What better way to honor improv guru Del Close than with a post about a spoken word record he released in 1959? With an entire three-day marathon of improv, you say? Maybe. But sadly, the Del Close Marathon only comes once a year. Until DCM16, pick up a copy of How to Speak Hip, a hilarious satire of language-learning manuals. Del plays the teacher, instructing the listener on the language and lifestyle of the ellusive "hipster" that was such a popular subculture at the time. With John Brent playing the hipster, Del walks the listener through basic vocabulary and follows Brent through a typical beatnik day. Not only is [...]
The third season of Wilfred premieres this week, but you can start slobbering now because the second season of the dark comedy is available on DVD and Blu-Ray today! A story of man and man's best friend, the FX series follows Ryan Newman, played by Elijah Wood, and his anthropomorphic dog, Wilfred, played by series co-creator Jason Gann, the only actor held-over from the original Australian series. Developed for American television by the original showrunner for Family Guy, David Zuckerman, Wilfred's second season resolves the cliff-hanger finale of season one, and finds Wilfred confronting Ryan with life's most serious questions concerning love, happiness, [...]
Season 2 of oddly dark British comedy Misfits is now on DVD. The show follows five young delinquents who get strange super powers while doing community service. It has four seasons so far ("series", if you will) which have until now been available on European DVDs as well as Hulu and other parts of the internet, but now you can own it on a tangible DVD which you can touch and feel with your hands and then play using your American DVD player.