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Brian Posehn: When Do I Play Weird Al For My Kid?new

The standup comedian on growing up, reproducing, and stupid babies.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Joe MacLeod  |  11-16-2010  |  Comedy

'The Invention of Lying' is High-Concept Done Rightnew

As a high-concept comedy, Invention gets to cover a lot of ground, from commercialism to religion and societal conventions. Fortunately, Gervais actually has insight into most of those issues, which means the film never gets overly sanctimonious.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Peter Hemminger  |  10-01-2009  |  Reviews

Steve Carell on Improv and 'Get Smart'new

While improvisation would seem to be more welcome in an indie film or a show like his hit The Office than in a big-budget summer blockbuster like this, Carell says it still has its place. "It was a mix. We stuck to the script, but there were chances to play. We would come up with alternatives because you never know in the final outcome what will or won't work. So we tried to give ourselves some options on various takes."
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  06-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Kult of Karlnew

The success of The Ricky Gervais Show can be ascribed almost entirely to the gnomic utterances of Karl Pilkington, the bald, round, bleary-eyed, sleepy-voiced producer for London’s Xfm, who serves as the show's co-host.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  02-09-2006  |  Media

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