Day: May 8, 2013

Git-R-Sold! Only in America, Larry the Cable Guy sends his bobblehead into space, talks about the History of his merchandise

Last week, comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy revealed they’re planning to open their very own amusement theme park — Blue Collar Country — on 500 acres in Foley, Ala., that would include a “Larry the Cable Guy rib joint” restaurant among the offerings. If you think that’s weird, then you haven’t been paying attention to Larry the Cable Guy’s vast merchandising operations. Plenty of stand-up comedians sell copies of their CDs and DVDs on the road after shows. Some also sell T-shirts. Bumper stickers, perhaps. Larry the Cable Guy has already gotten that done...

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Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar on directing sitcoms, Freeloaders and the future of TV/movie distribution

Jay Chandrasekhar is best known as the ringleader of sketch comedy troupe Broken Lizard, but he’s also a stand-up comedian and an in-demand director, helming TV episodes over the past year of Community, Happy Endings, Franklin & Bash, Ben & Kate, and Royal Pains — plus acting in movies such as Freeloaders, which is out now on DVD. Chandrasekhar spoke with me following a recent comedy club tour in April called “A Night of Stand-Up & Film Stories” and before shooting another episode of Royal Pains. He expects to perform again live in June running up to shows at...

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“Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, James Franco and The Lonely Island’s spring break marriage video

Zach Galifianakis just hosted Saturday Night Live again, The Lonely Island is promoting a new album, and James Franco was just weird again in a new project, so why not put all three together in one special new episode of “Between Two Ferns”? Why not, indeed. For the first time, an episode of webseries “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” ditches the ferns entirely during his interview as Galifanakis interrupts his line of questioning with Franco to introduce The Lonely Island as his musical guest. They perform their “Spring Break Anthem” off of their upcoming “The Wack Album.” The...

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