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Scientologists Targeted Matt Stone and Trey Parker for Ripping on Xenu

I don't even want to write this, I'm so afraid of being targeted by Scientology (Haha, no I'm not! Bleep blorp! Thetans!). Newly leaked documents apparently reveal that the South Park Scientology episode, which aired in 2005, kicked off an extensive church investigation into the lives of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. According to papers released by former Scientologist exec Marty Rathbun, Scientologists staked out the South Park studios and even plotted to get a mole into the writers room, which is both horrifying and hilarious. Operatives also pawed through the pair's garbage and went after their friends John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn. I can only assume [...]

The Nine Commandments of South Park

This is really great: Vulture's Nine Commandments of South Park brings together a bunch of lessons Parker and Stone have learned about storytelling, their audience, taking themselves too seriously, and how to justify a talking piece of shit.

With the huge success of Book of Mormon, they're taking a bit of a talking-about-themselves victory lap, between this, their 60 Minutes piece and their talk to an NYU class for an MTV show. But if anyone's earned it, it's them. Few people can speak with authority about comedy writing, and specifically finding the balance between heart and filth in comedy writing, than they can, and it's [...]

There Will Be a Book of Mormon Movie, Eventually

With the insane success of Broadway's Book of Mormon, it's only natural to wonder if a movie will be made from it. After all, who can forget how great the movie version of The Producers was? But the answer is yes, yes they will adapt it for the screen; it just might not be for a while. Since the show is still selling out months in advance on Broadway, and a touring version is in the works for next year, there are still a lot of dollars to be made from the stage version.

But once they've squeezed every last drop from the beach towel soaked with [...]

South Park Returns October 5, Stays Through 2013

Hey, buck up buckaroo. No one's going anywhere, alright? Comedy Central has not only confirmed that South Park's return date is October 5 for the second half of this season, but that Trey Park and Matt Stone are signed on until 2013, despite what that poop-mouth duck might have suggested during South Park's mid-season finale. So stop crying, or your cubical mate is going to make a complaint to HR again, okay? Okay.

Listen To The Full Book Of Mormon Cast Recording

It should go without saying that the Book of Mormon cast recording is beyond NSFW, unless you happen to work at an asshole factory. It's also peppy and exhilarating and will make reading the five hundred emails you got over the weekend less grueling. Now get to work; people need those new mint-condition assholes!

Here's the Full Stand In Episode in Which Trey Parker and Matt Stone Teach an NYU Class

About a month ago, Trey Parker and Matt Stone sat in and did a lecture on storytelling for a freshman NYU class for an MTVU show called Stand In. And now it's out, and the whole thing is in the above video. The show is only six minutes long, I guess? A bit of a disappointment, unless NYU classes are actually only six minutes long, in which case those kids have really pulled an amazing con on their parents, getting them to spend $60,000 a year for them to take web-video-length classes.

Sharp Teeth And A Big Heart: Trey Parker And Matt Stone On 60 Minutes

Trey Parker and Matt Stone's 60 Minutes interview is, in large part, an impressive look back at how often the South Park guys have just killed it, beginning with Cannibal! The Musical in 1993 and ending (so far) with this year's Book of Mormon. The most awe-inspiring aspect of Parker and Stone's success, however, would have to be the fact that they've sustained a functional 20-year-long creative partnership without some kind of Hollywood-style hotel-room-torching break-up. "At this point, it's kind of like a marriage," admits Stone. Says Parker, "It's funny. We're just at that level now where it just doesn't happen anymore where one of us can say [...]

Trey Parker And Matt Stone Crash An N.Y.U Writing Class

Everyone who was too hung over to crawl out of their dorm rooms are not doubt kicking themselves now, seeing as how Trey Parker and Matt Stone crashed an NYU writing class. Granted it was for an episode of mtvU's Stand In set to air Oct. 3 and not some perfectly orchestrated surprise attack, but still, it's pretty unbelievable how crazliy engaged and excited Stone and Parker seem to be there. The Book of Mormon creators even walk the first year "Storytelling Strategies" class through an average day in the South Park writers' room. Look, they use a white board just like us! Those kids can already smell [...]

Are Trey Parker and Matt Stone America's Greatest Humorists?

Are Trey Parker and Matt Stone "America's greatest and most consistently inventive humorists"? Salon's Matt Zoller Seitz makes a compelling argument that they are.

A Book of Mormon Movie Is Pretty Much Inevitable

Tickets for The Book of Mormon are both expensive and difficult to come by, with the Broadway show sold out well into the summer already. But it sounds like it'll get much easier to see Trey Parker and Matt Stone's super-popular musical, at least on a long enough timeline, as they've been discussing adapting it into a movie with producer Scott Rudin.

No concrete plans are set up yet, and no studio is attached, but all involved say it'll happen sooner or later. Getting the cash to make it shouldn't be tough, according to Parker: “We’ve learned in our careers that as long as something is successful, they [...]

Check Out the Trailer to 6 Days to Air, the South Park Documentary

Here's the trailer for 6 Days to Air, the documentary about how South Park is made that's airing on Comedy Central on Sunday, October 9th at 10pm. It looks pretty great! It follows Trey Parker and Matt Stone as they go from the opening of Book of Mormon to creating the new season of the show. With a turnaround on par with SNL (and featuring SNL's Bill Hader on the writing staff), it looks to be a pretty frantic system they've got in place. And by frantic, I mean that whenever they're trying to write a script, someone is always farting into the PA system.

60 Minutes To Profile Trey Parker And Matt Stone This Sunday

Trey Parker and Matt Stone will stop by 60 Minutes this coming Sunday, Sept. 25 at 7:00pm to discuss the success of Book of Mormon, give a behind-the-scenes tour of South Park Studios and finally reveal once and for all whether or not they kiss their mother with those filthy, filthy potty mouths.

The Road Less Travelled: Eight Comedy Stars Who Took Different Paths to the Top

Oh fame, you are fickle temptress! While the Bill Hickses of the world receive your clammy embrace only after death, you mount yourself on a Dane Cook like a teenager after her first taste of Peach Schnapps! But there are no guarantees in this life. And there are no sure paths to becoming famous. Hundreds of top-notch stand-ups and sketch/improv performers are toiling away in obscurity at this very second (okay, maybe not this very second, but you get the gist).

So, how the hell do you become the next comedy sensation?

While most of our most renowned comedy performers have come up either through stand-up or sketch/improv (the two [...]

Book Of Mormon, Other Musicals Win At The Tonys (But Mostly Book of Mormon)

Because everything Trey Parker and Matt Stone touch turns to filthy, filthy gold, it should come as no surprise that Book Of Mormon cleaned up at last night's Tony awards. "We'd be remiss if we didn't thank our dearly departed co-writer. Joseph Smith, this is for you. You won the Tony!," Parker proclaimed during their acceptance speech for Best Musical. The Book Of Mormon Tony wins included Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book Of A Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (given to Nikki M. James for her role as baptism-happy villager/love interest Nabulungi), Best Direction of a Musical, [...]