Here's "Failure," a new short film Michael Cera made for the YouTube channel JASH. Cera directed and stars in the short alongside his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World costar Aubrey Plaza, who plays a bigger weirdo than normal in this.
Last year, we released a list of "53 Arrested Development Jokes You Probably Missed," and with the long-awaited new season set to debut on Netflix this Sunday at midnight, what better time to crank out another new list of hidden jokes from the show? Arrested Development is so dense that there are enough subtle gags, callbacks, and references to fill a dozen of these lists. So, if you're cramming the show's first three seasons in before the fourth premieres this weekend, keep an eye out for these sneaky bits of comedy including Oscar Bluth's accidental prison race riot and the Iraqi version of T.G.I. Friday's.
YouTube announced today that they'll be holding their first ever "comedy week" next month. The event will feature performers Vince Vaughn, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Ed Helms, Garfunkel & Oates, and Norm Macdonald in a week of stand-up, sketches, music, and live performances. It'll take place the week of May 19th to the 25th, kicking off that Sunday with a live variety show running 90-120 minutes. Silverman and Cera are currently working to create content for the new YouTube comedy channel JASH, while Norm Macdonald hosts a show on YouTube's Video Podcast Network. YouTube's comedy week will be run by Daniel Kellison, who oversees both JASH [...]
The new YouTube channel JASH, which features content from Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts, announced via a teaser trailer today that Michael Cera has made a short film, Brazzaville Teenager, that will premiere exclusively on the channel later this month. Billed as "a short movie on the theme of desperation," the 15-minute short stars Cera, comedy legend Charles Grodin, and character actor Jack O'Connell. This is a rare acting role for Grodin, who hasn't starred in a movie since 2006's The Ex and 1994's It Runs in the Family before that. Brazzaville Teenager is based on the Bruce Jay Friedman short story of the same [...]
IFC Films announced this week that the company has bought the North American rights to Crystal Fairy, an independent comedy shot in Chile that stars Michael Cera. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month and drew mostly positive reviews. Directed by Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Silva, Crystal Fairy stars Cera as a 20something American traveling through Chile with his group of friends whose journey finds them meeting an eccentric woman named Crystal Fairy (played by Gaby Hoffmann) and experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs in the desert. This is Michael Cera's first starring role in a movie since 2010's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He'll next be seen [...]
Here's the trailer for Magic Magic, an upcoming horror/thriller that finds Michael Cera in his first big non-comedy role as a creepy psychopath in Chile. Hopefully, this will silence you weirdos who gripe about Cera playing the same type of characters once and for all.
Here's Michael Cera's brand new short film "Gregory Go Boom," which was just released today on JASH, the YouTube comedy channel Cera co-founded with Reggie Watts, Tim & Eric, and Sarah Silverman. Written and directed by Janicza Bravo, "Gregory Go Boom" stars Cera as a paraplegic guy trying to find independence. Sarah Burns and Brett Gelman also star. This is Michael Cera's second short film for JASH, following "Brazzaville Teen-Ager," which debuted last month, just in case you want to have yourself a very short Michael Cera short film marathon.
Here's "Brazzaville Teen-Ager," a brand new short film starring, directed, and co-written by Michael Cera and based on the story of the same name by Bruce Jay Friedman. YouTube channel JASH released the short yesterday, which follows a young man trying to save his father (Charles Grodin) from death by getting his grumpy boss (Jack O'Connell) to sing back-up vocals on a Kelis song. Michael Cera's directorial career starts here.
Just after Arrested Development ended in 2006, Michael Cera and his buddy Clark Duke made a web series for CBS called Clark and Michael. Now that Cera has returned to web videos as part of the new YouTube channel JASH, Clark Duke was asked during a recent Nerdist interview about the possibility of reviving Clark and Michael for JASH or the internet at large. Here's Duke's response:
I don’t know. You know, Eric Wareheim [also of JASH] has been on The Office a couple of times this season, and I was talking to him about it the other day. I haven’t talked to Mike about it at [...]
Recurring Arrested Development guest stars like Henry Winkler, Liza Minnelli, and Carl Weathers have all confirmed they're going to be a part of the new season, which is allegedly coming your way via Netflix in April. I exchanged emails today with another Arrested regular, B.W. Gonzalez, who played Lucille's put-upon housekeeper Lupe in all three seasons of the show, to find out if she's coming back too. Gonzalez confirmed that she's appearing in at least one new episode in Season 4, which she filmed in September. Gonzalez is enthusiastic about the quality of the new season, writing "IMHO – the writing is even better than before and the creative team, [...]
The adjectives "interesting" and "weird" mostly exist to be placeholders for how you actually felt about something you couldn't completely understand at first. Sometimes the real feelings will come to you as you heat up something in the microwave a few minutes later; other times it takes a day or two for you to start to be able to properly articulate what you had just seen, several microwaved meals later. Even if the delayed final review of the book, movie, or TV show was "oh, it sucked," it still gets credit for occupying your brain for an extended period of time: that interesting, weird thing took over your life.
Here's the trailer for an upcoming short film called "Gregory Go Boom" that stars Michael Cera as a paraplegic man leaving his house for the first time. Written and directed by Janicza Bravo, "Gregory" will be the second short Cera releases on the YouTube network JASH, which he founded and is a partner in alongside comedians Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim. Cera's previous short, "Brazzaville Teen-Ager," debuted on JASH last month, just in case this trailer got you in the mood for a full-length Michael Cera short film.
Here's SNL's Taran Killam on Jimmy Fallon Friday night, talking about the time he avoided Michael Cera at a party because he didn't want to talk to Cera about the impression of him he did on the show. Also, you get to see Killam play a popstar from a decade-old movie clip Fallon dug up, making this an interview that's well-rounded in the different ways it embarrasses Killam.
Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts have joined forces to form a comedy collective called JASH that will create content for a new YouTube channel, and here's the trailer for said channel. The JASH gang did a Reddit AMA and a live episode of Comedy Bang Bang yesterday from SXSW to promote the network. The first regular (non-trailer) video is set to launch April 8th. YouTube has been making a big push for original programming over the last couple years, and this is the biggest comedy move the site has made yet by pulling this group of well-known movie and TV stars together. Could [...]
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