Hunger Games Trailer Spoof

Saw this on Shouts from the Abyss, I would have reblogged it, but it was a little long.

This is a hilarious spoof of the Hunger Games:

 

Favorite moment, 1:32. The look Katniss gives Prim made me laugh out loud.

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More music, less problems.

I love the title of this song, Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake. Sounds spicy! I heard it at the end of Grey’s Anatomy like two weeks ago. The second half, starting at 2:24, is my favorite:

Two music legends + Two pianos + Lyrics that reference Moby Dick = Awesome

Just to preface this video, the whole thing is the girl “dancing” (shaking her butt). She does a really great job, but it is still kind of boring.

Improv FTW

I found Heather and Miles after looking at some Upright Citizens Brigade videos and clearly they are an amazing improv team.

Rule 1 of improv is to agree with your partner and build off of their premise. AKA “Yes, and…” BUT, all rules are made to be broken.

I like the perfume sample scene above because it shows that once people reach a certain level, they can work outside the rules.

Even though I love Portlandia and SNL and Key and Peele, they aren’t improv shows.  If something great happens during filming, they might keep or add it, but everything is scripted to start.  So, I guess I will just keep watching clips of random improv teams and Whose Line is it Anyway on youtube:

Hannibal Buress

Yes. Yes, that is his real name. No. No, he is not named after Hannibal Lecter.

Hannibal Buress is a former writer for SNL and 30Rock.  He has played a bum on 30Rock seven times (the picture above was taken during filming).  UPDATE: He was on last night’s (5/3) episode as Rus/Gus, the man in the tin-foil hat. Buress’ first comedy album, My Name is Hannibal, released in 2010, is available on itunes.

I recently listened to the WTF with Marc Maron with Hannibal. He talked about how when he first moved to NYC, his sister kicked him out, so he had to live in hostels, and when he couldn’t afford that, he slept on the F train.  Dang, that is a level of commitment I have never reached.

My favorite part starts at 5:00:

BJ Novak

BJ Novak is best known as Ryan (the temp) on The Office.  He is also a writer, director, and co-executive producer on/for the show. And he does stand-up.

For fans of Encyclopedia Brown, a new generation has arrived:

My favorite joke of his is in this video:

Battered women…sounds delicious, doesn’t make it right.

Key and Peele

Key and Peele is fantastic.  Both Portlandia and Key and Peele are more consistently funny than SNL is or MadTV was. It may be a “cooks in the kitchen thing,” where you get more quality sketches out of a comedy duo (Fry and Laurie, Armisen and Brownstein, Key and Peele) because of the closer rapport. Idk, just a guess.

Show description:

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the stars of “Key & Peele,” an original new sketch-comedy show that examines life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. Whether it’s satirizing the President, spoofing Nazis, or ordering up some soul food, Key & Peele showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.

Anyway, Key and Peele, both former MadTV cast members, are great.  You can watch full-length episodes on Hulu Plus, clips on Hulu, and clips on Comedy Central. And of course there’s the Comedy Central channel on youtube.

Here are some of my favorite sketches. IT WAS TOO HARD TO CHOSE SO I JUST KEPT ADDING MORE AND MORE:

 

The show airs Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30 c on Comedy Central and it has already been renewed for a second season that will air in the fall.

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I’ve been obsessively listening to the Hunger Games Soundtrack for the past two days and it’s time to take a break. Here’s some of the music I’ve been listening to recently:

I know that I’m late to the game on this one, and I don’t even like Kreayshawn’s original version, but I like this:

 

This song was featured in the tv show Revenge:

 

Fun, catchy, and calming:

 

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the weather!