On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.
Matt Fisher (30 Rock, The Law Firm) starts off the new year like everyone should, by watching "The Twilight Zone." Craig and Matt zone out on "The Zone," and get sidetracked by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Disney talk.
In today's episode of Low Standards, John and Matt focus on Gung Ho!, the 1986 Ron Howard movie that features Michael Keaton at his finest. Centering on an American auto plant that's being run by the Japanese, it sticks Keaton between the surly, lazy, oftentimes-racist workers and the uptight, unsmiling Japanese executives to amazing effect. A perfect snapshot of the time, this one's a classic. At least to John and Matt.
I am very excited! That's because early next week marks the premiere of Splitsider's first web series, Low Standards with John and Matt. In the show, your hosts John Murray and Matt Fisher (who you might recognize from the TGS writers room on 30 Rock) dive deep into some forgotten or unloved comedies from the past. Check out the promo above to meet your hosts, and then check back next week for the first episode, in which we explore the majesty that is Cool Runnings. Also, the show is being produced by our friends at CamLin Productions, so give them a look for all your video production [...]
Oh, hello! In this episode of “Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak,” improv gems from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC Matt Fisher (The Law Firm), Connor Ratliff (I'm Too Fragile For This), and Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock) join Abra in getting comfy and creating a world where Goofy runs a meth lab, Lane Bryant has a gang, and the Family Circus finds a home in a butthole.
On this week's episode of Low Standards, John and Matt welcome guests Mike and Jenny Birbiglia to discuss the 1983 Val Kilmer classic Real Genius. Mike and Jenny are superfans of the movie, claiming that it plays a big role in their relationship and that a Real Genius movie poster is hung proudly in their apartment. And can you blame them? This is prime Kilmer we're talking about.
This week's Pretty Good Sports Show on ESPN.com continues its run of solidly funny episodes, defying the expectation that a non-comedic entity trying to do a humorous series alongside serious content will be universally terrible. But they appear to have a pretty good amount of freedom to do what they want with this, which is why it feels so loose and fun.
In this week’s episode, Matt Fisher (The Law Firm), Diana Kolsky (Menage à Trois), & Tim Martin (Airwolf) join Abra to create a world where Bert eats dead people, Mrs. Gianelli travels by drain, & the Spice Girls celebrate your bush.
If you listen to ESPN in the background while you do the dishes, you know that Jeremy Lin is the greatest basketball player of all time if judging by how easy it is to make puns out of his name. Well a year ago, before all of this current Linsanity, Harvard Sailing Club's Adam Lustick (along with Splitsider's own Matt Fisher) challenged the soon to be star to a rousing game of P-I-G.
Watch Adam Lu-STICK it to Jeremy "A People's History of the United States by Howard" Lin, above.
Here's the debut episode of Low Standards with John and Matt, our new web series that focuses on movies that don't get the love or attention they deserve. Starring John Murray and Matt Fisher and produced by CamLin Productions, I couldn't be more excited about this.
The first episode focuses on that John Candy classic, Cool Runnings. From awkward racial overtones to John Candy's magnificent bulk to the first modern slow clap, this movie had it all.
There's a lot to be skeptical about when you hear that ESPN is producing an online comedic video series centered around New York sports. I mean, the venn diagram showing the overlap between online comedy fans and people who understand references to Jets contract disputes isn't that generous, I'm guessing.
But you know what? It's pretty great! By not relying too much on super-topical and insidery sports references and jokes, they're able to make a broad, absurd show that, while about sports, doesn't require a copy of Baseball Prospectus 2010 to enjoy. I mean, they have an MC Hammer cameo in this, their sixth, episode. MC Hammer!
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