Posts tagged as curtis gwinn

Santa Gets Terrifying on the 'NTSF: SD: SUV::' Christmas Special

Tonight is the NTSF: SD: SUV:: Christmas special, in which our heroes are hunted by a homicidal Santa Claus. Perfect for the kids! As executive producer Curtis Gwinn, who also directed this episode, told me, "it's sort of a Paranormal Activity meets Tim Allen's The Santa Clause. You know, classic Christmas stuff." If that alone isn't enough to sell you, check out the exclusive clip above. The whole thing airs tonight at 12:15am on Adult Swim.

Hands Up Who Likes Me?: Living it Up at the Hotel Fawlty Towers

In this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in my life. This week: Fawlty Towers.

When legendary rock groups break up, the members often go on to put out less than legendary solo work (I’m looking at you, Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds, Slash’s Snake-Pit, Duff and Chinese Democracy era Axl Rose). It’s hard for lightening to strike twice, to have multiple phases of brilliance in any creative career.

There are exceptions though. True geniuses that reinvent themselves with seeming ease. Lennon and McCartney, Bill Murray, Vern Troyer…you know, [...]

Talking with 'NTSF:SD:SUV' Writers Jonathan Stern and Curtis Gwinn about Procedurals, Robots, and Kiefer Sutherland

Adult Swim's procedural parody NTSF:SD:SUV is in the middle of an amazing second season, which has been even better than the show's funny, ridiculous first year. Created by and starring Paul Scheer, the comedy crams a ton of great, fast-paced jokes and impressive guest stars into every tiny 11-minute episode, and it's grown to be as consistently funny and quick as its companion show Childrens Hospital. I recently had the chance to visit the NTSF set, where I participated in a roundtable interview with two of the show's main writers, Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital) and Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet). Stern and Gwinn spoke about how they [...]

Hands Up, Who Like Me?: The Holy Grail of British Comedy

In this weekly column, I'll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in my life. This week: Monty Python.

There are many subgenuses of loser when you’re growing up. You’ve got your Math Geeks, your Summer Reading Nerds and, of course, the pathetic Sports Dork, a kid who knows every sport stat, but can’t play any them himself.

Now, there’s a lot of cross-pollination in the Loser Kingdom. Some kids are Math Geeks and Summer Reading Nerds. Some kids are Sports Dorks and…well, actually, Sports Dorks are pretty much just Sports Dorks. But one of the [...]

Trunk Baby Days: One Way to Sell Used Cars

This new video from Alex Fernie stars Splitsider columnist Curtis Gwinn. It also does an amazing job of taking a truly twisted premise and keeping it funny for the duration of the video.

Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: A Completely Scattershot and Hard-to-Follow Guide to British Comedy

Vol. 1: And so it begins…

First of all, let me say that this column will surely incur a lot of wrath and will probably trigger a lot of, “get cancer, you ignorant bastard!” emails and posts in the comments. Any time you attempt to neatly sum up an entire nation’s comedic output, you’re bound to piss off a lot of people — especially nerds. And in America, the people who are most obsessed with British comedy are most definitely big ol’ nerds (myself obviously included).

British comedy has had a great influence on my sense of humor. I’d say as much as, if not more than, anything from [...]