Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's new Adult Swim show now has a premiere date. At TCA over the weekend, Adult Swim announced that The Jack and Triumph Show will premiere on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm. Robert Smigel called the show "an odd experiment" at TCA, noting the show's use of the multi-cam format:
“We have a big concern that people are going to look at the aesthetics and just dismiss it,” Smigel told TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Viewers could “easily assume these guys are slumming in a multi-cam.” But the whole point of the experiment is to put [...]
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In one of the most inspired TV pairings in a while, Adult Swim has ordered a buddy comedy series starring Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, THR reports. The untitled half-hour series is created by Robert Smigel (who voices Triumph), Michael Koman, and David Feldman and follows "the lives of two former child actors (McBrayer and Triumph) who starred in a Lassie-esque series from the '80s and '90s. After their show's cancellation prompted a depraved downward spiral, Jack is back on the straight and narrow when Triumph finds his way back into his life." Click through to watch McBrayer and Triumph star together in a 2012 [...]
How much fun is this picture? So much fun! It's from the set of They Came Together and is the absolute best. Whoever is in charge of costume design for the movie deserves 12 Oscars. Of course, Jack McBrayer would wear a full cardigan and oversized khakis; of course, Ken Marino would wear camo cargo shorts; of course, Jason Mantzoukas would have a knee brace. With these plus the photos of Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler running through leaves, They Came Together is the most photogenic film in recent history. Check out more images below, one of which might feature a prosthetic penis. Can you spot it? [[...]
Disney's upcoming animated movie Wreck-It Ralph is basically Toy Story with video games. Which isn't a bad thing! As a fan of the Toy Story movies, video games, and the voice cast of this movie — John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch — it actually looks pretty damned promising. Especially if there are way more recognizable game characters featured in the game as hinted at in the trailer. I am an easy man to please: give me Bowser and Zangief in therapy together and I don't really care what happens in the rest of the movie. I'm there.
James Franco is returning to host SNL for a third time this weekend, and NBC just released his promo reel featuring Cecily Strong, holiday cheer, awkward gift-giving, experimental film techniques, and a special appearance by the one audience member who never leaves Studio 8H, Jack McBrayer.
This week, UCB alums Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman released their new short "The Nobodies," which features the musical comedy duo alongside stars like Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper, and Tony winner Sutton Foster. According to Indiewire, the short evolved from Brown and Bratman's longtime UCB show The Barrel Brothers, which won Best Emerging Comedy Duo back in 2004. Brown and Bratman raised funds via Kickstarter last year to make "The Nobodies," which centers on Greg and Dusty as they "have to make a fantastical journey through their own identity crises. Neither one of these protagonists has a solid foundation when it comes to his approach [...]
It's just a classic nice fellow meets mean service employee then gets sad, so he has his famously mean dog puppet friend come and yell insults at said mean service employee, which devolves into complete nonsense yet understanding and eventually love and "titty" smacking story. Classic.
Have you ever played charades? Isn’t it fine? It usually peaks at whenever someone yells out "Baby Fishmouth" and yet goes on for like 45 minutes more. Watching professional funny people play charades is a different story, however, as it is the best. The teams were Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, and Jane Krakowski vs. Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer, and Alec (Alex? Alec? Alex? Alec.) Baldwin. One team was good at it and one team was not, can you guess which? What I'm trying to say is, Tina, please come to my next dinner party, we'll play charades and I'll make a ham. Speaking of ham, let's eat breakfast whilst watching [...]
Here's a clip from Jack McBrayer's visit to last night's Late Night, where he talked about his new Adult Swim show with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, looked back on his days improvising with Seth in Chicago, confirmed the fact that Lorne Michaels has a Kenneth the Page bobblehead doll on his desk, and remembered the day he auditioned for SNL, which happened to be the same day as Meyers. Watch more from McBrayer's interview below:
Back in May, Adult Swim announced that they had ordered an untitled half-hour series starring 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer and Robert Smigel's Triumph the Insult Comic Dog co-created by Smigel, Michael Koman, and David Feldman, and at Comic-Con the group talked about what we can expect from the series — that is, when Triumph wasn't preoccupied burning the audience and panel moderator Leonard Maltin. While the only new casting news is the addition of Nebraska's June Squibb, Smigel told the audience that they are really hoping to get Sam Donaldson to play one of Triumph's poker buddies, and Koman described the show as part scripted sitcom and part multi-cam [...]
Someone should write a pitch for a film in which Jack McBrayer is trained to be a professional wrestler by Jane Lynch. Too bad Wreck-It Ralph is animated. And boy is it animated. Disney released the concept art (see it below) for the films two leads and it shows how, in Ralph's case, the representation of a character could evolve wildly. It was probably for the best. Otherwise, you'd have half the audience wondering how Ralph goes to the bathroom with spikes for hands.
I think Jack McBrayer might be from the south. JK, he's totally from the south. That doesn't mean he can't do other accents; however, yeah, he can't do other accents. But what fun it is to watch him try! Below he talks about working as a waiter at a restaurant called 'Po Folks, which would be an offensive name if I had made it up but alas it was real and this used to be their menu. (Sadly, they missed the pun boat by not serving po-boy sandwiches.)
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