Tuesday, June 30, 2009
An Extremely Slow Week for Funny
It’s the week of the 4th of July, which means very little actually happens anywhere, least of all in the world of comedy.
There isn’t anything out this week, but Weird Al Yankovic is hitting the promotional circuit pretty hard – he was on Web Soup on Sunday, and Comedy Death Ray Radio a week or so back, which means he has a new CD out soon (and by "soon" we mean "next year"), and it’ll probably be about things nerds like and recognize, so that means they’ll laugh at it. Perhaps there’ll be a polka about Digg.com?
Eastbound & Down: Season 1
6 episodes of predictable comedy from Danny McBride, who is beloved by critics and lauded as The Next Big Comedy Thing for playing the same exact character in every single thing he’s ever been in. If you’ve ever wanted to see Danny McBride play a big arrogant stupid redneck slob who does gross, inappropriate things, now’s your chance! You can also see him playing this character in The Foot Fist Way, Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Observe & Report and Land of the Lost. Just in case you weren’t aware of what Danny McBride does.
The IT Crowd, Season 2
I haven’t seen this show but it’s supposed to be good, based on the reviews I’ve heard from everyone who seems to blindly love BBC comedy.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li
The worst thing in the world is when a shitty movie comes out and your friends tell you “it’s so bad it’s good!” and it winds up just being shitty and boring and not funny at all. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li is actually so horrible and misbegotten that it’s absolutely hilarious from start to finish. This is, unquestionably, the funniest movie released this week.
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose: Season 1
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose is only remembered by people who were addicted to shitty FOX programming in the early 90’s; it’s a blatant Ferris Bueller rip-off, and it’s now available on DVD for the 50 people who might actually remember it. Maybe now they’ll finally release the live-action Bill & Ted TV series, to the delight of no one.
Almost everything is in repeats this week, with the exception of Stewart & Colbert, which means you'll probably be attentively watching episodes of The Colbert Report where he ironically yet respectfully interviews someone who wrote a book you'll never read about the Hard-Wired Economics of Global Elections because there isn't anything else on.
If you're really hard up you can watch John Leguizamo prostitute himself for Ice Age 3: Nobody Gives A Shit on Regis & Kelly. That's happening this week.