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The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

By | June 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | One comment

Writing about comedy is, unfortunately, not my day gig. I spend most of my time as a graduate student in American Studies, trying to parse the weird idiosyncrasies of our culture and politics and learn more about what makes our nation tick. So films like comic Renaissance man...

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Thanks to Scott Aukerman and friends, a Rocky vs Rambo movie script exists

Thanks to Scott Aukerman and friends, a Rocky vs Rambo movie script exists

By | January 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm | No comments

It is an observable phenomenon that many beloved comedians hang out with each other and, when they do, they often come up with really funny ideas-- many of which will never see the light of day. Like, the groundbreaking web series where comedians go from town to town looking...

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The Black List offers a look inside the future of comedy movies

The Black List offers a look inside the future of comedy movies

By | December 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm | No comments

If you ever wondered how Diablo Cody's script for Juno got discovered, one of the main sources for exposure was the annual Black List compiled by Overbrook Entertainment's Franklin Leonard. The Black List features several of the "most-liked" unproduced screenplays of a calendar...

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“50/50″ stays true to its buzz; is equally funny and stark

“50/50″ stays true to its buzz; is equally funny and stark

By | October 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm | No comments

It seems in a world of trailers designed to trick people into watching a different film than the one that was actually made, a movie delivering on what it promised would seem out of the question. 50/50 bucks that trend and fulfilled on what every TV spot, late night TV...

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Video: Steve Carell demands to have biggest head on all movie posters

Video: Steve Carell demands to have biggest head on all movie posters

By | July 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm | No comments

One of my favorite aspects of Steve Carell’s tenure on The Office was seeing him get mad. There’s something about Carell yelling that is pretty much inherently hilarious. Like, if you don’t find this wonderful, you’re pretty much inhuman: So, needless to say, I am...

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Video: What if Captain America was Iranian?

Video: What if Captain America was Iranian?

By | July 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm | No comments

Maybe it's because I don't know how to have fun like the rest of America, but I don't give shit about Captain America the movie. Or Transformers. Or whatever-the-fuck else is playing at the theater where a director has smashed together a bunch of explosions, really attractive...

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Robert Smigel cast in new Judd Apatow flick

Robert Smigel cast in new Judd Apatow flick

By | July 18, 2011 at 10:51 am | No comments

Robert Smigel, the creator and voice of Triumph the Comic Insult Dog, has been cast in Judd Apatow's next comedy. Apatow's Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo has also signed on to co-star in the flick, a Universal picture starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Bridesmaids scene...

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Mila Kunis on the cover of GQ’s Comedy Issue: a step forward or back for women in comedy?

Mila Kunis on the cover of GQ’s Comedy Issue: a step forward or back for women in comedy?

By | July 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm | 6 comments

For their fourth annual Comedy Issue, mens's interest mag GQ has chosen actress Mila Kunis as their cover woman. It's newsworthy, I suppose, since she's not a dude; the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen, Tracy Morgan and Paul Rudd have graced the comedy-themed issue in...

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Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill” and why we’re all doomed

Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill” and why we’re all doomed

By | July 12, 2011 at 8:32 am | One comment

A high profile Television producer once told me about his industry, "It's show business, not show art." While that's true, there are, as with everything in this business, shades of grey. In the case of comedies at your local multiplex this summer, it's clearly all about the...

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