Entries tagged with: Bob Odenkirk
The Kroll Show
There's a few cool comedy-related talks and events happening soon at 92Y. On January 20, Nick Kroll will host a screening of The Kroll Show Season 3 premiere, and following that there will be a Q&A with the show's divorcees Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney). This is sold out but you can stream it live on via 92Y's website. Watch the Season 3 trailer below.
Keeping with the TV theme, there's a Better Call Saul panel discussion on February 5 featuring stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Michael McKean. Tickets are still available (they're cheap if you're 35 and under) and this will also be streaming on 92Y's site. Better Call Saul premieres February 8 on AMC. A new trailer is below.
Elsewhere at 92Y, Judy Gold has an ongoing series called 'Comedy Gold' where she talks with famous funny people. On January 27 it's with Jim Gaffigan (tickets) and on February 16 she'll be talking to Wanda Sykes (tickets).
And finally, Allison Williams of HBO's Girls will be talking with her friend and Late Night host Seth Meyers on February 18. (tickets) Maybe Seth will ask Allison what her father, NBC News anchor Brian Williams, thought about her first scene in Girls' just-aired season premiere.
Better Call Saul and Kroll Show trailers below...
Well this is something to look forward to in 2015. Earlier today, Paul F. Tompkins tweeted the above picture, saying that "Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year?" There have been Mr Show-related tours in the past, but could this mean new episodes? In that picture we've got both David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Jay Johnston, Tompkins... that looks like Scott Aukerman in the sunglasses, and who are the two guys in the back? Let's hope Jerry Minor and Mary Lynn Rajskub are part of it too (Tom Kenny and John Ennis, too), whatever it is. Stay tuned.
There were no special guests listed when Bob Odenkirk's Sunday NYCF appearance (11/9) at Gramercy Theatre was first announced. It has since been confirmed that the Breaking Bad actor will be reunited on stage with his Mr Show co-creator David Cross, as well as Michael Ian Black (The State/Stella/etc) and Brandon Wardell at the event where "Bob Odenkirk will be reading from his new book A Load of Hooey, screening videos, and giving a talk about some highlights of his comedy career." Tickets, which include a copy of his book, are still available. Also on Sunday, Bob will be signing books at McNally Jackson Books in SoHo (95 Prince St., 1 PM).
Brandon Wardell is on Odenkirk's whole tour. The two also have an album coming out together titled Amateur Hour via AST Records. (That's the cover art above.) Says Wardell, "I thought I was just opening for his album recording and then found out after the show I'm actually on it and he just didn't want me to be nervous." The album's out November 25.
Odenkirk's Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, debuts in February.
As we mentioned they would, AMC debuted the video for the Better Call Saul song last night (10/5). As sung by Junior Brown, it's a honky-tonk jingle that lays out the basic premise in a catchy way. Plus a couple quick looks at scenes from the show which premieres in February 2015. Watch it below.
The show's star, Bob Odenkirk, will be in NYC in November.
Best known by your dad as shady lawyer Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad, comedy fans know Bob Odenkirk as one-half of Mr Show, a writer on SNL, and all-around secret weapon character actor. Bob's about to release his first book, titled A Load of Hooey, which is out next week (10/7) via McSweeny's. From the back of the jacket:
This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues ("Martin Luther King, Jr's Worst Speech Ever") to intentionally bad theater ("Hitler Dinner Party: A Play"); from avant-garde fiction ("Obituary for the Creator of Madlibs") to free-verse poetry that's funnier and more powerful than the work of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.Bob will be going on the road to promote A Load of Hooey, including a show in NYC on November 9 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and come with a copy of the book. That's part of the NY Comedy Festival. Earlier that day, Bob will be signing books at McNally Jackson Books in SoHo (95 Prince St., 1 PM).
As you may know, Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is set to premiere in February 2015. AMC will debut a Better Call Saul music video this Sunday (10/5) at 7:15 PM. The song was cowritten by series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould with Breaking Bad composer Dave Porter and is performed by country singer Junior Brown. So set those alarms/DVRs. UPDATE: Here is the music video!
All Bob Odenkirk book tour dates are listed below...
Duuli and Odenkirk chillin' at Sundance '14 (via)
Indie rock vets The Afghan Whigs reunited for ATP and a tour back in 2012 and recorded a couple studio covers (one being Frank Ocean's "LoveCrimes"). You may have noticed they're on the bill for this year's Coachella. There's more news, they've got a new album coming "soon." The breaker of this news was Mr. Show/Breaking Bad actor Bob Odenkirk, who tweeted the above picture of him hanging with main Whig Greg Duuli at this year's Sundance Film Festival, with the following message:
The great Greg Dulli of whom I am a fan tells me new Afghan Whigs album coming soon. 1st in 16 years! Kickass.That's all the news so far. Are you excited?
Basia Bulat at Littlefield in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Comedian/actor Bob Odenkirk, who among other things, you may know as Saul from Breaking Bad, is into music too, and he's just given his album of the year endorsement to Canadian singer/songwriter Basia Bulat for her newest, Tall Tall Shadow. If you haven't heard that record, you can stream it below. You can also catch Basia on her ongoing tour which comes to NYC on November 23 at Bowery Ballroom with Luluc and Wilsen. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Bob Odenkirk just offered more details on the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, which is based on his Saul Goodman character. In a recent interview with IGN he talks about it being a hybrid of a prequel and a sequel to Breaking Bad:
Well, I've talked to Vince [Gilligan] and Peter [Gould], who are writing and creating the series, about this and I've said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don't know what they're going to do. I know they've talked about prequel, but they've also talked to me about sequel, and they've also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.Read the rest of the interview here.
All Basia Bulat dates are listed, along with the LP stream, below...
Bob (Odenkirk) and David (Cross) and Brian (Posehn) recently announced a five-city comedy tour which includes two NYC shows: a sold out early show at Town Hall on September 12, and a late show at the same venue that night, which you can still get tickets for. They've now just announced that they'll also do a launch/discussion for Bob, David, and Brian's book, Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastards Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show in Brooklyn two days earlier at POWERHOUSE Arena (9/10) on 37 Main St in DUMBO. $8 tickets are on sale now and can be applied towards a purchase of the book.
Updated dates are listed below...
by Klaus Kinski
When Bob (Odenkirk) and David (Cross) and Brian (Posehn)'s 5 city comedy tour (dubbed An Evening With Bob And David [and Posehn]) was announced the other day, tickets sold faster than foil-wrapped burritos at a Phish tailgate party. So quickly, in fact, that the day they went on presale Bob tweeted that three of the five cities had sold out completely during the presale phase. And LCD Soundsystem wasn't even on the bill. What the what?!
Anyways, Bob promised that second shows for NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco would be added and, sure enough, one day later, second shows for those three cities have been added! Hooray! Tickets for An Evening With Bob And David (and Posehn) in NYC at Town Hall in NYC on Thursday September 12 at 10:30 PM go on sale today (7/26) at
10 AM noon. No presale dibble-dabble this time. So go in there gunz a-blazin' and get your tickets!
The shows added to Chicago and San Francisco will take place at 10:30 PM the same evening of the previously announced shows. Live in Frisco and wanna see the late show? Welp, tickets for the San Francisco late show go on sale today (7/26) at 10:00am PACIFIC TIME. Folks in the Windy City who got shut out of the early show should plan on being online when tickets for the late show go on sale TODAY at 10 AM CENTRAL TIME. Good luck!
As mentioned earlier today, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are going on a comedy tour with fellow Mr. Show cohort Brian Posehn in September, including a show at the Town Hall on 9/12. They actually sold all of the Chicago seats during the presale, we're not sure if that's what happened for Town Hall too but the presale is definitely sold out. Nonetheless, a second show is being added as per Oderkirk's tweet above. Stay tuned.
by Klaus Kinski
On June 10, 2013, I wrote a post about an incredible looking Tenacious D curated 1-day comedy/music festival called Festival Supreme which is happening on the Santa Monica Pier in California on Saturday October 19, 2013. The festival includes a performance from The Mr. Show Experience and if you look carefully at the post you will notice that my mention of said troupe was followed by the coveted exclamation-point-in-parentheses qualifier, which is basically Klaus Kinski Shorthand for "Holy shit are you serious!?"
Being the impoverished pea-brain that I am, I've been scrambling to figure out ways to afford a trip out there to see this majestic show of shows, but so far my endeavors as prostitute, drug pusher, stand-over man, body guard, and dentist have hardly made a dent in my finances so I probably won't make it out there which has me in a depressive funk. HOWEVER the grey bog that has overwhelmed my mood got a ray of sunshine when David Cross posted on his FaceBooks that a show called Bob (Odenkirk) and David (cross) and Brian (Posehn) would be doing a 5-city tour, including a show at the venerable Town Hall on Thursday, Sep 12, 2013(!)
Bob and Brian and I will be doing at least three new sketches (if not a bunch more) and stand-up, and who knows what all else? We'd be doing more but unfortunately our schedules don't allow for it. Bob is very busy with The Birthday Boys (premiering soonish on IFC) and I am directing a movie I wrote in upstate NY. I'll tell you more about that later.The day before that, Bob tweeted:
ME, DAVID, and BRIAN POSEHN on TOUR in September! We'll be doing standup AND sketch, BOTH - Never been done! PRE-SALE links to COME...The NYC PRESALE begins TODAY (7/24/13) at 12:00 NOON on the dot. (Passwords are Fireworks (Live Nation) and Evening (Artist)) (Passwords are not case sensitive yo).
-- Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) July 22, 2013
The crew will also swing by Brooklyn on September 10 where they will descend upon the PowerHouse Arena for god knows what. Complete tour dates are below. Please note that some of the dates are at book stores and are not being billed as performances, per se.
In related news, Klaus Favorite Brian Posehn released an album called "The Fartist" back in June, and if you haven't heard it I urge you to rectify that oversight this instant. Besides these Bob and David shows, Posehn has a handful of solo shows on the horizon. Those are below.
A Ben Stiller Show reunion highlights a new round of additions to the New York Comedy Festival which, as discussed before, is happening November 7 - 11. Tickets to this and other events will go on sale today (9/24) at noon.
A critical hit but ratings failure, The Ben Stiller Show got its start on MTV in 1990 and then moved to FOX for a season before being cancelled. In retrospect, it's a who's who of comedy talent, giving early breaks to Bob Odenkirk, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick and writer Judd Apatow, all of whom will be in attendance at the event which happens November 10 at the Paley Center (tickets), along with Jeff Kahn, and Rob Cohen. No sign of castmember David Cross though. A couple classic Ben Stiller Show clips are below.
Other new additions to the NYCF include Denis Leary discussing his new kids Christmas book for adults Merry F***in' Christmas (based on his song) on 11/9 at the Paley Center; a live version of Bravo TV's Celebrity Autobiography with Janeane Garofalo, Rachel Dratch, Mario Cantone and more on November 8 at Stage 72. Full fest schedule is here.
Real flyer on Grand Ave. 'HIPSTERS ONLY Please!' (via @adelaloconte)
Guy Fieri, Smashmouth frontman Steve Harwell and Sammy Hagar are teaming for what is likely to be the most exclamation-point-filled cookbook of all time. Also, maybe the worst.
Bruce Springsteen plays again in NJ
tonight tomorrow. Meanwhile check out his setlist from last night.
Fiona Apple got busted for hash possession at the same Texas checkpoint that got Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson. She's out on bail, but tonight's ACL Live show is canceled (which means no pictures tonight on the BVAustin Instagram).
Speaking of Austin, Ume is funding a new record via Kickstarter.
Speaking of Kickstarter, Gawker discusses their accountability problem, Amanda Palmer included.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for backers for your Kickstarter, Forbes listed the 400 richest Americans, Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas included.
Speaking of money, Iggy Pop, Wayne Coyne, Ben Folds, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and more will appear as guests on Ke$ha's new album, Warrior.
The first track from Neurosis's new LP Honor Found in Decay has slipped out. Stream "At The Well" at NPR now.
more stuff below...
by Klaus Kinski
'Pretty Good Friends' at Williamsburg Waterfront, 2011 (more by David Andrako)
I wish so badly that summer was almost over because this heat is basically killing me softly and enveloping me in depression and heat-related anxiety. By the time I get to work I'm as sweaty as Michael Moore after 8 hours of mowing lawns and people are all "Are you ok?" because they think I'm dying right before their eyes. Sadly, the reality that summer has hardly begun was made apparent when I realized that the concerts at Williamsburg Park kick off TONIGHT with the Outlaw Roadshow featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Outlaw?! The fuck?! Yeah. Sure. Whatever, millionaires. Nothing says 'outlaw' like having a record that went 7× Platinum in both Canada and the United States.
I digress. What REALLY has me cranked is that Pretty Good Friends take their show from the tiny basement of Union Hall and return to the Waterfront again this year for a show on Thursday July 19th. This year's line-up is epic! Eugene Mirman will be joined by friends Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, the legendary Bobcat Goldthwait, music by OK Go and many surprises! (And hopefully no torrential downpours like last year.) For me, the main event is Bobcat. Over the past several years he has evolved from type-cast goofball character actor to acclaimed director, writer, and comedian. This is a rare treat for NYC and THE SHOW IS TOTALLY FREE! More Kurt Braunohler dates below...
I was out of town on Wednesday July 11th working on my tan and looking super hot and shiny on a beach which means I sadly missed BOB ODENKIRK and UCB PALS: A LOAD OF HOOEY! at the UCB Theater, Chelsea. This is a major heartbreaker for yours truly as Bob happens to be one of my idols, and seeing him perform in the flesh in NYC is beyond rare. Like, never happens. What makes it more painful was that his "pals" included the much loved/hated David Cross, Bob's partner in crime for many many years. I was gnashing my teeth at the idea that I missed a once in a life time reunion, but David quelled my anxiety with the following words on his facebook page.
Also, get your socks psyched for Bob and I to put something together for a low-key mini-tour of grandiose fucking around. We've been doing things with each other (not in a Penn State way) and they have been really fun and very well-recieved. I just jumped on a show he did at UCB here in NY last week. Super fun. So we'll be doing more of that hopefully late fall/early winter. Again, something very low-key, not a big production and in smaller theaters. Like 500 seaters, something like that. Keep it intimate.Commence the high-fiving everyone! In the meantime, David will be hitting the road for a handful of dates. He's also gettin hitched; sorry ladies. And gentlemen. Anyhow, check out his scheduled, ok-to-publish publicized appearances below. With any luck, he'll be working out his material in small rooms all over NYC in the days leading up to these shows!
The Gramercy Theater on 23rd street is no stranger to awesome comedy events, and if I'm to believe what I read in my inbox the pattern continues. On Sunday August 19th, Klaus favorite Doug Benson will take over the Gramercy Theater for a whopping TWO SHOWS! First, The Benson Interruption Live Podcast will tear the roof off the place at 4:20PM. I LOVE THE INTERRUPTION. The premise is simple; Doug has his favorite comedy friends do stand-up while he sits there and derails their entire set. The results are some of the funniest shit I've ever seen. Once the place cools down and clears out, the doors will re-open at 7:00pm for Doug Loves Movies. This is a KILLER day of comedy in one spacious, air conditioned venue. If you're like me you're gonna want to go ahead and pick up the Official Doug Benson Combo Pass and make seeing both shows a total cinch.
And speaking of comedy at the Gramercy, Klaus favorite Pete Holmes just announced a show there on Friday December 21st. Tickets go on sale Friday July 20th at noon! Check out this website for more upcoming show info.
Oh and speaking of the Gramercy Theater and Klaus favorites, Klaus SUPER FAVORITE Todd Barry recently recorded a live album at the Gramercy Theater. Titled "Super Crazy," you can watch the performance on Comedy Central Saturday July 21st at 11pm. If you don't have a DVR, Comedy Central, friends with Comedy Central, or have other reasons why you can't see the special on the TV which are none of my business, Comedy Central Home Entertainment will release the "Todd Barry: Super Crazy" extended and uncensored DVD and Comedy Central Records will release the extended and uncensored CD and Digital Album on July 24. The CD fairy left a copy in my mailbox and, lemme tell you, it is fucking hilarious. Classic Todd.
Tour dates for Kurt Braunohler, David Cross, and Todd Barry are listed below.
Future Islands at Bowery Ballroom in 2011 (more by Sarahana)
today in NYC
* America @ BB King's
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Marika Hughes @ Barbes
* Cody Chesnutt @ SOB's
* Man Forever @ The Stone
* Arthur Doyle @ The Stone
* NRBQ @ Iridium Jazz Club
* Slaughterhouse @ BB King's
* Jonathan Batiste @ Joe's Pub
* Ace Frehley @ Best Buy Theater
* Bob Odenkirk & UCB Pals @ UCB
* Chez Deep @ Santos Party House
* Foxes, Seasick Mama @ Pianos
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Nellie McKay @ Madison Square Park
* New York Philharmonic @ Prospect Park
* Femminielli @ WIERD at Home Sweet Home
* Los Lobos, Livingston Leo @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Rakel, Pamela Rodriguez @ Knitting Factory
* Kayo Dot, Mossenek, MV Carbon @ Saint Vitus
* Def Leppard, Poison, Lita Ford @ Prudential Center
* Happy Ending Music & Reading Series @ Joe's Pub
* Guantanamo Baywatch, The Numerators, Big Tits @ Cake Shop
* Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan, John Mayall @ World Financial Center
* Cloud, Cloud, SeaPost, Ari Why (DJ set) @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* The Click Clack Boom, Motive, Dead Stars, Indyns @ Public Assembly
* Wolf In a Spacesuit, BZARYN, Spooky Cheddar, Big Girl @ Glasslands
* Summerscreen w/ Colin L. Orchestra, Indian Jewelry @ McCarren Park
* Future Islands, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Darlings @ Death By Audio
* Morning Musuko Brass Band, Benninghove's Hangmen @ The Paper Box
* Nice & Smooth, Ed O.G. and The Awesome 2 @ Summerstage - Crotona Park
* Missy Mazzoli & Victoire, Skeletons Big Band (free) @ Pace Schimmel Theatre
* U Say USA, The N'ere Dowells, I'm Turning Into, Swimming @ Shea Stadium
* The Byzan-Tones, Stathos Karavani Orchestra, Jeremiah Lockwood @ Zebulon
* Woodyfest w/ Steve Earle, John Hammond, Tim Robbins, Diana Jones @ City Winery
* Communion w/Lucius,Seasick Mama, Faces On Film,David Doobinin,Howth @ UnionHall
* Alexander Hacke, Danielle de Picciotto, Algis Kizys, Pharmakon, Chaos Majik, Pharmakon @ XPO 929
* Rebirth Brass Band w/ Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra @ Beekman Beer Garden
* La Santa Cecilia, Monica Lionheart, Xenia Rubinos, Alex Anwandter, Martin Buscaglia, Gepe, ArtOfficial @ Mercury Lounge
* Mala Rodríguez, Ximena Sariñana, Profetas and The Sconek-T @ Central Park Summerstage
* Celestial Shore, Les Bon Hommes, Young Unknowns, Emerald Lakes @ Delinquency BLVD
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Montreal's electronic artist Femminielli makes his U.S. debut at the WIERD party at Home Sweet Home. Italodisco fans will want to check out the video for his single "Atlandia" below.
Ace Frehley at Best Buy Theater... Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford @ Prudential Center? What's a hair metal fan to do?
The Spy Music Festival continues with a performance by Man Forever at the Stone tonight.
The Todd P-curated music portion of Summerscreen starts tonight in McCarren Park.
Advance tickets to Future Islands at Death By Audio tonight are sold out.
Rebirth Brass Band with Brother Joscephus and The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra play Beekman Beer Garden by the South Street Seaport tonight, where the 4Knots Festival and afterparty happen on Saturday.
The All Stars Project "is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting human development through the use of an innovative performance-based model. The ASP creates outside of school, educational and performing arts activities for thousands of poor and minority young people. It sponsors community and experimental theatre, develops leadership training and pursues volunteer initiatives that build and strengthen communities."
OFF! Has a new video for "Borrow and Bomb" / "I Got News For You" featuring Kids in the Hall's Dave Foley and you can watch that below.
Bloc Party have a new video for "Octopus" from their forthcoming album Four and you can watch that below as well.
Yo La Tengo Hanukkah 2011 Night 1 (photo by Jack2point0)
Yo La Tengo played their first of eight Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's last night (12/20). We have a full set of pictures coming, but in the meantime, check out last night's setlist complete with openers/guests listed, via Frank & Earthy, below...
The Black Keys @ Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
This is what the label says:
The Black Keys' new album El Camino will be released December 5 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, the 11-track album was recorded at singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in the band's new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011.The band only have European dates scheduled at the moment (listed below), but are in NYC for a private T-Mobile sponsored show TONIGHT (10/12). It's nearly impossible to get in (invite only, small space), but the show will be streaming online at 11pm on T-Mobile's Facebook.
In advance of the release, the album's first single, 'Lonely Boy', will be released on October 26. The complete track list is below; further details will be announced shortly. Pre-orders of El Camino begin today at www.theblackkeys.com and www.nonesuch.com.
All Euro tour dates, the album's tracklist, and a video ad for the album starring Bob Odenkirk (aka Saul Goodman), below...
"Just returned from tonight's Pavement show. When I grow up, I want to be Bob Nastanovich." - Eric Weaver
Pavement setlist - September 19, 2010 (michaeldayers)
"Pavement were amazing. They went on 8:10, done by 9:50. Endless Boogie were cool. Other opening band (jenny and something) was awful. Pavement did 25 songs and all 25 of them were among the best 100 songs ever written." [Anonymous]One down, four to go.
Also, Bob Nastanovich is DJing the Living Room Monday night. Flyer below...
Built To Spill @ MHOW in 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
Built to Spill have extended their US tour that will keep them on the road from the middle of September until late November, but first they'll play the handful of previously announced dates that include the BV-presented Rocks Off Boat cruise happening this THURSDAY, 9/2. Tickets are still available (not many, but some).
The tour is in support of There is No Enemy, the band's release from the tail end of last year. The LP features "Hindsight" which recently spawned a Bob Odenkirk (Mr Show, Breaking Bad) directed video. Chew on that, with all tour dates, below....
David Cross @ Knitting Factory (more by Eric M Townsend)
upcoming guests @ Sleepwalk With Me
Jan 07 - Janeane Garofaloupcoming shows @ 92YTribeca
Jan 14 - Jonathan Ames
Jan 21 - David Cross
Jan 28 - Andy Borowitz
Jan 08 - Janeane Garofalo, Paul F. Tompkins, David Cross, Kristen SchaalIn other comedy news, Demetri Martin has a couple of shows coming up, and Jessi Klein, Ryan McKee & Cock Lorge will be telling Stripped Stories @ UCB on Thursday. Penis Photographer video below...
Jan 27 - Best Week Ever, John Hodgeman, Paul F. Tompkins
DOWNLOAD: Neil Hamburger - At Least I Was Paid (MP3)
Well, what else do we need to say about this? "America's Funnyman" ("The World's Funnyman," actually) has decided to sing America's music at last! The country crooning of Neil Hamburger (though some would call it moaning) fits the white blues that is country music to a T! Neil's life story is perfect fodder for the "tear in the beer" genre as well - and Neil's original tunes, such as "At Least I Got Paid," "Three Piece Chicken Dinner" and "The Recycle Bin" bring his personality to the fore. His crack "Nashville West" band includes such luminaries as Dave Gleason, Atom Ellis, Prairie Prince, Rachel Haden and Joe Goldmark, all of whom play and sing their country-fried hearts out to create a sound that is decidedly old-school honky-tonk. All this plus cover versions of John Entwistle, Mark Eitzel and Billy Edd Wheeler add up to a powerful singing debut from America's newest hat act, Neil Hamburger!Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners is out this Tuesday April 22nd on Drag City! Some tour dates and a video at the end of this post.
I recently mentioned that Bob Odenkirk and David Cross would soon begin work on a pilot for HBO. Lo and behold, production of David's Situation begins May 9th, 2008 in sunny Los Angeles, with a live audience and everything. This show can't be completed and devoured by my eyes and ears soon enough. If anyone goes to the taping, tell me everything.
In related news, not only is Bob Odenkirk co-writer and director of David's Situation, but it turns out he'll also be playing Mike Birbiglia's older brother in Mike Birbiglia's CBS pilot Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal, a pilot you can read about here.
much, much, much, much more below.....
by Klaus Kinski
HBO has wisely picked up a pilot written and pitched by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. They begin production of said pilot in April or May of this year. According to an MTV Movies Blog the show will be Mr. Show-esque in some ways but will rely heavily on playing on the conventions of your average sitcom. David will star as a dude who was fed up with Hollywood left it for a gated community in the suburbs somewhere. He's roommates with a super right wing guy and a super left wing hippie liberal. Also, according to their newsflash, there will be room for 150 audience members. Mr. Show completely changed how I view televised comedy and I'm nauseaus with anticipation for this next endeavor.