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10 items from 2012


The Bitter Buddha – Sliff Review

15 November 2012 8:21 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Review by Barbara Snitzer

The Bitter Buddha is a documentary that tells the story of comedian Eddie Pepitone’s failure to have become a successful comedian by age 52.

Understandably, he’s bitter; it’s the nectar of his humor.  The “Buddha” part is less obvious.  If it was intended to mock his improved outlook after achieving sobriety, I’m not laughing.  Maybe this is a clue why comedic success has eluded him.<

That’s not entirely fair for me to say.  He is actually very funny, albeit inconsistently.  He’s addicted to tweeting, here’s my favorite featured in the movie:  ”Whenever someone yells ‘can I get a woot woot?’ I like to yell ‘only if you promise to read a book in your lifetime.”<

There are many talented artists who fail to achieve material success, and it is a very sad and all too common circumstance.  One tries to control luck, »

- Movie Geeks

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Sliff Day Eight – Bitter Buddha, Headshot, Eliminate: Archie Cookson, and More

15 November 2012 5:00 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Wow, the 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival already has been amazing!

Sliff’s main venues are the the Hi-Pointe Theatre, Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium, Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium and the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Il

The entire schedule for the 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival be found Here.

http://cinemastlouis.org/sliff-2012

Here is what will be screening at The 21st Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival today, Thursday, November 15th

Shorts Program 8: Quirky Relationships

Shorts Program 8: Quirky Relationships plays at 5:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre

Shorts that give romance a twist.

Boo! (Rupert Reid, Australia, 2012, 5 min.): An aging married couple keep their love alive by staying one step ahead of each other. Coffees (Alex Beh, U.S., 2012, 11 min.): As a last-ditch effort, Mikey decides to go to his ex »

- Tom Stockman

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Hugh Grant turned away from Edinburgh comedy show

20 August 2012 5:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor refused entry by bouncers after some members of his party were unable to provide proof of age

Last week, there was one question echoing around Fringe venues and on Twitter: "Is Hugh Grant in?" Following a golfing holiday in the Highlands, the star made an impromptu visit to Edinburgh and set about doing the festival.

Had he been asked, the American comedian Eddie Pepitone would have been forced to say no, however, after the British actor was turned away from his show by bouncers.

According to Chortle, Grant, 51, and a group of 10 friends turned up at the Tron pub, just off the Royal Mile, hoping to see Pepitone's show, Bloodbath. However, they were refused entry after some of the group were unable to provide proof of age.

Pepitone's publicist, who tried to convince door staff to turn a blind eye, told the comedy website: "The bouncers were very rude to him, »

- Matt Trueman

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The HeyUGuys Cinema Release Round-up: 17th August

17 August 2012 6:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Blockbuster season may be drawing slowly to a close but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a couple of big hitters out there hoping to make a dent in the Box Office chart.

In the meantime, The Dark Knight Rises continue to rake in the coins and it still looks set to match and possibly surpass Avengers Assemble’s total gross.  Seth Macfarlane’s comedy Ted still stands at the top of the chart however after a second strong week. Macfarlane’s comedy has done pretty darn well in its opening fortnight, taking in a whopping £17million thus far. When one considers that The Hangover had only taken around £7million at this point, it emphasises how well Ted has performed in this time where franchises and sequels seem to rule all.

Overall it’s been a fairly slow few weeks at the cinema and the draw of the »

- Rob Keeling

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The Pro Wrestler's Guide To The Gathering Of The Juggalos

8 August 2012 6:59 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Colt Cabana has one of the most unique jobs in the world: comedic pro wrestler. When he's not busy dishing out punches and bodyslams for rabid crowds, he's making them laugh with his patented brand of slapstick. And this week, he's got to perform in front of one of the most intimidating crowds in the world: the Gathering of the Juggalos, the yearly summer music festival hosted by the notorious hip hop act, the Insane Clown Posse. Thousands of fans with painted faces will be heading to the sweltering heat of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, for five days of Faygo soda, nudity and illegal substances -- and it's Cabana's job to play the villain as a marijuana-hating police officer.

The proud Chicago native has developed a eclectic resume; he's a onetime WWE superstar who has carved out his own independent path (but he's still best buds and former roommate of current WWE »

- The Huffington Post

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Patton Oswalt's Inspiring Message to Executives and Comedians

1 August 2012 5:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Patton Oswalt is not only a funny comedian and a solid actor, but he's also a big movie, TV, and comic book geek. The guy has used his status in the industry to kind of be a spokesperson for the rest of us. During a keynote speech he delivered at the Just For Laughs Comedy Conference in Montreal, Canada, he read two open letters. One of the letters addressed all of the comedians, and the other one addressed all of the "gatekeeper" in the room. 

The letters are not only funny, but inspirational, adressing all kinds of creativity and expression. It's definitely worth your time to read through these letters. Let us know what you think about what Oswalt said when you're done!

Letter to comedians:

Dear comedian in 2012:

How are you? I am good. In answer to your last letter, the mozzarella sticks at the Irvine Improv do taste weird. »

- Joey Paur

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Here are some photos from our delightful comedy show

19 June 2012 1:14 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

As you may have read, The A.V. Club--in conjunction with our friends at The Hideout and at Just For Laughs Chicago--put together a mighty excellent, super-secret comedy show last Thursday night. No performers were announced in advance, and yet all of the tickets sold out in minutes. (You trust us, you really trust us!) Good move, ticket purchasers, since as you know the lineup went like this: Dan Telfer, Cameron Esposito, Eddie Pepitone, Amy Schumer, Kyle Kinane, Jon Glaser (sort of), Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes, Brian Posehn, Hannibal Buress, Aziz Ansari. It was mega, and it »

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Today's Puddin' features some special guests (this post contains info Chicagoans will want to read, too)

31 May 2012 11:52 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Today's episode of Puddin', the twisted web-video series created by Patton Oswalt's brother Matt, features a couple of special guests you might want to check out. In addition to Eddie Pepitone, you'll see Patton (alongside Matt, who plays Puddin') as well as a superstar comedian from days of yore doing something very naughty. We also wanted to remind you Chicagoans that although tickets to our super-secret comedy show [Redacted] sold out in just a couple of minutes, there are still tickets available to a screening of The Bitter Buddha, which plays Friday June 15 at the Siskel »

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Watch: You'll Never Guess Who Shows Up In Today's 'Puddin'

31 May 2012 9:44 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Eddie Pepitone's "live action single panel comic" Puddin' has had its fair share of star cameos, but Robin Williams may be the biggest -- and weirdest -- one of all. Patton Oswalt also co-stars alongside Williams, Pepitone, the sad man eating pudding and a raccoon puppet that is going to need to go through the wash before anyone else touches it.

If you're unfamiliar with Puddin', we humbly suggest you correct that by catching up on all the insanity you've missed. »

- Carol Hartsell

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Esai Morales in Fairly Legal, Husbands & Grimm get second seasons, The Hunger Games premiere, and more updates

21 March 2012 3:10 AM, PDT | CapricaTV | See recent CapricaTV news »

It's been a while since the last proper news roundup, so some of the news today won't be all that new. Posting it anyway in case anyone missed it elsewhere.

Fairly Legal is back tonight at 9 pm on USA. Esai Morales guest stars in the season premiere and will be appearing in several more episodes. Other BSG and Caprica folks appearing on the show this season include Michael Hogan, Ben Cotton and Zak Santiago. And yeah, Michael Trucco is still a regular.

The Voice of TV has some recent Bts pics, and Buddy TV talked to Esai (more at the link):

What do we need to know about Esai Morales' character?

Esai Morales: I'm playing Aaron Davidson, thank you. No hablo espanol in this show... I am a politician, District Attorney. I am, I guess, a bit of a quintessential slimeball. Sleazebag is how I've been described, »

- fanshawe

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