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Ben Schwartz and Lauren Lapkus Made Up the Internet’s Funniest Emmy Nominee As They Went Along

Ben Schwartz and Lauren Lapkus Made Up the Internet’s Funniest Emmy Nominee As They Went Along
Doing improv, for the most part, is fun. Turns out, doing improv for an entire week — hosting a fake talk show that’s also a metaphor for the stages of grief — is worthy of an Emmy nomination.

Beyond the unconventional story setup, “The Earliest Show” was a unique challenge for seasoned improv veterans Lauren Lapkus and Ben Schwartz. In the Funny or Die web series, they play the co-hosts of a morning show where emotions run high, interviews run weird, and everything goes back to how funny a breakup can be in a different context.

What ultimately became a six-episode run came out of a week of shooting based on a story outline by Schwartz, who also directed the series. Playing the lovesick Josh Bath, Schwartz also got the chance to take the character through the aftermath of a failed marriage proposal. When Captain Crunch and Funny or Die came
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Scott Eastwood: The Next Bachelor? Well, Sort of …

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Scott Eastwood: The Next Bachelor? Well, Sort of …
Who wants belly rubs for life from Scott Eastwood? In a new parody of The Bachelor (below), Eastwood, 28, is looking for love - the love of man's best friend, that is. "Only one will be chosen, and the rest will be taken back to the pound," says comedian Joe Hartzler, the "Chris Harrison" of Funny or Die's parody. If you thought Chris Soules's women were emotional, it turns out these furry friends come with even more doggone drama: sloppy kisses, fights over who gets the bone and even a surprise guest visit … from a cat. "I'm just looking for
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Scott Eastwood: The Next Bachelor? Well, Sort of …

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Scott Eastwood: The Next Bachelor? Well, Sort of …
Who wants belly rubs for life from Scott Eastwood? In a new parody of The Bachelor, Eastwood, 28, is looking for love - the love of man's best friend, that is. "Only one will be chosen, and the rest will be taken back to the pound," says comedian Joe Hartzler, the "Chris Harrison" of Funny or Die's parody. If you thought Chris Soules's women were emotional, it turns out these furry friends come with even more doggone drama: sloppy kisses, fights over who gets the bone and even a surprise guest visit … from a cat. "I'm just looking for a
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Gobble Gobble Motherf*^%#!, Thankskilling 3 Heads to DVD This October!!

What’s better than a homicidal turkey with a chainsaw?? Not much folks. Dubbed the “raunchiest puppet movie ever made”, Thankskilling 3 is set to be unleashed on DVD October 15th from Mvd Entertainment Group, just in time to slaughter you fright fiends for Thanksgiving. Gobble Gobble Motherfu$#%!.

The “Raunchiest Puppet Movie Ever Made”*, ThanksKilling 3, debuts for the first time on DVD this October just in time for the holidays. The comedy/ horror spoof sees the return of original creators Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart to the cult slasher series that follows Turkie, the fowl-mouthed Thanksgiving villain. Filled with R-rated puppets and Nsfw humor ThanksKilling 3 stars Dan Usaj and Joe Hartzler, with an appearance by porn star Wanda Lust. Also featuring the voice talents of SickAnimation.com’s own Marc M and the team behind Slick Gigolo, Bridge Stuart and Mike Litzenberg. Highlighting the technical qualities of the
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ThanksKilling 3 Gobbles its Way to DVD

Yes, the original ThanksKilling was far from something to write home about, but we cannot help but applaud the audacity it takes to make a second sequel that goes in search of the first sequel. And now? Now it's on its way home.

From the Press Release

The "Raunchiest Puppet Movie Ever Made*", ThanksKilling 3, debuts for the first time on DVD this October just in time for the holidays. The comedy/ horror spoof sees the return of original creators Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart to the cult slasher series that follows Turkie, the fowl-mouthed Thanksgiving villain.

The original ThanksKilling was made for the minuscule budget of $3,500 while Downey and Stewart were still in college. After years of marketing it themselves, and with the help of distributor Gravitas Ventures, the film went on to gain a massive cult following for its purposeful "so bad it's good" vibe. It quickly rose
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ThanksKilling 3 Brown Band Trailer

ThanksKilling 3 Brown Band Trailer
You didn't really think the Thanksgiving holiday would come and go without a new glimpse at ThanksKilling 3, did you? Ventures has unleashed a special "brown band" trailer for this horror-comedy, that centers on the evil Turkie trying to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2. Don't let the "brown band" tag fool you, this is really an age-restricted red band trailer, full of naughty language and violent turkey (puppet) deaths. In other words, don't put this on display for your sweet old grandmother or that impressionable young relative. This is just for the adults only, perhaps over an after-dinner drink with your cool uncle. Behold the lunacy of ThanksKilling 3. Gobble gobble motherf^&*er!

Thankskilling 3: Brown Band Trailer

ThanksKilling 3 was released November 1st, 2012 and stars Christina Blevins, Jordan Downey, Jeffery A. Baker, Joe Hartzler, Preston Altree, Kevin Stewart, Daniel Usaj, Bridge Stuart. The film is directed by Jordan Downey.
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ThanksKilling 3 Releases Crazy Brown Band Trailer

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ThanksKilling 3 Releases Crazy Brown Band Trailer
There are red band trailers, but are you in the mood for a “brown band” one? Add some horror to your Thanksgiving celebrations with this “brown band” trailer from “ThanksKilling 3″ below the post. “ThanksKilling 3? is directed by Jordan Downey and produced by Ricky Fosheim. The film is written by Downey as well as Mike Will Downey and Kevin Stewart and stars Dan Usaj, Joe Hartzler, and the voice-talents of Marc M (Flowis), Mike Litzenberg (Greg Garbage), Bridge Stuart (FrankenTurkey), Preston Altree (Nibla), Ben Siemon (Mrs. Turkey), Jordan Downey (Turkie, Yomi, Muff, WiseTurkey), and Kevin Stewart (Rhonda, PluckMaster): “In ‘ThanksKilling 3,’ the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking [ Read More ]

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The 'Brown Band' Trailer for Thankskilling 3

Thanksgiving is here and the folks behind Thankskilling have released the "brown band" trailer for Thankskilling 3.  It's brown because of the gravy - hey, their words not mine (yes, comedy gold, folks).

In ThanksKilling 3, the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2 which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell.  With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand, and a WiseTurkey, the gatekeeper to the FeatherWorld, our collection of raunchy characters hope to fend
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The Official Brown-Band Trailer For Jordan Downey’s Thankskilling 3

The first movie to skip its own sequel.’ How about sharing with everyone this new brown band trailer for ThanksKilling 3 on this Dysfunctional Family Holiday.

The hilariously raunchy sequel follows the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie as he carves through the likes of a rapping grandma, a mindless puppet, a wig-wearing inventor, a bisexual space worm, and their equally ridiculous friends on his quest to recover the last copy of ThanksKilling 2.

The Jordan Downey’s new flick currently available on iTunes and VOD is written by Kevin Stewart, Downey, and Mike Will Downe, starring Dan Usaj, Joe Hartzler, and the voice-talents of Marc M (Flowis), Mike Litzenberg (Greg Garbage), Bridge Stuart (FrankenTurkey), Preston Altree (Nibla), Ben Siemon (Mrs. Turkey), Jordan Downey (Turkie, Yomi, Muff, WiseTurkey), and Kevin Stewart (Rhonda, PluckMaster).

Gobble, Gobble, Motherf***er!

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Synopsis:

In ThanksKilling 3, the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back
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Gobble Up the New ThanksKilling 3 Brown Band Trailer

Looking for a way to bring your dysfunctional family together this Thanksgiving? Then how about sharing with everyone this new "brown band" trailer for ThanksKilling 3, with an intro by Turkie himself?!?

Synopsis

In ThanksKilling 3 the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2, which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell. With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand, and a WiseTurkey, the gatekeeper to the FeatherWorld, our collection of raunchy characters hope to fend
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Indie Spotlight

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Tamika Jones returns with the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the latest indie horror news sent our way. In this edition, we have the first details on Die, Maniacs, Die!, a new clip from ThanksKilling 3, information on Convention of the Dead, and more:

Die, Maniacs, Die! to Begin Production in 2013: “Producers Andrea Albin and Scott Spiegel of Fatality Films will begin production in 2013 on their latest venture “Die, Maniacs, Die!” written by Corey Schubert and Eric La Fuente.

This rollicking gore fest focuses on the town of New Thetford and the hidden secrets that it keeps, including those secrets that house themselves in the form of deranged and disfigured maniacs.

Years after the death of her parents, Amelia follows in their investigative footsteps only to find herself and her team caught in the horrifying traps of New Thetford’s best kept secret. Amelia, with the help of her older brother Orlando,
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ThanksKilling 3 'Turkey Fight' and 'Pluckmaster 3000' Clips

ThanksKilling 3 'Turkey Fight' and 'Pluckmaster 3000' Clips
If you think about it, there really aren't a whole lot of movies dedicated to the Thanksgiving holiday. Sure, there are loads of Christmas movies, but, somehow, this holiday where families give thanks has gone unnoticed in the filmmaking community. This year, we give thanks for the outrageous ThanksKilling 3, serving up a generous holiday meal of blood, gore, and foul language aplenty. Today, we have four new clips from this outlandish horror comedy, which follows the villainous bird Turkie trying to get his hands on the last copy of ThanksKilling 2. Check out these scenes before stuffing your face with real turkey next week. You can also clickHere to order the full movie through iTunes, and clickHere to watch via Amazon Instant Video.

ThanksKilling 3 - Fight

ThanksKilling 3 - Wise Turkey

ThanksKilling 3 - Pluckmaster 3000

ThanksKilling 3 - Turkie-Vision

ThanksKilling 3 was released November 1st, 2012 and stars Christina Blevins,
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New ThanksKilling 3 Clip Gets Funky

Aw yeah, baby. Get out your glow sticks and experience this latest clip from the oddity that is ThanksKilling 3 in Turkie-Vision. The holiday season may never be the same, but damn if it's not good eating!

Synopsis

In ThanksKilling 3 the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2, which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell. With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand, and a WiseTurkey, the gatekeeper to the FeatherWorld, our collection of
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8 Bit Video Game 'ThanksKilling 3' Clip Releases

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

A newly released clip from the upcoming horror comedy ThanksKilling 3 has dropped.

In the clip (seen below the details) Turkie, the evil villain, is morphed into an 8 Bit, 1993 video game fight with Wise Turkey. Yep, it’s as awesome is it sounds.

Be sure to check out ThanksKilling 3 which releases on iTunes and VOD, Tuesday November 13th. Happy holidays!

Synopsis:

In "ThanksKilling 3," the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of “ThanksKilling 2” which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell. With the guidance of
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Indie Spotlight

We’re happy to announce that Tamika Jones is expanding her role on Daily Dead and is taking over the Indie Spotlight. For today’s feature, she brings readers two short horror films to watch, along with the latest indie horror news sent our way:

6 Degrees of Hell Premiere: “Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies) will be in attendance for the Los Angeles premiere of 6 Degrees of Hell. Joined by writer and producer B.H. Smith, the screening will include a Q&A following the film and a horror trivia game, with such prizes as signed scripts, posters and movie packs.

In Northeast Pennsylvania, ”Uncle Jack’s Hotel of Horror” is besieged by a dark presence after two friends of “Uncle” Jack, Chris and Kellen, unwittingly release a deadly evil by transporting local psychic Mary Wilkins’ collection of haunted objects as props for the popular tourist attraction. At the same time,
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Second Clip from ThanksKilling 3 Flies In

From what we've seen so far, ThanksKilling 3 could be the strangest movie of the year... and then some! Check out this new clip in which Turkie gets wisemorphed into a 90's video game as he dukes it out with WiseTurkey in classic 8-bit fashion.

Synopsis

In ThanksKilling 3 the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2, which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell. With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand, and a WiseTurkey,
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Video Get Ready For Thanksgiving with the Pluckmaster 3000

First Video Clip for Thankskilling 3 Thankskilling 3 will be released via VOD on November 13 2012 via VOD just in time for Thanksgiving. If you are thinking you have never heard of Thankskilling 2 thats because the film does not exist. The tagline for the film is Thankskilling 3 The First Film To Skip The Sequel. The clip below shows a advertisment for the Pluckmaster 3000 and gives us the reason on why Thankskilling 2 was shelved. . Dan Usaj and Joe Hartzler star alongside the voicetalents of Marc M (Flowis) Mike Litzenberg (Greg Garbage) Bridge Stuart (FrankenTurkey) Preston Altree (Nibla) Ben Siemon (Mrs. Turkey) Jordan Downey (Turkie Yomi Muff WiseTurkey) and Kevin Stewart (Rhonda PluckMaster).
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Exclusive Clip from ThanksKilling 3, the Sequel That Skipped Part 2

ThanksKilling 3 is poised to make its VOD debut on November 13th and we have an exclusive clip to share.

Yes, from ThanksKilling 3, the threequel that skips the sequel (ThanksKilling 2 doesn't exist).  The clip is an advertisement for the Pluckmaster 3000 (visit the official site).  Feast on the preview inside.

In ThanksKilling 3, the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2 which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell.  With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand,
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An Exclusive Clip from ThanksKilling 3 Gets Wise

Yes, the original ThanksKilling was far from something to write home about, but we cannot help but applaud the audacity it takes to make a second sequel that goes in search of the first sequel. Sound wacky? Wait until you've seen this clip!

From the Press Release

In ThanksKilling 3 the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2. which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell. With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand, and a WiseTurkey,
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New Trailer for ThanksKilling 3

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, ThanksKilling 3 will be released on November 13. If you’re interested in learning more, we have the plot synopsis and a new trailer:

“In “ThanksKilling 3,” the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of “ThanksKilling 2” which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell. With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand, and a WiseTurkey, the gatekeeper to the FeatherWorld, our collection of raunchy characters hope to fend off the murderous rampage of Turkie,
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