Posts tagged comedy nerdery
Posts tagged comedy nerdery
A very old, VHS copy of Dratch & Fey.
Superego - Dr. Orenthal Simpson, DDS
finally a character who gets me
Go behind the scenes of The Meltdown in this exclusive origin story featuring Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Natasha Leggero and T.J. Miller, with cameos from Jim Gaffigan, Neal Brennan, Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Nick Offerman, Todd Glass, Tom Lennon, Michael Ian Black and many, many others. The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central Wednesday, July 23 at 12:30a/11:30c.
A parenthetical about the Lawrence Tierney knife-stealing story from today’s article about the Lost Episode of Seinfeld. In the middle of an interview about a completely different episode, Cherones— who is 75 years old— stops and mentions that Lawrence Tierney stole a knife and scared everyone on set!!! This is great. I don’t know what it is about this story, but I just really love hearing about it— it really speaks to me…
It’s in the episode wikipedia page, which I didn’t check before, but of course it is:
Various cast members remember Seinfeld encountering Tierney and stating “Hey Lawrence, what do you got there in your jacket?”. Tierney, realizing he had been caught, tried to make a joke about how he thought taking the knife would be funny, by reenacting a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), holding the knife above his head and making threatening motions towards Seinfeld. Tom Cherones, Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus saw this happen, and, as Alexander recalled, it “scared the living crap out of all of us.” Cherones stated that, afterwards, Larry David would jokingly threaten to have Tierney back on the show if Cherones did his work badly.
Josh Fadem & Wendy mccolm
"Getting It Off"
Catching up on that last season of Portlandia— I really, really liked the Steve Buscemi Celery episode. I like Armisen’s character there at the end, or Buscemi throughout is so funny, or I just how it all looks. Plus, the same episode had a sort of cute sketch about trying to quit the internet, pleasant little sketch. I don’t know— are people less enthusiastic about that show than when it first came out? I feel like I just generally hear about it less, but I still think it’s a nice show. That’s still the best theme song…
Before the premiere on Wed. Jul. 23rd on Comedy Central, you can now preview an episode of The Meltdown with Kumail and Jonah on Amazon Instant for free featuring Steve Agee, David Koechner, Neal Brennan, and Moshe Kasher. We highly recommend that you do that at some point today or as soon as you can.
Taking cues from Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Joel McHale and Tony Hale hang out in a beautiful car, talk comedy, and get cocaine. Well, it’s mostly about getting cocaine.
The highlight of the currently airing BET Awards so far was this reel of Chris Rock interviewing white people at a monster truck rally about BET, the BET Awards, and black music. One guy’s response to Rock’s finish-the-lyric question involving Drake’s “Started from the Bottom” was a Twitter smash.