Posts tagged as Lauren Cook

This Week In Web Videos: 'Are You a DILDO?'

It’s another year and that means another batch of “This Week In Web Videos” installments. And this thing you’re reading now is the first of those. Except we’re starting off the year on a bit of an unusual note because I’m doing something I told myself I would never do: post something that’s already been on BuzzFeed.

This week’s selection, written and directed by the very talented Lauren Cook (who also made PHIL—covered here) and starring the under-hyped Kurt Braunohler, appeared on the ubiquitous purveyor of sort of funny GIFs a couple of months ago. Somehow, despite the constant flood of BuzzFeed articles clogging my newsfeed’s [...]

This Week In Web Videos: "Beer Goggles"

A sketch about beer goggles? Not the most original joke. “Oh,” I thought “it’s probably some ironic play on the old trope about being too drunk to see people’s true qualities. Something not at all about inebriation. Something awesome.”

And I was wrong. It wasn’t ironic. Nope. It was pretty much just a straight-up take on the alcohol-induced phenomenon we all know and dread. Still, I found myself…laughing.

The short, written by Lauren Cook and Anna Breslaw, directed by Oren Brimer (The Daily Show), and starring veteran funnyman Kurt Braunohler alongside Scott Eckert, Anna Breslaw, and Lauren Cook, demonstrates that good acting and writing matters a hell of a lot [...]