Great news for fans of John C. Reilly's Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule: Dr. Brule is getting his very own Adult Swim special next month. According to Entertainment Weekly, Reilly will return as Brule in a half-hour special called Bagboy set to air on Friday, February 20th at 12:30am. Here's what we can expect from the all-Brule special:
Several years ago, Brule starred in a sitcom pilot titled Bagboy about the employees and customers of Meyer’s Superfoods. In this pilot, he plays a bag boy who attempts to thwart a shoplifter while vying for the affections of a cashier named Daisy. Alas, Channel 5 ultimately shelved [...]
Comedian Gregg Turkington, best known for his hack standup character Neil Hamburger, has been cast as the lead in Entertainment, a new movie from Rick Alverson, director of the 2012 Tim Heidecker-starring drama The Comedy. Deadline reports that John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Heidecker are playing supporting roles in the film, as well.
Turkington and Heidecker wrote the script together, which follows a failing, aging standup known only as "The Comedian" (Turkington), performing a string of awful gigs in the Southwest on his way to meet his estranged daughter.
Great news for Brule fans: Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! spin-off Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule starring John C. Reilly is set to return to Adult Swim for a third season. The first episode will premiere on February 27th at 12:30AM, and you can catch a sneak peek of the new season over at EW. Click through to watch some of the best Brule segments from both Tim and Eric and Check It Out!
Details on Anchorman 2 have been scarce so far, but the website Bleeding Cool picked up on a casting call for a stand-in from an agency in Atlanta, where the movie begins filming this week:
Do you look like John C. Reilly? We’re seeking a caucasian male, 6’2″, any age. THIS SHOOTS TOMORROW, FEB 28th. Please submit your stats and 3 photos to TeachMan2ATL@gmail.com with the subject line JOHNNY DOUBLE.
It's pretty reasonable to presume that, if production is looking for a John C. Reilly lookalike, they're using John C. Reilly. It looks like Reilly's part in the film may be a small one, as the stand-in [...]
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.
Comedy duo Tim & Eric announced earlier this week that they're going on a big North American tour with Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly) starting this September. Here's a crazy video Tim, Eric, and Brule made to promote said tour, and yes, the tour will feature a one-on-one between Brule and President Baranga Obrama.
After their successful collaborations on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are currently in talks to star in Border Guards,Deadline reports. The film will be written by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop, Peep Show) and follows Ferrell and Reilly as "two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants. In the process they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the U.S." McKay has been reportedly eyeing to direct the film, but the trio's attachment has not yet been made official. McKay and Ferrell's Gary [...]
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are making another movie together. The Wrap reports that the pair is set to star in Devil's Night, with the title referencing October 30th, the day before Halloween when teenagers make mischief. Ferrell and Reilly will play a pair of best friends who bonded over the pseudo-holiday as teens before it tore their friendship apart. Now, 15 years later, they make amends in order to save their neighborhood from being destroyed on Devil's Night. Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul (Yes Man, Allen Gregory) wrote the script. Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing via their company Gary Sanchez. This will be the third [...]
Aubrey Plaza and John C. Reilly are set to star in a new movie called Life After Beth, according to The Guardian. The film is a zombie comedy written and directed by Jeff Baena, David O. Russell's co-writer on I Heart Huckabees and Plaza's boyfriend. Few plot details are known about the project, but Aubrey Plaza tells The Guardian, "It's a really fucked up movie." That's pretty surprising because most zombie movies aren't fucked up and are pretty clean and family friendly, so it's nice to know Life After Beth will be taking a different path. Production will presumably take place during Aubrey Plaza's hiatus from Parks and Recreation this [...]
Steer clear of this Dictator trailer if you don't want to learn too much about the plot. For the rest of us, it's a pretty fun departure from the fast and furious previous trailers. And hey, there's John C. Reilly and Anna Faris and Jason Mantzoukas and – is that Jon Glaser ordering a coffee? Why yes, I think it is.
Comedy duo Tim and Eric are going on tour this September, and they're bringing Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly) with them. Tickets for the five-week tour, which covers a ton of major Canadian and US cities, will be made available on Friday at 10am local time via axs.com. Tim and Eric are currently working on their new show, Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories, a Twilight Zone-esque anthology series, Bedtime Stories that has been given a 10-episode order and is set to premiere later this year. Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule wrapped up its third season this spring.
It's a story as old as time and one that sadly continues to be relevant, usually on network television: a well meaning individual has a perfectly sculpted vision of a great television show in his or her mind. Then several evil network executives destroy that beautiful, untainted concept with copious notes that will turn that "artist friendly" idea into the first show in history to appeal to every human being in the world. It will also make somewhere in the vicinity of ten billion dollars. It pisses off the creator, and usually the project never sees the light of day, and possibly dreams of cable pastures fill the brain. [...]
We all love John C. Reilly in something, be it his Academy Award-nominated role inChicago, his corrupt cop in Scorsese'sGangs of New York, or perhaps his live Tony-award nominated Broadway performances with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Or maybe you like him in Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule, his collaboration with the taste-makers Tim and Eric, where Reilly plays "Dr. Steve Brule," a host of a low-fi interview show who is so inept, ignorant, and incredibly naive as to likely register in the spectrum of several mental disorders. Both seasons are out as of yesterday, so Check it Out! — for your health.
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