Day: December 15, 2009

Zach Galifianakis: The Comic’s Comic interview (with Bobby Tisdale and Brody Stevens)

When I visited Los Angeles last month, I had the unique opportunity to visit the set of the upcoming movie, Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. During the lunch break, Galifianakis invited me back to his trailer, where I'd get an exclusive interview with him as comedians Bobby Tisdale and Brody Stevens (both of whom also have small roles in the film) watched. And then Galifianakis took over The Comic's Comic, and decided instead to interview Tisdale and Stevens. This is some of the edited footage. Now even more timely, since the previous Phillips film starring Galifianakis, The Hangover, is out today on DVD and just got nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Comedy! Congrats! Roll the clip! Fun fact? A reporter from Entertainment Weekly also had a "date" to speak with Galifianakis. So if you're wondering where this photo and information below came from, know that the EW reporter had to pick up the pieces after our silliness....

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67th annual Golden Globe nominations in comedy

The Golden Globe Awards nominations just came out for its 67th annual edition, and someone put HBO's True Blood in drama? Now that's funny. Here's what else the typically-offbeat Hollywood Foreign Press Association thought of American movies and TV from the year that is and soon will be was 2009. In movies, the HFPA puts comedies in a separate category with musicals, which is nice; nicer still for these nominees: 500 Days of Summer, The Hangover, It's Complicated, Julie & Julia, and Nine. In the main acting categories, it's musicals and romcoms for the ladies, with Sandra Bullock (The Proposal), Julia Roberts (Duplicity) and Meryl Streep getting honored twice in one category (It's Complicated, as well as Julie & Julia). Mo'Nique did, as expected, get nominated in the supporting actress category for her dramatic turn in Precious. On the men's side, the comedy/music actor award is up for grabs among Matt Damon (The Informant), Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes), Joseph Gordon-Leavitt (500 Days of Summer) and Michael Stuhlbarg (for the Coen Brothers' A Serious Man). Sorry, guys from The Hangover. You do get to show up for the big award, though. Good luck, fellas! And in case you're curious, the best animated feature films up for Golden Globes are Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, and Up. As for TV comedies…well. The foreign...

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