Posts tagged as gq

Watch a Trailer for GQ's Web Series 'How to Be a Man,' Featuring Andy Richter, Andy Daly, and Other People

Here's a trailer for How to Be a Man, a new web series GQ just launched in which Jason Nash takes advice on masculinity from comedy people like Andy Richter, Andy Daly, Michael Ian Black, Dave Koechner, Andrea Savage, and, as the ad says, "maybe Sarah Silverman." It's gonna be a pretty suspenseful wait to see whether Sarah Silverman turns up or not.

Jason Mantzoukas: "Since Growing the Beard, I Haven't Stopped Working"

"Since growing the beard, I haven't stopped working. There seems to be a neverending number of maniacs, sociopaths, and sleazeballs that need a bearded greek to portray them."

- The League's Jason Mantzoukas in a piece he wrote for GQ about the pros and cons of having big crazy beard.

Stephen Colbert Reviews His Own Book (Which He Seems to Have REALLY Enjoyed Reading)

"America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't is sure to become a classic as treasured as Moby-Dick or the CliffsNotes to Moby-Dick. I give it three thumbs up out of four stars."

–Stephen Colbert reviewing his own book, America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, in GQ. He liked it.

Christopher Walken's Opinions on Every Topic Imaginable

"There's something dangerous about what's funny. Jarring and disconcerting. There is a connection between funny and scary." These Christopher Walken quotes are a little bit eerie, but also quite informative if you're wondering how he feels about zoos, golf, spaghetti and question marks.

Jon Stewart Loves Trey Parker and Matt Stone Like a Little Girl Loves Ponies

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are today's GQ Men of the Year, and here's how Jon Stewart describes their Broadway debut The Book of Mormon in his piece about the pair:

A doctoral dissertation in funny-as-shit satire. A hysterical, full-throated defense of faith that somehow also manages to make perfect sense of a lyric involving eye-fucking God. When you witness a work of such quality—and this is coming from someone who traffics in their field—there is only one thing to say, and I cannot say it emphatically enough: Fuck those guys.

Yeah, fuck them! I like this way of complimenting people. Fuck you! All of you! You're great! [...]

Take a Look Inside Mitch Hedberg's Notebooks

Mitch Hedberg's widow, Lynn Shawcroft, released a bunch of pages from the late, great comedian's notebooks to GQ in a piece that's out today. Hedberg's notebooks are filled with jokes, art, and a letter to Gold Bond Powder requesting that they sponsor his stand-up act.

Seth MacFarlane and the 'Parks and Rec' Cast Make GQ's "Men of the Year" List

GQ released the list for its upcoming "Men of the Year" issue today, which includes Seth MacFarlane, the male cast of New Girl, the male and female cast of Parks and Recreation, Christopher Walken, and Girls' Adam Driver. Seth Meyers penned a nice little ode to Seth MacFarlane, GQ's "Funnyman of the Year 2012," saying, amongst other things, "At least ten times a year, I tell someone I'm Seth Meyers and they say, "Oh, my God! I love Family Guy!"

Say Goodbye to the Next Hour of Your Life with This Amazing 'Cheers' Oral History

"I hope and assume that every good comedy writer, no matter the age, has a moment where they discover how great Cheers is…And I would encourage any young person getting into comedy to sit down and watch it," says Amy Poehler, in the introduction to an amazing new oral history of Cheers that was just published today in GQ. Writer Brian Raftery interviewed nearly 40 cast members, writers, and producers from the classic sitcom, and also Cheers fans from the next generation of TV like Poehler, Modern Family co-creator Christopher Lloyd, and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan. It's a long, fun, and occasionally heartbreaking read at eight pages, [...]

Better Tape Nick Offerman & Chris Pratt's Apocalypse Guide to Your Bunker Wall Now

Parks & Rec's Nick Offerman and Chris Pratt have written a guide to surviving the 2012 Mayan apocalypse, and it's full of whiskey and bears and woodworking. In other words, it's exactly like Nick Offerman's regular life.

3. Assemble a posse of hooligan underlings, choosing a mix of muscular physiques and corpulent ones. Harvest fat from the chubbies and cook the muscular folks in it. When the fatties run out of cellulite to harvest, they are now prime, lean cooking specimens. Obviously you'll need to be fattening up new "team members" as you go, perpetuating the savory cycle.

Obedient, chubby team members? Finally Jerry will be useful for [...]

Faux Lonely Island Holiday Albums Jet to the Top of Imaginary Christmas Lists Everywhere

Lonely Island staged these amazing-looking album covers for GQ, and all we can do about it is buy sweaters? SWEATERS? Will sweaters have us humming catchy tunes about incredibly mundane things all day? Will sweaters produce music videos that look like 1970s swingers party populated by Eurotrashy amateur DJs? Will sweaters introduce us to Justin Timberlake? (Note: if you know of a sweater that does any of these things, please tell me so I can buy it.)

There's also an interview with the Three Islandeers, a terrible alternate name I just invented, in which they reveal that Michael Bolton was the first and only choice for the [...]

Marc Maron Interviewed Himself for 'GQ' and Things Got Slightly Neurotic

Marc Maron interviewed himself for GQ's new comedy issue, which is mostly online now, and the results were just about as neurotic as you would expect from a conversation between Marc Maron and Marc Maron.

'GQ' Says 'SNL' Is Making a Comeback (Even Though It's Been Good for a Long Time Now)

John Surico over at GQ has a new piece declaring this a comeback year for SNL. Apparently, he believes the show has been in some sort of slump since 2010 that's it's breaking out of now, which is silly because the past two years have been far, far from a low point. Still, the piece is a testament to what a great period the show's in now, with the writer saying the keys to the show's "newfound" success are a talented hosts, a strong batch of incoming cast members (singling out Kate McKinnon), and Jay Pharoah's Obama. It's worth a read, even if the guy's entire premise is faulty.

Chris Pratt Answers Questions, Is Loveable

You ever get the feeling that the stars of Parks & Recreation knowingly act like their characters? Nick Offerman seems to revel in the extreme masculinity hoisted upon to him. Chris Pratt, though far more capable than Andy, apes his characters wide-eyed, big ol' lugness. In his interview with GQ, there are many quoteables that easily could be something Andy would say, well, if he was an actor who played a character like Andy on television. Mostly though, he comes off as humble mixed with Andy's sense of wonder:

The Year's Best Humor Writing 2011

It's a good thing I enjoy humor because, if I had to estimate, I'd put the number of humor pieces I've read this year somewhere in the low thousands. As a fan — and as someone who's numb to the embarrassment that comes with laughing aloud while riding public transportation — I imagine I'd have read some fraction of these just for fun. But as someone who’s had the privilege of editing Splitsider's Humor Section for the past nine months and compiling the list below (who am I kidding? tl;dr), I’ve been overwhelmed in the best way possible by the volume and quality of the humorists populating the [...]