Our pal Noz has been all over The Based God, Lil B for quite some time now. The king of Based Music makes his MTV debut (maybe, I don't actually know if that's true) above, on The Vice Guide to Everything. I am a tireless Yay Area representative, but I genuinely do not understand what Lil B is all about. Not in a bad way. In a genuinely uncomprehending way. I'm pretty sure anything that brings together Noz, Vice Magazine and Short Dog is probably good, though.
Comedian Phil Hanley drops by to talk breakups, chocolate, and Man Vs. Food. Then we stuntcast Police Academy.
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People of the world,
The Larry Sanders Show is as good as a television show gets. It's also now on Netflix Instant View, DVD and IFC. So you don't have any excuse not to watch it, from the beginning, now. Just do it. Thank me later.
Our pals at the wonderful comedy podcast Superego have put out a special bonus episode that features a sketch Jordan and I helped with called Amigos Auto Insurance. It was inspired by my horror at the commercials on Los Angeles hip-hop oldies station KDAY. The bonus episode is two bucks, but it's worth every penny. It's full of Superego's bizarre names and nonsense phrases and other wonderful stuff.
"THE REEFER MAKES THEM CRAVE THE NEWTONS!"
Every time Will Forte comes on Conan as Ted Turner, I laugh at full volume in my house like an asshole. Full belly laughs. It is the funniest thing on television, and each new iteration gets funnier and funnier.
"WHEN I BOUGHT TBS IT WAS JUST A TRASH BAG FULL OF WRASSLIN' TAPES BEHIND A DAIRY QUEEN!"
"SHADDAP YOU WIG STAND!"
"YOU COULD BOUNCE A QUARTER OFF THAT WOMAN'S ASS, WHEREAS TODAY IT WOULD SINK... LIKE A PENNY IN LAVA!"
Another segment from The Grid: a little piece I wrote recommending Knitting Factory's re-issues of some of Fela Kuti's amazing mid-70s albums. Some cool archival footage in there of Fela, too.
I know... you missed it in the theater.
But you can rent it.
And you should.
I had the chance to talk with Tim League, the founder of the Alamo Draft House, the legendary theater in Texas - and its film distribution wing, which distributed Four Lions. Here's the clip, from The Grid - you can check out more videos on the show's site, including pieces by Jordan Morris. You can also watch it Thursdays at 7:45 on IFC.
Nick Adams, author of Making Friends with Black People, join Jesse and Jordan to talk about Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call and the announcement of a new JJGo segment.
A sketch from Jordan Morris' sketch group Hot Mess, appearing at the SF Sketchfest January 14th and 15th and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles monthly.