Episode 4.21 “Bus Tour” and 4.22 “Win, Lose or Draw” will air as 30-minute episodes on TV, but supersized versions will be available on NBC.com and Hulu. Source: Hollywood.com
Congratulations to Amy Poehler and Parks and Recreation for winning best Performance by an Actress-TV and best Comedy Series, respectively, at the 2012 Comedy Awards.
A full list of winners can be found here. The awards show will air on Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6, at 9/8c.
Quotes from episode 4.19 Live Ammo, 4.20 The Debate, and 4.21 Bus Tour will be posted next week before the season finale.
Q+A: Aziz Ansari, Overachiever – The comedian talks about his new special, what he thinks of Louis C.K., food, his fake porn venture, and why he’s so damn busy
AKR: Is Buried Alive a reference to anything? It made me think of the Ryan Reynolds movie.
AA: Well, first of all, that movie’s called Buried, so that might say something about its success.
AKR: Yeah, fair enough.
AA: It came from an idea to make the poster look like these old-timey magician posters. Then I just thought about calling it Buried Alive because that sounds like a magician show title. And it also fits the themes of the show — fear of adulthood and how your life changes after you have kids and get married.
Universal Pictures has acquired the pitch for the romantic comedy No Hearts Club, with Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio) attached to write the screenplay. Source
On the secret to improvisational comedy:
“I think the key to improv is life experience and having used comedy as a defense mechanism, whether it was to get out of fights or tough situations, combating bullies or a mean parent or whatever… But I would also say that 30% of it is writing combined with lying, a couple nights before you’ve got a scene, looking at the scene and writing yourself 10 extra jokes, and then, on the day you film, saying those jokes as if you just came up with them.”
Read the full interview here.
Rob Lowe discusses Chris Traeger, working on Parks and Rec, and maintaining career success with Matt Lauer on Today.