Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Weekly Comedy: Deserted Edition

It’s really light this week, which means a short update. You’ll just have to deal with it, I suppose. Maybe there are support groups for this sort of thing.


The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard – The latest Adam McKay comedy starring Jeremy Piven playing a variation on Ari Gold, which is what Piven does best. There’s also apparently a decent-sized role for Ken Jeong and a ton of other beloved regulars like David Koechner, Jack McBrayer, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle and so forth. Plot’s simple; crack team of dubious car salesmen have 24 hours to clear an entire dealership out. Hijinks presumably ensue. Look for the full Comedy Is Dead review on Friday.


I Love You, Man – A perfectly likable bromance comedy with the trusted Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. This movie is so laid-back and unaffected you might nod off, but it’s an overall pleasant experience with plenty of solid laughs and good performances. Jon Favreau is in full-on asshole mode in this, which is always a pleasure to see since he rarely does that character. Definitely worth a rent, or a purchase if you’re among the Apatow-faithful.

Comedy Toxic Waste of the Week

Road Trip: Beer Pong – I’m not even going to bother going on and on about this, except to say that I’m pretty sure there’s a piece of Mac software that writes these things itself.

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