Tittererer’s Digest #37 (feat. Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel)
Hello fam. Did you watch the Rose Of Tralee? I did. My eternal quest for validation forces me to livetweet things like the Rose of Tralee and Vincent Browne in search of precious retweets and slightly less precious but still quite welcome favs. It was quite good though overall wasn’t it? I mean, there were way too many poems in my opinion but still. Hey ladies, it’s the Rose of Tralee not the Rose of W.B. Yeats’s Eye. (The winner of The Rose of W.B. Yeats’s Eye would be every woman that entered. And her daughter. Yeats was a sleaze is the point I’m trying to make here). Anyway, we’ve got a Digest for you. It has Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, Flight of the Conchords, New Girl, Stevedore Comedy, and the Entourageathon. Let’s digest some tittererers like Yeats digesting the news that Maud Gonne has turned him down again: reluctantly.
1. Crash Test with Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel
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It can be difficult to write about live American comedy when you don’t live in a place that lets you see live American comedy on a regular basis. I, for instance, live in Waterford, Ireland. As of this moment (19/08/2015), there is no UCB theatre in Waterford so I will take American publications’s words for it that Crash Test is a hugely successful UCB show hosted by Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel. I’ll take their word for it because both of these men are in practically everything I love (Burning Love, The League, 30 Rock, Basically every worthwhile comedy of the last ten years) and I am a trusting person by nature. So, for this, the lads rented a bus, put an audience on it, and visited comedians and the comedians did standup and/or improv bits. It’s €3.50 on Vimeo On Demand which seems like a reasonable price to me? It feels like we as digital consumers (bleh, sorry I couldn’t think of a better term) are slowly coming around to paying for things again. I think? Maybe that’s just me. Anyway, you can get it here
Bonus Link: Paul Scheer talking about the awfulness of Wild Wild West (the song, and by extension the movie) at the AV Club. Read it here.
2. Tragic Micro Fiction Inspired by “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn”
A short, funny piece by Monica Heisey for The New Yorker. Read it here.
3. A Flight of the Conchords Movie! (Maybe)
Jemaine Clement gave a thoughtful, interesting interview to Indiewire about his new movie People Places Things. It touches on the rise of indies debuting on video on demand, not being sure if you’re in a drama or a comedy, and films getting a second life (or not) on streaming. Also, towards the end of it he mentioned that he and Bret are kind of maybe throwing around ideas for a Flight of the Conchords movie. No biggie.
4. The Meth Episode of New Girl
I love bottle episodes. I love overthinking comedy. I love New Girl. This week’s edition of Splitsider’s ongoing series about bottle episodes is about one of my favourite sitcom episodes of the last year, New Girl’s Background Check. Read it here.
5. Don’t Drink That
Stevedore Comedy make their third appearance in the Digest with their new sketch, Don’t Drink That. It has one joke but it’s only a minute long so watch it.
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Comedian/writer Gil Ozeri watched every episode of Entourage in a row the weekend the Entourage movie came out. Lots and lots of famous people stopped by. Funny or Die livestreamed the whole thing at the time but now you can watch it all at your leisure. The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglay(or something, I dont’t speak Scottish Poet) but, by the time I die, I’ll probably have watched all fifty hours of this. the trailer’s above you and below you, the five parts of Entourageathon.
And that’s. I totally knew the Meath Rose was going to win. Sorry for using the word “movie” many times. Byeeeeeee