It’s kind of good and fun, or at least strangely comforting, to have this positivist attitude about comedy and comedy writing, that if you just apply the magical alchemy you can turn any subject matter into a clever, witty bon mot. This idea that, like, “Hey, sometimes it’s tough, but if you you’re good enough, you can make smart jokes about any topic. That’s what makes comedy so great!” It always kind of reminds me of that thing in sales culture, where they’re like, “Hey buddy, if you’re a good enough salesman, you can sell anything to anyone.”
Well I’m here to tell you that you can’t sell anything to [...]
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels visited The Tonight Show last night to finally premiere the trailer of Dumb and Dumber To, which you can watch in full above. Click through to watch the duo talk with Fallon at the desk and perform in the very latest edition of "Real People, Fake Arms" in the form of a Canadian soap opera.
The Dumb and Dumber sequel has run into another hurdle. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has dropped the project, which was set to see original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and original writing/directing duo the Farrelly brothers returning. The sequel, entitled Dumb and Dumber To, has been in the works for over two years with Jim Carrey leaving the project last year over frustrations with the studio and coming right back, only to hit more studio problems this week. The sequel picks up 20 years after the original film when Harry and Lloyd find out that one of them may have fathered a child [...]
Welcome to the seemingly bi-weekly column: "Hey Jeff Daniels, What's Up with the Dumb and Dumber Sequel?" In this installment Jeff Daniels expounds upon what Jim Carrey's problem was and what the hold up is:
“I understood why, because this has been a year and a half of a whole bunch of are we, aren’t we, what’s going on, yeah the script’s funny, no it’s not, now we have to have notes. So I think Jim just got frustrated and I completely got it. I was frustrated too. We thought it was in pretty good shape. The studio and others wanted some more work done. The Farrellys wanted [...]
Two months ago, we reported that all the original players were onboard and excited for a proper Dumb & Dumber sequel and we were all properly onboard and excited. Well, Jim Carrey told ET (the TV show, not the alien) that he's off the project because of his frustrations with New Line and Warner Brothers. He explained, "I would have thought Dumb and Dumber To was a no-brainer, after all it's implied in the title." First off, zing! Second off, drats! Just the title Dumb and Dumber To is pretty funny. So it goes. Let's pour out some Turbo Lax for the fallen sequel.