2 items from 2012
A project we first highlighted 2 years ago, when we posted its Kickstarter campaign (the filmmaker successfully raised over $10,000). 2 years later, we are told that it'll be screening in NYC, on December 15, as part of the New York No Limits 2012 Film Summit. The mockumentary short film, titled Thugs, The Musical, follows Michael Gardner (played by Kevin Avery), a frustrated, sightly delusional, and extremely non-urban black actor who writes, directs & stars in a disastrous musical to prove to Hollywood and the world that he can "act black." Avery wrote the screenplay, which was directed by Liam Sullivan, with a cast that also includes David Alan »
Tonight is the premiere for FX’s new semi-live comedy show, Totally Biased with W.Kamau Bell, starring San Francisco comedian W. Kamau Bell and produced by Chris Rock. It’s the latest entry by FX to expand its comedy offerings and it’s second in trying to do a multi-media-comedy-act-in-front-of-a-live-audience show at 11pm Et/Pt. The first being Brand X with Russel Brand, which is an awkward show to describe without getting frustrated. Totally Biased however, is more refined, straight forward act that’s heavy on the socio-politcal hot topics and packaged in a way that’s much more easily absorbed, because we want to laugh but we also want to retain the messages too. Is it worth staying up for after Louie? In a word, yes.
In each episode, Bell stands before a crowd in an intimate theater-like environment of what seems like and audience of 200-300, comprised mostly of young adults, »
- Ernie Estrella
2 items from 2012
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