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 [...]
As if Arrested Development fans weren’t already excited enough for the show to come back, Netflix just announced a new contest where six AD enthusiasts will win walk-on roles in the upcoming season. Named after the line from the show “You’re gonna get some hop-ons,” the “You’re Gonna Get Some Walk-Ons” Fan Contest is now open to entries. Rules and details are available on the official website, but, basically, they’re looking for fans to create an original work (a video, photo, art, etc.) to win. To be fair, anybody that wins should probably hand their walk-on role over to the guy who played Steve Holt because [...]