Bears a familial resemblance to The Old Negro Space Program. That was purely by accident. The idea came from the writers’ room and supergenius Dan Harmon. The rewrites made me look real smart too. But I’m proud of it. See for yourself.
September 17, 2010 | Leave a Comment
This quote makes me happy:
There’s a gleeful absurdity deep in the DNA of this winning show but also a lot of emotional resonance, as its characters tackle the larger struggles facing humanity while also managing to get involved in all manner of larger-than-life hijinx. It’s a tonal juxtaposition that has worked well for the series in the first season, and Season Two–which begins on Thursday–smartly continues this trend, creating a microcosm in which the heartfelt and supremely weird hold hands on the way to class.
Full review here:
It’s so cool to work on a show that gets this kind of love from fans.
My new gig is writing for Community on NBC. If you haven’t seen this freaking awesome show, check out the Paintball episode. One of the best half hours of tv I’ve seen in a long long time.
Full Nelson is a web series I produced with my friend Adam Paul. Adam really makes me laugh, especially in the role of ambitious rat-in-a-maze, which he perfected for the short-lived Starz series Hollywood Residential. Adam plays a similar, but evolved character in Full Nelson. We shot this last summer with the help of some very talented and generous crew members, along with a great cast. All of whom worked for peanuts to help us get this off the ground.
Full Nelson is about the bizarre, yet very real world of indie wrestling. Once we discovered the world, we couldn’t look away. Hopefully you’ll find it just as compelling.
There are 7 episodes total, showing on koldcast.tv in the coming weeks. If we get enough viewers, we’ll get to make more. And then we can pay our cast and crew what they’re really worth.
Sons of Tucson has been pulled from Fox’s schedule until June. We shot 13 episodes and 4 of them aired. Presumably the rest will air in June. You’ll hear about it here last.
My latest gig is on this new show. It’s the best thing I’ve worked on since Malcolm in the Middle. And it shares much of that show’s sensibility. Premiers Sunday, March 14th on Fox at 9:30 pm, right after Family Guy.
Few Youtubes make me jealous. But damn I should have done this one.
A great video from my friend Adam Paul.
I believe it was Ken Burns who observed that documentarians are the most important people in the known universe. But as a humble member of the esteemed Documentarian Community, I’ve always had my doubts about that statement. Today, with some embarrassment, I must admit that my humility may have been misplaced. There is now overwhelming evidence that my award-qualifying 2003 documentary, The Old Negro Space Program, has influenced, if not goaded, President Obama into nominating General Charles F. Bolden. Jr. as the first African-American to lead NASA.
Mr. Gum is a book series for kids that is wildly popular in the U.K. and has just reached our shores here in the USofA. I have the honor of working with the author, a mad genius named Andy Stanton, on an animated series based on these wonderful books. Our project is in the very early stages and may never see the light of day. But why wait for us to succeed before you enjoy the magic of Mr. Gum? If you have a boy or girl age 9 to 12, you will not regret introducing him or her to these books.
January 29, 2008 | 10 Comments
As for me, not many.
My latest project is a new comedy on the Starz Network. Hollywood Residential gives you a picture of Hollywood that you will never see on “Entourage.” It’s about a man barely managing to hang onto the fringes of show business.
The man, Tony King, is the host of a low-budget cable show that does home makeovers for celebrities. Tony is a frustrated actor himself. A terrible actor. And only marginally better as a handyman. All he wants is to be an insider. But his celebrity guests treat him like the help. To make matters worse, Tony’s show has recently hired a co-host, a beautiful, charming woman who is instantly more successful than Tony. She’s on her way up. Tony is not.
Part of the fun of Hollywood Residential is that we shot with real celebrities playing themselves. Our eight-episode season includes Paula Abdul, Tom Arnold, Carmen Elektra, Jamie Kennedy, Chris Kattan, Cheryl Hines, John Cho and Beverly D’Angelo. They all had a blast making fun of themselves and Hollywood.
The other part of the fun is that, since we’re on pay-cable, we can have foul language and nudity. And yes, we took advantage of that. I have to say, shooting with naked people turned out to be much less awkward than I expected.
Watch Hollywood Residential on Starz. I’m proud of it.