Splitsider

Posts tagged as jack black

'The Birthday Boys' Explores the Sad World of Classic Movie Reboots

Here's a sneak peek at this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring guest star Jack Black as a jaded actor starring in a reboot of a classic animated film he's never even seen. It's the perfect sketch at a time where reboots, remakes, sequels, and film-to-TV adaptations have gone into development overdrive — but don't expect to feel any better about reboots after watching it.

Tenacious D's 2014 Festival Supreme Will Feature a Crazy Number of Awesome Comedy Acts

The 2014 lineup of Tenacious D's comedy rock event Festival Supreme was announced today, and it includes a ton of famous funny people. Currently set to appear in the festival — which is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th in Los Angeles — are The State, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, the Workaholics crew, Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford, Scott Aukerman, Jenny Slate, Eric Andre, Bo Burnham, and many more. Click through to see the full-size poster with the complete lineup.

Jack Black and James Marsden to Star in the High School Reunion Comedy 'The D-Train'

Jack Black and James Marsden are starring in a movie together. THR reports that the film, called The D-Train, is a low-budget indie comedy about the chairman of a high school reunion committee (Black) desperate to get the most popular guy in school (Marsden), who's now a failed commercial actor in LA, to come to the reunion, and he travels to LA to do so. Mike White, who's also producing the movie, will play a supporting role as Black's only friend from high school and Nat Faxon is also in talks for a supporting role. Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, who wrote the Jim Carrey Yes Man [...]

Fox Is Developing a Comedy Written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund; Jack Black and Diablo Cody Producing

Fox just bought a new workplace comedy called Wunderland, written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund with Diablo Cody supervising and Jack Black producing via his company Electric Dynamite, Deadline reports. The comedy takes place behind the scenes at America's most popular (fictional) theme park and is based on the couple's experiences working at multiple theme parks, where Lund often played princesses. Lund recently starred in and co-created the Yahoo! web series Ghost Ghirls (also produced by Jack Black's Electric Dynamite), while Gourley is one of the creators and stars of the podcast Superego.

Watch Jack Black Reunite, Rock Out With His 'School of Rock' Co-Stars

In honor of the 10th anniversary of School of Rock, Jack Black gathered with co-stars in Austin recently to screen the movie and relive the magic. At the after-party, The School of Rock band reunited to play the film's title track, "School of Rock." And to their credit, they still sound pretty awesome.

Jack Black Explains Why He's Like a White Tiger on 'Late Late Show'

Here's a clip from Kyle Gass and Jack Black's visit to The Late Late Show on Friday, where the duo explains their friendly weight loss competition as well as the deeper meaning behind Black's majestic white tiger t-shirt.

Ken Marino Joins Jack Black in 'Goosebumps' Movie

Ken Marino will be in the movie adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books. The Party Down and The State actor will play a supporting role in the film, also called Goosebumps, joining stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette, and Jillian Bell, Deadline reports. Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels), the movie follows a boy and R.L. Stine's niece teaming up when a bunch of Stine's imaginary monsters are set free in the town of Greendale, Maryland. Marino is playing blowhard football Coach Carr, while Black is playing R.L. Stine. The movie is set for a March 2016 release.

Jack Black Is Developing an Adaptation of the UK Film 'Wizard's Way'

Jack Black has acquired the rights to develop and produce a remake of he British film Wizard's Way, Variety reports. The comedy follows two friends who are completely obsessed with the fictional online fantasy roleplaying game Wizard’s Way, and it was written and directed by Joe Stretch, Socrates Adams-Florou, and Chris Killen. The movie is about to have its US premiere this year at the Slamdance Film Festival. Jack Black will executive produce via his company Electric Dynamite.

Jack Black and Tim Robbins Are Starring in a New Comedy for HBO

Jack Black and Tim Robbins have joined a new dark comedy series in the works at HBOThe Brink, which was ordered to pilot in September, will focus on an unidentified "geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men." Robbins will play the Secretary of State, while Black will play a low-level foreign service officer; the third lead character, a Navy fighter pilot, hasn't been cast yet. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib is penning the script with his brother Kim, and Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Austin Powers), will produce and direct the pilot.

Watch Bob Odenkirk and Jack Black as Nixon and Elvis in 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central's newest series, Drunk History, is set to premiere tomorrow night. The show is based on the popular Funny or Die web series that features drunk comedians retelling historical events while performers reenact said event. Here's a new clip from the first episode which chronicles Elvis (Jack Black) and President Nixon's (Bob Odenkirk) famous meeting and uncovers some truths about the run-in, like how Nixon made Elvis into a licensed narcotics agent apparently.

Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black Join Weird Al in "Tacky" Music Video

Weird Al dropped his first Mandatory Fun music video today for "Tacky," which turns out is a parody of Pharrell's hit single "Happy." It includes a bunch of great comedy people happily dancing around while dressed up in awful neon getups too.

HBO Orders Jack Black/Tim Robbins Comedy Pilot to Series

HBO has given a series order to The Brink, a dark comedy that stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins, Deadline reports. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and brother Kim created the show, and Jay Roach (Meet the ParentsAustin Powers), directed the pilot, which was ordered in the fall. The Brink follows three characters involved in a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a low-level military officer (Black), and a navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber, Orange is the New Black). Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales, and Eric Ladin play supporting roles in the show, which HBO quickly ordered to series after receiving and watching the pilot yesterday.

Jack Black and Fred Armisen to Star in New Web Series 'Ambiance Man'

Here's a behind-the-scenes teaser for Ambiance Man, a web series created by artist Alix Lambert and produced by LA's Museum of Contemporary Art. The series stars Fred Armisen as the title character with Jack Black and Jibz Cameron (AKA performance artist Dynasty Handbag) as Ambiance Man's nemeses Unidentifiable Odor and Buzzkill. The series premieres December 20th on MOCAtv's Youtube page, where we'll get to watch Black ruin tons of vibes only to have Armisen swoop in and restore things to totally chilled out order.

Jack Black and Kyle Gass Use 'Electric Company' Tactics to Promote Festival Supreme

Here's a promo for Festival Supreme, the massive musical comedy festival that Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass are throwing in LA later this month, with performers like Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, Adam Sandler, The Mighty Boosh, and more. Hopefully, Tenacious D's entire set is just them doing Electric Company silhouette blends the entire time.