Matt Ingebretson and Dave Ross are two Los Angeles comedians who host the excellent weekly live show Holy Fuck, and here's a new YouTube video from them in which they fight each other with fencing equipment. Neither of them have fenced before and Ingebretson bought the fencing equipment while he was drunk. Enjoy!
The delightful Maria Bamford is set to launch a new web series called Ask My Mom! on the comedy website My Damn Channel next week, but here's a short teaser trailer. New episodes will debut each Thursday starting with the show's premiere May 30th. In the show, Maria Bamford is playing her own mother, Marilyn Bamford, "a 70-year-old retired family therapist and a Netflix connoisseur," in an advice show. You can submit your own questions now at ask-my-mom.com to become a part of this wackiness.
Every year, the comedy website CollegeHumor holds its annual All-Nighter, filming and posting new videos for 10 straight hours, and tonight is the night. From 8pm EST/5pm PST to 6am EST/3am PST tonight, the website will be holding the marathon as a part of YouTube's Comedy Week with a 10-hour live variety show hosted by Jeff Rubin accompanying the videos. "This is the extreme sports version of comedy and viral videomaking," Sam Reich, CollegeHumor's President of Original Content, tells Splitsider. "It's always a ton of fun, until 4am hits, and then it's utterly surreal. Tune in and watch us unravel." The CollegeHumor gang will be joined by a slew of special guests including BriTANick, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City, Elaine Carroll, Freestyle Love Supreme, The Gregory Brothers, Henry Zebrowski, and other people, so stay up 10 straight hours to watch the event as a show of solidarity with these brave web comedy soldiers. READ MORE
Here's a clip of Dana Carvey on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, in which he debuts the Jimmy Fallon impression he's been working on lately at the very end. If that isn't enough for you impression fanatics, Carvey and Fallon also do Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, and Adam Sandler impressions prior to Carvey's Fallon impression and Carvey did his Lorne Michaels impression in the first part of the interview, which you can watch below: READ MORE
While Will Forte's SNL spinoff action-comedy MacGruber didn't do so hot at the box office when it was released three summers ago, the movie has gone on to become a cult hit and a favorite amongst comedy nerds. Forte and Company first began talking about MacGruber 2 last year, and today, he tells Rolling Stone, "June 10th my writing partners John Solomon, Jorma Taccone and I are locking ourselves in a room and writing it." He added, "We were happy with how the original came out. I guess you wouldn't call it a success but people got to see it, sometimes you just have to be happy with that." Forte also revealed that he's talked to original cast members Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe about coming back for the second installment. He hinted last month at the possibility of a MacGruber 2 Kickstarter but that was before the whole Zach Braff Kickstarter debacle, so I'm assuming that plan is out now. Here's hoping Will Forte is able to get the gang back together.
The third and – as the posters promise – final installment in the The Hangover franchise was released to theaters today, and the reviews have been pretty harsh. As of this writing, the movie has a 25% rating on RottenTomatoes and a 32/100 on Metacritic, making it the worst-reviewed Hangover movie yet (the previous one earned a 34% and 44/100) and the worst-reviewed movie from director Todd Phillips yet.
The Hangover III doesn't copy the "What the hell did we do last night?" plotline from the original like Hangover II does, which is something critics have been complimenting the movie for while not enjoying the direction the story goes instead and deeming the film "unfunny." David Fear at Time Out London harshly writes that "Part III has curiously little interest in being even remotely funny." Joe Williams at St. Louis Post-Dispatch sums it up nicely: "The good news is that Ed Helms doesn’t wake up in a Tijuana brothel with an amputated leg and a donkey in the room. The bad news is that you’ll wish he had." Just about the only thing critics have praised about The Hangover III is a sequence in the end credits, so maybe just show up to the theater 90 minutes late?
With the premiere of his new Fox show Brooklyn Nine-Nine set for the fall, Parks and Recreation showrunner and co-creator Mike Schur is poised to become one of the rare comedy writers with two shows on the air at once. Schur co-created Brooklyn Nine-Nine, an ensemble cop comedy that stars Andy Samberg, with his fellow Parks and Rec writer/producer Dan Goor, and it's one of the most eagerly awaited new comedies of the fall season. I recently had the chance to talk to Schur about where the next season of Parks is headed, how Brooklyn Nine-Nine came together, and his comedy beginnings producing SNL's Weekend Update for Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey. READ MORE
Earlier this year, CBS greenlit the pilot Bad Teacher, based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz movie of the same name, and now the network has ordered up 13 episodes of the show for midseason. Coming a couple weeks after the networks ordered and announced all their new 2013-14 season comedies, the Bad Teacher pickup is a bit of a surprise because networks rarely order shows this late. The single-camera comedy will find Ari Graynor (For a Good Time, Call…) taking over Cameron Diaz's irresponsible schoolteacher role with Party Down's Ryan Hansen, David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert, and Kristin Davis co-starring. Bad Teacher's showrunner will be Community writing staff alum Hilary Winston, who knows her way around a school sitcom.
Here's the trailer for the new Jason Sudeikis/Jennifer Aniston drug smuggling comedy We're the Millers that sees them playing a pot dealer and a stripper who pose as a family with two fake kids to sneak a bunch of marijuana over the border. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball), the movie also stars Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Tom Lennon, and Ken Marino, which is a better cast than any drug smuggling comedy I've ever heard of.
Dazed and Confused director Richard Linklater is working on a "spiritual sequel" to the classic 1993 ensemble comedy. Linklater has been developing the project for several years, but he revealed yesterday during a Reddit AMA that the movie may be going into production soon. When asked about the status of the film during the Q&A, Linklater replied, "Hoping to make it this fall, actually. A college comedy. I feel like mixing it up with a big ensemble." While the untitled movie, formerly called That's What I'm Talking About, won't follow any of the characters from Dazed and Confused, it will be similar to the movie in terms of style and form, following an ensemble of kids during their first week of college in 1980. If there's anybody who knows how to make a great sequel, it's Richard Linklater, who made the critically-acclaimed sequel Before Sunset in 2004 to his 1995 romantic drama Before Sunrise and has done it again with the third part in the series, Before Midnight, which is opening this weekend to strong reviews.
Here's the teaser trailer for Delivery Man, a new comedy starring Vince Vaughn as a guy who finds out he's the father of 533 children after a mistake at a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Set for release November 22nd, it's a remake of the 2011 French-Canadian movie Starbuck. Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt is co-starring as Vince Vaughn's sidekick/lawyer, a role for which he gained 65 pounds, demonstrating a commitment to his craft that should serve as an example to the stars of future sperm donor comedies.
SNL's co-head writer Colin Jost has a funny new piece in The New Yorker today in which he previewed this summer's unlikely movie sequels, including Even More Descendants, Jurassic Park 1-D, and What to Expect When You're Expecting to See 'Trouble with the Curve.' Don't go to the cinema without reading this handy guide first!
Here's Tig Notaro's first-ever remote segment on Conan, in which she goes around to various businesses in LA and tries to get them to hang her autographed headshot on the wall. She has much better luck than Chris Gethard, who tried a similar thing for IFC last year but couldn't get any businesses to take his headshot, proving that it's way easier to get a headshot hung up in LA than it is in New Jersey. Also, calling Sarah Silverman on speakerphone in front of the store owner doesn't hurt.
Here's the latest song from The Lonely Island as part of their series Wack Wednesdays in which they're dropping a new song or video every Wednesday until the release of their new album, The Wack Album. Called "Semicolon," the track finds Lonely Islanders Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer backed up by Solange, and it may just be the best grammar-related rap song ever.
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