All posts tagged: comedy

Help Support Our New TV Show! (We aren’t asking for money)

Yes, this really is just a shameless plug for an outside project…. The guys from The Nostalgia Blog (Matt and Ben), along with our talented friend, Evan, are writing a new TV series for Canadian audiences. The show is called “Hollywood North” and is entered in CBC’s ComedyCoup challenge. We will try not to bother you guys too much, but if you can (and we would love it if you would), go to¬†http://comedycoup.cbc.ca/hollywoodnorth and SIGN UP/VOTE for Hollywood North. We will be releasing weekly videos starting this Monday. WATCH OUR TEASER HERE

Ready to Rumble….the movie

In 1998 it seemed like a great idea to make a movie about WCW wrestling back when WCW was the height of its popularity. However, in 2000 when the movie was released, WCW was falling fast in popularity and was on the brink of collapse. That is the unfortunate timing of Ready To Rumble, the Time Warner comedy about the zany world of professional wrestling and it’s hardcore fans. Starring David Arquette as an obsessed fan, he vows to help save the career of Jimmy King (Oliver Platt) and regain the World Heavyweight Title from the evil Diamond Dallas Page. It had its moments, some bad, some good. Overall it was pretty entertaining but because of WCW’s fan base switching over to WWE, the movie failed to make back it $25 million budget. In a desperate ploy to receive mainstream media attention, WCW had David Arquette compete in wrestling matches and win the World Heavyweight Title…the same title that was once worn by greats like Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Dusty Rhodes. The stunt got …

Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg was by far my favorite stand-up comedian. Sadly he passed away back in 2005. The way I describe his humor was Jerry Seinfeld on acid. The clips here are a little G rated, but if you want to hear some great stuff check out “Mitch All together” on youtube or whatever you criminals steal your entertainment from. We miss you Mitch. Enjoy.

Arrested Development is Back. Was It A Huge Mistake?

. As anyone with even a REMOTE sense of anything SIMILAR to humour knows, Arrested Development was brought back from the dead by Netflix and 15 new episodes were unleashed simultaneously on May 26 for viewers to enjoy. Many fans – myself included – eagerly awaited the new episodes (dubbed season 4 but not really a season, more like just content to delve in to). It was known that due to the busy schedules of all the original actors, not every character could appear in every episode. It was just not feasible to manage due to the various projects that the talent had going on. So creator and director Mitch Hurwitz had quite the dilemma on his hands with how to craft a successful reboot of the series. He wanted to involve as many of the characters as often as possible, while keeping true to the original form of the program. What follows is an excellent interview with Hurwitz where he explains in detail the process of creating the new installment of Arrested Development. I …

Denis Leary: No Cure For Cancer

I remember vividly the first time I was introduced to comedy albums. I had never heard one before and probably didn’t really know they existed. From a young age I loved Saturday Night Live and watching stand up comedy on TV, but I had no idea that a lot of these stand up acts could be found in album form. One day my family was visiting some friends out of town: The Fitzgeralds. The kids in the Fitzgerald family were a few years older than the kids in my family, but we always got along great. My sister, brother and I always looked up to them and thought they were the coolest. How cool? So cool they didn’t even have to be there to impress me. On this particular night the Fitzgerald kids were all out, so to kill time until they got back a few hours later I was told to go listen to some of the boys’ CDs and play some video games. So I did. One of the albums already in the …