Day: October 16, 2012

Check It Out: Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly) wants to sell you his DVDs

Say what you will about whether Tim & Eric’s Adult Swim series was an “Awesome Show” or a “Great Job” or something else altogether. Their show within a show, Dr. Steve Brule’s “Check It Out” — starring John C. Reilly — is pretty genius. And now you can own the special edition Check It Out! Season 1 and 2 on DVD. It features all 12 episodes, with Dr. Steve Brule offering advice and guidance on food, intimacy issues, family, beauty, friends and fear. And in these videos, the good doctor also explains how his segments from Tim and Eric...

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Ricky Gervais to grant one stand-up comedian three minutes on Conan: Just SayIn

Ricky Gervais has a contest that will grant one stand-up comedian with a three-minute spot to perform on Conan. Wait, what? Why? Doesn’t Gervais have his own TV shows? And why isn’t Conan O’Brien holding this contest instead? It’s all about the new mobile app Gervais has launched called Just SayIn, which allows users to add their two cents in audio to an online post. Gervais updated Conan viewers on the contest last night. Roll the clip! For the contest, you have until Oct. 21 to submit your entry. You must be an American at least 18 years old...

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Mike Epps to play Richard Pryor in biopic — but not about Pryor

Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor on the big screen, after all. It just won’t be in a movie about the legendary stand-up comedian and actor. Instead, Epps will play Pryor in Nina, a biopic about singer Nina Simone that stars Zoe Saldana. Pryor opened for Simone during the singer’s early tours of the 1960s. The movie begins shooting this week in Los Angeles. As for the Pryor biopic, Marlon Wayans has been attached since 2010 to star as Pryor in a film directed by Bill Condon. But the project — “Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?” — apparently...

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Comedy Headlines for 10/16/12

What’s happening in the comedy world right now… ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live has booked Kimmel’s longtime idol, David Letterman, as a guest for the upcoming week of shows in Kimmel’s birthplace of Brooklyn, New York. JKL will tape a week of late-night shows there from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. Kimmel’s other guests booked for Brooklyn week include Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Kelly Ripa, Tracy Morgan, with  musical performances by Alicia Keys, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Vampire Weekend and the Avett Brothers with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. After a few years of dancing the will-he-or-won’t-he-insult-everyone dance with...

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