"Birdman" encapsulates almost every classic male protagonist from Icarus through Faust, Charles Foster Kane, Willy Loman, Stanley Kowalski, Jake Gittes, Tony Montana... every man's dire quest to ultimately to be heard, be appreciated, and to be not just admired but loved.
The premise itself will bring a chuckle, if you get it. A former movie action star, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), wants to win back his legitimacy as a serious actor. So he has not only written a stage adaptation of Raymond Carver short stories, he's directing it and playing the lead role.
Galifianakis: I didn't wear a shirt because I thought, you know, that would make you feel more comfortable.
After researching various avant-garde agrarian adventures such as black truffle cultivation and saffron, I chanced upon a property with an existing black truffle orchard in the tiny town of Moravian Falls, which is located in Wilkes County.
I feel that a lot of racial sketches that I write should have a picture of me in the bottom left-hand corner smiling with thumbs up, saying, "Listen, it's okay! A black guy wrote this!"
I can usually find something negative to say about most people, but my friend Suzanne Krull Spruyt was that rare human who was loved and adored by ...
Your call: Obama sitting "Between Two Ferns"? Or Republicans standing for...? ...
I am a proud American and passionate patriot -- but I am, first and foremost, a comedian's daughter. So I was triply thrilled to see President Obama make a special appearance this week on Zack Galifianakis' white-hot web series, "Between Two Ferns," on Funny or Die.
In today's day and age the general public at large cannot be won over by just a paid message from a beloved celebrity figure. Those days are over. That is no longer a guarantee alone to capture our attention. We get the game.
Yes, it's true: the times they are a-changin'. It's also time to get some new journalists in the White House Q&A room. Immediately.
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of superstar comedy duo, Tim & Eric, wreaked havoc all over our studio, and we loved every second of it. While...
In 1899, theatre critic Edwin Royle wrote, "Vaudeville may be a kind of lunch-counter art, but then art is so vague and lunch is so real." Fast forward to 2013 where vaudeville is very much alive and well in Madonnalogues.
While we had Jack Black in the studio to chat about his new web series, "Ghost Ghirls," we had to ask about his upcoming Festival Supreme show at ...
There was nothing particularly special about that room, but Vance and Robert transformed it into a magical place every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. by declaring it a space where a certain type of oddball could reveal themselves to like-minded others and attempt to live out their dreams together -- or go down in flames trying.
With great respect for the trilogy's swan song, I decided a top ten list was in order. So here it is: The Top Ten Reasons to go see The Hangover III.
I heartily endorse the original Hangover. Now we've got Part III. And yes, I recognize that the Roman numeral is meant as a joke -- but I have to point out that it's about as funny as many of the gags in this uneven and busy film.