Two important facts to remember about Childrens Hospital: 1. It’s the funniest show about doctors currently on air (2nd was the now defunct Off the Map) 2. Practically nobody has ever heard of it. The latter is rather hard to understand given the show features a who’s who lineup of comic personalities: Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Rob Huebel (Human Giant), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), Ken Marino (Party Down), David Wain (The State) and the voice of Michael Cera (Arrested Development) to name just a few.
At UCLA Tuesday Night, select cast and crew (Huebel, Corddry, Mullaly, Marino, Wain, Nick Kroll (The League), Malin Akerman (The Comeback), Erin Hayes (Kitchen Confidential) and writer/producer Jon Stern screened the opening third season episode and then held a Q&A, wherein they discussed “special” guest stars for the upcoming season, the deference to non-continuity on the show, casting, endometrial cancer and their favorite porn stars, among many other topics of conversation. For more, hit the jump.
Ken Marino and Joe Lo Truglio are two members of one of the best sketch comedy groups of all time, The State. Their show ran on MTV back during the mid-to-late 90′s, and for anyone that grew up during that period, The State was a comedy force to be reckoned with. In the years since The State, Marino and Lo Truglio have gone on to bigger and better things: Marino created and starred in Starz’ dearly-departed service-industry comedy Party Down, while Lo Truglio has popped up in a number of great comedies– Superbad, and this month’s Paul, just to name a few. Collider.com’s Scott Wampler sat down with Marino and Lo Truglio in Austin, TX recently to chat about their upcoming projects, including a potential Party Down movie, their horror film, Burnt, and their next collaboration with director (and former State member) David Wain, Wanderlust. Read on for that interview after the jump, folks…
Adam Sandler is in talks to play Andy Samberg’s father in I Hate You Dad though less than twelve years separate their ages in real life. According to THR, “The story centers on a father who moves in on the eve of his son’s wedding and promptly begins feuding with the bride-to-be.” Columbia Pictures first picked up the project in August 2008 from a script by David Caspe that has since been rewritten by David Wain and Ken Marino (Role Models).
I Hate You Dad is one of several possible starring vehicles for Sandler including Narco, The $40,000 Man, and Valet Guys with Kevin James. Sandler will next be seen in Just Go With It opposite Jennifer Aniston (February 11th), followed by Jack and Jill opposite Adam Sandler in drag later in the year. Samberg has supporting roles in the upcoming big screen comedies Friends With Benefits and What’s Your Number.
With all due respect to Kevin James, Samberg/Sandler is a more exciting comedic prospect if only thanks to the novelty. And that’s before you factor in the invigorating potential of a script from Wain and Marino.
As the outrageous twists of medical soaps like Grey’s Anatomy and House are ripe for parody, Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) took it upon himself to create Childrens Hospital for TheWB.com, a web series which sends up the silly doctor dramas with an all-star cast. Adult Swim took notice, and in a rare live-action effort, ordered an adaptation of the web series for their late night programming. In addition to Corddry, the regular cast includes Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler. On top of that, such notables as Ed Begley Jr., Lizzy Caplan, John Cho, Paul Scheer, and David Wain are all slated for guest spots.
Childrens Hospital premieres July 11 at 10:30 on Adult Swim. Check out the press release, and the first episode of the web series, after the jump.
Last week we reported David Wain and Ken Marino (Role Models, The State) were working on a script that Judd Apatow was going to produce. We also reported Paul Rudd was attached to star and the plan was to shoot the film this fall. A few new details have hit the net thanks to Variety as they’re reporting:
- the movie is called Wanderlust
- David Wain is going to direct
- Jennifer Aniston is attached to star alongside Paul Rudd
- Universal is producing
- Story centers on a couple who, after losing all of their money, take refuge at a commune.
- They want to film this September on the East Coast
- Wain, Marino and Rudd will produce
While Jennifer Aniston is usually box office poison (except for Marley & Me), I’m keeping my fingers crossed David Wain knows what he’s doing. As I said in my original post, while some of you might have missed out on Role Models, it’s a very funny comedy that’s definitely underrated. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
If you’re a fan of the movies Role Models, The Ten, and the TV show The State, you’ll be happy to learn Judd Apatow told MTV he’s going to be producing David Wain/Ken Marino’s next movie which will star Paul Rudd. The plan is to shoot this fall and it’ll be officially announced soon. No other info has been released. However, if they’re shooting this fall, the film could be released as soon as next summer. It all depends on special effects and post production.
While some of you might have missed out on Role Models, it’s a very funny comedy that’s definitely underrated. Do yourself a favor and check it out. And it goes without saying The State is worth your time. More as we hear it.
by Nico Posted: July 21st, 2009 at 9:40 am
A lot of time when you’ve waited anxiously for something for a long period of time, when that special something finally arrives in your greedy little paws, it turns out to be a bit of a disappointment. I was worried that my rose-colored glasses might have the better of me after the decade and a half wait for The State to come out on DVD. About five minutes into viewing, I realized the worry was for naught – this collection can still make me laugh all these years later. The nice thing – it will make you laugh too. My review is after the jump: