Inside-Comedy

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Inside No.9-La Couchette

On board the sleeper from Paris to Bourg St Maurice, a motley collection of passengers try to get a quiet night’s sleep as the train makes its way across France. But as the sleeping compartment fills up, the chances of that begin to look highly unlikely. In deuxième classe, everyone can hear you scream…

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Great Robin Williams interview - From the little known about, but wonderful interview tv program: “Inside the Comedy Mind with Alan King” where King would interview great comedians.  Aired on (what was then) Comedy Central in 1992. He even keeps Robin on track with answering questions…sort of ;)

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[get to know me meme] 10 Female Characters (5/10): April Ludgate (Parks & Recreation)

“If someone watches the [Golden] Globes and walks into a screening of Inside Llewyn Davis expecting a straight-up musical, but still winds up entranced by the songs, the melancholy filmmaking, and the quotable quips about cat scrotums, then frankly, that’s cause for celebration. On the other hand, if that theoretical person walks intoWolf Of Wall Street expecting a fizzy comedy and is greeted by the sight of Leonardo DiCaprio snorting cocaine out of a… well, let’s just say the Musical Or Comedy expectations could either work for or against some of these films.”

Jen Chaney’s awards-season column unpacks the Golden Globes’ head-scratching definition of “comedy or musical”—which this year includes Wolf Of Wall Street, American Hustle, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and Her—and why it’s both good and bad for films that self-identify as funny. [Read more…]