Posts tagged as rolling stone

Eddie Murphy Shares His "Ultimate Vision" for a Live Music/Standup Show

"My fantasy I always be having when I think about getting onstage is to do everything. If I came back and did stand-up again, I can't just be like the other standup comics. To have a real hot band, play some tracks for about 40 minutes, the curtain drops and then you do an hour of jokes? That's a unique-ass show. [Laughs] That's the ultimate vision."

- Eddie Murphy fantasizes about a possible return to the standup stage in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

Jay Chandrasekhar Gives an Update on the 'Super Troopers' Sequel

"I'm a student of sequels and I know what they did wrong when you see them. Usually what they try to do is make them glitzier and broader and all that stuff. Our approach is not going to be that. If anything, the mustaches will be a little bigger, it'll be a little tougher maybe, but we're just going to make a second one. We're not going to dye our hair blond and spike it up or anything. This is going to be just another cop story."

- Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar on the in-the-works Super Troopers sequel in Rolling Stone's new oral history of the film.

Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People" Gets Some Stuff Right and Some Stuff Wrong, Like All Lists

Rolling Stone just released a list of "The 50 Funniest People Now," and like all lists like this, it's completely subjective and silly (hey, we publish a lot of lists here too. This IS the internet). That said, the editorial staff at Rolling Stone deserves a lot of credit for working some lesser-known up-and-comers (Michael Che, Rebel Wilson) and cult favorites you wouldn't expect to see on a list like this (Maria Bamford, Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster) into the usual batch of big names you see constantly gracing the covers of magazines' comedy issues. Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey earned the top three spots, which isn't [...]

Justin Bieber, the Perfect Foil to Neurotic, Self-Hating Comedians

Here's Rolling Stone on the Justin Bieber late night comedy guest appearance extravaganza of early 2011: "To be clear, there's nothing mean spirited about how SNL, Letterman or Stewart have used Bieber in their skits. The humor is not at his expense. If anything, these comedians are celebrating the singer's carefully cultivated image. Bieber is cute like a baby animal and unflappable like the coolest dude imaginable, and that combination makes him an ideal foil for neurotic comedians. "

Nathan Fielder Describes a Cut 'Nathan for You' Bit Involving Reiki and Yogurt

"[Reiki]'s like a massage, but you don't touch the person … It's strange. My idea was after the person would remove the energy from people, she could charge people a fee to dispose of it. Maybe she could convince them it was bad for the environment. She did it. She was able to put the energy into a yogurt container. The thing did work, but it was just difficult to convey on tape."

- Nathan Fielder describes a very bizarre-sounding Reiki-themed Nathan for You bit that didn't make the final cut in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

'Rolling Stone' Dives Deep Into the History and Legacy of The Jerky Boys

"[The Jerky Boys] were creating these worlds. These characters resided in them, so the people on the other end of the line don't realize they're in the middle of a sketch. The Jerky Boys transcended messing around with someone."

-Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman in a new Rolling Stone piece about the legacy of The Jerky Boys, giving an in-depth look at their history and influence with commentary from Paul Feig, Amy Schumer, Seth MacFarlane, and more.

So Long, Wholesome Family Movies Starring Eddie Murphy

Well, it doesn't look like there's gonna be a Norbit 2: The Norbiting. Eddie Murphy told Rolling Stone that he has no more interest in making family movies, but that he may return to stand-up. "I only want to do what I really want to do, otherwise I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day," Murphy said. "I always tell people now that I'm a semiretired gentleman of leisure, and occasionally I'll go do some work to break the boredom up." Semiretired gentleman of leisure, eh? Good for him. Also, that would look pretty cool on a business card.

Conan Takes to the Cover of Rolling Stone

Conan is on the cover of next month's Rolling Stone, riding high and hanging from a ladder under a helicopter. The full article's not online yet, as Rolling Stone is awful at the internet, but there is an excerpt. Here's a bit about what Conan was like when he was stuck at home with nothing to do, the poor bastard:

Why the Hell Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Having Sex with a Clown in This 'GQ' Shoot?

Earlier this month, Veep superstar Julia Louis-Dreyfus posed naked on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing nothing but a flubbed Constitution tattoo on her back. But it seems that she's one-upped herself with her newest feature in GQ's comedy issue, which sent her to a nightmarish hellscape for anyone who hates clowns and the unnecessary objectification of funny women, reducing a funny and hugely popular comedic actress to a sexy body in love with Ronald McDonald's creepy cousin — a treatment male comedians never get unless it's done through an ironic gender-bender lens or Kanye West music video parody. The Rolling Stone cover at least [...]

Bill Burr Responds to 'Rolling Stone' Calling Him "The New Louis C.K."

Standup Bill Burr went on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell last night, and Bell asked him about Rolling Stone dubbing him "The New Louis C.K.," which he has a few problems with. Burr says, "I don't know why they wrote that. 'Oh, he's a balding redhead. I think they're the same thing' … I don't like how they're talking about him like he's not the king. He's the king. All I do is tell jokes. He tells jokes, puts out specials faster than I do; he's writing, acting, and directing in arguably the funniest show on TV. I just do standup in strip malls." He adds, "I don't [...]

Larry David on Playing His "version of Superman" on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David's Rolling Stone interview confirms something that I've have long suspected: that his Curb character isn't so much a heightened version of Larry, but is in fact the aggravating personal ideal he aspires to be. According to David, TV Larry is "my version of Superman. The character really is me, but I just couldn't possibly behave like that. If I had my druthers, that would be me all the time, but you can't do that. We're always doing things we don't want to do, we never say what we really feel, and so this is an idealized version of how I want to be. As crazy [...]