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Breaking Down 'Silicon Valley's Flawed Characters and Promising Debut Season

Silicon Valley’s fourth episode, “Fiduciary Duties,” ends with Richard and Erlich as they leave Peter Gregory’s office, where they spy an old photo of Gregory with Pied Piper rival, Hooli CEO Gavin Belson. In the image, they’re about the same age as Richard and Erlich, who turn back to Gregory. “Is that you and Gavin Belson? Were you guys friends?” And the always-brief Gregory simply replies, “I thought so.”

When the show debuted at South by Southwest, creator Mike Judge described it as being about how in the tech world, "the most successful people are the ones least prepared to handle it." The show must be viewed through [...]

Ken Marino and Martin Starr Will Be in the 'Veronica Mars' Movie

The Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie is going to feature a little Party Down reunion. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, who also created Party Down announced yesterday evening that Ken Marino and Martin Starr will both be appearing in the new movie. It was previously announced that Party Down alum Ryan Hansen would be back too. Marino will be reprising his role from the series as sleazy private investigator Vinnie Van Lowe, while Starr, who didn't appear in Veronica Mars, will be playing a new character: Lou “Cobb” Cobbler, a class of '09 grad who's attending the 10-year reunion. Three Party Down stars down; four to go.

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Talking to Martin Starr About 'NTSF:SD:SUV'! A Months-Old Update on the 'Party Down' Movie! A Bird Flies Into the Room!

Every comedy fan worth his or her salt knows Martin Starr. The guy’s been popping up in some of the best comedies going for over a decade now, from Freaks and Geeks to Knocked UpParty Down to Adventureland. Starr’s latest series, NTSF:SD:SUV, sees his hot streak continue. The 15-minute Adult Swim comedy returns for a second season this Thursday night, August 9th, at 12:15am (it’s technically Friday morning), following the season premiere of Childrens Hospital. I’ve seen a couple new NTSF episodes early because I’m a “journalist,” and I can assure you that Season 2 is just as funny and zany as Season 1, if not even better.

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The Cat Whisperer Returns, Bringing Lizzy Caplan and Martin Starr Along For the Ride

Julie Klausner and Alex Scordelis' wonderful Cat Whisperer series returns for episode three, which just so happens to be an epic two-parter starring Party Down alums Lizzy Caplan and Martin Starr. The same Lizzy Caplan who is staring in HBO's upcoming adaptation of Kalusner's book, I Don't Care About Your Band! Who are you to resist such things? Nobody, that's who. Part one is up top, part two is below.

'Silicon Valley's Skewering of the Tech Industry Feels Spot-On

A few weeks ago, South by Southwest offered an advance screening of the first two episodes of Mike Judge's new sitcom, Silicon Valley. It was shown as part of the festival's Episodic section, a new addition this year. Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film, stated the decision came after seeing how well the premiere of Lena Dunham’s Girls did in 2012, and she viewed it as a way to broaden the festival’s offerings — and stay vital — at a time when TV is offering so much interesting work. Judging from the reaction of the 600-plus film and tech nerds piled into the Austin Convention Center's Vimeo Theater, SXSW was [...]

Inside the Judd Apatow Art Show

Gallery 1988 held a Judd Apatow tribute art show in Los Angeles last week, and here's a nice little mini-documentary about the event, which Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, and Apatow himself attended. It's a must-watch if you're dying to know who won a bidding war for a piece of Freaks and Geeks art between Judd Apatow and Martin Starr.

Community Recap: "Geography of Global Conflict"

"Uruguay kindly requests that Somalia stops pronouncing it Ur-a-gay."

When I think of Annie, I’m reminded of the opening line from the Silver Jews song “Random Rules”: “In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.” She tries so damn hard to be flawless at everything she does, from her grades to her love life, that it’s painful to watch. Because she takes so much control of her life, only one person can get in her way: herself. Or, in “Geography of Global Conflict,” her Asian Annie doppelganger.

Michael Cera, Martin Starr and Tony Danza Appreciate Some Art Together

Did you know that you can rent out Tony Danza by the day to hang out with you and get some froyo? It's true! At least in the world of Funny or Die, where celebrities are always hanging out with humorously incongruous celebrities. Also: I'd buy that piece of Martin Starr art.

Dave Foley, Michaela Watkins, Martin Starr and More Read James Joyce's Dirty Love Letters

James Joyce was a dirty, dirty man, and Funny Or Die has been capitalizing off that this week in the spirit of Valentine's Day by having Dave Foley, Michaela Watkins, Paget Brewster, Natalie Morales, and Martin Starr give dramatic readings of real love letters written by Joyce. Above, Foley reads a letter that finally answers the burning question: Did Joyce prefer arses or bubbies? Click through to watch the rest of the series.

Allison Brie, Lizzy Caplan, and Martin Starr Get Dramatic and Comedic in the 'Save the Date' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Save the Date, a new comedy-drama that premiered at Sundance earlier this year. It stars a slew of up-and-comers who you'll recognize from cult hit TV shows and movies, including Allison Brie (Community), Lizzy Caplan and Martin Starr (Party Down), Geoffrey Arend (Garden State), and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim). The story centers on Brie and Caplan, who play two very different sisters, one who's engaged and one who's deeply afraid of commitment. The movie drops on VOD November 8th and opens in select theaters nationwide December 14th, so save those dates.

Martin Starr to Join Community's Study Group, If But Briefly

Apparently the second episode of Community's star-studded third season will focus on the world of Model UN, and it'll feature a face familiar to fans of Party Down and other wonderful things: Marin Starr. He'll play their "fearless poly-sci professor and project advisor," and may return later in the season, although that's still up in the air. Harmon's no fool; having tons of awesome guest stars certainly didn't hurt 30 Rock at the Emmy's, so maybe this'll be the nudge they need to finally get some goddamned trophies on their wall.

Martin Starr and Lizzie Caplan Take a Left Turn From Party Down

Man, the third season of Party Down would have been weird. [Lizzie Caplan and Martin Starr photographed by Robyn Von Swank, via]