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Tim Heidecker Says 'Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories' Is a Reflection of Our "Shit Culture"

"Once we started making the show, and we saw what we were actually doing, I sort of thought, Well, this show is not going to make you feel good. And we shouldn’t be feeling good! We’re shit people. We’re a shit culture. This is like punishment for being horrible. There’s so much feel-good stuff that comes out, especially in comedy now, where things are very cute and very clever and sort of like everybody’s in on the joke and winking. I feel like our show tends to try to be like a little more reminding of how awful things really are in the world."

- In a new interview [...]

This Week In Web Videos: 'Esther with Hot Chicks'

Esther Povitsky doesn’t give a fuck, and that’s why I think she’ll be very famous. Let me explain. You see fame, at least as I see it, so often tends to lie just beyond the grasp of even the most talented people if those people fall prey to charting their upward progress like an investment analyst. Making it BIG requires constant attention and work, of course, but it also takes a person able to create a marketable body of work while remaining true to their art—the thing that got eyeballs on them in the first place. That means being able to say “no” to offers you’re uncomfortable with [...]

Adult Swim Announces New Projects from Paul Scheer, Tim & Eric, and More

Cable network Adult Swim unveiled a roster of new shows, specials and pilots this morning. Most notable are Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's new animated series Rick and Morty, which was announced previously and is expected to premiere sometime in 2014; Paul Scheer's high school drama parody pilot Filthy Sexy Teen$, which he co-created with NTSF:SD:SUV cohorts Jonathan Stern and Curtis Gwinn; and Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories, a pilot for an anthology series from duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim that features Zach Galifianakis in the pilot.

See below for the full slate of programming announced today, which also includes frat guy ghosts, satanic dogs, and new specials from [...]

Waiting for Meatwad: The Samuel Beckett/Adult Swim Connection

Trapped and forever stuck with people who annoy you. Trying to entertain one’s self, it’s futile. Never learning a lesson. Repetition. Mundanity. Futility. Guns and poo jokes.  These are common elements in much of the content on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, the network’s popular late-night programming that features both cartoon and real-action sketch comedy. They are also basic elements of Samuel Beckett’s work. And while irritation with idiots around you, stupidity and poo jokes have been staples of comedy for years, it is specifically by examining ennui and using absurdity as tool to comment on the human condition that Beckett has influenced modern comedy. This can be seen in [...]

Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Was Less Than a Crowd-Pleaser at Sundance

Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie showed at Sundance last week, and it looks like it was not universally beloved. About a third of the audience walked out, turned off by the film's "bloodshed, sadistic bathroom humor, and heavy-duty nincompoopery." (Nincompoopery. I would stay in a theater just to hear someone say "nincompoopery" over and over.) "The movie is not for everyone. But there is a part of us that is like, 'Yes!' if it moves people to yell at it or get out. That's great," Wareheim said. The movie's March 2 release date is approaching, so get your walking/yelling/laughing shoes on. (Probably your regular shoes will be [...]

Tim & Eric and Dr. Steve Brule Made a Crazy Video for Their Upcoming Tour

Comedy duo Tim & Eric announced earlier this week that they're going on a big North American tour with Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly) starting this September. Here's a crazy video Tim, Eric, and Brule made to promote said tour, and yes, the tour will feature a one-on-one between Brule and President Baranga Obrama.

This Week in Comedy: A Whole Lot of Ron Burgundy and Amy Poehler

-Will Ferrell made SEVENTY Dodge ads as Ron Burgundy. Seriously, seventy.

-Adult Swim has two pilots premiering this month: Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories, and Flithy Sexy Teen$ from Paul Scheer.

-In honor of next Friday's premiere of The Birthday Boys on IFC, we looked at their best web videos.

-NBC bought a Swedish sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother. Poehler also gave a wonderful speech about the importance of charity and her work with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation.

-We interviewed Marc Maron about his new special, Mark Normand about standup, Hannibal Buress about The Eric Andre Show, and Tom Lennon about Sean Saves the World.

-We [...]

Tim & Eric Meet Their Fans At The Corner Of Awkward And Cringe-Worthy

Tim and Eric are the anti-establishment punks of the comedy world. They don’t care about wacky premises, the rule of three, or even the time-honored pattern of setup -> joke -> punchline. No, these two have their own comedic agenda. If you’ve never seen their act before, there’s an infamous Absolut Vodka ad they made with Zach Galifinakis that could effectively serve as their manifesto. The story goes that they were given full creative control over the ad, the only caveat being that they had to mention the product. This is what they made.

Interested in some Absolut Vodka now? More importantly (because it clearly was to [...]

Is the Trailer for 'The Comedy' So Not Funny It's Funny Or Just Not Funny?

Negative reviews are positive reviews. Up is down. Black is white. Cats are chasing dogs. Beet and goat cheese salads are ordering us. This is the The Comedy, a "comedy" that supposedly garnered a ton of walkouts at Sundance. (Something the creators were probs pumped about.) The film stars Tim & Eric and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and is about a bunch of hapless 30-somethings who are disenchanted with the universe, so they do awful shit to see how the world reacts. It will probably will be awful, which means it will be great, or it will be great, so that means awful, right? Ugh, I'm confused. Where's my [...]

Ask Tim & Eric What Drugs They're Taking on Reddit

Tim and Eric are doing an AMA on Reddit right now! So far most of their answers are explaining that they were not on drugs when making their sketches.

Tim and Eric and Dr. Steve Brule Are Going on Tour Together This Fall

Comedy duo Tim and Eric are going on tour this September, and they're bringing Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly) with them. Tickets for the five-week tour, which covers a ton of major Canadian and US cities, will be made available on Friday at 10am local time via axs.com. Tim and Eric are currently working on their new show, Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories, a Twilight Zone-esque anthology series, Bedtime Stories that has been given a 10-episode order and is set to premiere later this year. Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule wrapped up its third season this spring.

See below for the full list of tour dates:

Watch the Debut Episode of Tim Heidecker's YouTube Cooking Show

Here's the first episode of Tim Heidecker's YouTube cooking show, Tim's Kitchen Tips, with guest Eric Wareheim. You'd barely know it was sponsored by Pitzman's Mustard.

Comedy Duo Tim and Eric Star in the Trailer for 'The Comedy', a Drama about Comedy

Here’s the new trailer for The Comedy, which, despite its title (and the fact that it stars Adult Swim duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) is a dramatic film. To make things more confusing, it’s a drama about comedy. The movie stars Heidecker as Williamsburg hipster and explores him and his friends’ love for sarcasm and irony and how hollow their lives are as a result of it. Co-written by its director Rick Alverson, The Comedy stars Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and Gregg Turkington (a.k.a Neil Hamburger) as Heidecker’s friends. The movie will be released on VOD and iTunes on October 24th and in limited release in theaters on [...]

There Could Be a Tim and Eric's Trillion Dollar Movie

Aside from the other good stuff about this interview with Tim and Eric – where T&E imitators go wrong, their Old Spice commericals, and of course the differences between making sketches and making a movie – the pair also hint at their plans for the future. Eric says, "I think we’d like to make more Tim and Eric movies, like Tim and Eric’s Trillion Dollar Movie—same kind of format, but then try some new shit." It'd be pretty great if it turned into a series and they eventually had to make a Tim and Eric's Septillion Dollar Movie. And spend a septillion dollars doing it.