Ricky Gervais has been reviving his classic Office character David Brent several times over the past year — from the web short "The Return of Brent" to two hit UK gigs as Brent's rock band Foregone Conclusion — and as Chortle reports, Gervais has called the band performances a "Trojan Horse" to get Brent back on television.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, Gervais confirmed that his newest TV idea involves Brent's most recent deluded belief that he's the next Jack Kerouac. "It's just an idea," he said. "I want to do a tour, a little tour — and people think they're seeing a tour. I film [...]
The Office writer/actor B.J. Novak's first book, a collection of short stories called One More Thing: Stories & Other Stories, is coming out in February, and The New Yorker has an excerpt from the book that you can check out now if you're into that whole reading thing.
In addition to joining the cast of The Office for its final season last year, Clark Duke has a ton of movie projects hitting theaters. This year, he starred in the superhero sequel Kick-Ass 2 and the indie comedy A.C.O.D., and he has another surprising sequel, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, on the way next spring. Opening in select theaters today, A.C.O.D. stars Adam Scott as a guy who's participating in a study on adult children of divorce while dealing with his parents (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O'Hara) reuniting for his brother's (Clark Duke) wedding.
I recently talked to Duke about A.C.O.D., being around for the end of The Office, [...]
Best known for his role as Badger, Jesse Pinkman’s longtime friend and on-again-off-again drug-dealing lackey, Matt Jones brings a welcome dose of comic relief to Breaking Bad’s usual high-wire tension and meth-addled misery. The man of a thousand knit caps is also a longtime improv and sketch performer with a lengthy list of TV credits, having popped up in everything from Community to NCIS to TRON: Uprising. Jones recently donned the world’s most uncomfortable-looking fake beard to play Dwight Schrute’s cousin Zeke on the attempted The Office spinoff The Farm, and is currently slated to star as Anna Faris’s ex-boyfriend Baxter on the upcoming Chuck Lorre sitcom Mom, set [...]
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.
More funny people made their first attempts at Vine this past week. As part of #OneVineDay and the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, some comedians who were either waiting for the app to get to Android and/or [...]