Wednesday, December 30, 2009

another marathon i can get behind

On SciFi. Which I refuse to spell the new lame way.
Starting at 8am going until 3am Saturday morning. Fuck yeah.

Um, ok.

'Saturday Night Live' announces hosts

Charles Barkley and Sigourney Weaver will host the first two new episodes of Saturday Night Live in 2010. The basketball legend, who previously hosted the show back in 1993, will guest on the Jan. 9 show, with Alicia Keys providing the music. On Jan. 16, Weaver, currently appearing in Avatar, will host along with The Ting Tings.

I like The Ting Tings...but the rest of those choices are ok at best.
When are they going to have someone awesome and/or hilarious host?
Aziz? Michael Cera? Anyone?

I know that ridiculous movie the Tooth Fairy is coming out in January so let me predict another hosting attempt by Dwayne Johnson. Great.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

good idea

Let's never speak of 2009 again

Monday, December 28, 2009

my kind of marathon

NBC is showing 4 episodes of my beloved Community tonight from 8 to 10.
Record it you guys!

oh hi tom waits.

First he collaborates with Atmosphere on last year’s When Life Gives you Lemons… and now Tom Waits is lending his growl to N.A.S.A.’s “Spacious Thoughts,” (alongside Kool Keith no less). How long before we can expect a full length Hip Hop record from the old man? You gotta hand it to him though, he knows how to pick em’. N.A.S.A. (North America/South America) is the partnership of soon-to-be superstars American DJ Squeak E. Clean (Sam Spiegel) and Brazilian DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales). The duo utilizes a shared love of old school Brazilian funk to create masterfully crafted hip hop beats, and have partnered with a huge number of serious talents for their upcoming record. “Spacious Thoughts” presents a meeting of two of America’s most eccentric musical personalities in Waits and Keith. The union proves that not only does Dr. Dooom still have it, but Tom Waits can actually rap (sort of). He mostly grumbles/sings through his parts in his typical style (but come on, no one really wants to hear Tom Waits yes y’alling and shouting out to his homies). The backing beat is a pretty funky brass jam, but really only window dressing for Waits and Keith doing what they do best: being oddball geniuses.

via CultureBully

N.A.S.A. wiki

love from Questlove

The Root's new music release, “Sandwiches,” was released on the Web by drummer Questlove. The collection is named after the songs played during commercial breaks; the Roots have composed over 1,000 of these numbers since their gig began back in March. In honor of the benchmark, Questlove took to his Twitter account and tweeted downloads to 22 songs. All The Way Live, a music blog dedicated to live performances, assembled the songs into the EP. Highlights include collaborations with George Benson, who jams alongside The Roots on Benson’s classic “Breezing,” and “Spain,” featuring the song’s composer Chick Chorea on piano.

One noticeable absence: Black Thought, the band’s MC, doesn’t rap on any of the tracks. Still, “Sandwiches” gives listeners a chance to hear The Roots in a fresh way and should hold over die-hard fans until the band releases its next full-length album, “How I Got Over,” slated for February 2010.

FREE Download: The Roots “Sandwiches” EP

as i have mentioned 30,000 times before, please be watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
it's the best.
also, follow Questlove on Twitter.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

kiss off

nick kroll interview

Nylon Guys Magazine January 2010
Comedy of Errors
by Dan Crane
photographed by Lauren Dukoff

Funnyman Nick Kroll got his break on one of the worst TV shows ever. Now look at him.

Comedian Nick Kroll could be 2009's poster boy for alt comedy if he believed in terms like alt comedy, which he doesn't. Kroll is in that sweet spot that any funnyman perennially busting his ass always dreams of occupying. He's a regular on the Los Angeles circuit, frequently doing stand up playing characters at Upright Citizens Brigade and Largo. He wrote and starred in tow of the funniest videos on "Rich Dicks," now being developed into a TV show, and "The Ed Hardy Boyz," which even Christian Audigier (the designer it contemptuously parodies) loved. Kroll has minor roles in Judd Apatow's upcoming Get Him to the Greek, as well as in Date Night with Steve Carell and Tina Fey. He lends a voice to HBO's animated comedy The Life & Times of Tim, and now he's co-starring on The League, FX's raunchy and hilarious new comedy about a group of dudes who obsess over fantasy football. I can't help but wonder: How does this guy even have time to have lunch with me?

Nevertheless, over an heirloom tomato, peach and burrata salad at Cube restaurant in Hollywood, Kroll -- who insists he's not a foodie ("I don't have the mental capacity for anything more than comedy") -- is spinning an inspiring tale of hard work finally paying off.

The story begins with the workshops Kroll took at the UCB Theater in New York City while he was a freshman at Georgetown University. He continued doing shows at UCB, wrote for MTV's Human Giant, and lent bits of snarky commentary to several of VH1's Most Awesomely Bad countdown shows. Then his wildest dreams came true. Sort of.

"I came out here [to L.A.] for the Emmy-winning television show Caveman," he jokes, referring to the critically lambasted sitcom based on the Geico commercials. "We shot the 12 episodes, and it took off. It was huge. I chose that we shouldn't do any more. We should just go out on top like Seinfeld. The network and the public and the critics agreed...." He laughs. The show was canceled after six episodes and had the dubious honor of landing on the Chicago Tribune's list of the top 25 worst TV shows ever.

Sure, Kroll, now 31, landed his first starring role in a sitcom that tanked miserably, but it got him out to L.A. (and got him on The View, which is one of the funniest bits of television you'll ever see -- find it on YouTube). More importantly, it gave him the network stamp of legitimacy. In other words: "This guy is bona fide," he explains. "He is certifiably willing to get four hours of makeup put on every morning to then be completely thrashed by the critics."

Kroll's new show, The League, looks much more promising. It's an improvised, single-camera ensemble sitcom in the style of Curb Your Enthusiasm. "The story they tell is that Jeff Schaffer [the show's creator, who also wrote for Seinfeld and Curb] was in three fantasy football leagues, and his wife was like, "If you're gonna spend your time doing this, you better make some money on it."

Kroll is part of a cast that includes Mark Duplass, from indie cult hit The Puffy Chair, and Human Giant's Paul Scheer. Having so many funny, talented guys to work with, says Kroll, gives the show its color. "You've got Steve [Rannazzisi], who is, like, a man, a guy, a real dude. I'm, like, half dude, maybe quarter dude," he says, offering me a bite of potted duck on warm farro with pomegranate ("You've gotta try this -- amazing"), underscoring, perhaps intentionally, his lack of dudeness.

Kroll loves the collaborative nature of the show, and he attributes much of his recent success to just being part of a peer group that supports one another. "It's all about being available and being open to this ability to achieve things," he says, then adds self-deprecatingly, "that sounds like a fucking self-help group."

Does the born-and-bred New Yorker see himself living in L.A. five years down the line?

"That depends where the primo coke is, you know?"

Friday, December 25, 2009

It's Christmas time in Hollis Queens

merry christmas

i plan on spending some of my day with these 3.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

it's true

I don't exist

season finale


this is the coolest clock i've ever seen.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

1981? what?

Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go album by Soft Cell

how is this song like 29 years old?
how is it that i will never get tired of it?

this wasn't necessary, but i'm in.

i hate myself for liking this.

fun fact: jigga charged the trailer company a million bucks to use that song. bananas.

i hate this

Tim and Susan Sarandon can't break up! This makes me lose faith in humanity. Ugh.

Susan Sarandon & Longtime Love Tim Robbins Split

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


“I don’t remember a time when I didn’t wanna be a police officer. Apart from the summer of 1979 when I wanted to be Kermit the Frog.”
— Nicholas Angel

"If you don't love the movie Hot Fuzz you are a total moron."
- Nicole D.

Monday, December 21, 2009

i don't get

why more people don't love this...

watch Showtime

Ronna and Beverly will be there!

NY Magazine interview with Don Glover

or as his twitter account reads: donglover
or as i like to refer to him as: his royal cuteness

New York Magazine November 29, 2009
Overachiever: Donald Glover

by Amos Barshad
photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images

At just 26, Donald Glover is a YouTube sensation (with his five-person comedy troupe, Derrick) and a veteran of the vaunted 30 Rock writers’ room and has a role on NBC’s Community as the dim-witted ex-jock Troy. Next up: Mystery Team, Derrick’s self-financed first feature—which Glover, for good measure, also scored. He spoke with Amos Barshad.

When did all this hyperactivity begin?

I went to a performing-arts-type school that my mom made me go to—she thought it was safer than my district school. I auditioned with a monologue from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off -- the ending speech that Cameron gives. I did that, and I sang a Boyz II Men song. Luckily, the guy I was auditioning for was a big Boyz II Men–Ferris Bueller fan.

What are the odds? And then right after graduating from New York University, you got hired to write for 30 Rock?

Yeah. I literally had my R.A. pager go off the first day of work. I had no money. That summer before I got the job, if I wasn’t at my dorm, I was in the psychological wing of NYU, doing some sort of test for $200. If you were lucky, it was just questions. But sometimes it’d be like, “Okay, put these goggles on and look at this light for a half an hour.” Then I got an e-mail out of nowhere from one of the producers. I was doing a lot of improv at UCB Theatre and other places, and my name got passed around.

You wrote a lot for Tracy Morgan’s character. How was that?

The first day I met him, I had a small Afro, and he was like, "You know, if you want to get dreads, you should get your girl pregnant and put the placenta in your hair." And I was like, "What the fuck... are you talking about?" But from that point on, I thought, Any brain that can make that up needs to be studied.

How did you land Community?

I auditioned, but I didn’t think it was going to go anywhere. Not that I didn’t like it, I just thought they’d want a good-looking, hunky, football-player-y white dude. I was more focused on my stand-up because I had just quit 30 Rock.

Wait -- you quit 30 Rock before being cast on Community?

Oh, yeah. I was really getting into stand-up, and I wanted to write more. I was unemployed for six days.

Impressive. So Mystery Team is essentially an Encyclopedia Brown spoof -- three kids who used to solve mysteries like “Who stole the cookies?” grow up and try to solve murders with the same techniques they used as kids. How did Derrick raise the money for the film?

A lot of it came from YouTube dollars -- they set up a revenue program [for people who produce extraordinarily popular videos]. Also we produced online commercials for Clearasil.

What do you see for Derrick in the future?

I honestly hope we become something like Pixar [laughs].

Anybody else, I’d laugh too.

QT's list

i know i'm a week late posting this, but i was secretly waiting for an updated video to surface...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

you guys,

why is the movie Gran Torino so underrated?


to be an asshole everyone, but wasn't brittany murphy like a huge druggie?

shitter was full


i so very much just loved that digital short.

and i'm so simultaneously in love with kristen wiig and james franco.

yes. here it is.

it just occured to me that this won't be as funny to people who don't or haven't watched Yo Gabba Gabba!
too bad for you.

Friday, December 18, 2009

thom means business

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is no tourist in the climate activism world — he’s defended fair trade, campaigned for Friends of the Earth, edited a climate change edition of the Observer, and sought to make Radiohead’s tours low carbon affairs. And now he’s come to Copenhagen, just hours before a possible agreement, determined to find reason for optimism — and perhaps set world leaders straight.

I spoke to the head Radiohead yesterday, shortly after he emerged from a meeting with the UK environment minister Ed Milliband, looking as harried and caveman-like than ever.

Article continues at

via Losanjealous

Thursday, December 17, 2009

major potential

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Iron Man 2 Trailer Now Online! -

The Iron Man 2 Trailer Now Online! -

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james franco

is adorable.

good times

a few of my highlights from the CDR Xmas Nativity Pageant:

Don Draper and Paul Kinsey stopped by. Hubba hubba.

Real live episode of Between Two Ferns with an audience member/winning bidder on the Zach Ebay auction and Ben Stiller.

Paul F. Tompkins introducing Tenacious D, just like the good ol' days.

And The D.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009


happy golden globe nominations day.

hope the HFPA doesn't screw things up too bad this year.

jane lynch is nominated so i'm already semi-satisfied.

Full list of nominations here

a few things:

Dear HFPA,


Monday, December 14, 2009

ding dong. router. netflix. what?

sorry SNL haters, i think this is funny.


this 60 minutes profile is long and good and that's what he said.

Watch CBS News Videos Online

how can you not love him?

love letters

of great men volume 1....yep. the same book carrie is reading is Sex and the City. go ahead and judge. i like SATC. i am a living, breathing cliché!

i woke up thinking of one of my favorite letters from the man who has a complex named after him.

My dearest Josephine -- I awaken
full of you. Between your portrait
and the memory of our intoxicating
night, my senses have had no
respite. Sweet and incomparable
Josephine, what is this bizarre
effect you have upon my heart? What
if you were to by angry? What if I
were to see you sad or troubled?
Then my soul would be shattered by
distress. Then your lover could
find no peace, no rest. But I find
none, either, when I succumb to the
profound emotion that overwhelms me,
when I draw up from your lips, from
your heart, a flame that consumes
me. You will be leaving the city at
noon. But I shall see you in three
hours. Until then, mio dolce amor,
I send you a thousand kisses -- but
send me none in return, for they set
my blood on fire.

I mean really. The dude just basically killed it for every other man that tried to put a pen to paper. That letter is so perfect. And the bitch cheated on him.

upon a google search i found this screenwriter who blogged about Kubrick's Napoleon that is very interesting....
if you're into that sort of thing.


listening to a lot of bob dylan and watching the movie one fine day every time it's on.
(which is a lot/now).

also: life, you can do me a favor and stop torturing me.

and: while we're on the subject of complaining (always), let's compare last years' award season movies to this years'.
what a fucking joke.
i miss 2008.

Friday, December 11, 2009

new favorite song

you smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa

oh yeah, is kind of great.

oh the pain

The UCB theatre and Comedy Death Ray are doing an Ebay auction to raise money for the LA Food Bank.

In addition to bidding on things like an autographed script of The Office, spending the day with Brody Stevens, and performing on Assscat! there is the one prize to rule them all:

Comedy Death-Ray 2010 FRONT OF LINE PASS

Go to the front of the line at EVERY SHOW in 2010!

You are bidding on two tickets to EVERY Comedy Death-Ray show in 2010 - along with FRONT OF LINE or RESERVED SEATING status!

Winner will receive two tickets, as well as either a pass to skip to the front of the line, or the seats of their choice RESERVED, for every CDR show in the new year!

never ever, in the history of time has there ever been anything more tailor made for anyone.
I would dieeeeeeeeeeee for this.
It's literally all I can think about, and I'm having a bit of a meltdown.
If only I were a normal functioning adult with a job and/or a credit card.

My favorite part is that the dude who won last year got announced at CDR this week and I recognized him but he is FOR SURE not at every show like I am. Bastard didn't even use all of his tickets.

I don't usually like to type this but FML.

this pretty much sucks

'Flight of the Conchords' ending run

Thursday, December 10, 2009

oh andy daly

you are magical.

thanks for showing me this VicHop.


Portishead song!
it benefits Amnesty and your ears!

Portishead have released a brand new track - 'Chase the Tear' for Amnesty International.

It's now available as an exclusive download single from 7 digital with all earnings going towards Amnesty's human rights work.

First aired on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 9 December, the track is out just in time for international human rights day on 10 December.

And if you were wondering - 'Chase the Tear' is a reference to a paper tear-style 'tear', not a tear from an eye!

via Pitchfork

random side note: in perfect Nicole dream fantasy land Beth Gibbons would be at my beck and call to sing me to sleep when i needed it.


Give me my heart back, because you have STOLEN IT.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

best card ever

saw this at Skylight Books and i think it's pretty great.

i love the 80s

sometimes a girl just needs to listen to this song and have dancey dance time.
don't judge.

nick kroll...

i lovehimsomuch

Monday, December 7, 2009

i am so there.


if i missed a call from Christian Slater and on top of it he dropped a line from Heathers on my machine i would murder myself.

via: Best Week Ever.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


um. ok. so this is happening.
there are still tickets available if you happen to be made of money and $275 is no biggie.

as for me, i will keep CDRing and seeing the same people for $5 a week.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


this Comedy Death Ray video is like a month old but i shall post it now because it is December and i am no longer anti-holidays.
the tree is up.

Do They Know It's Christmas? from Scott Aukerman on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

eye candy

i loved this movie.

and colin firth's house is John Lautner's Schaffer Residence, which only added the the beauty.
seriously, every single shot looked like it could've been part of a Vogue spread.

oh, and i got to see it introduced by Tom Ford.
no big deal. i was just in the same room with the hottest man alive.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

listen and repeat

Battlefield Vietnam - 10 - All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks

if this song doesn't make you dance, tap a foot, or do some kind of a head nod you are a fool.

andy samberg, ilovehimsomuch

this is pretty great

sidebar: i would do literally anything for a job at the soup. even if it was like, putting the pomade in joel's hair. scratch. especially if it was putting the pomade in joel's hair.

for real?

forgive me for the blurry blackberry picture but check that shit out!
i know the today show is 4 hours long (!) but in the description for todays' today it lists "how to cook everything".
wait what?
you guys are going to give your viewers instructions on how to cook every food in the world?
i mean, wow.
and we get an interview with steven seagal on top of that. jackpot.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

beetle drink?

today, upon watching this for the bazillionth time i realized a few things.

i like 2009 alec baldwin way better than 1988 alec baldwin.

catherine o'hara is amazing.
duh, i already knew that.

this movie is flawless.
wait, i already knew that.

doc love

this movie is so heartbreakingly good and it's heartbreaking bullshit that it got cut from the Oscar shortlist.

But at least we have the Spirit Awards, they nominated it today and it's most likely gonna win. hopefully the band will play at the ceremony.

please watch Anvil! The Story of Anvil if you haven't yet.

also left off of the list: It Might Get Loud, This is it, and The September Issue.




The YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi was recently completed, and its curvilinear grid-shell which is covered with over 5,300 diamond-shaped steel panels, containing nearly 5000 LED fixtures is being announced as the world’s largest LED project controlled through RDM (Remote Device Management).

sadly i will never get to see this fantastic hotel in real life since i have no plans to visit Abu Dhabi. Ever.
I say build one of these bad boys in Vegas where it clearly belongs.

read more @ the contemporist

yay mindy!

this is all kinds of good news:

"The Office" scribes Brent Forrester and Mindy Kaling are looking to boost their self-esteem with a bigscreen project at Mandate Pictures.

The duo have set up "The Low Self Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie" with the team behind "Juno" and will pen the original romantic comedy, which will be produced by John Malkovich via his Mr. Mudd shingle. Mandate and Mr. Mudd collaborated on "Juno."

Story centers on a woman whose lack of self-worth has limited her choice in men to losers. Just as she is about to hit the bottom of the barrel, her life takes an unexpected turn when she is pursued by the hottest guy ever.

Kaling, who is also an "Office" cast member, will play a supporting role.

'Office' pair team for film

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Important Things with Demetri Martin
Coolness - Some Data
Joke of the DayStand-Up ComedyFree Online Games

you had me at tater tots

Grill 'Em All Hits Streets December

i wasn't especially interested in this article about a new burger truck until i read this:

In addition to burgers look for H-100’s (cheddar and jack filled, panko-crusted tater tots), the Molly Hatchet (seared fennel sausage gravy, bacon, and a maple syrup drizzle), and, not sure the musical connection but, fries with truffle oil.


more @ Eater LA

Monday, November 30, 2009

i want to go to there

just a guess

but i think It's Complicated is for sure the worst movie title of the year, if not the last five. or ever. don't make me think of denise richards when i am trying to enjoy me some magical streep/baldwin/martin action!

That being said, I am overtly excited to see it and the 3 of them together is like a unicorn covered in gold and chocolate sauce.

Friday, November 27, 2009

oh nice

Thanks Thrillist for introducing me to WitStream.

Assembled at WitStream™ is a group of hand selected writers, comedians, and all around brilliant humorists. So for hilarious commentary on all that's happening now, stop wondering who to follow.


from Rob Huebel yesterday:

I bet the guy that invented gravy is getting so laid right now.

(if you don't think that is funny than i don't even know what.)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

i'm thankful for

the marathon today.

oh, and the ride it inspired.

UPDATE: wow. i am TORN like natalie imbruglia! FX is showing Home Alone 5 times in a row!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

PDL time

i got the time but the time don't pay

i know i've posted this before.
i'm doing it again.
i have an irational love for this song and listen to it basically every day.
sue me.

Cast of 'Nine' shines for SAG

Cast of 'Nine' shines for SAG

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settle down aziz

this is a lot of work:

» Ansari, Woliner sell pitches to Judd Apatow
November 24, 2009 2:22 PM - by BillBrasky
Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures have picked up a trio of comedy pitches from Aziz Ansari and Jason Woliner.

Ansari, who stars opposite Amy Poehler on NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," is attached to star in all three projects.

Ansari and Woliner, who previously worked together on the MTV cult series “Human Giant,” will team to write at least one of the projects, which will be produced via Apatow’s Universal-based production company.

Thematically, the projects have nothing to do with one another. The first, tentatively titled “Let’s Do This,” is a road movie about two guys who work for a motivational speaking company. The second, which is untitled, follows a disgraced cosmonaut (Ansari) who is forced to return to outer space to clear his name. The third, also untitled, sprang from Ansari’s supporting role in the Apatow-helmed comedy “Funny People.”

“We didn’t expect all three to work,” said Ansari. “We had a breakfast meeting with Judd and pitched them. We were like, ‘Which one do you like?’ He wanted all three.”

Woliner is attached to direct the pics. “We are hesitant to say too much about our ideas,” joked Ansari. “A few years ago, we announced our new idea about a film where the world ended in the year 2014. We have since had to stop developing this movie.”

Ansari will be seen next year in director Nick Stoller’s “Get Him to the Greek,” which Apatow is producing for Universal. His Comedy Central standup special “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening,” which Woliner directed, will air on Jan. 17th, with a CD and DVD set for release on Jan. 19th.

Woliner is now directing the pilot “Eagleheart,” starring Chris Elliott, for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He recently directed an episode of “Parks and Recreation” and several segments for HBO’s upcoming series “Funny or Die Presents.”

via AST

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

trailer time

i pretty much love everything about this.
thank you noah baumbach for making ben stiller an actor again, and not a caricature of himself.
too bad we have to wait until march to see it.

Thanks Gentleman's Quarterly

GQ December 2009
Men of the Year: Funny Men: The 'Hangover' Guys
by Jason Gay
photograph by Martin Schoeller

The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Bradley Cooper reunite to talk sequels, prosthetic penises, and what they'll do if the funniest movie of 2009 actually wins an Oscar. (Hint: It involves a tiger)

It's been more than six months since The Hangover, director Todd Phillips's wickedly depraved comedy about a Vegas bachelor party gone wrong, became the shock blockbuster of 2009, earning $450 million worldwide and counting. And while the movie will be remembered for its R-rated raunchiness (stripper marriages, Mike Tyson's stolen tiger, a final-credits slide show featuring Zach Galifianakis receiving oral sex from what appears to be a middle-aged mom), it was the chemistry of its three relatively low-watt stars—Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Galifianakis—that gave it a sui generis spark.

"I felt we'd been seeing the same faces in comedy," explains Phillips. "These three guys, although certainly not nobodies, hadn't been in a ton of movies. There's a freshness to it."

The Hangover trio have remained friends, spending a wild New Year's Eve at Galifianakis's North Carolina farm ("My brother did something in the woods that is unspeakable," says Galifianakis, refusing to elaborate) and keeping tabs on one another's burgeoning post-summer-smash careers. Meanwhile, there's the inevitable progress toward a Hangover sequel, reportedly due in 2011. Says Helms, totally in earnest: "I can't wait to get back to work with these guys."

When did you guys first start to think that The Hangover was going to be a big movie?

Zach Galifianakis: I remember going to dinner with Brad and Ed and saying, "Doesn't this movie seem like it's going to be good?" I'd never been in anything good.

Bradley Cooper: It was the first opportunity for all of us to do starring roles. I remember thinking, "When are the other actors who are the stars of the movie going to come and shoot their scenes? The whole movie about the three of us? That's so fucked-up!"

Ed Helms: We all had a lot of healthy skepticism. We all knew that we were having a good time, but there wasn't any sense that the movie would be really big. The minute you start to expect big things, that shit always just blows up in your face.

Galifianakis: By the way, when I say, "The movie is going to be good," I mean, "It's not going to be embarrassing."

But then the movie opens, and it turns into one of the highest-grossing films of all time.

Galifianakis: We were hearing things about great test audiences, but you take that with a grain of salt. But when it came out, it just validated the test stuff. I've been approached by, like, old people about the movie—people you would never think would go to see it.

Helms: The cross section is just staggering.

Galifianakis: It's like a guy in a golf outfit, then some goth kids. It's just weird. The movie had a denominator that people liked.

Cooper: Hangovers.

Helms: Everybody loves hangovers.

Do fans ask you to repeat one of your lines? Is there a question you always get?

Helms: I get asked about the tooth so much [in real life, Helms's front tooth is fake] that when they ask, "Was it special effects?" I'll sometimes just be like, "Yes."

Cooper: Have you really resorted to that? That's hilarious. Oddly, for my character, a lot of people love saying, "Paging Dr. Faggot."

Galifianakis: I get a lot of mothers with newborns wanting me to jerk off their baby.


Galifianakis: No!

Has this movie changed your lives?

Cooper: Definitely.

Galifianakis: Professionally, more people call you to be in stuff. And I get better tables at Sbarro.

Zach, how often do you get asked if you used your real penis or a prosthetic for that final bit in the end credits?

Galifianakis: My mom was with me a week and a half ago—and I heard someone ask her about it and she thought it was real. I was like, "Mom, are you crazy?"

Helms: You know, I get asked a lot about Zach's member.

What do you say?

Helms: Well, come on! It's so white, it looks like it was made out of ivory. I would hope it's not real.

When was the last time you watched The Hangover?

Cooper: This morning.

[Everyone laughs.]

Is there a favorite line in the movie that's not yours?

Galifianakis: My favorite never gets a laugh. We're talking about that satchel thing that I wear, and Bradley goes something like, "Joy Behar wears one." It's the kind of thing that makes me and Bradley and Ed laugh, but the audience is like, "Who's Joy Behar? Does she really wear one of those things?"

Cooper: My favorite moment is when we're all in the bed with Justin Bartha and Ed is in his underwear. He's just gotten off the phone with his girlfriend, and he does his flexing thing. When we shot that, I thought it was so funny.

Helms: I think one of my favorite lines is when Zach says, "This isn't the real Caesar's palace, is it?"

Cooper: And then he goes, "I didn't think so."

Helms: Did you improvise that?

Galifianakis: I think so.

Helms: Classic Galifianakis.

What's the story with the sequel>

Cooper: Everything's in motion, and luckily everybody wants to do it. I guess you could run the risk of possibly tainting the first movie if it's not good, but you can't really think about that. Just the idea of getting back into these three characters with Todd at the helm -- I can't think of anything better, to be honest with you.

Galifianakis: Who cares what the end product is? We'll just get to hang out and work together.

Will you guys be voting for one another for the Oscars this year?

Cooper: I don't vote in the Oscars, unfortunately.

Galifianakis: I saw Ed passing out flyers at the Grove [an L.A. mall] for it to be nominated, and I think that is supertacky.

Helms: The really crazy thing is that warner Bros. asked me to submit "Stu's Song (What Do Tigers Dream Of?)" in the best song category for the Academy Award. So we went through the rigmarole of actually having it transcribed and writing out the score. Todd and I made an official submission. It's so ridiculous.

Galifianakis: Oh, Ed. That would be the greatest thing in the world.

Cooper: Could you imagine?

Galifianakis: If you win, you have to go accept it with a tiger on a leash.

Helms: It would be hilarious.

Galifianakis: Though you may lose.

Cooper: To Phil Collins.

Monday, November 23, 2009


oh dear sweet jesus.
i am trying to watch whatever works and i am about to kill myself.
evan rachel wood is the worst actress since the twilight cast.
finishing this movie will be an exercise in futility.

beware i bear more grudges

Sunday, November 22, 2009

how to fix SNL

This Entertainment Weekly article is right on.

Saturday Night Live | 'SNL': 10 Ways to Fix It | Photo 10 of 11 |


not the best episode that ever happened, but if you try to argue with his cuteness you will lose.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

martha, you're kind of awesome


some more pictures from the Tim Burton installation at MOCA...

last nights'

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was more awesome than usual...
we got:
-Thank you notes
-The Real Housewives of Late Night
-Joseph Gordon-Levitt (ilovehimsomuch)
-Elvis Costello (!) interview and performance with The Roots. (!)

watch it! what better do you have to do?

Extra added goodness:
The Pixies are gonna be on the show next Tuesday
from their blog:
If that wasn't exciting enough, they are also going to be doing a second song exclusively for the web. It will be a second song off their classic album Doolittle (they'll be performing "Debaser" on air). But get this. YOU get to choose which song. Or should I say, you get to pick-see the song. GET IT? Tune in to tonight's show - Jimmy will explain everything!

Maria Bamford on tv

I am seriously loving the new Target commercials because of crazypants Bamford....
this is an article from her local Minnesota paper about them.

Duluth native plays double role in Target commercial | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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oh look, you can watch them online if you don't know what i'm talking about.

Elle interview with Kaitlin Olson

Interview with actress Kaitlin Olson - Get more Entertainment News on

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there will be barf

'NEW MOON' SHREDS MOVIE RECORDS! Opens To $72.7M Biggest Friday/Single Day (Including All-Time $26.2M Midnights); 'Twilight' Sequel Tracking $125M Weekend

Friday, November 20, 2009


this is happening

Umami Burger, The Truck


get here sooner!


nikki finke just sent me an interesting email. and by interesting i mean i want to hurl.

BREAKING NEWS! THURSDAY PM: I've learned tonight from rival studios that Summit Entertainment's New Moon could break the all-time midnight opening record for a motion picture as it opens across North America in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 AM Friday.

you guys, if New Moon out-earns The Dark Knight I will never go to the movies again.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

i miss 1990

thanks 93.5

i will listen to this.

big day

February 2nd is gonna be kind of a big deal.

First, at 5am the Oscar nominations will be announced...and then the first episode of the last season of LOST!

um. February 2nd. I have something to say:

dear julianne,

thank you for introducing me to this website that let's you embed audio clips.