In April, Paul Scheer launched a new web series called The ArScheerio Paul Show, in which he and a guest perform improvised reenactments of a classic Arsenio Hall Show moment each episode, via the YouTube comedy channel JASH. JASH released seven new episodes episodes today, and here's one of them, featuring Adam Pally as Rosie O'Donnell and Alison Brie as Madonna.
Check out the other six videos below, in which ArScheerio Paul's guests are Seth Rogen as Gary Coleman, June Diane Raphael as Andrew Dice Clay, Nick Kroll as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kevin Smith as Gladys Portugues, Max Greenfield as Vanilla Ice, Eric Andre as Flavor Flav, Rob Huebel [...]
Here's the inaugural episode of The ArScheerio Paul Show, Paul Scheer's new web series for the YouTube channel JASH that involves him recreating interviews from The Arsenio Hall Show. First up is the infamous Bill Clinton appearance, with Scheer playing Arsenio and Will Arnett as Clinton. Scheer called it "one of the weirdest things I've ever done," but you can decide for yourself where this falls in the Paul Scheer weirdness spectrum.
Paul Scheer, of NTSF, The League, and Human Giant fame, is making his first foray into comic book authorship with a new four-issue miniseries called Aliens Vs. Parker that'll debut in February. Comic Book Resources has a nice interview with Scheer and his co-writer on the project, Nick Giovannetti. Working with artist Manuel Bracci and BOOM! Studios, Scheer and Giovannetti wrote Aliens Vs. Parker, a comedic sci-fi story about a bunch of slacker video game players working for a space delivery service who have to take a break from their games when they land on a mysterious planet. Scheer and Giovannetti originally began working on Aliens Vs. Parker[...]
Paul Scheer will be guest starring as a Costco manager in an upcoming episode of Modern Family that'll be airing later in the season, which means that he can cross another show off his list in his attempt to appear on every hip comedy on TV. He's now adding Modern Family to an impressive list of guest star credits that includes 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Party Down, Childrens Hospital, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Bob's Burgers, and Happy Endings (not to mention his own shows NTSF:SD:SUV and The League). Hopefully, after filming his Modern Family guest spot, Paul Scheer will race straight to the sets of The Office or Community, [...]
Vulture and the Upright Citizens Brigade have teamed up to create a new web series called "Pop Culture Memory Lane," in which comedians share their embarrassing stories about their relationship with entertainment in a mix of videos and animation. The series kicked off with Happy Endings star Casey Wilson telling an embarrassing story from her high school days in which she lied about being a journalist in order to hang out with a boy she liked who was an understudy in the musical Rent. Hopefully, this will be the start of a new TV show in which Casey Wilson gives teenage girls tips on how to create elaborate [...]
Children's Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV air Thursday nights at midnight and 12:15 a.m. Eastern on Adult Swim. By Thursday I mean really early Friday mornings.
Back in the good old days, before season four of Community was all we complained about, there was season three of Community to complain about. Dan Harmon had watched The Wire the previous summer and gave his show an overarching narrative, with the idea that every episode had to be watched in order to best understand the motivations of the characters and to better appreciate the jokes. The meticulous planning ultimately produced some great stuff at times, and abrupt, forgettable conclusions to some subplots at [...]
Paul Scheer, of NTSF, The League, and Human Giant fame, wrote his first comic book, and it's out today. Called Aliens vs. Parker, Scheer co-authored the four issue comic miniseries with Nick Giovannetti, a comedy writer who's worked for MTV and Adult Swim. Aliens vs. Parker is a comedic sci-fi story that follows a group of slacker video game players, working for a space delivery service, who have to put their video games away to fight for their lives on a mysterious planet. You can pick up the first issue of the digital comic for $3.99 on Comixology right now. Scheer originally conceived of the story as [...]
Gajillionaires is a new animated series coming to Comedy Central next year about a couple of super-rich old white brothers (who are definitely not based on the Koch brothers) and their adventures in conservatism. This here is the original pilot/presentation made for the network. Obviously, Comedy Central liked it, as it was picked up to series. And with good reason! This quick look is really fun, it'll be great to see it expanded into a full show. And the voice talent! Rob Corddry, Thomas Lennon, Paul Scheer, Jordan Peele and Riki Lindhome are all on board, which is a murderer's row you can't argue with. Look for more info [...]
Adult Swim just announced it has picked up its 15-minute live-action comedies Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV for an additional year each. The shows are both in the midst of their current seasons, airing Thursday nights at midnight, but the new seasons – Childrens Hospital's fifth and NTSF's third – will debut sometime in 2013. This is good news for everyone except for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, who will probably have to issue a statement saying that their actual hospital wasn't picked up for a fifth season and is still a real hospital and not a TV show.
We surely live in the age in which dubstep scores every commercial. This video was shot by The Daniels – which is the on the nose name for the directing team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The duo is big fans of the show, so they approached Paul Scheer with this idea. They use real guns, which scared everyone. Luckily no one lost an eye – though, Martin Starr did lose a hat. [Via]
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
In the past I’ve covered a number of panel discussions held at the Paley Center for New Media ranging from 30 Rock to [...]
The FX network just announced that it's picked up its long-running sitcom The League for a fifth season. Season 5 will kick off (get it? it's a sports show) next fall and run for 13 episodes. The League creators Jackie and Jeff Schaffer told fans they have big, mysterious plans for the first episode of Season 5 in a Reddit AMA in October, saying, "We pitched the Season 5 premiere episode to FX back in May when we presented all 13 of Season 4. They're crazy if they don't let you guys see that show. It will be insane." The League's double-episode Season 4 finale airs tonight [...]
Adam Scott has been teasing his mysterious new Adult Swim special The Greatest Event in Television History for weeks now via a series of Twitter pictures and TV ads, but last night at midnight, we finally got to see what all the hype was about. The 11-minute special (embedded in its entirety above) also stars Scott's longtime friends Jon Hamm and Paul Rudd and is a mockumentary about the trio collaborating to recreate the opening credits to the cheesy 80s detective show Simon & Simon, shot-for-shot starring Scott and Hamm. The special ends with the actual full-on rereation of the Simon & Simon intro.
The cast and creators of FX's The League took to Reddit today to answer fan questions in between filming an episode from the new season (which kicks off – no sports reference intended – October 11th). Here are some of the best moments from the gang's chat:
Has there been a scene that was so offensive that it actually ended up getting cut from the show?
FX is pretty cool but let's just say there is a version of the Naginta song from Season 2 Episode 3 that will only ever exist for our own personal amusement
Are there any jokes you guys could not air on [...]
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