Scheer-RL Visits Casey Wilson and Eminem’s First Time on TRL and That Time P. Diddy Tried To Run a Marathon
Paul Scheer’s recreation of some of the craziest episodes of MTV’s Total Request Live continues on Scheer-RL with awkward conversations between host Carson Daly and guests who had, at the time, never been on TRL before like Celine Dion and Eminem paired with Mark Wahlberg. There was also a time where P. Diddy ran on a treadmill during an interview in preparation for running a marathon.
On top of that, Casey Wilson plays Celine Dion, Terry Crews and Katie Lowes play P. Diddy and Britney Spears, and Randall Park and Joe Lo Truglio play Eminem and Mark Wahlberg, which turns out to be as ridiculous and great as you think it would be.
Scheer-RL Relives When TRL Did a Sit Down with Marilyn and When an Uninvited Mariah Carey Came with a Popsicle Cart
Paul Scheer’s Scheer-RL continues to roll out with recreating some of the crazier moments that have happened on any sort of show, much less a music video countdown show like Total Request Live.
These latest episodes recount the times when Marilyn Manson, played by here Brett Gelman, fielded weird questions from Carson Daly and audience members about his controversial music and when Mariah Carey, played by Kumail Nanjiani, just bizarrely showed up without any prior booking or invitation along with a popsicle cart right before they cut to commercial.
Though exaggerated, stuff like Mariah interrupting TRL really did happen and Scheer-RL does well in playing up what many of us were thinking when that was happening live.
Paul Scheer Is Now Re-creating Episodes of TRL Called “Scheer-RL”
Well, Paul’s giving hit music video countdown show Total Request Live the same treatment on JASH as Scheer-RL, though, this time he’s getting a little more creative with the recreations rather than exactly reenacting what happened.
This first episode features one of the more awkward appearances on TRL with the boy band 98 Degrees, exaggerated perfectly.
ABC Buys Jimmy Kimmel/Carson Daly Comedy
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
After leading their late night offerings for years, Jimmy Kimmel along with Carson Daly has just sold a comedy project to ABC. Kimmel will write the pilot himself that follows a VJ that loses it all, which loosely follows the life of former MTV VJ Daly.
Interestingly, though they’re on different networks, Daly and Kimmel have been longtime friends since their time together at the radio station KROQ here in LA.
Mike Birbiglia Met James Van Der Beek Under Unfortunate Circumstances
Birbiglia did not put this information to good use as you’ll see during his panel interview. Watch it here.
Morning Debriefing 7/1/11
4) RT @MarcMaron For those asking: My New CD, ‘This Has to be Funny’, will be out in August.
7) Last night, we went to the vintage video game arcade Ground Kontrol for the first edition of Ron Funches’ No Pun Intendo and to show you how packed it was, the picture below was literally the best picture we could take of Mike Drucker killing it and dispatching a heckler wearing an Effin Vodka shirt (at a vintage video game arcade no less).
Most amazing part to us was that hipsters wanted to see the show, believed in comedy so much that they stopped playing X-Men to watch comedy.
8) Puddin’-“Question” (This is their 100th episode!)
9) ON THE HORIZON
Laugh Revival @ Venice Sound Stage Thurs. July 14th 8:30PM FREE
10) COMEDY CRAWL
Dead Authors @ UCB Theatre 6:30PM $5
LETTUCE Entertain You (With Stand-Up) @ UCB Theatre 8PM $10
Re-Animator the Musical @ Steve Allen Theater 8PM $30
The Tulsa Skull Swingers @ Redwood Bar & Grill (316 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA [Downtown[) 9:30PM
First Friday Funnies @ Serenity Hall (7212 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA w/Jesse Case, Eli Olsberg, Johnny Gold, and Kerry Arnold Stevens) 10PM FREE
Kate Micucci @ Steve Allen Theater (opening for Re-Animator Benefit) 11PM
Re-Animator Cast Benefit @ Steve Allen Theater MIDNIGHT $15
11) OPEN MIC RUN
SET LIST @ FLAPPERS BAR 102 E. Magnolia, Burbank, CA/Sign-up 5PM/Starts 5:30PM/given “set list” of topics to do jokes off of/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
iCANDY 1708 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 6PM/Starts 7PM/first come, first served/$3 min./mixed mic/booked show in middle around 8PM
SILVERLAKE LOUNGE 2906 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA (Silverlake)/Sign-up (lottery) 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/4 min./no purchase necessary
MAX BLOOM’S 200 N. Malden Ave., Fullerton, CA/Starts 7PM/booked show after/no purchase necessary
GLENDALE DAYS INN 450 N. Pioneer Dr., Glendale, CA/Sign-up 7PM/Starts 8PM/No foul language/No purchase necessary/first come, first served
TRINITY CHURCH 1015 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA/Starts 8PM/must work clean/no purchase necessary/first come, first served
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel, past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/first come, first served/coffee and bottled water available
12) Anyone who says that they’re legitimately enjoying Transformers 3 needs to read Orwell’s Animal Farm again and specifically the parts about how the animals on the farm were fooled into thinking that they tyranny they lived under was somehow better than before.
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This Town is Big Enough for the Both of Us… and Even More
Much of what we feature and write about here at the Comedy Bureau often takes place in a out of the way bars, coffee shops, garages, or even someone’s living room, in a few cases, as those are the places where we go to find our particular taste in comedy (also, most of the shows are free, which is a great incentive). Yet, I understand that might be an intimidating notion for some people to go to a show where there is no stage, where the couch that you’re sitting on is perhaps where someone sleeps or where “the magic happens”. Perhaps, you might think that it’s just a bunch of no-talent open mic’ers doing their own show on their “own turf”. Rest assured that is not the case as plenty of comics on “those” line-ups are regularly on TV, paid to perform on the road, and are a part of an ultra-competitive comedy scene.
Thanks to both Jamie Flam, the new manager of the Hollywood Improv Lab, and Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, Matt Mira, and everyone else over at the Nerdist podcast for slowly, but surely revamping the back room of Meltdown Comics in Hollywood into the Nerdist Theatre, this really unique and specific problem has been now solved.
Over the past month and in the month to come, there has been a nice streak of shows popping up at both venues. First off, brilliant comedians Eddie Pepitone and Glenn Wool did their own special shows at the Improv Lab and while the back room of Meltdown Comics has had the fantastic Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani (recently profiled on Last Call with Carson Daly) for awhile, the Nerdist Podcast has taken to sponsoring several comedy events from a special screening of Black Dynamite, a comedy art show, and a special night of Pop and Politics with comedian Jimmy Dore.
Not too long ago, the awareness of both rooms was largely peripheral as shows and events, especially the kind featured here at the Comedy Bureau, would take place sporadically. Being at the Improv Lab and the back room of Meltdown was largely viewed by a number of people as sort of an abstract idea, almost as if it was weird to put on a show there. Last year, I heard a show producer at the Improv say, “Wait, we’re not at the Lab, right? If we are, we’re screwed. No one’s going to come.” At that time, approximately two years earlier, there would be, in a given week, only one or two shows at the Lab and maybe zero happening at Meltdown Comics. In a city where a line-up at the South by Southwest Arts Festival is a typical Monday night, anyone from normal people who love to laugh and comedy fans didn’t think much of a show taking place at either venue.
Now, the legitimacy for the two institutions keeps growing as solid establishments for live comedy as many of their shows and line-ups are not unlike those of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre considered by many to be one of the most popular venues in LA. Instead of the occasional stand up comedy showcase that used to rarely take place, the Improv Lab is now having variety shows, interview shows, sketch and improv shows, and one show where some of LA’s best do their first five minutes they’ve ever written. The Nerdist Theatre might even have a weekly open mic in the works hosted by their very own Matt Mira (details to come as the Comedy Bureau receives them) in the coming months. According to the Comedy Bureau “standards and practices”, those are bona fide comedy theatre that need to be attended regularly, not only to keep their doors open, but also because where you can see, in this humble blog’s/site’s opinion, where live comedy is going.