Take that, Avatar. Stop feeling so Precious and keep an eye out before you get attacked from The Blind Side and end up feeling all Hurt Locker. Or something like that. Here are film critics "Ryan O'Neal" and "Tatum O'Neal" (comedians Brett Gelman and Paul Scheer) laying down the smack on this year's Oscar hopefuls in advance of Sunday's Academy Awards. Roll this clip.
Meanwhile, critics Stinson (Rob Lathan) and Ms. Marjory Maycomb (Lennon Parham, as seen currently on Accidentally on Purpose) had some awesome and wholesome things to say about several of these same movies. Hey, that's awesome!
In this new spoof on Funny or Die, comedian Rob Lathan plays a ventriloquist named Derf Junham who experiences a moral crisis during a routine with his terrorist puppet Talibob.
The timing on this is spooky, because I heard multiple reports late Friday that Comedy Central wasn't going forward with a second season of The Jeff Dunham Show -- Comedy Central's people denied that any decision had been made when I put the question directly to them -- but perhaps the backlash is being heard. Well, we know the backlash is being heard because The New York Times has written multiple pieces trying to explain Dunham's popularity to the "rest" of America. Somebody tell Gabe at Videogum that DING DONG! his nemesis may soon be defeated (well, not defeated so much as deflated). In the meantime, roll the clip of "The Derf Junham Show."
It's Friday the 13th, and this time around, Hollywood's movie complex is giving us a complex about the Mayan predictions that the world will end in 2012. Fairly safe bet that the big-budget CGI 2012 film will be big at the box-office this weekend? But more important than what any of the so-called critics say, will it be "awesome" or will it be "tight"? That's debate between our "Hey, That's Awesome!" Internet movie trailer analyst, Stinson and his guest, SNL's Bobby Moynihan. Let's watch and see who's more convincing. "Is that the guy from Serendipity?" Why, yes. Yes it is. Roll the clip!
Escape Pod Films produces a series of videos from the fictional station WXZT-TV, and usually feature public service announcements from Lanny Latham (Rob Lathan). Listen up, kids! He's got all of the advice you need to lead a happy and fruitful life.
An email arrived yesterday telling me about Howcast.com's ongoing "how-to" series of instructional videos, which blend humor with useful information. This latest one caught my eye for a different reason, as you shall soon see. The video is called, "How to Get Psyched!" and features New York comedian Craig Baldo.
What's so weird about that? The folks at Howcast must not know about New York comedian Rob Lathan, who has his own "Get Psyched!" character, Dr. Lanny Latham, and a show that has run in the city (at UCB mostly) for at least the past couple of years that I've lived here.
What to do, what to do...GET PSYCHED?
Recent reasons to check out Funny or Die include...
Jon Daly wakes up as Rip Van Winkle to learn the truth about his son, Rob. Language is NSFW.
The guy who makes floating head movie posters (starring Brian Huskey)
The Michael Phelps Minute (I give Rob Lathan seven gold medals out of eight gold medals for this one!)
So you're saying I could have had a different domain name?
One of Rob Lathan's many crazed characters is Dr. Lanny Latham, who can be hired, and apparently has been hired before, to pump up your seminar with his "Get Psyched!" See, there's a video and everything. Lathan also will be getting you psyched up tonight at the UCB Theatre, and he tells me that if you miss that show, he'll be in at least a few different styles and profiles during this weekend's Del Close Marathon, including The Foxworthy Brothers, America's Best Comic -- The Finals!, and Monkeydick. Note: Latham tells me this informercial includes real seminars he gave to real people in New York City. Ha! That just got me psyched.
Yeppers. The Upright Citizens Brigade, which already has online sites to check out schedules and performers at its New York City, Los Angeles and touring companies, launched its own original content video joke machine today. It's UCBComedy.com. Check it out!
UPDATED: I just checked it out. Lots of fun stuff, links to ASSSCAT and Improv Everywhere vids, and thankfully, embed codes. Here's a video I somehow hadn't seen before now, but shows the madness prankster that is Rob Lathan in "Lost Jogger."