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“Hey there, welcome to Comedy Bang! Bang!, we’ve got a great show for you tonight. [Insert celebrity guest’s name] is here, as well as [insert fictional character’s name]. I’m Scott Aukerman.”
Fans of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! will be comforted to hear those words again as the cult talk-show parody and self-proclaimed ironic hipster comedy returns this weekend. With a penchant for pop culture references and conceptual episodes, it is to the talk show what Community was to the sitcom and, like that show, it continues to inspire a devoted following despite consistently low ratings.
The aforementioned lines are how Scott Aukerman, playing a fictionalized talk show host version of himself, follows the opening credits of every show, establishing the framework followed by virtually every episode. First, the bandleader is introduced, then a celebrity guest is brought onto the set to be interviewed and, around halfway through, another guest, »
- Stephen Puddicombe
David Lynch today unveiled the full cast list for his upcoming Showtime Twin Peaks follow-up — and is it a doozy. Two hundred and seventeen actors are credited, with both newcomers and returning thespians. Previously only Kyle MacLachlan had been confirmed as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.
Will Agent Cooper use a smartphone?
Let’s check out some of the more interesting names on the list, shall we?
Michael Cera: The erstwhile Scott Pilgrim has been keeping busy since his breakout role as George Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, but he usually sticks with comedy (Year One, Superbad). It’ll be interesting to see him tackle something so dark.
Will this hair get frizzier in perpetually damp Twin Peaks?
Trent Reznor: The Oscar-winning composer and Nine Inch Nails wizard has only two credits under his belt (aside from three video shorts): a 2000 Swedish thriller called Recycled and the 1987 Michael J. Fox »
- Harker Jones
Robert Durst and Marc Smerling during filming of The Jinx.
The Australian International Documentary Conference has unveiled new sessions, rounding out the program for Aidc '16.
New talks include 'The True Detective', a masterclass with writer-producer-cinematographer Marc Smerling (The Jinx, Catfish, Capturing the Friedmans), and 'Aftrs TV Talks: Pick Me!', about the fine art of casting reality TV.
'Pick Me!' will be presided over by casting agents Kirsty de Vallance (Making Australia Happy, Life at One, Great Australian Bakeoff, Masterchef, The Biggest Loser) and Jodie Brearly (Gogglebox, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Shark Tank, The Great Australian Spelling Bee) as well as the UK's Roy Ackerman (Dream School, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, How Hip Hop Changed the World)..
'Virtual Reality: Documentary Outside the Frame' unites local and international innovators in Vr storytelling, including Astrid Scott (Senior Producer/Experience Strategist, ABC), Katy Morrison (Producer, Vrtov) and Jess Linington (Researcher/Producer, »
- Staff Writer
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