Sarah Silverman, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Michael Cera and Reggie Watts discuss the promise of making content directly for the Web, bypassing gatekeepers and breaking down barriers.
While we are several generations removed from the Holocaust, there is still new information coming to light about this dark period in European Jewish history. This makes it even more difficult to find humor from such tragedy.
The Bitter Buddha, directed by first-time filmmaker Steven Feinartz, is an in-depth portrait of the life of comic Eddie Pepitone.
Steven Feinartz's documentary The Bitter Buddha follows Eddie Pepitone through his everyday life as well as to shows as he tries to improve his act. I spoke with Feinartz and Pepitone about where Eddie's comedy comes from, the role of comedian as truth teller, and a lot more.
With the rise of more confessional, experimental, and storytelling styles in the exploding category of alternative standup comedy, it seems that the angry comic has largely been left by the wayside. But comedian Eddie Pepitone clearly never received that note.
In this past presidential election, President Obama defeated Governor Romney by a popular vote of 65.9 million to 60.9 million. In a sane world, that would be the end of the story. But the U.S. presidential election uses the Electoral College.
"I've done voicework for animated features before. You can hear me voicing minor characters in three of the four Ice Age movies. But King Candy is the first character that I've had in an animated feature which has some real meat on his bones."
From the best political bits on late night to a few unintentionally hilarious moments from the politicians themselves, 2012 was a great year to laugh at politics in America.
As ASF's founder and executive director, and being Adrienne's widower, I am personally very grateful for the many loyal celebrity friends and supporters who believe in our mission while helping to keep Adrienne's memory and spirit alive.
Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.
If Wreck-It Ralph's estimate holds, it will have the biggest three-day debut for a non-Pixar Disney cartoon ever. Coming in next was Flight , which inexplicably opened on just 1,800 screens but still had a comparitvely massive opening.
"You have to be prepared to keep doing it, keep trying no matter what. No one's just going to hand you a career. I waited for years for someone to hand me one and it never happened."
By the time we reach Nov. 6, more money will have been spent on TV advertising during this election than ever before. From the fiercely competitive GO...
I don't demand subversion of the status quo in every would-be genre film. But Wreck-It Ralph promises next-generation gaming and delivers old-school Nintendo in a shinier box.
If social media tell us anything, it is that we don't have to be passive to the Super-PACs well-funded campaign advertisements. It is always possible to get your own vision and point of view out there.
"Originally, I had hoped we would last one decade and pay the rent, and I don't know, I'm going to be sixty-eight in a month and we're still lighting people's fire. I'm proud."