Posts tagged as peter serafinowicz

DirecTV Orders a 'Downton Abbey' Parody Starring Peter Serafinowicz and Will Sasso

DirecTV has teamed up with CollegeHumor's production team Big Breakfast for a Downton Abbey parody called The Britishes. Deadline reports that the eight-sketch series will star Peter Serafinowicz and Will Sasso and feature supporting performers like CollegeHumor regulars Elaine Carroll and Josh Ruben. Here's a full description of the series:

The Britishes revolves around the absurd, class-obsessed, extremely British residents of an Edwardian-era English estate off the fictional "coast of Knob." With roots so deep in aristocracy that their surname is actually "British," the family has fought through the decades—against progress, against technology and, essentially, against all common sense—in an effort to preserve a regal way of life. [...]

Peter Serafinowicz Will Sing You Morrissey's Autobiography as Morrissey

The very funny Peter Serafinowicz uploaded this video today, in which he sings the first page of Morrissey's new autobiography as Morrissey. Hopefully, he's planning on doing this for the rest of the book.

Peter Serafinowicz to Direct His First Movie Next Year

UK comedian Peter Serafinowicz, who you may know from his excellent series Look Around You (which he co-created) or from his role on Mitch Hurwitz's Running Wilde, is getting ready to direct his first movie. Twitch reports that Serafinowicz is gearing up to make a dark comedy called I See What You Did There, which he co-wrote with Danny Wallace, who wrote the book the movie Yes Man was based on. The pair is finalizing the script before going out to financiers. Serafinowicz hopes to start shooting in 2014.

Serafinowicz talked about I See What You Did There last fall, revealing that it's about a standup comedian who [...]

Gallagher Said Racist Stuff on a Podcast Again

Fruit-smashin' comedian Gallagher is up to his racist antics again. Gallagher made his second podcast guest appearance that got heated after he said a lot of terrible racist stuff, following a spectacular episode of WTF with Marc Maron in 2011 in which Gallagher walked off mid-interview after Maron called him out on being awful. On the latest episode of Probably Science, which was taped in front of a live audience with guest Peter Serafinowicz and hosts Matt Kirshen and Andy Wood, Gallagher went off the rails.

You can listen to the episode, which host Matt Kirshen now calls his "personal Vietnam," here (the racism starts in [...]

Talking to Peter Serafinowicz About His New Book, Twitter, and Other Fun Things

"It's just a silly, stupid, clever, clever, clever, stupid, ridiculous, pointless book that I hope makes people laugh a few times," says Peter Serafinowicz of his new book, A Billion Jokes (Volume One). The book is only the latest addition to his impressively eclectic résumé, having appeared in classic British comedies like Spaced and Shaun of the Dead, dubbed the voice of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, created and starred in his own sketch show, and directed some thoroughly odd and amazing music videos for Hot Chip. His new book continues the tradition of his genius Twitter feed, with one-liners like, "You can tell a lot about someone btw [...]

Reggie Watts Has Joined Peter Serafinowicz for His World Cup Broadcasting

"And looks like an almost goal. If that whole goal system would have been moved over maybe thirty more feet, we would have been looking at a goal."

-Reggie Watts doing World Cup commentary alongside Peter Serafinowicz on his Mixlr account, where Serafinowicz has been providing comedic commentary for the games for the last week.

Mitch Hurwitz Says Peter Serafinowicz and Franklin the Puppet Will Appear in Future 'Arrested Development'

During an appearance on The Empire Film Podcast today, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz talked a little about the future of the show. When discussing how he was originally going to include Peter Serafinowicz in the fourth season, but that he has future Arrested Development plans for the British actor. "I kind of have saved his part for the movie," explains Hurwitz. The AD mastermind and Will Arnett previously worked with Serafinowicz on their failed 2009 Fox show Running Wilde. "He's just so funny," Hurwitz adds. "We've got to make him a giant star where we are. His music videos are hilarious."

Hurwitz discussed another character who was [...]

9 Funny People Who Direct Great Music Videos

Quick history lesson: if a music video was funny in the 1980s, it was probably completely unintentional. In the first half of the decade, the ridiculously low production values provided all of the humor, and in the second half, it was the unabashed bombastic elements that made you laugh. Weird Al, the Beastie Boys and their pie throwing antics, and weirdly enough Phil Collins' meta work were some exceptions to that, and helped lighten up the art form in the nineties, when directors like Spike Jonze presented artists in innovative and fun ways. In the mid-nineties comedic actors began to be cast in videos1, notably in [...]

Watch a New Short from Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper

Look Around You co-conspirators Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper reunited to make this new short together, which they just uploaded to YouTube yesterday. Entitled "Building a Human," it's a faux-1960s industrial film that shows aliens how people are created. I wish Serafinowicz and Popper were in charge of all alien instructional videos.

Peter Serafinowicz Is Writing His Own 'King of Comedy' and a 'Look Around You'-esque Movie

UK comedy great Peter Serafinowicz told Digital Spy about several promising movie projects he's currently working on. The first is a film "about a stand-up comedian who kills a heckler" that Serafinowicz hopes to star in. He explains, "I'm sort of writing it for myself. When you're an actor, I just hate waiting around for people to decide that they want me… everything takes 20 times longer than it does in television and 2,000 times longer than making something for the internet." Serafinowicz noted that the film is similar to Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy, saying, "That is one of my favorite, favorite things. It owes a [...]

Peter Serafinowicz Does Wonderful World Cup Commentary

Comedian Peter Serafinowicz (Look Around You, Running Wilde) has been providing live commentary on recent World Cup matches via his account on the website Mixlr, despite not  being familiar with soccer and apparently analyzing a different sport.

Here's a bit from his recent commentary on the US-Ghana match (via Sports Illustrated):

Well I’m afraid this game has entered rather boring territory again. … I’m looking at the clock and it’s 59:30 and I’m thinking, “Goodness gracious. 60 minutes in, I mean, two-thirds of the way in and still, what a boring game.

What a game. We’ve had sad goals, happy goals, people jettisoned into the sea.

In [...]

ADHD Review: 'Axe Cop' Drools; 'High School USA!' is a Teenaged 'South Park'

Sneak previews of Axe Cop and High School USA! will run Sunday at 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. eastern, respectively, with all due respect, on Fox. The shows will make their official series premieres beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27th.

Fox's initial raison d'etre was to be the "alternative" to the staid, lame network programming us human beings had foolishly grown accustomed to. While Fox still reaches the youngest viewers among the "big four" channels today, cable has become the home to the more subversive, niche, talked about TV shows. Not coincidentally, cable is also where more and more viewers, and more and more money, are going. This cannot [...]

Watch Peter Serafinowicz's New Music Video for Daft Punk

Comedian Peter Serafinowicz is also a talented music video director, and here's his latest creation for the Daft Punk song "Get Lucky." He previously direct videos for Hot Chip's "I Feel Better" and "Night & Day" and Alex Metric & Steve Angello's "Open Your Eyes" (all embedded below). In addition to being directed by Peter Serafinowicz, the new Daft Punk video also stars Peter Serafinowicz, Peter Serafinowicz, and Peter Serafinowicz.

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Don't Eat the Cat

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.