Offerman in 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'
Nick Offerman, who we recently interviewed, produced and stars in new comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me, which also features Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, and Kevin Corrigan. The film also features a score by Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio. Here's the synopsis:
Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman stars in this deadpan comedic fable with touches of the supernatural. In possession of a magical suitcase, Max (Poulson), his best friend Sal (Offerman), and the woman they both adore stumble through 35 years of unfulfilling entanglements. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at last year's Locarno Film Festival, this "highly original and delightfully unorthodox" (The Hollywood Reporter) ensemble piece features an original score by Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio, showcases stunning animated sequences by Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly), stars Will & Grace's Megan Mullaly and character actor Marshall Bell (Total Recall), and boasts cameos by indie stalwarts Andrew Bujalski, Alex Ross Perry, Kate Lyn Sheil, and others.You can watch the trailer below.
The film premieres in NYC this week at BAM Rose Cinemas (Mar 29--Apr 4). The 7 and 9:30 PM screenings on Friday, March 29 will also feature Q&A's with Offerman, Baio, Poulson and director Bob Byington. On Saturday, March 30, the 7 PM screening has a Q&A with Offerman and Byington, and the 9:30 with Offerman, Byington, and Poulson. Get your tickets now.
Doug Benson, in caricature form...
In other comedy/movie news, Doug Benson will be in NYC on April 2 at Gramercy Theatre to do a live taping of his popular Doug Loves Movies podcast. That is sold out, but he just added another Gramercy DLM appearance on July 1 and tickets for that show are on sale now and still available. All Doug Benson dates are below.
Wyatt Cenac's Night Train comedy show happens at Littlefield every Monday. This week's (3/25) guests include Hari Kondabolu, John F. O'Donnell, Rojo Perez, Ed Gavagan, and John McKeeverTickets are still available.
Speaking of Wyatt, he'll also be at The Bell House on March 31 as part of Tell Your Friends! The Spring Fling! with Janeane Garofalo, W. Kamau Bell and Allison Castillo. Tickets are still available.
Similarly named and at the same venue a few days later, Pretty Good Friends with hosts Eugene Mirman and John Hodgman comes to The Bell House on April 3. Wyatt Cenac will be at this one too, as will H. Jon Benjamin of Archer/Bob's Burgers/etc fame. Tickets are still available!
One more: A live taping of Julie Klausner's How Was Your Week? podcast happens at The Bell House on April 5. Guests include Max Silvestri, Ted Leo, chef Pichet Ong, and Siggy Flicker. Tickets are still available.
The Somebody Up There Likes Me trailer and Doug Benson tour dates are listed below...
Somebody Up There Likes Me trailer
Doug Benson - 2013 Tour Dates
3/24 - Atlanta, GA - The Punchline (DLM 4:20) SOLD OUT
3/28 - Burbank, CA - Flappers (Stand-Up at 10:00)
3/29-30 - Portland, OR - Helium Comedy Club (Stand-Up)
3/30 - Portland, OR - Helium Comedy Club (DLM at 4:20)
4/2 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (DLM) SOLD OUT
4/7 - San Diego, CA - American Comedy Co (Stand-Up at 4:20)
4/13 - Phoenix, AZ - Stand-up Live (Stand-Up at 7:00 & 10:00)
4/14 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre (Stand-Up)
4/19 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb's Comedy Club (DLM taping)
4/19 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb's Comedy Club (Countdown to 4/20)
4/20 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb's Comedy Club (Album taping - 7:45)
4/20 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb's Comedy Club (Album taping - 10:00)
4/21 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall (Stand-Up)
5/4 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird (Stand-Up)
5/11 - Boise, ID - The Knitting Factory (Stand-Up)
5/18 - Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom (Stand-Up)
5/19 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall (Stand-Up)
5/26 - Nashville, TN - Zanies Comedy Club (Stand-Up at 4:20)
5/27 - Nashville, TN - Zanies Comedy Club (DLM taping at 4:20)
6/1 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Comedy Bar (DLM) SOLD OUT
6/1 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Comedy Bar (Stand-Up at 10:00)
6/8-9 - Bloomington, IN - Limestone Comedy Festival
7/1 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (DLM taping)