Day: December 7, 2010

Tim & Eric, Das Racist, Marcel the Shell, Michaela Watkins and more heading to Sundance Film Festival

Last year, the Sundance Film Festival awarded its top short film prize to Funny or Die's "Drunk History" featuring Will Ferrell, Don Cheadle and others re-enacting Jen Kirkman's drunken story about Lincoln and Douglass. In 2011, it looks as though several other comedians and comedy entries are keeping it short and simple, as the shorts program is where the funny will be at the upcoming Sundance fest. Among the 81 shorts selected to screen at Sundance in January: Das Racist "Who's That? Brooown!" (Director and Screenwriter: Thomas De Napoli) – An epic quest through the streets of New York City made in the style of -bit video games from the 1980's. Fight For Your Right Revisited (Director and Screenwriter: Adam Yauch) – After the Beastie Boys leave the party… Cast: Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jack Black. I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents (Director: Jeff Tomsic; Screenwriter: T.J. Miller and Jeff Tomsic) – Thirty-two, unemployed, and derailed somewhere on the path to adulthood, T.J. has boomeranged back home. There, his ennui takes the form of increasingly real fantasies about offing his parents and becoming man of the house. The Terrys (Directors and Screenwriters: Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) – Two down and out losers named Terry conceive a child in a fit of drug-induced passion. The child is an abomination, or...

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Godfrey gets one-hour special on Comedy Central, developing half-hour animated series with FOX

Congrats to stand-up comedian Godfrey, who not only is shooting his first one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in January, but also signed a deal with FOX to develop a half-hour animated series based on his routine and life. Deadline reports that Bernie Cahill, Jordan Tilzer and Kenya Barris will executive produce the project, with Barris also writing with Godfrey, who would provide many of the voices. For anyone who has seen Godfrey perform live, picturing him voicing an animated series is not a stretch! Godfrey grew up in Chicago, the son of Nigerian...

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