christians will likely not find an excuse to laugh unless they're watching the TV marathon of A Christmas Story, while Jews will likely think about how Jesus is the funniest Jew of all. Is that how religion works? I don't know. I'm stuck in rainy, dreary traffic on a bus. All I know is that if you want some comedy tonight, then you'll be getting it from my chosen people (which makes me the comedy God? maybe in my sugar-plum dancing dreams…and why are the sugar-plums dancing again?). And my Jewish friends, on this night of Hanukkah, have their hopes placed in Rahm Emanuel, the incoming White House chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama. Featuring Jon Benjamin and Anya Garrett. Enjoy: Get the latest news satire and funny videos at...

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