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Tony Hale Plays a '70s News Anchor Held at Gunpoint on 'The Birthday Boys'

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's episode of The Birthday Boys featuring special guest Tony Hale, who plays a '70s news anchor held at gunpoint by a man who wouldn't seem so insane if social media existed back then. Catch the rest of the episode on IFC tomorrow night at 11:30pm.

Tony Hale Proves He Can Be Tough with His Latest Film 'Slade Seksdik'

On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, guest Tony Hale gave a world premiere sneak peek at his newest film Slade Seksdik: Die-Time, a project he took on to prove to the world that there's way more range to his acting than his meek characters from Veep and Arrested Development.

Funny or Die Takes You Inside Tony Hale's Acting Process

Here's a new Funny or Die video in which Arrested Development's Tony Hale takes you deep inside his acting process — which requires more blow darts than you would expect.

'Arrested Development' Episode Reviews: It Gets Better / Off The Hook / Blockheads

In addition to our Arrested Development season 4 review, Splitsider has also been posting episode-by-episode recaps that have covered a few episodes at a time. So if you haven't yet plowed through all 8 hours of the new season, and instead opted for a slower, more leisurely approach to screening the episodes, these weekly recaps should suit your old fashioned and increasingly obsolete lifestyle perfectly. Each of the articles have been written from the persepctive of someone watching the episodes sequentially, with gradually widening comprehension of the season's convoluted, Inception-depth storylines. However, since we've finally reached the end of the season, feel free to comment with any jokes or [...]

Talking to Tony Hale About 'Arrested Development', 'Veep' and 'The Heat'

There's going to be a lot of Tony Hale going around in the very near future. He can currently be found every Sunday on HBO's Veep playing Gary, the bumbling but devoted body man to Julia Louis-Dreyfus's vice president. He'll be seen getting busted with a prostitute in this summer's action-comedy, The Heat. Most excitingly of course, he'll be resuming his role as the socially inept, one-handed Buster Bluth when Arrested Development premieres on Netflix in May. Recently, I caught up with over the phone to chat about cast reunions, hidden AD jokes, and how some of his characters might be related.

Obviously Arrested Development is coming back next month, and I feel [...]

Watch Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, and Ellie Kemper in "The Nobodies"

This week, UCB alums Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman released their new short "The Nobodies," which features the musical comedy duo alongside stars like Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper, and Tony winner Sutton Foster. According to Indiewire, the short evolved from Brown and Bratman's longtime UCB show The Barrel Brothers, which won Best Emerging Comedy Duo back in 2004. Brown and Bratman raised funds via Kickstarter last year to make "The Nobodies," which centers on Greg and Dusty as they "have to make a fantastical journey through their own identity crises. Neither one of these protagonists has a solid foundation when it comes to his approach [...]

Letterman Asks Tony Hale for an 'Arrested Development' Movie Update

On Friday, David Letterman tried to fish for an update from Veep's Tony Hale about whether or not an Arrested Development movie is happening in the most straight-talk way possible: "I'm tired of hearing about what a genius Mitch Hurwitz is. I'm just tired of it." Apparently Hale knows as much as the rest of the internet does, which is to say he has no idea but seems more than game to be part of it.

Tony Hale's Asthma Once Shut Down a TV Show

Arrested Development's Tony Hale opened up to David Letterman last night about how his asthma attack once briefly shut down production on an unnamed western TV show. It must have been tough for him to film that scene from the new Arrested Development where Buster helps Lucille smoke a cigarette.

Tony Hale Talks 'Arrested Development' on Paul F. Tompkins's 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode in Paul F. Tompkins's excellent chat show Speakeasy, in which he has longform chats with different entertainers. His guest this week is Arrested Development's Tony Hale, and Tompkins's conversation with Hale covers all sorts of Arrested Development stuff, just in case you aren't totally sick of hearing about Arrested Development at this point.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Veep' Season 1

Veep Season 1 is out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week! The Armando Iannucci-created Julia Louis-Dreyfuss-starring show is incredible, with some of the smartest and funniest dialogue on television. Matt Walsh and Tony Hale round out a talented cast of comedians and actors playing the oft-harried workers assisting the Vice President of the United States. The show returns to HBO next Monday, so that gives you a small amount of time to catch up very quickly, but also season one is just eight half-hour episodes so that's not too hard at all. Plus they're really good!

Here's Joel McHale's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine'

From The Soup last week, here's a parody of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee called "Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine," with Tony Hale serving as Joel McHale's guest as they talk about their careers and steal some coke.

Watch Tony Hale Give LA Traffic Tours

Here's a new Funny Or Die video starring Veep and Arrested Development's Tony Hale as a tour guide for "LA Traffic Tours," driving a bus around to show off Los Angeles's amazing traffic situation. There's even an accidental Colin Hanks cameo!

Season Two of 'Veep' Was a Funny Story About Underdog Jerks

"Would it be so hard for people not to be assholes?" – Selina Meyer

Veep reminds me a lot of The Larry Sanders Show, and I'm sure I'm not alone in drawing such a parallel: both are enjoyable, really funny comedies that happen to consist of unilateralists that are absolutely awful to one another. Garry Shandling — Larry Sanders himself — said years later that everybody watching had gotten it all wrong, that the men and women that worked for the talk show within the show truly loved one another, and their way of communicating those feelings happened to be by way of appearing self-centered, duplicitous, and/or exchanging creative R-rated [...]

And Now the Review of One of the Greatest Comedies of All Time Which Had No Choice But to Try to Change the Game: It's 'Arrested Development' Season Four

The adjectives "interesting" and "weird" mostly exist to be placeholders for how you actually felt about something you couldn't completely understand at first. Sometimes the real feelings will come to you as you heat up something in the microwave a few minutes later; other times it takes a day or two for you to start to be able to properly articulate what you had just seen, several microwaved meals later. Even if the delayed final review of the book, movie, or TV show was "oh, it sucked," it still gets credit for occupying your brain for an extended period of time: that interesting, weird thing took over your life.

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