We recently re-watched the great Steve Martin movie Bowfinger. Not only does it still hold up (except, maybe the late 90s cell phones) it actually got me thinking quite a bit about making movies and creating things in 2014.
I constantly make the argument (mostly loudly, to myself, in food courts) that if a movie/television show/whatever is well written and well cast, it is virtually impossible to screw up based on any of the other elements. And if the other elements are strong, well then that’s just gravy – like progressive enhancement for the screen.
The following video proves this logic (like most of my logic) infallibly! I’d watch Bob’s Burgers even if it was just a bunch of people reading scripts at a table every week.
You did not hear this from us, but rumour has it there MAY be a browser extension somewhere in the internet that magically hides what country you’re in without having to use a VPN, and therefore allows you to access American content sites like NBC, Hulu and more. If this is true, it’s of great value to any content creator who wants to do some research viewing of hard-to-find shows or classics series TV.
If it’s even true, you guys.
This is old news, but still worth sharing: Graham Linehan: Funny Business, the 2008 one-hour doc on the man behind The IT Crowd, Black Books, Father Ted and more (and who is, arguably, the best comedy writer in the world), is available on YouTube. Watch it at your desk to create the illusion of working.
Hey friend-os, we have some homework for you. In a week or two, we’re going to be posting an interview with Mark De Angelis, one half of the team behind the best Canadian-television-comedy-that-isn’t-actually-even-on-television, Bill & Sons Towing (the other half of that team is Charles Ketchabaw, in case you’d like to follow them both on Twitter now, before they’re so intolerably famous that they’re tweeting nonsense like this). Mark is a smart, funny dude with a lot of great insights about comedy writing that you’ll be super interested in, and I’m not even saying that because he plied me with the keychains you see pictured. Continue reading