Hopeful thoughts go out to Eddie Pepitone, Fahim Anwar and the rest of the cast of NBC's sitcom pilot, Family Practice, which tapes tonight before a live studio audience in Studio City, Calif.
The potential sitcom stars Andrew J. West as a doctor who leaves his job to return home and join the family business of doctors, which includes his parents (played by Jean Smart and Jere Burns) and grandfather (Christopher Lloyd).
Maybe you've seen Tron: Legacy, and maybe you haven't, but until you've seen the Iraqi version of Tron, then you haven't seen anything.
This is the latest short from comedian Fahim Anwar and filmmaker Aristotle Athiras. Roll it!
Timing really can be everything. With this year's crop of New Faces at Montreal's Just For Laughs, that was most certainly the case on Wednesday night (aka the second of three nights for the two groups of hopeful stand-ups, but really the first (and maybe only) night to impress the agents, managers and comedy bookers arriving from New York City, Los Angeles and points beyond the Canadian border). It's more than just the timing of your jokes that matter. What time is your show: 7 p.m. or 9:15 p.m? Did your show start on time? Did you time it right to hit the right shuttle, and not get lost and find yourselves looking at the city's skyline from across the bridge? Where are you in the lineup? How far along in your career are you when you're faced with being a New Face?
And if you've been riding along with me for this lifetime comedy joyride for more than a New York minute, then you know some of these faces are not exactly new to you or me. So let us take all of this into account when processing what went down Wednesday night for our two groups of New Faces in Montreal's Cabaret Juste Pour Rire. (Pictured at right: Nick Vatterott) They'll all have one more chance tonight at New Faces (some will also be featured in other themed showcases around the festival).
Here is the list everyone in comedy has been waiting for the past year to see, your New Faces at the 2010 Just For Laughs Montreal comedy festival, performing for live audiences and the industry of show business tonight, Wednesday and Thursday...
I'm heading to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in a long time this weekend to check out the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, so this new video from a few former Seattle stand-ups is a nice and timely treat. Fahim Anwar, Tracy Tuffs and Geoff Brousseau poke holes and fun into the current Domino's Pizza ad campaign, in which the pizza company's chefs receive feedback from focus groups, then revisit the focus group members with their new pizza pies. Directed by
Roll the video dough!