Next Friday will see the premiere of The Birthday Boys, a new IFC comedy series from the sketch group of the same name. It's been a while since the last time a network gave a show to an existing sketch team, so this is a pretty exciting thing since some of the best sketch shows ever come from groups that were already formed years beforehand.
Formed in 2007, The Birthday Boys is an LA-based sketch group made up of seven writer-performers (Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, Chris VanArtsdalen), most of whom met at Ithaca College before moving to the west coast. Since [...]
On Friday, we reported that SNL is hiring three members of the Los Angeles-based sketch group Good Neighbor for the 2013-14 season. Good Neighbor consists of writer/performers Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Nick Rutherford, who all met as students at USC, and Dave McCary, a childhood friend of Mooney's who's the group's director and editor. Mooney and Bennett have been hired by SNL as featured players and McCary as a video director, making this the second time the show has added multiple members of an existing video sketch group after The Lonely Island in 2005.
Founded in 2007, Good Neighbor quickly amassed millions of YouTube hits with their sketch videos [...]
After a decade on the show, first as a writer and then a cast member, Jason Sudeikis announced yesterday he's leaving Saturday Night Live. Joining departing colleagues Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, Sudeikis will be leaving a massive void in the show when SNL returns this fall. With over eight seasons of recurring characters, impressions, and one-off sketches to choose from, we went through and picked out some of Jason Sudeikis's best work on the show. From Romney to Biden, from Satan to Jesus, check out our video list of his best SNL moments below:
Last week, Netflix put out a new website called InsertMeAnywhere.biz, in which Arrested Development's Tobias Fünke played around in front of a green screen in various costumes, hoping that fans would use the footage to edit him into a lot of classic movies and shows. Well, it's been a week and the internet responded. Above is one of the best ones from the staff at video game company Capcom, who edited Tobias into a bunch of Capcom games, but needless to say, there are a ton more of these videos. Check out the best ones below, including Tobias in The Matrix, Breaking Bad, and, of course, Brokeback Mountain.
In 2003, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's original and groundbreaking The Office concluded, ready to be duplicated by other countries, ready for all discerning snobs and television critics to denounce as inferior and as affronts to humanity. Two years later, we met Michael and Jim and Pam and Dwight and Ryan for a six-episode season. The American Office with the inexplicably good reviews got a renewal. Steve Carell was in 40 Year Old Virgin over the summer. We then met Phyllis and Stanley and Creed and Kelly and Darryl and Toby and heard that this show shoots way more material than they can ever fit to air. We watched [...]