Beloved as half of the fantastic comedy duo "Gabe and Jenny" with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman co-created the amazing New York standup show Big Terrific with Slate and standup Max Silvestri. Though he now lives in LA, I caught up with him in Brooklyn before Big Terrific's fifth anniversary show to talk about his first ever televised standup and the benefit of doing a weekly show.
So how was the taping?
Awesome. It went perfectly. It was really fun and looking back, it just went perfectly. Can't wait to see it. No regrets.
What did doing a Half Hour mean to you?
I guess I've always thought [...]
It has been a little over one hundred days since the Vine app made its debut. While Twitter (the owner of Vine) made the transition from a curious and mocked social media application to a respected and recognized fertile ground for creativity after a couple of years of existence, Vine has already made comedic stars out of illustrators, art directors, musicians, and other walks of life that aren't normally directly associated with comedy. And of course, there are the Rob Delaneys of Vine: veteran comedians that found themselves to be uniquely suited to the new app, finding it almost too easy to tell a joke in six seconds or [...]
Iron Man 3 raked in a ton of cash this weekend and officially kicked off the 2013 summer movie season, which is set to contain an unusually high amount of comedies. From blockbuster sequels like The Hangover III and Grown Ups 2 to indie fare like Michael Cera's psychedelic drug movie Crystal Fairy and Joss Whedon's Shakespeare adaptation, this year's summer movie season has a wide variety of comedies to offer. Your best bets this time around look like Bridesmaids director Paul Feig's Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy buddy cop movie The Heat and two dueling apocalypse comedies, This Is the End from Seth Rogen and Company and The World's End [...]
"It was a bad show. It was bad. I mean when we were doing it, I could tell this was not gonna work." – Dave Chappelle
(Grunt) – Tim Allen
There was a time when Timothy "The Toolman" Taylor changed lives.
On March 14, 1995, two gentleman that went by the names of Jim and Dave didn't realize that their tickets to Tool Time would lead to stardom, but as is the world's way sometimes, when you let your guard down, great things can happen. After Taylor for the umpteenth time interrupted a perfectly normal and informative lesson on how to better your home through old fashioned hard work and [...]
“It's based on the life I'm living now, or maybe a couple years ago,” says Marc Maron of his new IFC show, Maron. It's in this slightly alternate universe that Maron exists; his podcast is picking up steam, he's adjusting to life after his second divorce, and he's learning from the famous comedians who stop by his garage to share their wisdom. The show features an excellent collection of his celebrity comedian pals, including the always amazing Dave Foley as an inebriated version of himself in the pilot. I recently got the chance to talk to Maron about playing himself, finding closure, and helping out the next generation of [...]
Tim and Eric’s new YouTube channel JASH may not have the same amazing ring to it as Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, but fans of the TV show will be happy to know JASH has a lot of the same sensibilities.
And it would be one thing if JASH was exclusively a venture between Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, but the channel has comedic heavyweights Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera as partners as well.
Together, they're producing short films, music videos, web series, and other projects for JASH, which Wareheim describes as a “place of good.” Since Tim and Eric went off Adult Swim three [...]
"Lost Roles" is a weekly column exploring "what might have been" in movie and TV comedy as we examine close casting calls, abandoned projects, and other things that never came to be. This week, we're closing out the column after 2+ years by taking a look at bunch of comedians who almost became SNL cast members during the first 20 years of the show's history. The last "Lost Roles" column, tracking near-miss SNL cast members from 1995 to the present, will run next week.
Ever since Chevy Chase and John Belushi each starred in hit movies, Foul Play and Animal House, in the summer of '78, Saturday Night Live [...]