I Will Be Co-Hosting a Simpsons Marathon Live Video Stream this Saturday!
This Saturday, August 23rd at 9:30AM (Pacific time), I will be co-hosting a live video stream with Simpsons writer Matt Selman to be watched hand and hand (eye and eye?) with the Simpsons marathon happening right now over at FXX. We will start at 9:30am and keep going till viewers get bored. This isn’t sponsored by anyone, nobody is getting paid, it’s just a bunch of people from the show and fans of the show getting together in front of a laptop to chat Simpsons because we love the show. There will be a barrage of special guests, actors/actresses, comedians, musicians and a flurry of people who have worked on the show in the last twenty five years. It will be part Director’s commentary, part crazy characters, part special guests and part insanity. Or it will be none of that because I couldn’t figure out how to work the live stream. Either way-
So grab a Duff, join the live stream and enjoy the marathon with us starting this Saturday AM. As we get closer to the date, I’ll post all the viewing info on my twitter account- www.twitter.com/rejectedjokes
Some wonderful person has posted the EXTENDED NEVER BEFORE SEEN BONUS Rodney Waber clip from last year’s Comedy Bang Bang TV show with America’s Sweetheart Anna Kendrick and Scott Aukerman. In this episode, I play Rodney Waber, publicist to Harrison Ford who by mistake thought Scott wanted him on the show instead of Harrison. I forgot the last sixty seconds of this ever happened. We finally unlock the secret to When Harry Met Sally’s famous deli scene.
Seth Rogen and James Franco put together a special for the VMAs as their characters from their new movie The Interview. In the special, called Dave Skylark’s Very Special VMA Special, I play Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo’s publicist. I also represent everyone else in music. Yes…everyone. The video includes Timothy Simons, Joe Mande, Nicole Byer and Alice Wetterlund. Thanks to Seth and Evan for inviting me to play. Check out the video streaming above or by CLICKING HERE. For a bonus talking head video of me as everyone’s publicist CLICK HERE.
I accept Amir Blumenfeld’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (with a little help from Seth Green and Breckin Meyer) and I challenge Don Cheadle (doing a Louisiana accent), Adam Pally (doing an impression of Miranda’s boyfriend from Sex in the City) and Gil Ozeri (doing an impression of a Jewish Bill Cosby). Watch the clip above and learn more about ALS HERE.
For the next month, CollegeHumor’s first feature length film “CoffeeTown” is available on HBOGO. How convenient is that? It’s just over the size of one Game of Thrones episode and there’s far more comedy in it, so why not check it out? The movie stars Glenn Howerton (Always Sunny in Philadelphia), myself (Parks and Rec, House of Lies, the internet?), Steve Little (Eastbound and Down), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, GI Joe) and Josh Groban (MUSIC!!!). It has done great on iTunes and VOD services and now here it is on HBOGO. Watch the trailer above and check the movie out today!
Here I am making my return to Jimmy Pardo’s wonderful Never Not Funny Podcast! This was a lot of fun. It should be noted though that this was recorded on Monday, before we found out about the legend Robin Williams’ passing yet there are a ton of Robin Williams references in the episode. A lot of SHAZBOT! I didn’t want anyone to think we were being insensitive or question why we didn’t talk about his passing. It was because the news hadn’t gotten out yet. Jimmy explains the whole thing in the first two minutes of the show but in a way, those quick shazbot jokes turn into a nice unintentional tribute to Robin Williams who was an incredible influence on me and every other comedian in the universe. A few years back, I had the opportunity to perform in a show with the man in NY and he was just so incredibly talented and sweet and wonderful and kind and it makes me so sad that he’s not with us anymore. OK, sorry for bringing the mood down BUT with that being said, enjoy the podcast! (bad transition). Listen by clicking on the streaming link above or the photo below. If you are low on time, I come on at 42:00. Enjoy!
A wonderful human named Ebad Khan has animated a small chunk of the Jake and Amir “If I Were You” Podcast I guest hosted with just Amir a month ago. If you enjoy the Ariana Grande/Iggy Azalea song One Less Problem and like it when people rudely interrupt things, you will enjoy this. Thank you Ebad. Amazing job.
Here is the first production still from the Robert Zemeckis film “The Walk”. This amazing movie takes place in 1974 and follows the story of Philippe Petit, the man who walked on a wire between the Twin Towers in NYC (exactly forty years ago today). If you have never seen the documentary Man on Wire, the story is amazing. The doc plays like a beautiful fairy tale and will just get you more excited for our film next year.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the high wire walker Philippe Petit and in the photo above you can see the rest of the team that helps him on his coup to walk the towers. I play a man named Albert (on the far right) who Philippe recruits in NYC. The movie is a love letter to NYC, the beautiful twin towers and to one man following his dreams, no matter how crazy they seemed. In the middle of all that beauty, you have a ragtag group of people working together to achieve the impossible. Tom Rothman describes the movie as “Gravity meets Oceans’ Eleven. You’ve got an underdog team planning what’s actually an endearing crime.” This is gonna be a special film and I can’t wait for everyone to see it!
On May 18, 2011, I auditioned to play Randy Cunningham on a new Disney XD animated show called Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. Now, over three years later, we just finished the second season finale, our 100th EPISODE. So many people work so hard in three different countries just to get our show on the air and I wanted to take a beat to thank them. To our crew of writers, animators, producers, directors, every branch of Disney (all who have been so kind, especially Aaron and the casting team who helped put me in the show), Titmouse, Boulder Media, our recording studios, the perfect cast, legendary guest stars, the AMAZING tumblr fans (you guys and girls are awesome, we love looking through your stuff!), Andrew Caldwell (who is something of a genius as my best friend Howard Weinerman) and to the creators/showrunners/heart of the show- Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff, I don’t know how, but you have made 100 episodes of a TV show that uses 90 percent made up words. To everyone else I forgot to mention who works far harder than I do (I just look like an unwashed muppet and yell into a microphone), thank you so much! And finally TO OUR AWESOME FANS WHO ARE THE REASON THIS SHOW HAS MADE IT TO 100, THANK YOU! CONGRATS EVERYONE!
I am honored to be in Interview Magazine this month. Thank you to the wonderful team over at Interview, to Jai Odell for taking the photos and to Michael Martin for conducting the actual interview. I AM NOT AFRAID TO WEAR A HEAVY COAT IN THE SUMMER FOR PHOTOS!