Of all the funny things T.J. Miller said during his many performances at the 2014 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, one of his best lines came in his introduction of Andy Kindler for the State of the Industry address, which was part roast/part tribute.
“I’m trying to mix sentimentality with humor,” Miller said. “Just like in Yogi Bear 3D.”
Miller’s ability to make fun of his roles in Yogi Bear 3D, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and other critically panned franchises, which he does frequently, is what makes him so beloved in the comedy world. He’s in a weird position in that he’s a successful actor with roles in Hollywood [...]
The Grawlix, a Denver-based trio of comedians who run the popular local standup show of the same name, just released a compilation album of the best stuff from their show in 2013. The album is free and features standup from two dozen comedians, including T.J. Miller, the Sklar Brothers, Beth Stelling, Baron Vaughn, Jonah Ray, Brent Weinbach, and of course, Grawlix members Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, and Ben Roy. If you haven't checked out The Grawlix's show in Denver due to not living in Denver, this album is the next best thing.
(via The Comedy Bureau)
With last night's James Franco roast falling more in the tradition of classic roasts, we at Splitsider feel there's reason to be optimistic that upcoming Comedy Central's roasts will be fun, personal affairs rather than mean-spirited skewerings of unlikeable reality show stars. With that in mind, we decided to ask some of our favorite comedians and actors if they would be interested in being roasted, who they would want up on dais, and what faults of theirs would be put on display. Here's what they had to say:
The new Transformers movie just got a little more bearable. The Wrap reports that comedian T.J. Miller (She's Out of My League, Yogi Bear) has joined the cast of Michael Bay's latest robot thing, called Transformers 4 and starring Mark Wahlberg. Miller will be playing Wahlberg's best friend, a mechanic who we presume will be a "wisecracking mechanic." Miller is currently filming his first starring role in a movie, director Scot Armstrong's Search Party, which finds him playing one of three leads alongside Adam Pally (Happy Endings) and Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), and a pilot for Mike Judge's Silicon Valley-set sitcom that he starred in was recently [...]
Hulu just added the pilot episode to Fox's new sitcom The Goodwin Games, which is set to premiere on May 20th. From the How I Met Your Mother team of Carter Bay, Craig Thomas, and Chris Harris, the show stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley, and T.J. Miller as a trio of siblings competing for their father's $23 million inheritance. Fox holding Goodwin Games until the summer means it's pretty much pre-canceled, but it's still a decent show that's worth checking out and one that Fox should have definitely aired during the regular broadcast season.