Eastbound & Down drops new episodes on September 26.
In the meantime, it seems that Kenny Powers has lined up some endorsements. With K-Swiss, of course.
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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.
This week is Will Ferrell Week across the talk show universe. Ferrell is promoting The Other Guys, a new film that also stars Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne (The Rock?) Johnson. The movie opens this Friday.
Ferrell will be on Letterman tonight (Monday), The Daily Show on Tuesday, Live With Regis and Kelly on Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday and Lopez Tonight on Thursday. So you can get your Ferrell fix pretty much every day this week.
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Here’s some found comedy history for you.
Many of you will be familiar with Ben Stiller’s Tom Cruise impression. He’s parodied Cruise many times, most famously in MTV Movie award Mission Impossible skits.
But back in 1986, a young Stiller was in the cast of a revival of the play The House of Blue Leaves in New York City. The production won four Tony awards. Also in the cast was actor John Mahoney, later to achieve fame in Frasier.
I’ll let Wikipedia take it from here:
During its run, Stiller produced a satirical mockumentary whose principal was fellow actor Mahoney. His comedic work was so well received by the cast and crew of the play that he followed up with a 10 minute short called The Hustler of Money, a parody of the Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money. The film featured him in a send-up of Tom Cruise’s character and Mahoney in the Paul Newman role, only this time as a bowling hustler instead of a pool shark. The short got the attention of Saturday Night Live, which aired it in 1987, and two years later offered him a spot as a writer. In the meantime, he also had a bit part in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun.
Stiller only stayed with SNL for about 5 episodes, but his exposure there led directly to his MTV show and then his famous Fox Show.
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Or is that Jon’s evil cousin Wario?