Posts tagged as jon hamm

Watch Jon Hamm and Maya Rudolph in a Sketch from "The Paul F. Tompkins Show"

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.

So, What Was 'The Greatest Event in Television History'?

Adam Scott has been teasing his mysterious new Adult Swim special The Greatest Event in Television History for weeks now via a series of Twitter pictures and TV ads, but last night at midnight, we finally got to see what all the hype was about. The 11-minute special (embedded in its entirety above) also stars Scott's longtime friends Jon Hamm and Paul Rudd and is a mockumentary about the trio collaborating to recreate the opening credits to the cheesy 80s detective show Simon & Simon, shot-for-shot starring Scott and Hamm. The special ends with the actual full-on rereation of the Simon & Simon intro.

Tom Scharpling Totally Nailed this Aimee Mann Video, Man

That's what's so fun about radio: You have no idea what the host looks like. Who would've guessed Tom Scharpling was such a hunk? He is also super great at shooting shot for shot remakes of 'Til Tuesday videos. Watch the original video for "Voices Carry" after the jump. It's identical but with less glasses and beards.

Let Lena Dunham and Jon Hamm Teach You About the 'New Yorker' iPhone App

The New Yorker just launched its iPhone app today, a slick little number that allows you to read David Grann's reportage on the subway without New York Post readers giving you the stinkeye. In order to educate readers and potential subscribers on the ins and outs of the app, the magazine hired Lena Dunham to make a little instructional video for them. It's a strange one, made to look like some sort of public access talkshow from the 80s or 90s in an alternate universe in which everyone knew what iPhones and iPads were and Jon Hamm was on public access. It's like if Tim and Eric got [...]

Jon Hamm to Hamm it Up on 'Bob's Burgers'

A few hours ago, John Roberts tweeted that he's recording an episode of Bob's Burgers tomorrow with Jon Hamm. Assuming this episode won't air until the Fall, this gives the writing staff a few months to think of the perfect Jon Hamm inspired hamburger specials (or Hammburger specials). Here are a few to get them started: Barak O-Hamm-a, 21 Hamms, Happy as a Hamm, Bull Dur-Hamm, The Hoover Hamm, Viet-Hamm War, Midterm Ex-Hamm, St. Louis Hamms, Hamm Yankees, Silence of the Hamms, and Frankly, my dear, I don't give a Hamm.

Tom Scharpling's Aimee Mann Video Is 'Time's #2 Video of the Year, Right Behind "Gangnam Style"

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 [...]

Adam Scott Promises 'The Greatest Event in Television History' Will Be Very Important

Adam Scott's new TV special The Greatest Event in Television History, which also features Jon Hamm, is airing tonight at midnight on Adult Swim, and Scott has taken to the airwaves to add even more hype to a program that already has the most self-aggrandizing name in television history. It's a tall order comparing the show to The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Dallas' "Who Shot JR?", and um, the California Raisins, but one thing's for sure: Adam Scott and Jon Hamm are men of integrity and wouldn't lead us astray.

Larry David Casts Every Actor for His Movie – There Are No More Actors

You want to hang out with Larry David, right? So it should come as no surprise that a lot of people have signed on for Clear History, his semi-improvised HBO movie about a man named Nathan Flomm (David) who changes his identity to Rolly DaVore and moves to a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, after giving up 10% of an electric car company that eventually is worth billions. So who's signed on? Let's run them down:

Jon Hamm plays Will Haney, Flomm's handsome rival and boss at the car company.

Kate Hudson plays Rhonda, Haney's wife who has a special friendship with Flomm.

Michael Keaton plays [...]

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis v. Jon Stewart and Jon Hamm

I'm pretty sure Jon Hamm decided that during his Mad Men break he's going to just give himself to the comedy community and let them use him for anything they need. There is this, he dressed like an apple for Kristen Schaal to say bye to New York, he's appearing on like all the Fox animated shows, he sang with Reggie Watts about Taxi, he's going to appear on Children's Hospital with a moustache, and who knows what else. He's like comedy's boyfriend. (Well done, comedy. But be careful, he doesn't believe in marriage.) And as comedy's boyf, he did a great job putting Jon [...]

Jon Hamm and Reggie Watts Perform a Song about 'Taxi'; Bring Smiles to Faces

It’s hard to tell if this clip is from an episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! or a clip from the filming of an episode but it is the best. Right? What can be better than Jon Hamm, backed by Reggie Watts, singing/talking a pretty thorough synopsis of Taxi and a thoroughly pretty Christopher Lloyd impression? (A few things, sure, but not a lot.) Will CB!B! be an awesome fun time? We'll have to see when it premiers on June 8th but for now, we can say for sure the filming of it must have been.

Jon Hamm Is Prepping for His First Leading Role in a Comedy in 'Epic Fail'

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 [...]

Adam Scott and Jon Hamm Team Up for Adult Swim’s ‘Greatest Event in Television History’

Good-looking funny guys and real-life bros Adam Scott and Jon Hamm are starring alongside each other in a mysterious 15-minute Adult Swim special, called The Greatest Event in Television History, premiering at midnight on October 11th. Scott co-directed the special with Lance Bangs (Loiter Squad, Jackass) and offered this cryptic explanation to Entertainment Weekly: “We are reconstructing a piece of television history.” Scott has been mum about exactly which classic TV moment he’s remaking for the special, but he has tweeted out three pictures (see below) which don’t make things any less confusing. Here’s hoping it’s an elaborate green-screen re-enactment of those “Whassup?” beer ads.

Jon Hamm the Toilet and Other Future Perfect 'Bob's Burgers' Guest Stars

The Jon Hamm's John Ham prophecy has moved a step forward. Comedy's boyfriend Jon Hamm will play a toilet on the next season of Bob's Burgers. Bob's Burgers' creator Loren Bouchard explained the what and why of the cameo:

“It’s a kind of E.T. homage, but instead of an alien, it’s this high-end talking electronic toilet that falls off a truck and lands in the woods. And Gene finds it, E.T.-style. It’s kind of a love story between a boy and a toilet.”

It just makes so much sense. But wait there's more. So much more that let's switch to a list format. Ready? And go [Spoiler Alerting]:

Jon Hamm Is Larry David's Future Rival

Larry David's mostly-improvised feature film has found its co-star in Jon Hamm. Hamm will play Larry David's nemesis, of course, because LD needs a nemesis. What are they fighting over? No idea but with David it could be anything: a parking spot, the amount chosen to tip a waiter, line protocol. Maybe they're fighting over a lady; I can imagine David writing a movie just so it can end with a woman choosing him over Hamm.