"I was thrilled with the idea of starships, monsters from outer space, ray guns," he said. "After a while, I figured out that physics really makes science fiction possible. I figured out that the two passions of my life were the same thing."
We chatted with Kaku about futuristic technology from our favorite science-fiction movies and TV shows. He predicts that that much of it may well come true — some even within our lifetimes…MORE
UPDATE: Peter and Bobby Farrelly with Fox will complete the casting on The Three Stooges by the end of next week. At this point, Hank Azaria has emerged as a frontrunner for the role of Moe, the group’s stern disciplinarian and the guy who dishes out the slaps and eye pokes. As for the simpleton Larry, the name I am most often hearing is James Marsden. Marsden worked for Fox as Cyclops in the original X-Men films, but he has played comedy in films like Enchanted and next stars in the Universal/Illumination Entertainment film Hop.
7:31 PM: MadTV alum and CBS’ $#*! My Dad Says star Will Sasso has been cast as Curly in The Three Stooges movie being made at 20th Century Fox and directed by the Farrelly brothers. Sasso did the films Life As We Know It, Best In Show, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Beverly Hills Ninja, and Happy Gilmore, and is currently shooting the lead role in the dramedy The Guys Who Move Furniture. He is repped by APA and D2 Management. The approval of the MGM pre-packaged bankruptcy opened the door for the long-gestating comedy to get made, and Fox took over the …MORE
Vanessa Bayer (C ’04), a featured player on the NBC television show “Saturday Night Live,” will be the guest speaker at the Annenberg School for Communication undergraduate graduation ceremony, Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts’ Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut Street. Ms. Bayer was a communication major while at Penn. She also was a member of “Bloomers,” the all-female musical and sketch comedy group on Penn’s campus. Prior to joining Saturday Night Live she trained in the Chicago area and performed as an understudy for The Second City’s Mainstage and touring company. Ms. Bayer starred in the acerbic puppet show “Felt” and with the improvisational team “Revolver” while in Chicago. She also wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theater’s …MORE
A handy guide from Hunch, based on their results for users of different email servers.
AOL users are most likely to be overweight women ages 35-64 who have a high school diploma and are spiritual, but not religious. They tend to be politically middle of the road, in a relationship of 10+…
In the 2007 documentary Heckler, Joe Rogan says that “the number one thing about hecklers is 100% of them are douchebags.” A stand-up comedian’s act depends on the audience reaction by nature, but when someone attempts to derail the performer’s work, well, that’s something a douchebag would do. Still, heckling creates exciting moments of discomfort for the audience, and hecklers have instigated some great moments in comedy (Bryson Turner’s comeback) as well as some terrible moments (Michael Richards incident). Whether the outcome is funny, awkward, or awful, the eternal battle between heckler and stand-up is always fun to watch. Here are eight kinds of …MORE
Designed by Steve Kuhl, this amazing pirate inspired bedroom accomplishes a dream for pirate enthusiasts of all ages. Ingeniously constructed, the unique bedroom can be accessed by letting go of all fears and becoming a child again: at a superior floor, a hole in the wall takes you sliding down a slide to a comfortable pillow located in the actual bedroom. Once you get up, the eyes immediately rise to meet a wonderful, fairy tale structure: a large pirate ship high on the ceiling. A wooden rope bridge is used to access the ship, where the crow’s nest reigns, alongside a second bed, for guests. The crow’s nest was made using a ten inch hand-hewn timber for extra strength and a rope connects it to the dressing below. The structure of the ship was carefully created: “We used 2×12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. Our genius faux finisher developed a bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated colouring to simulate an old ship’s hull.” There is another way to access the bedroom: through a door that also hides the magic kingdom of the sea. A jail cell with a custom steel door meets whoever enters the room. It also serves as the base of the rope bridge. This astonishing interior design will help the child grow up in a creative environment, don’t you think? …MORE
Brian Stack honed his skills at Second City in Chicago before being hired as a temporary replacement at Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1997. Fourteen years later, he still works with the late night legend, having travelled to The Tonight Show and then to TBS with Conan. I asked him what it was like to work to work with Conan O’Brien, what advice he has for aspiring comedy writers and to recall some of his favorite Late Night characters. READ MORE
Filmed at L.A.’s Music Box Theater in April 2010, “Mash Up” gives viewers their stand-up fix and satisfies short attention-spanned viewers with clips and visualizations. The special’s unorthodox format provides jokester after quipster, skit after sketch and is led by host T.J. Miller, who is also co-creator of the special. Learn abou… MORE
It will be an epic meeting of the Mileys when Miley Cyrus hosts 'Saturday Night Live' on March 5 and comes face-to-face with freshman cast member Vanessa Bayer, who quickly made her mark on the show this season with a remarkably funny impression of the former Disney darling.
The Cleveland native and University of Pennsylvania graduate interned at ‘Sesame Street’ and ‘Late Night With Conan O’Brien’ and performed with a musical sketch comedy troupe called Bloo…. keep reading