The Sundance Film Festival just announced its 2014 lineup, with a lot of movies starring well-known comedic actors like Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Aubrey Plaza, Lena Dunham, Jenny Slate, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris competing at the festival next month. Most of the movies debuting at Sundance will be released at some point in 2014, so this is actually a pretty solid preview of all the independent movies coming out next year. Check out a list of the comedies and dramas starring comedians debuting at Sundance below:
After NBC chose Jay Leno to become the new host of The Tonight Show, David Letterman launched Late Show with David Letterman on August 30, 1993, changing the late night television landscape forever. On the verge of becoming the longest tenured host in late night history next year, Letterman has proven that his ironic and cantankerous sense of humor could work and be allowed to evolve at the earlier hour. While he continues to believe that he is living in his shadow, he's the contemporary equivalent of what Johnny Carson used to be, the standard and implied influence for all current and fast approaching late night talk show hosts.
It's a story as old as time and one that sadly continues to be relevant, usually on network television: a well meaning individual has a perfectly sculpted vision of a great television show in his or her mind. Then several evil network executives destroy that beautiful, untainted concept with copious notes that will turn that "artist friendly" idea into the first show in history to appeal to every human being in the world. It will also make somewhere in the vicinity of ten billion dollars. It pisses off the creator, and usually the project never sees the light of day, and possibly dreams of cable pastures fill the brain. [...]
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
Strangers with Candy, starring Amy Sedaris as former junkie/whore Jerri Blank and her two high school teachers Chuck Noblet and Geoffrey Jellineck, played by [...]
Strangers With Candy is one of the greatest shows ever, so I am always happy to see a mini-reunion between a couple of the stars, be it on the Colbert Report or…in a Chipotle-pitching web short by Funny or Die. Apparently they are wrapping their burritos in gold foil now! So that's good to know. But in any case, yes, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, together again. Chipotle or no Chipotle, I'll take it.
One of the all time great talks show guests, Amy Sedaris appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and devoted a segment to her own brand of crafts and hospitality. Not only does she make a graphic and tasty kitty litter party tray, she presents Jimmy with a perfect, homemade present for his new daughter, all while wearing fake hillbilly teeth. She really is the ultimate hostess.
Amy Sedaris went on Letterman last night for the zillionth time and was super funny, especially when teasing Letterman about his show being in trouble and about getting pulled over while eating an apple.
Amy Sedaris is returning to TV with her first regular TV gig since her cult hit series Strangers with Candy went off the air in 2000. Adult Swim just announced today that Sedaris has been added to the cast of its nightmarish live-action 11-minute comedy series, The Heart, She Holler, which debuted as a six-part miniseries in November of 2011 but has been renewed for a second season. The PFFR-produced show also stars Patton Oswalt, Heather Lawless, and Joe Sikora and follows a cartoonish, inbred Southern family. Sedaris will be playing oversexed sister Hurshe Heartshe, the role that comedian Kristen Schaal played in Season One. Adult Swim confirms that [...]
Good times! I know your eyeballs have been ravenous for her, as have mine, so rejoice and be thrilled to hear that Amy Sedaris will guest on The Good Wife. Slightly less thrilling is the realization that you have to start watching The Good Wife, but hey. You can do this. During her multi-episode arc, Sedaris will portray Stacie Hall, a lobbyist who squares off with Alan Cummings' Eli Gold. As The Good Wife co-creators Robert and Michelle King said in a statement, “We love Amy. We sometimes have dreams of switching all the actors from The Wire and Strangers With Candy. The next best thing is to [...]
The infinitely charming Amy Sedaris was on the Today show this morning, going through some crafts from her new book Simple Times: Arts & Crafts for Poor People. She basically was a whirlwind of energy that Hoda and Kathy Lee could do nothing to respond to but giggle uncontrollably and also drink wine at 10am.
“Anything can happen,” says Alyson Levy on the Brooklyn set of the Adult Swim show she produces, The Heart, She Holler. “People can come back from the dead or, you know, maybe they weren't dead. We don't know. There's no reality to it. It's just the world unto this that has its own rules."
Tonight sees the return of grotesque soap opera-inspired live action comedy, which follows the debaucherous exploits of the inbred hillbilly family The Heartshes. Season one began with the emergence of Hurlan Heartshe (Patton Oswalt) from the cave he’s lived in all his life, following the death of his father (Jonathan Hadary). Hurlan is due to take [...]
Here's the trailer for the upcoming second season of The Heart, She Holler, which premieres on Adult Swim September 10th and is probably the network's weirdest show. This year, Amy Sedaris joins the cast of the Patton Oswalt-led series, and David Cross and other fun people are apparently popping up for cameos.
National treasure Amy Sedaris dropped by Late Night Friday to show Jimmy Fallon how to prepare an inexpensive household craft she invented. It's probably the only arts and crafts project on TV to ever run the risk of being blurred out by the network censors.
Both Amy Sedaris and Will Forte stopped by Fallon last night and, during their respective interviews, had some really helpful lifestyle tips. For example, Amy demonstrates what you look like from behind when surrendering to police, while Will explains how to free up your hands to make fruit salad on the toilet. While each of their interviews need to be watched in their entirety, the highlight of the show was watching Sedaris and Forte help Jimmy jam a bunch of hot dogs on the end of a garden rake. In these tough economic times, a lot of people can't afford branches, and it's up to us [...]
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