Posts tagged as jenny slate

Jenny Slate Interviews Nick Kroll About 'Kroll Show'

Nick Kroll's Kroll Show co-star Jenny Slate interviewed him about Kroll Show for Vulture. The interview is a nice chance to see these two old comedy friends shoot the shit. It's like a podcast for your eyes.

Talking with Gabe Liedman About His New Album, Jenny Slate, and Going Up for Stereotypical Gay Roles

A wildly-funny performer who’s been wowing audiences in both the New York and L.A. comedy scenes for years now, Gabe Liedman makes his standup album debut this week with Hiyeeee!!, a new release from AST Records. It’s a delightful recording that perfectly captures Liedman’s fast-paced riffs on pop culture and human behavior and demonstrates exactly why he’s become such a sought-after act. In addition to his own standup, Liedman is also a blogger, hosts and books the long-running Wednesday night NYC standup show Big Terrific (which he founded with frequent partner in crime Jenny Slate), and is writing for Amy Schumer’s upcoming Comedy Central sketch show. I recently [...]

Jenny Slate to Make Super Fun Night Into Extra Super Incredibly Fun Night

Good news: Jenny Slate has just joined the already amazing-sounding CBS pilot Super Fun Night, written by and starring Rebel Wilson and produced by Conan O'Brien. Slate will play Helen-Alice, the "super-smart best friend and roommate who thinks the pinnacle of fun is staying in on Friday nights to eat pizza and watch dorky movies." Ha, ha, totally, that definitely isn't what I'm planning to do tonight. Only dorks eat pizza and watch movies. Pfffffff. Snort. Heh. So, Jenny Slate, huh?

Brian Williams and Marcel the Shell Nearly Come to Blows

The best part of this Rock Center interview with Marcel the Shell With Shoes On is the fistfight that almost breaks out between Marcel and Brian Williams when B-Whoa asks Marcel how having one eye has affected him. God, Marcel is the greatest. But the discussion with Marcel's parents Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp is a close second, and it's especially interesting to hear Jenny Slate's reflections about her creative doubts immediately after leaving SNL. And especially bizarre to see and hear Marcel's voice coming from her mouth.

New Marcel the Shell Video Is Every Bit As Tiny As The Last

At long last, another video starring the one and only Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, from Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp. Not to give too much away, but we DO find out what Marcel uses as a car and a newspaper and a bed. And this one has an action scene! Treats n' snoozin', snoozin' n' treats. Enjoy.

Watch Some Sketches from Comedy Central's 'Kroll Show'

Comedian Nick Kroll's new sketch series, Kroll Show, kicks off on Wednesday, January 16th, and Comedy Central has released two sketches from the show online. Here's the first, in which Kroll plays a basketball referee who's desperate to hang out with NBA players. Hit the jump for a sketch in which Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate both play publicists named Liz. Nick Kroll continues to be great and funny at playing terrible, pathetic people.

Jenny Slate Is Writing a Looney Tunes Film

Apparently, that is NOT all folks. Jenny Slate has been tapped to write a feature film involving the looniest of cartoon tunes. Not much is known, other than it will be partly live action and partly CGI, like the last L. Tunes movie, Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Expect something like Space Jam but instead of Michael Jordan, there'll be a talking shell with shoes on.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Megan Mullally, Fred Armisen, Stephen Merchant and More

To celebrate the joyous holiday of St. Paddy's Day, Conan gathered its favorite funny people and served 'em all up a delicious cold green- [spit take]. No one really seems sure what it is, but I like to imagine that it's that stuff Dumbledore has to drink to get to the Horcrux in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Brian Williams Will Grill Marcel the Shell on Rock Center

The two greatest minds of our modern age, together at last. Marcel the Shell will appear on Rock Center With Brian Williams tonight, where presumably he and Brilliams will discuss the collapse of the euro and the Republican presidential candidates. I'm joking but I actually cannot wait to hear what Marcel has to say about current events.

This Week's Web Series You Need To Watch: "Bestie by Bestie"

“What if moles wrote in tiny notebooks called human skins?” Go. “I don’t believe the Grinch’s heart could’ve grown three sizes in one day.” Make a hilarious comment. “Do people with alopecia still get browbeaten?” No time to think or write anything down. Just let ‘er rip.

Improv’s tough. Being stream of consciousness funny without any prep or thought about what would be the most genius thing to say in a given moment — it’s not for the faint of heart. Sure the streets of New York and LA are crawling with self-proclaimed “improv aficionados”, masters of “scream at the top of your lungs, now pretend you’re a chicken [...]

Jenny Slate Will Play Jean-Ralphio's Twin Sister on 'Parks and Rec'

Everyone's favorite Pawnee sleazebag Jean-Ralphio apparently has a twin sister, and she'll be appearing in a future episode of Parks and Recreation, Entertainment Weekly reports. Jean-Ralphio's twin, Mona Lisa, will be played by none other than Jenny Slate, a wildly-funny stand-up who you may recognize from Saturday Night Live, Bored to Death, and her Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and books. In an episode set to air later this season, Mona Lisa will get a job as a saleslady at Tom Haverford's Rent-A-Swag store. Just when you thought this show couldn't top having Joe Biden as a guest star, they go and hire Jenny [...]

Zach Braff and Donald Faison Are Together Again and Other Guest Star News

- On August 29, Zach Braff is rejoining his chocolate bear Donald Faison with a guest spot on The Exes, the TV Land show that Faison stars on with Wayne Knight. Hopefully, next The Exes will reunite the comedy duo of Wayne Knight and that dinosaur that spits acid.

- The Mindy Project has found their first love interest for Mindy in Tommy Dewey. The actor, who is mostly an unknown, will play a hotshot lawyer who is a real gets-what-he-wants type.

- Jenny Slate is set to have a recurring arc on Raising Hope as a social worker who comes to check in on [...]

Jenny Slate's Grandmas Have Even Cuter Voices Than Marcel the Shell

If only Jenny Slate had forty-five grandmothers so she could do voices for all of them in an animated show called Grandma Island. We'll have to settle for the two she demonstrated on Conan last night. Oh my God, what kind of voice do you think Marcel's grandma has? It's probably so cute you'd go deaf. Deaf by Cuteness.

Saturday Night's Children: Jenny Slate (2009-2010)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 35 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

There have been plenty of SNL cast members who left during or after their first season and went on to bigger success — Robert Downey, Jr., Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller, and Sarah Silverman come to mind — and now that we're almost two years away from seeing Jenny Slate selling custom car horns in a denim boleo jacket as Tina Tina Chanuse, it's hard [...]