Every year, Montreal's Just For Laughs festival picks a bunch of up-and-coming comedians to take part in their "New Faces" showcases, which puts them in front of a bunch of powerful industry types. This morning, they announced the 2013 New Faces, a list that includes folks like Funny or Die's Dan Klein, Totally Biased's Aparna Nancherla, Andrew Overdahl, who co-wrote/starred in the Amazon pilot Those Who Can't, and more. The New Faces are separated into categories for sketch performers (New Faces: Characters), comedians without managers (New Faces: Unrepped), Canadian comedians (Homegrown Comics), and regular New Faces, which is non-Canadian standups with managers.
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The entire cast of Community simultaneously tweeted out this new video today, which they've been referring to as a "gift for the greatest fans in history." It's the first we've seen of the show's characters since the Dan Harmon Era ended oh so long ago (in May), and it is delightful. As you might recall, Community was set to premiere its fourth season tonight, October 19th, but was put on hiatus by NBC at the last minute. Troy and Abed explain that although the new season won't be beginning on October 19th, the date, it'll still be on October 19th in our hearts. Oh, and there's an Animal Practice slam [...]
"Daphne Zuniga: What equality means to me is that women are given their moment, their chance to stand alone before everyone, with dignity, and to know that no man is going to try to upstage … Evil Robot: [comes on stage, making robot noises] Zuniga: … with dignity… Evil Robot: Evil! Evil! Zuniga: Oh, no. Evil robot from the future. Evil Robot: I am an evil robot from the future! Zuniga: I just said that. Evil Robot: It's my line. And I am an evil robot from the future. Zuniga: What do you want, evil robot? Have you come from the future to destroy humankind? Evil Robot: I come from the future to destroy … Stop saying my lines! I [...]
This clip from Comedy Central's new sketch show Key & Peele, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, is phonetastic (sorry). Who among us doesn't change our telephonic intonation depending on whether we're standing next to friends, strangers, or moms? Not a one of us is immune from this symptom of modern life, which binds us and unites us under the glory of God….And that's how I'd talk on the phone if I were standing next to a rabbi. The show premieres in January.