Get ready to love this clip. What can I tell you about it?
Well, let me see. First it has Chris Rock in it. And Jon Stewart. And Steve Carell. And it has MOVIE STAR Naomi Watts!
AND it involves Steve Carell simulating and orgasm while holding Naomi Watts’ (and another hot chicks’) hand. While on stage. While Jon Stewart narrates.
And it’s for charity.
BTW, Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education with host Jon Stewart airs live Thursday at 9pm / 8c on Comedy Central. So check it out. For charity.
Well, the re-run holocaust that began last week continues this week. Really, the only shows that aren’t on vacation this week (and next week, for that matter) are The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and The Late Show With David Letterman, Lopez Tonight and Chelsea Lately.
Those are the only shows NOT in rerun this week.
Not a lot of comedians on Letterman, mostly Hollywood types… (Drew Barrymore, Brian Williams, Anne Heche, Katy Perry).
But there is one Daily Show appearance I can recommend, and one show is doing basically a comedian rerun week, so check out the lineup after the jump…
What Gawker is calling “The Great Steve Carell Replacement Experiment” is beginning.
EW is speculating on who is in the running to replace Carell as the boss of the Dunder Mifflin Scranton Branch at the end of this season. The thinking is, whoever gets the nod will be introduced over the course of this season.
Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein confirms that they’re “having discussions” about introducing a new salesman into Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch, but he wouldn’t say whether this person was being groomed to necessarily replace Carell’s Michael Scott. “We haven’t settled exactly who will take over,” says Lieberstein, adding that promoting a current staffer to the top job remains a viable option as well. (Coexecutive producer Mindy Kaling recently endorsed Rainn Wilson’s Dwight for the gig.)
The lead contenders, according to EW, are the agent/manager from Flight of the Concords (Rhys Darby) and the guy from Eastbound & Down (Danny McBride).
Given these options, I’d pull for Darby. He has the sort of comedic cluelessness that a Michael Scott replacement character could grow out of.
Last weekend at the box office, the big comedy was the Steve Carell, Paul Rudd (directed by Austin Powers and Meet the Fockers director Jay Roach) vehicle Dinner For Schmucks.
Schmucks brought in $23.3 million dollars over the weekend, enough for a 2nd place box office finish behind Inception.
The general assessment of the Schmucks performance is okayish. Critics were only lukewarm on the movie, and while this opening points to the movie making money, Schmucks is not expected to do Hangover-type numbers over time.
BoxOfficeMojo suggests that the film might do Funny People-type business:
Dinner for Schmucks served up an estimated $23.3 million on approximately 3,400 screens at 2,911 locations, which was about the same amount as Funny People made on the same weekend last year. The opening was also a step up from I Love You, Man, Role Models and Get Him to the Greek, and it marked a personal best for Paul Rudd in a lead role, though Steve Carell has seen bigger starts.