Power piano pop-rock trio Don't Stop or We'll Die announced today that they've just put out a new album called Gorgeous, their first full-length release. The band, consisting of comedians Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) on vocals, Michael Cassady (Drunk History) on piano and vocals, and Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation) on drums, has performed on Comedy Bang! Bang! twice and has released music videos via Funny Or Die. Gorgeous is their first full-length album following two EPs, 2008's The Ballad of Bird and Fox and 2011's One of the Gang.
And so here we are, the day of the second season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang!, the television show based on the funny podcast and former live showcase of the same name. Scott Aukerman and company have managed to take the successful, idiosyncratic style of humor from one medium to another, so much so that IFC is trusting them to put twenty new episodes on the air this season, twice as many as last year. But while some of the characters and impersonations have found their way to the small screen, the element of letting the listener's imagination run wild along with the routines, not to mention the much [...]
Following in the footsteps of his fellow Office stars Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey, and Craig Robinson, Brian Baumgartner, who plays slow accountant Kevin, is lining up a new series for next year after The Office ends its run in the spring. In a new comedy sold to ABC, Baumgartner will play the lead, "a mid-level airline executive trying to experience winning again," Deadline reports. Parks and Rec writer Harris Wittels is creating the show, which Office/Parks and Rec head honcho Greg Daniels will produce. Other Office-related shows in development right now are Rainn Wilson's Dwight spin-off at NBC, Angela Kinsey's Dirty Blondes with Rachael Harris at [...]
It seems like Harris's Foam Corner is going to get a lot foamier. (In that sentence foam represented success, I guess?) Harris just signed a two-year overall deal with Universal TV, which will keep him working on Parks & Recreation, where he has been since nearly the beginning. This comes after he almost had to leave the show when he was cast in the recent failed Sarah Silverman pilot. Beyond working on Parks, he'll be developing new projects for the studio. Not to mention, the variety of other film and television projects he already had in the works. It must SO hard for him not to Humblebrag.
This AV Club interview with Parks & Recreation writer Harris Wittels delves into the genesis of the Humblebrag Twitter account, back in the day when each retweet was accompanied by a “Hey guys, if you’re gonna brag, don’t be humble about it!” I can see why he shortened it. That's 57 characters right there. Wittels also talks about getting his first job on The Sarah Silverman Program at 22 and getting manhandled at a Phish concert for quietly peeing by a guy having a bad trip. Been there, am I right?