Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tons of Seth Meyers stuff for you guys that the people at kindly collated. As you know, Meyers hosts the ESPYs in July. Here's the ESPY promo -

Rest of the stuff after the jump.

Hannibal Buress CD "My Name is Hannibal" Out July 27

Stand-up comedian/SNL writer Hannibal Buress has announced on his Twitter that his debut comedy album "My Name Is Hannibal" will be released on July 27. 

Once I get pre-order/purchasing info, I'll post it here. 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fred Armisen was on The Takeaway today discussing summer music.
You can listen here -

Jason Sudeikis to guest star on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Jason Sudeikis is reported to have filmed scenes for an upcoming episode of the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sudeikis was there Tuesday to shoot scenes as Schmitty, a friend of the gang who gets dumped.
The new season of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia will debut in September. 
Meanwhile, Sudeikis will also star alongside It's Always Sunny star Charlie Day in the soon to be released Going The Distance and Horrible Bosses which starts shooting next month. 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

From the NY Post -

“Saturday Night Live” funnymen Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis took a mancation to Gansevoort Turks and Caicos to celebrate Forte’s 40th brithday. Witnesses said they spent most of their weeklong vacation sunbathing by the pool and boating. On Thursday night, Forte’s actual birthday, the pair sang karaoke at local Irish pub Danny Buoy’s, to which Forte came wearing a gold construction hat painted with the words “Will Forty.” The guys sang rock tunes including “What a Fool Believes” by the Doobie Brothers and “Wind of Change” by the Scorpions until 2:30 a.m. There was no sign of Sudeikis’ rumored new girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston.

My moment of glory

Seth Meyers Live Chat - Text

Well, the Seth Meyers live chat went exceedingly well! Seth answered two of my questions - one on the Lost sketch that never was and one about John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress & Jessi Klein making possible on-screen appearances next season.
The full text of the chat is here -

Wil Forte & Jason Sudeikis singing You Ain't Going Nowhere

On my YouTube travels today, I came upon this little ditty. It's Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis singing You Ain't Going Nowhere during Dylan Fest 2010. It's pretty awesome so, enjoy!

Seth Meyers Appearing on SportsNation today!

Seth Meyers will appear on SportsNation today at 1.30PM ET and you can join him and send questions in at that time -

Seth Meyers will host this year's ESPYs on July 14 at 9PM ET.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Behind The Scenes - Great Day Digital Short (VIDEO)

John Lutz UCB Podcast

Just came across these UCB Theatre podcasts and discovered one with 30 Rock star/SNL writer John Lutz. You can listen to it here

Or alternatively, you can download it from the RSS Feed -


Jason Reitman producing adaptation of Simon Rich Novel, "Elliot Alagash"

Well, I reported this a few weeks ago thanks to my Tumblr friend Beth who got the dish on all things Simon Rich at a Q&A a few weeks ago (which you can read here), but now that The Hollywood Reporter is reporting it - well, I can't not report it -

Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman has optioned the rights to the novel Elliot Alagash written by SNL writer Simon Rich under his film production company Right of Way Films. Reitman will be producing but no word on who will direct the project. Simon Rich will adapt the script.  

I like the Rushmore-type vibe I get from Elliot Alagash anyway so I have high hopes for this as a movie. And if Rich is adapting - well that's got "satire gold" written all over it.

Bill Hader Talks Les Grossman Movie

From In Touch -

Bill Hader can’t wait to again be abused by Tom Cruise! The Saturday Night Live actor is looking forward to reprising his Tropic Thunder role of Rob Slolom, the long-suffering assistant to Tom’s burly, bald studio executive character Les Grossman, in the movie’s upcoming spin-off. “I love getting yelled at by him!” Bill told In Touch at the premiere of FX’s new comedy Louie at Caroline’s in New York. “Having to take that much abuse is pretty funny. It’s on a Mr. Smithers-Mr. Burns [of The Simpsons] level!” 

So will the movie be a prequel explaining how Les got fat and learned how to freak-dance or pick-up where Tropic Thunder left off? “It could be set on another planet for all I know!” says Bill. “I know Mike Bacall, the guy who’s writing it, and they have all of those ideas. He’s an insanely talented guy — he wrote Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World with Edgar Wright and a great drama called Manic [with Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt], which Michael also starred in. We could be seeing some addiction and some weird stuff — but the dancing scenes are pretty mandatory!” 

Bill is looking forward to the project not only as an actor, but also as a fan of Tom’s. “It’s just great watching Tom — even doing those characters again for the MTV Movie Awards was so much fun,” says Bill. “He’s such a hard worker — and funny, improvising lines — like when [Tom as Les] yelled at Jaden Smith and Will Smith said ‘Come on, man, he’s only 11 years old!’ and Tom said. ‘I don’t care if he’s TEN!’ Tom came up with that — on top of everything else, he’s really funny.    

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

John Mulaney and Hannibal Buress at Just For Laughs

SNL writers John Mulaney and Hannibal Buress were out in full force at last week's Just For Laughs festival in Chicago. John Mulaney performed multiple times including at Ellen Degeneres' TBS Special while Hannibal Buress opened for Aziz Ansari. Both guys received excellent reviews throughout the week.
I've got photos of Mulaney and Buress in action after the jump.

Bill Hader Attends "Louie" Premiere

Bill Hader was in attendance at last night's premiere of the upcoming FX comedy series Louie. The series which stars stand-up Louis C.K. premieres June 29. Pictures of Hader after the jump.

Hannibal Buress to Perform at Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Music Festival has added four comedians to its ever-growing bill. The festival, which will be held in Chicago's Union Park between July 16-18, has added Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter and SNL writer/stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress to its bill for Friday July 16.

If you don't already have tickets, there are still tickets left for Friday which you can buy here -

The musical line-up for Pitchfork Musical Festival includes Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene, LCD Soundsystem, Sleigh Bells and tons of other bands that I've never heard of but would expect Pitchfork to like.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Bill Hader - Narrator of Scott Pilgrim?

So, last week Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright tweeted that he was doing an ADR session with Jason Schwartzman, Garth Jennings and one Bill Hader. This sent the internet into a flurry, as Hader was not one of the billed stars of Scott Pilgrim and so there was much speculation about what Hader's roll entailed.

Well, Wright participated in an LA Film Fest Conversation last night and there, he showed nine minutes of Scott Pilgrim in which it's clear that Bill Hader is serving as a narrator for the film. From Cinema Blend -

 Suddenly, a drawing of Scott pops up on the right side of the screen and a narration begins - most certainly the voice of Bill Hader. Reflecting on his last relationship, the narrator talks about how Scott got his hair cut right before his last girlfriend broke up with him, that it's been more than 400 days since his last haircut, and that he has since been cutting his hair himself.

Mystery solved!

Scott Pilgrim vs The World opens in theaters on August 13. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Awkward Comedy Show

So, The Awkward Comedy  Show is a documentary of sorts which showcases the Awkward Kings of Comedy, namely Victor Varnado, Baron Vaughn, Eric Andre and SNL writer Hannibal Buress.

According to the Amazon summary -
Comic Marina Franklin interviews the Awkward Kings, whose ranks include alternative stand-up artists Victor Varnado, Hannibal Buress, Eric AndrĂ© and Baron Vaughn. The film captures their antics on and off the stage through group hang-out sessions, informal interviews and personal vignettes animated by underground comic book artists. While the Kings each have their own wacky style, they all have two things in common: they re all a little weird, and they all challenge our preconceptions of what black comedy is and can be. 

Riffing on topics ranging from Shakespeare to science fiction, THE AWKWARD KINGS inject black comedy with a fresh and nerdy new style.

By all accounts, it's very good and it's available to buy on Amazon now at -

Do it!