Day: February 11, 2014

POYKPAC presents a “Movie Title Breakup”

No matter what happens on your Valentine’s Day, rest assured that it couldn’t go bad quite like it does here for NYC-based sketch group POYKPAC, as they present a couple breaking up over dinner — in a dialogue of movie titles and nothing but movie titles. 154 movie titles, in fact. Roll the clip! Spoilers after I introduce the cast: Woman – Jenn Lyon Man – Ryan Hunter Waitress – Maggie Ross Dialogue spoilers (aka, all of the movie titles used as dialogue): Traffic Waiting for Forever Just My Luck Seven Like Crazy Accidents Happen Just Your Luck Everyday...

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Adult Swim’s Fun House heads back out for a second tour of America’s adult youth

Who says bouncy castles are just for kids? Adult Swim is bringing its castle-sized, 15-room inflatable “Adult Swim Fun House” back out on the road for a nationwide tour this spring. The Adult Swim Fun House debuted last year in Atlanta and also made an appearance in San Diego at Comic-Con. Here’s a video of what that looked like last summer! The Adult Swim Fun House 2014 TourĀ is free for ages 18 and older and landing on 10 college campuses over 12 weeks, starting Feb. 20 at University of California, Riverside. The 40-foot tall inflatable castle features 15 distinct...

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Comedy Central’s list of comedians taping “The Half Hour” in 2014

For a third consecutive year, Comedy Central will head to Boston to tape half-hour specials for stand-up comedians. The Half Hour boasts 15 new specials to air in 2014. So who’s recording half-hours this year? UPDATED: You can secure free tickets to watch The Half Hour tapings in Boston from March 25-28 via The Black List. Here are the dates and times for shows at The Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston — click for tickets! Show 1 – Tue. March 25th – 7:15PM Joe Zimmerman, Ron Funches, Kurt Braunohler Show 2 – Wed. March 26th – 7:15PM Damien Lemon,...

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Nathan Fielder’s Dumb Starbucks draws a crowd

That “Dumb Starbucks” that opened last weekend in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles and offered free coffee drinks to customers? That was the latest bright idea of Nathan Fielder, host and brainchild of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You. Fielder revealed himself on Monday with a video and press conference. Gotcha. Roll the clip! Be sure to see the full story later this year in the second season of Nathan For You. Related: My warm feelings for Nathan For You’s first season on Comedy...

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Stephen Colbert has Scott Thompson’s “Buddy Cole” reporting on the Sochi Olympics

In the parallel universe of “Stephen Colbert,” he attended theater camp with Buddy Cole and later hired him as a producer for The Colbert Report. We know better, that Buddy Cole is a longtime character of Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson, and a perfect person to report on the anti-gay Russian propaganda that’s become a political thorn in the side of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Colbert and Comedy Central have Thompson’s Cole filing reports all week. On Monday night’s show, Buddy Cole spoke with U.S. Ambassador Dan Baer. Tonight, it’s speed-skating? “From Russia With Love (But No...

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