Late, great comedian Robert Schimmel tragically passed away in 2010, and now, his brother Jeff Schimmel is raising money to make a documentary called Leave 'Em Laughing about Robert. If you're interested, you can head on over to the project's Kickstarter to watch the trailer and make a donation, or don't do that if that's not something you want to do. You are in control.
Here's a new documentary about "Six Seasons and a Movie," an art show composed entirely of Community fan art that was held at LA's PixelDrip Gallery this summer. Hundreds pieces of fan art were put on display in a big ol' event that also featured a costume contest and appearances from the cast and crew. The documentary features interviews with Community stars Danny Pudi and Gillian Jacobs, writer Megan Ganz, director Rob Schrab, and of course, exiled Community head honcho Dan Harmon, who bought up most of the art.
Check out the documentary crew's extended interviews with Dan Harmon and Megan Ganz after the jump.
Filming your first hour special is a milestone of any stand-up's career and the above documentary offer a rare look into what it's like the week before the taping. Hannibal does some stand-up, bombs, gets a call from Chris Rock, gets his jacket stolen, hangs out with his family, shops for pants (twice), and watches strangers nonsensically rap into the camera. Whatever he did, it sure did work. His special was hilarious and his pants seemed to fit.
While discussing James' Franco's SNL documentary, the Your Highness actor ended up grilling Jimmy Fallon about his experience on the show, particularly the bone-chilling sound of pages turning in a quiet room. "My writing is not that great," Fallon reminisced, wincing as he remembered the deafening silence that greets an unsuccessful sketch around the read-through table. "People didn't even look me in the eye when we were done. It just crushed my confidence." Luckily from devastating failure comes great achievements, like the "Christmas Song" with Horatio Sanz.
While originally intended as a seven-minute-long class project for an NYU course, Franco's documentary, due out in June, eventually became a [...]