Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]
The third installment of Adam Scott's The Greatest Event in Television History ran last night on Adult Swim – a shot-by-shot remake of the opening credits of 80's not-quite-classic sitcom Too Close for Comfort. As we already knew, it starred Scott, Catherine O’Hara, Jon Glaser, Chelsea Peretti, and Kathryn Hahn; it also featured Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Morris, Paul Scheer, and Jon Hamm. Be sure to check out Vulture's side-by-side look at the original and remakes of the opening of Too Close for Comfort.
Here's the first official image from Larry David's new HBO movie Clear History, in which Larry David looks to be pretty much unrecognizable next to a normal-looking Jon Hamm. Entertainment Weekly has a teaser trailer and reports that the film, written by and starring David, will be premiering on HBO sometime this August. David plays a former marketing exec whose life falls apart after his boss makes millions off of their electric car company, and he's backed up by an eclectic supporting cast that includes Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, and J.B. Smoove. If Clear History[...]
Time magazine put out its list of the 9 Best Music Videos of the Year today, and coming in at #2 is the video for Aimee Mann's "Labrador," directed by none other than comedian and host of The Best Show on WFMU, Tom Scharpling. In case you missed the video when it debuted in September, here it is embedded above, starring Aimee Mann as herself and Jon Hamm as sleazy music video director Tom Scharpling. Coming in second place behind "Gangnam Style" is quite an accomplishment, considering how wildly popular that thing is, and it's great to see Scharpling finally get some credit in an esteemed publication [...]
Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm are making a movie together. THR reports that the two actors are set to star in a comedy called Keeping Up with the Joneses, which follows a suburban couple who find out their neighbors are undercover spies. Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) will direct. This will be the first starring role for Hamm in a mainstream comedy. Galifianakis and Hamm previously worked together in the SNL sketch "Darrell's House" and an episode of Between Two Ferns (embedded below).
Proving themselves to be the best losers in Hollywood, Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm hosted an Emmy Losers Party on Sunday night. The pair, who between them have lost dozens of Emmys, insisted that Emmy winners like Tina Fey and Ty Burrell donate money to the party's charity, the Worldwide Orphans fund, in order to get in the door. It was their first Emmy Losers party, but maybe not their last; they raised over $20,00 for WWO. The Hollywood Reporter even has a copy of their adorably self-effacing invite.
Here's Jon Hamm and a long-haired, bearded Larry David in a trailer for the new HBO movie Clear History, which David also co-wrote and produced. It's out Saturday, August 10th, in case you're dying to know whether Larry David's bearded character acts like his regular Larry David character in the rest of this movie or just in this one scene.
SNL works best when it hits a balance between structure and chaos. As a show that's broadcasted live after only a week of production time, chaos is pre-installed into the system. The show attempts to offset that chaos with as many safety nets as possible: a cast of multitalented actors, a writing staff that can turn out an abundance of material in a pressure-cooker environment, and one of the best crews in television. Over time, some of those safety nets turn into crutches that annoy the hard-core fans: recurring characters, sketches that rely too heavily on celebrity impersonation, talk show formats, etc. So periodically, the show will reintroduce a [...]
Jon Hamm is the envy of most Americans for being incredibly talented at both dramatic and comedic acting, as well as being absurdly good-looking on top of all of that, and he's looking to take his comedy game to the next level by starring in his first movie comedy, Variety reports. Hamm is circling a movie called Epic Fail, in which he'd play a high school teacher who hires two of his students to kidnap his wife so he can be the hero and save their marriage. Epic Fail was written by rookie Kevin Costello and will be directed by Mark Teitelman, an ESPN veteran who's a budding [...]
This time last year, Megh Wright and I compiled a list of 10 first-time SNL hosts we'd like to see someday. The list included Stephen Colbert (right?) and the now-sadly-late Philip Seymour Hoffman, but decidedly not Lena Dunham. She was one of the first people we discussed, and we both agreed to pass over the Girls creator/star in favor of figures who might make better hosts. I told Megh then that Dunham would be a person people like us would want to see host, but by the time the episode started, we'd quickly realize, "Oh, this wasn't as good an idea as we thought." Dunham doesn't strike me [...]
It's always great to see Jon Hamm flex his comedic chops. He hosted sports awards show The ESPYs last night, and here's his full opening monologue that's still plenty charming and funny even if you don't know anything about sports like most of us comedy people. The monologue makes a pretty good case for why Jon Hamm should be given the chance to host the Oscars or the Emmys one of these years.
Last night, The Greatest Event in Television History returned with its second installment, possibly to rectify the earlier mistake of accidentally airing the second greatest event in television history last October. Back then, after a ten minute behind-the-scenes feature hosted by Jeff Probst, Adam Scott and Jon Hamm starred in a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credit sequence to the the eighties detective series Simon & Simon. This time around, Scott and Amy Poehler tried to perfectly reenact the beginning to the rich couple playing "amateur detective" 1979-1984 series Hart to Hart1.
Because co-executive producer, co-star, co-writer and co-director Adam Scott is a busy man, and [...]
Earlier this year, Paul F. Tompkins begun releasing videos from the vast archives of things filmed at his long-running Los Angeles variety show The Paul F. Tompkins Show. Here's the latest video from the PFT Vaults, which is a long 2011 sketch starring Tompkins and special guests Jon Hamm and Maya Rudolph. It's now the closest you can ever come to being at this show in 2011 without the aid of time travel.
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