1) Having Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer host the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is already a win for comedy as they had Jon Daly play the Tree of Life/Sappity Tappity on TV, but some of comedy’s best in film last year got recognized:
Best Supporting Actor-Christopher Plummer-Beginners
Best Original Screenplay-Woody Allen-Midnight in Paris
Also, Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow righteously burned Jerry Lewis for saying women aren’t funny.
2) The Gentlemen Scumbags Podcast with Mike Bridenstine and Mike Burns has just come out with the Best of Gentemen Scumbags Vol. 1. Bridenstine and Burns are funny and this is the first attempt, to our knowledge, of a podcast releasing an album of their “best of”, so you should just buy it and be part of comedy history already.
3) Many of you’ve already seen this and have apologized for how much of hipster you feel like for wanting to see this movie even though you kind of hate hipsters, but it’s going to be OK. Liking Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom from just the trailer is OK, in case no one told you.
4) The Nerdist is having another special on BBCA this weekend (Sat. 10:15PM)!
5) Last night, Stephen Merchant was so excited to go to Vegas because he was in the Tooth Fairy with the Rock on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
7) Splitsider makes it really easy to stalk the comedy writers, performers, and more of various TV programs on Twitter.
8) The book of Portroids for the Never Not Funny Pardcast-a-thon is now available!
9) Riot LA’s totals for their Kickstarter: $12,536 of $20,000 with 21 days to go.
10) On today’s Puddin’, Eddie Pepitone shows why dental history is best discovered through x-rays.
11) Who knew that saying “No, this is good. I’m feeling really good right now,” as a comedian at any time on stage is a dead giveaway that you’re feeling like you want to stage dive into the floor? It’s kind of like when someone says your comedy is interesting when they don’t want to hurt your feelings.