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Newswire: Aubrey Plaza to star in new film from director of The Greasy Strangler

  • The AV Club
Aubrey Plaza (alongside Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson, Jemaine Clement, and Snuff Box’s Matt Berry) has signed on for a new film from Jim Hosking, the director whose gross-out debut The Greasy Strangler provoked a mixture of laughs and gags from critics last year. Hosking’s new feature, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, sounds just as strange, if slightly less obsessed with shoving disgusting sausages down audiences’ throats.

Plaza stars as Lulu Danger—no relation, presumably, to the illusive Janet Snakehole—whose boring marriage takes a “fortunate turn for the worse” when she’s invited to the titular show. Frankly, we have no idea what happens after that, but Hosking was apparently able to sell people on the film’s promise, given the number of big name comedy stars he’s drawn in for his second film.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]
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BBC reveals first Screenplay Award winners

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Playwright Charlotte Josephine has won the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award, bestowed by BBC Films and BBC Writersroom.

The prize was set up to reward UK writers with previous credits in theatre, TV or radio, who were yet to have a feature film produced.

A total of 445 scripts were submitted to BBC Writersroom for consideration, with the applications judged by Anne Edyvean, head of BBC Writersroom, and Beth Pattinson, development executive, BBC Films.

Josephine, co-artistic director of Snuff Box Theatre, will receive the £10,000 Award and get support from BBC Films development team to develop her original feature screenplay.

Playwright Patricia Cumper was awarded a runner up prize of £5,000.

Edyvean said: “The standard of submissions was incredibly high, making it difficult to decide on the shortlist, let alone a single winner…In the end, we created a Runner Up award so as to offer both Charlotte and Pat a development opportunity with BBC Films!”

Pattinson added:
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Matt Berry interview: Spongebob, Toast Of London, House Of Fools

  • Den of Geek
Matt Berry chats to us about his voice work in the new Spongebob Squarepants movie, House Of Fools, music, and Toast Of London...

We like comedian and musician Matt Berry, and it's a good time to be a fan of him and his buttery-smooth baritone. He's currently strutting his stuff in the surreal Vic & Bob's House Of Fools, and his Rose D'Or winning comedy Toast Of London returns for a third series later this year.

Now he's in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, voicing a magic space dolphin called Bubbles. Now there's a sentence you rarely find yourself typing. So naturally we had to talk to him to find out all about it...

I've followed your work ever since Snuff Box, and The SpongeBob Movie might be the craziest role you've played, would you agree?

I don't know, I get involved in some fairly far-out things, namely in
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The cast of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: 10 years on

  • Den of Geek
Feature Sarah Dobbs 3 Apr 2014 - 07:00

What have Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, Alice Lowe and Matt Berry been up to in the decade since Garth Marenghi's Darkplace?

It’s been ten years now since author, visionary, and dreamweaver Garth Marenghi’s legendary horror TV show, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, was rescued from a vault in Peru and broadcast to a largely unappreciative audience.

Or, you know, in the reality we actually inhabit, it’s been ten years since a group of comedians donned 80s costumes and pretended to be aging filmmakers commenting on their own ‘lost’ series. Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace was a perfect send-up of both trashy low-budget horror and science fiction productions and pompous creators, as a bewigged Matthew Holness straight-facedly explained the unique genius of his horror writing alter ego even as his greatest creation, Dr Rick Dagless M.D., mugged away in the background.

It was a ludicrously high concept show,
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Matt Berry: 'Most of what I do is inspired by things that frightened me'

The star of Toast of London and king of the 'part bounty hunter, part 70s porn star' voiceover reveals why he never takes a holiday

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Matt Berry never wanted to be a comedian. The star of Channel 4's absurdist sitcom Toast of London, and a familiar face to fans of The It Crowd and The Mighty Boosh, says he "got into this by the back door".

He was working in the London Dungeon, sending tourists to the gallows every five minutes for being German, when he got the call to be in the Channel 4 comedy, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. A keen musician, he knew its creators Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade from Mighty Boosh gigs where Berry was a warm-up act.

"I didn't have any plan to go into comedy," says Berry. "We became sort of mates and Matt said,
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Digital Spy's Best TV Characters of 2013

2013 is drawing to a close, so the Digital Spy team has picked the TV heroes and villains that made us laugh, cheer and jeer this year - from cops to convicts, from politicians to gangsters, from meth dealers to reality TV stars... here are our picks for the standout TV characters from the past 12 months.

Steven Toast, Toast of London - Simon Reynolds, Movies Editor

Matt Berry will be familiar to comedy fans thanks to his role as Douglas Reynholm in The It Crowd, but its cult gems like Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Snuff Box that really got the most out of him. He found his best role yet this year in Toast of London, a sitcom focused around his London luvvie Steven Toast. A vain and egotistical actor with a moustache that'd make Burt Reynolds envious, Toast, like great British sitcom characters Partridge and Brent before him, is a
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TV highlights 07/09/2012

  • The Guardian - TV News
Live International Football | Celebrity Big Brother: Final | Full Metal Jousting | Parade's End | Here Comes the Summer: The Undertones Story | For the Win

Live International Football

7.30pm, ITV1

After their customary quarter-final exit at the recent European Championships, Roy Hodgson's plucky though technically limited England are now charged with not botching up qualification for the World Cup in a group that looks a touch tricky. Moldova, ranked 137 in the world and first up tonight, aren't expected to pose much of a threat, but awkward ties against Ukraine, Poland and Montenegro loom on the horizon. Adrian Chiles hosts. Gwilym Mumford

Celebrity Big Brother: Final

9pm, Channel 5

This has been a vintage Celebrity Big Brother, with plenty of spats, flesh and flirting. Brian Dowling presides over a final where it's hard to predict the winner, but this year's queen has to be Jasmine Lennard. Yes, she was the first to be evicted,
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DVD: DVD: Snuff Box: The Complete Series

Before diving into the highly bizarre 2006 BBC Three sketch-comedy series Snuff Box, it may help to check out the DVD set’s “Taking Control Of Your Body” featurette, in which an eclectic array of Snuff Box fans from Weird Al to Simon Pegg explain why a six-episode show that almost nobody watched is one of the peak achievements of the recent British comedy Golden Age. Created by comic character actors Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher—best-known for their supporting roles in cult shows like The It Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, and Garth Marenghi’s DarkplaceSnuff Box features Berry ...
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Snuff Box: The Complete Series DVD

The first episode of Snuff Box begins with a hanging, and this isn’t just a one-off event in the series. Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher star as a hangman and a hangman’s assistant, respectively, and much of the show centers around their profession and the gentlemen’s club where they go to while away time after work. Snuff Box may not be the darkest sketch comedy show ever made, but it’s certainly up there, and much of the show’s charm comes from its relaxed attitude towards death, sex, swearing and other taboos. Not only does the show take them lightly, it...
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DVD Playhouse--October 2011

DVD Playhouse—October 2011

By Allen Gardner

Terri (20th Century Fox) An awkward, obese teen (Jacob Wysocki) finds himself forming an odd friendship with his equally left-of-center vice-principal (John C. Reilly), who decides to help the boy navigate his way through adolescence’s rocky road. Low key film is filled with pathos and humor, but is ultimately too laid back for its own good (not to mention too long). Worth seeing for young Wysocki’s amazing, completely natural performance, and Reilly’s goofy charm. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Featurette; Deleted scenes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS-hd 5.1 surround.

Mr. Nice (Mpi) Rhys Ifans stars in the true story of Howard Marks, a Welsh-born Oxford grad who gained the most notoriety in his life for being the UK’s biggest hashish smuggler during the ‘70s and ‘80s, when he wasn’t busy spying for Her Majesty’s government, hanging out with a
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Severin Films To Release UK Cult Comedy Series Snuff Box On DVD October 11th

Our buddies at Severin Films have announced their upcoming release of the UK cult comedy series Snuff Box on Us DVD this October.  Severin have been a little bit quiet for the last few months following their trio of horror releases in June, and I've been missing them, so it is nice to get news! I know absolutely nothing about Snuff Box, but upon doing a little bit of research, it looks like a really funny series.  Check out the press release below, and a couple of clips at the bottom:"Brilliant."L.A. Weeklysnuff Boxdvd From Severin Films In Stores October 11, 2011Matt Berry & Rich Fulcher Supporting Release With Appearances In Los Angeles     Severin Films is pleased to announce the DVD release of the British...
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Severin to release cult British sketch comedy Snuff Box

Severin Films will release British cult comedy series Snuff Box on DVD October 11, 2011. Written by and starring Matt Berry (The It Crowd) and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh), Snuff Box has been lauded as �a work of demented genius�Snuff Box is the greatest sketch comedy show you�ve never heard of.�

Snuff Box premiered in the UK on BBC3 in 2006 and has since developed cult status worldwide, attracting millions of views on Youtube. The acclaimed series follows professional hangmen Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher as they down whiskeys at the Hangmen�s Club, experience awkward moments, charm women, navigate a long white hallway, and repeatedly attempt to acquire a pair of silver cowboy boots. Darkly hilarious, Snuff Box is a genre-bending hybrid of sitcom and sketch, known for its unforgettable musical numbers such as Rapper with a Baby and the legendary The Empty Room.

The DVD release contains all
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Old Grey Whistle Test: a classic returns - but to the radio

Ogwt will mark its 40th anniversary by being revived on Radio 2. It is a shame it is not back on to TV

Old Grey Whistle Test, the much missed music show for discerning rock fans, is returning to the BBC for a series of shows to mark its 40th anniversary next month. The revival is taking place on Radio 2 rather than a late night slot on BBC2, its home for 16 years before its cancellation in 1987. Original presenter "Whispering" Bob Harris will host the shows which will comprise a mix of archive and new performances, alongside interviews with artists who appeared in the original series.

The fact that the revival is taking place on the radio instead of on TV is shame – it was after all a TV programme and wouldn't have made the impact it did in the 70s and 80s if it had been on the radio. In the
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Jeff Garlin: 'Monty Python changed my life'

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star says British comedy was his touchstone. Now he's about to try out his mix of personal pathos and vulgarity on audiences here. He just hopes they get him

'If you react poorly to something, we will discuss it." With the roguish affability native to his unscrupulous Curb Your Enthusiasm character – Jeff Greene, manager and accomplice to Larry DavidJeff Garlin addresses the crowd at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Hollywood's improvisation hotspot. It's one of a flurry of appearances to fine tune the act for his run of shows at London's Soho Theatre, and he relishes the ridiculousness of inviting the audience to trash it as he performs. No one takes him up on the offer – they are all enjoying themselves too much.

Garlin is noticeably slimmer than his blobular Curb physique, the result of a "get lean and go green" campaign detailed in his 2010 memoir
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Jeff Garlin: 'Monty Python changed my life'

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star says British comedy was his touchstone. Now he's about to try out his mix of personal pathos and vulgarity on audiences here. He just hopes they get him

'If you react poorly to something, we will discuss it." With the roguish affability native to his unscrupulous Curb Your Enthusiasm character – Jeff Greene, manager and accomplice to Larry DavidJeff Garlin addresses the crowd at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Hollywood's improvisation hotspot. It's one of a flurry of appearances to fine tune the act for his run of shows at London's Soho Theatre, and he relishes the ridiculousness of inviting the audience to trash it as he performs. No one takes him up on the offer – they are all enjoying themselves too much.

Garlin is noticeably slimmer than his blobular Curb physique, the result of a "get lean and go green" campaign detailed in his 2010 memoir
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Free Matt Berry!

Oh I loves me some Matt Berry and now I got some for free. How sweet is that?

Fans of British TV comedy are most likely well aware of comedian extraordinaire Matt Berry from such brilliant shows as Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, The Snuff Box and The It Crowd. Well I didn’t know that the man was in to music so much, allot apparently, and these days he’s giving away his latest album Witchazel for free online. He actually started giving it away at least a week ago so I don’t know for how much longer it will be available to the public so you better get there post haste and grab a copy.

I have to say that this isn’t what I expected, I was expecting a comedy album but not proper music, really good proper music actually. Stellar stuff.

Give it a go yall.
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