Posts tagged as DC Pierson

Watch a Short Film Based on DC Pierson's 'The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To'

DC Pierson recently teamed up with Community and Mystery Team director Dan Eckman and producer Meggie McFadden to turn his 2010 novel The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To into a movie. In the meantime, they posted a proof-of-concept short today to give an idea of what a feature-length film might look like starring The Grand Budapest Hotel's Tony Revolori and The Hunger Games's Jack Quaid. It's equal parts trippy, funny, scary, and nerdy and proves that, in Revolori's words, "when there's something special about you, bad people always show up to take you away."

Talking With DC Pierson About His New Book, 'Crap Kingdom'

DC Pierson is a comedian, actor, member of the popular sketch group DERRICK, and well regarded UCB performer. In 2010, he added "novelist" to that resume with the release of his first book The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To. Last week, he released his second novel, Crap Kingdom. I had a chance to sit down with Pierson and chat about the book — which I can honestly say is definitely worth reading (or better yet, owning) — as well as working in the young adult genre, making rap videos to get on the New York Times bestseller list, why DERRICK's success may have been [...]

Watch DC Pierson's New 30-Minute Stand-Up Special

Comedian DC Pierson released a brand-new 30-minute stand-up special this weekend after promising fans he'd do so if enough of them pre-ordered his new young-adult novel, Crap Kingdom, and the full special is embedded above. You still have three days to pre-order the book if you'd like Pierson to incorporate your name into a custom rap song on YouTube, which is way cooler than anything Stephenie Meyer has ever done for her fans.

Left Handed Radio: 'That's the Silliest Thing I've Ever Heard'

On this episode: Tond Mitchell has a song for his pesky wife, Linda Francis has an excellent benefits package, the staff of Mask City hates stupid questions, Herb from Pittsburgh takes listener calls, Smiley Cleaners, Agent X-9 finds his long lost brother, the coolest teachers spit educational rhymes at Friday's school assembly, Skribblish!, an excerpt from the instructional video series "Attracting Women with Your Neck," Roger Harrison introduces Mitt Romney, James finds his soulmate, and a soulful tune can't explain that smell.

This month's show was written and performed by Adam Bozarth, Dan Chamberlain, Matt Little, Taylor Moore, and Anna Rubanova with special guests Nicole Drespel, Jason [...]

Dan Eckman Adapts DC Pierson's The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To

Collider reports that Mystery Team director Dan Eckman adapted DC Pierson's novel The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To for the screen with Pierson, and is currently shopping the script around to studios. The Boy follows the story of highschoolers Darren Bennett and Eric Lederer, best buds until "Eric reveals a secret: He doesn’t sleep. Ever. When word leaks out about Eric’s condition, he and Darren find themselves on the run." A story which could only be enhanced by the sombreros and bindle sticks left in the Mystery Team storage unit.

How to Start Your Career in Comedy: A Guide for College Students

So you want to work in comedy when you grow up?

First of all, I'm really glad you’ve started reading Splitsider. You already know the first step of building a comedy career: learn as much as you can about the industry.

Second of all, are you reading this during class? Because you should seriously be paying attention to your professor, underpaid adjunct faculty member, and/or TA. The article will still be waiting when class is over.

If you want a career in comedy, you’re probably wondering what you can do to get from Point A: Where You Are Now, No Comedy Career, to Point B: Amazing Comedy Career, Life Dreams [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Fantasy Kingdoms with DC Pierson

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff talks to comedian/author/actor DC Pierson, whose new book Crap Kingdom is now for sale. They talk about being in commercials, The fantasy series The Red Wall, and then they each say the three fantasy worlds they would least like to live in, and the three fantasy worlds that they would most like to live in.

Chris Gethard and R.L. Stine Will Write an Entire Book Together in One Hour Tonight

Comedian Chris Gethard is having Goosebumps author R.L. Stine join him tonight on his delightful public access show The Chris Gethard Show to help him write a book live on air. Along with fellow authors D.C. Pierson (The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To) and Dave Hill (Tasteful Nudes), Stine and Gethard (who is also an author) will be writing an entire book in one hour, tonight at 11PM EST live on the internet or on Manhattan Public Access. I wrote this paragraph in under an hour, and I’m just one man. Compared to that, four people writing a book in one hour sounds like no big [...]

Jack Black, Gary Cole, and DC Pierson Get Political in the New Stephen Malkmus Video

Here's the new video for "Senator," the latest single from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks' Mirror Traffic. Directed by The Daily Show's Scott Jacobson, it stars Jack Black as a cattle-prod-toting senator running for reelection, Gary Cole as his cowboy-hat-sporting second in command, and Derrick's DC Pierson as a young campaign volunteer just looking to have a good time. Shit gets a little dark for our dear senator, but doesn't it always?

DC Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, and Scott Porter Join In On The Hand Job

Let's be honest; you were already going to see The Hand Job. Now you're just going to see it more. In addition to Donald Glover, Andy Samberg and Alia Shawkat, Variety reports that DC Pierson, Dominic Dierkes and Scott Porter were cast in The Hand Job as well opposite Aubrey Plaza's valedictorian virgin. Variety also offers a break-down of the characters so far, just for you:

  • Porter as a "grung rocker" and the object of Plaza's affections
  • Dierkes, Pierson, and Glover as a pack of lifeguards
  • Mae Whitman and Shawkat as Plaza's buddies (How could I forget Bland?!?!)
  • And of course, the pièce de [...]

Watch Aimee Mann, Andy Kindler, and DC Pierson in "SNL Band Audition"

Here's a new video via Flavorwire directed by Daniel Ralston that features Aimee Mann and Andy Kindler holding open auditions for a new SNL Band bassist hopeful played by DC Pierson, who doesn't need to be good at the bass so much as he has to be good at laughing at potentially bad and offensive monologue wisecracks from SNL hosts.

Watch DC Pierson's One-Man Show 'DC Pierson Is Bad at Girls'

DC Pierson (DERRICK, Mystery Team, The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To) just released his new novel Crap Kingdom yesterday, and he put out his one-man show (embedded above) and a half-hour stand-up special for free this week in conjunction with the book's release. This is his hour-long one-man show DC Pierson Is Bad at Girls, in which he tells three stories of romantic disasters from his life. If you wan't to binge on new DC Pierson content, this would be the perfect week to do it.

Pre-Order DC Pierson's New Book Now and He'll Rap about You

DC "The Son of the Piers" Pierson aka the member of Derrick Comedy with the most total hair has finished his second novel, entitled Crap Kingdom. He explained the book thusly:




With this mysterious yet oddly ordinary-looking prophecy, Tom’s fate is sealed: he’s been plucked from his life and whisked away to a magical kingdom to be its Chosen One.

There’s just one problem: The kingdom SUCKS.

When Tom turns down the job of Chosen One, he thinks he’s making a smart decision. [...]

Why Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team Deserves Cult Classic Status

In case the picture to the left hasn’t made it abundantly clear yet, you are skimming reading an entreaty on behalf of the underrated Derrick Comedy movie, Mystery Team, which bears no resemblance or relation to Ben Stiller’s misfit superheroes flick, Mystery Men. Still with me? Great. Mystery Team is a gem that earned a limited release in 2009 in just about the scrappiest way imaginable. It was a success that the movie managed to sneak into theatres at all, but up until now it’s mostly been seen by just the group’s core fan base. Let’s change that!