Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pudgy Brits and Neurotic Jews

Not that he needs the plug, but every one should check out Ricky Gervais' blog about his upcoming movie This Side of the Truth, which has the most awesome cast in the history of comedy. I'm sure I've forgotten someone, but so far Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, Larry Sanders Show), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Jonah Hill (Superbad), Jennifer Garner (Alias), Christopher Guest (Spinal Tap) and John Hodgman (The Daily Show) are confirmed. With a cast so strong, I can't wait to see how it shatters my hopes and dreams. And if this turns out be as awesome as it sounds, then I'm sure the next Woody Allen movie (which stars both Woody and Larry David; oh neurotic Jewish comedians how would I survive without you) is sure to do the trick.

11 comments:

zeyd said...

Should have got Christopher Walken to complete the cast. That man can just stare at a camera and I'll burst out laughing.

changinguppakistan said...

Oooh, they should have added Michael Cera and Will Arnette to round up the faves from Arrested Development.

bubs said...

Zeyd: Walken is awesome; he was unbelievably hilarious in the Fatboy Slim video.

Chnaginguppakistan: And Portia De Rossi, Tony Hale, Jessica Walters and David Cross too

zeyd said...

Bubs, how about his watch speech in Pulp Fiction? Or his SNL performances? Or his role as the crazy exterminator in mouse hunt? It's been a while since I've seen him in something new. Damn I miss him.

Ali said...

"you can laugh and joke at michael jackson if you wanna/ woody allen molested and married his step-daughter/ same press that kicks dirt in michael's name, show woody and soon-yee love at the play-off game"

bubs said...

Zeyd: The last Walken movie I saw was Hairspray. Meh movie but hearing him sing was awesome.

Ali: I'm guessing that's a rap lyric so I feel silly pointing how it isn't logicalm but here goes. Woody Allen didn't molest his step-daughter. He had a consensual relationship with her once she was of legal age. Michael Jackson was accused of molesting underage children. One is extremely icky and gross and the other is extremely icky and gross as well as extremely illegal.

Ahsan said...

Bubs and Zeyd:

A highly entertaining blogger agrees with you:

http://www.informaworld.com.proxy.uchicago.edu/smpp/section?content=a714110869&fulltext=713240928

Make sure to check out all the other stuff up there.

bubs said...

Ahsan: Apparently the only people who can read that blog are those who possess a CnetID (which sounds like something from a Terminator movie).

Ahsan said...

Oops!! That was a link to a review article I sent to a couple of friends. My bad. Here's the relevant link:

http://graphjam.com/2008/06/12/song-chart-memes-relationship-between-cinematic-devices/

Cnet is the U of C network, for whatever it's worth.

Mark said...

Holy crap... I am looking forward to this.

Ali said...

bubs:

is your first sentence implying hiphop lyrics are illogical?