Longtime Daily Show and Conan writer Rob Kutner has masterminded a new comedy album called It's OK to Do Stuff that drops today on Rooftop Comedy. It's a comedic homage to the 1972 feminist album Free to Be… You and Me by Marlo Thomas and Friends, arriving on the 40th anniversary of that album. It's OK to Do Stuff features tracks from Lizzy Caplan, Fred Willard, Eugene Mirman, Andy Richter, Colin Hanks, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Eddie Pepitone, James Urbaniak, Fred Stoller, Megan Amram, and more. Here's a sample track called "Boy Meets Girl" featuring Fred Willard and Lizzy Caplan:
Girl Meets Boy (Skit) by Lizzy Caplan and Fred Willard
A couple weeks ago, Megan Mullally was on the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast and said that the Party Down movie is definitely happening soonish. Well, this week, Lizzy Caplan was on an exceptionally hilarious episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! to promote The Bachelorette and, as she says, "clean up Megan Mullally's messes." (Those sexy, sexy messes.) Mostly, she just wanted to temper the excitement a little bit:
"She's not supposed to be saying that. We're hoping that the Party Down movie happens. I don't see why it wouldn't but nothing is set in stone."
After Moses, has anyone actually set something in stone? No? Exactly, so that [...]
Director Jordan Roberts' Frankie Go Boom, which debuted at SXSW last month, is an entertaining, charmingly madcap comedy with an indie sensibility. Half sibling rivalry, half love story, it follows Frankie (Charlie Hunnam of Sons of Anarchy), who grew up being tortured by his older brother, Bruce (Chris O'Dowd), an aspiring director who filmed the awful, funny childhood pranks he pulled on Frank.
As an adult, Frank lives in Death Valley writing unpublished novels in front of a handwritten sign reminding him, "Your family is poison. Stay away.” When his mother convinces him to come home for Bruce's graduation from rehab, he goes against his better judgment. The brothers [...]
Megan Mullally stars in this Funny or Die video as Peggy Dvorak, the gardening and NPR-listening guru who's dedicated her life's work to turning happy tanned actresses into edgy, deep intellectuals. Her clients include Aubrey Plaza, Lizzy Caplan, Casey Wilson, Michaela Watkins and Lake Bell, but definitely not Ellie Kemper, because some girls just do not have what it takes. Incidentally, "donut hole" is my new go-to insult of all time.
Now, this Queens of Country trailer doesn't get into the deep psychological trauma that would explain why Lizzy Caplan's character would fall in love with someone based on their lost iPod full of country classics (this person has not one humiliating Venga Boys song? Not one?). Queens does, however, boast a psychotic Ron Livingston, Joe Lo Truglio in drag, Matt Walsh, line-dancing, ATVs and Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of Tool, doing a subtle Slingblade. Did I mention Caplan's character is named Jolene? And that at one point she asks whether the iPod "fell off a spaceship"? The South, ya'll!