As part of YouTube’s “Comedy Week,” Zach Galifianakis held a very special edition of his Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns which starts out like a regular James Franco interview but then gets weird real quick. Lonely Island and Edward Norton co-star, which is great, because we haven’t seen those guys in forever. (Edward Norton, where’ve you been hiding?)
It’s easy to be down on “alternative” —or independent—romantic comedies. Lower-budget boy-meets-girl movies seem even more moribund than more conventional entries in the genre these days, with offerings like Lola Versus and (500) Days of Summer aping Hollywood conventions, adding little to the well-oiled machine but a vague sense of quirk. The notion that they’re telling a new or different sort of story is belied by the same familiar beats and characters and tropes audiences have become familiar with through your run-of-the-mill blockbuster.
Saturday Night Live
Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Right on the heels of Kristin Wiig, Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg announced on Friday to The New York Times that was he was leaving Saturday Night Live. Not that he hadn’t already hinted that in his last Digital Short.
Why did (probably) former Saturday Night Live actor Andy Samberg give one of the two special guest graduation speech this year at Harvard? Well, obviously Barney Frank wasn’t going to make a lot of Adele jokes and kiss Harvard students on the mouth, so “Dick in the Box” guy it is!
After swirling rumors that Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg–along with costar Jason Sudeikis–would be leaving the cast of Saturday Night Live at the end of the 2011-12 season, Ms. Wiig and Mr. Samberg were indulged with tributes during this weekend’s season finale. At episode’s end, Ms. Wiig was serenaded by the Arcade Fire in a Read More
After rumors that Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis are but a month away from their last Saturday Night Live appearance, who will take over the SNL spotlight? Based on Saturday’s episode, here’s who we think will have the balance of power next season–in descending order of power!
Saturday Night Live
Okay, before anyone has a heart-attack, consider the source of the information that three major players on Saturday Night Live–Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg–might be leaving the show. Especially since the source is an anonymous one, and they are giving away Lorne Michaels‘ secrets to Us Weekly.
It took a while for the wonderful singer and harpist Joanna Newsom to start her sold-out show at Town Hall last night. Lou Reed slumped in an aisle seat, looking unamused. He puckered his lips absentmindedly and stared straight ahead. He sat one row behind Ms. Newsom’s companion, Andy Samberg, and his friends from Saturday Read More
Because we have an aversion to all things LC, we haven’t turned to MTV in quite a while. However, with the MTV Movie Awards airing last night, what better time to make an exception? And folks, what an eye-opener! At first we thought commercials for shows like 16 and Pregnant, Paris Hilton’s My BFF and Read More
I Love You, Man
Running time 110 minutes
Written by Larry Levin and John Hamburg
Starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, J. K. Simmons, Jaime Pressly
For pure nausea, there’s a rudimentary horror masquerading as a gross-out comedy marketed for morons called I Love You, Man. Another brain-dead freak show about Read More