Russian animator Alexey Zakharov recently decided to recreate the Planet Express Ship from Futurama, and the result is pretty impressive. Check out a short clip of the ship in an extremely detailed Futurama world above, then click through for another clip as well as several images of the ship in all its 3D glory.
New York City plays home to some weird comedy shows, but this one is by far the creepiest. An art installation called "Comedy Club" will open in October in midtown Manhattan, and will allow anyone to pop in and perform standup for an audience of dolls. 30 dolls will be gathered around the stage, and the "audience" response sounds of laughter, coos, or wails will be piped in.
New York comedian Jo Firestone is behind the exhibit, and will be controlling the doll's reactions. The idea is for regular New Yorkers "to experience this silly, silly environment," she says. "There's a lot of painful and uncomfortable things in the world, and [...]
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns for its ninth season this September on FX's new all-comedy network FXX, and the gang filmed a series of artsy black-and-white promos in the style of foreign films. It doesn't top last year's promos, which replaced the cast with Haley Joel Osment, Xzibit, and Andrew Dice Clay, but it's still pretty funny.
Check out the other two promos below:
Mike Schur, showrunner of Parks and Recreation, is obsessed with David Foster Wallace. At Harvard, he made Wallace an honorary member of the Lampoon and wrote his thesis about Infinite Jest. He directed a music video depicting a scene from IJ. His wife banned him from discussing the book at social gatherings.
It’s not just Schur — a ton of comedians share David Foster Wallace enthusiasm. Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Rob Delaney and a bunch more comedians read monologues from Pale King after its 2011 release. Tina Fey mentions Wallace in Bossypants. Anecdotally, a lot of my comedy friends are into Wallace. I read Infinite Jest while [...]