Posted in Maria
, Wainy Days
with tags Wainy Days
, David Wain
, Ken Marino
, Lizzy Caplan
, Ken Marino
, Jorma Taccone
, Party Down
, Party Down Starz
, Childrens Hospital
, Childrens Hospital Adult Swim
, Lizzy Caplan True Blood
, Lizzy Caplan Mean Girls
, Lizzy Caplan Party Down
, Jorma Lonely Island
, Lonely Island
, Steven Weber
, Thomas Lennon
, Tom Lennon
, Reno 911 Lieutenant Dangle
, Derek Jeter
, Yankees fans
on 1/3/2012 10:00:52 AM by Maria
The New Year just started, but the latest season of Wainy Days
is almost over! Next Monday, January 9, 2012, is the Season Finale!
I know, right?!
Here's a quick recap to get you all caught up:
- *David went on a date with Kelly (Erinn Hayes)-- a theater critic for the New York Times(!), but she had a thing for David's next-door neighbor, a TV star named "Chez," played by Ken Marino
- *David met Arielle (Lizzy Caplan), who was reading a book called "Rosewood Junction" that David pretended to know all about.
- *At the suggestion of a co-worker at the sweatshop (Jorma Taccone), David tries to find "Rosewood Junction" as a book-on-tape so he'll know all about it before his date with Arielle! The nice old lady who runs the bookstore has an interesting relationship with her landlord (Steven Weber)
- *David got his book-on-tape, but he needs Zandy's Walkman to listen to it, and she left her Walkman (seriously?!) at her ex-boyfriend's (Thomas Lennon), who happens to be a BIG Derek Jeter fan...
- *David goes on his date with Arielle, but she wants to talk about more than just "Rosewood Junction!" Go figure.
Which brings us to this week's episode
, in which everyone meets again... at a dramatic reading of TV dialogue by Ken Marino.
You're caught up now. Don't say you don't know what's going on because it would be a lie. Next thing you know you'll be saying that you know what "Rosewood Junction" is about:
Nice try, guys. Nice try.
Posted in Obama
with tags Obama
, Osama Bin Laden
, White House
on 5/2/2011 7:23:11 AM by Rob Barnett
It's an historic day on planet earth. We salute every family who's suffered terror. We salute our President. We salute every woman and man serving freedom on the frontlines of a war that goes on.
We'll continue to entertain you at My Damn Channel as we honor and praise what's right and what's just.
"Justice has been done." (President Barack Obama, 5.1.11)
We hate when people make announcements and always say they're "thrilled."
We're PSYCHED to announce the Season 2 premiere of "Back on Topps."
New episodes premiere Tuesdays at: http://www.MyDamnChannel.com/BackOnTopps
Our fave sports comedy series stars The Sklar Brothers, Randy and Jason as Leyland and Leif Topps, heirs to the Topps Trading Cards fortune until their uncle sold the company to Michael Eisner.
The series is directed by one of our favorite humans, Michael Blieden.
Actors include My Damn Channel co-con, Jason Nash (Reno 911), Phil LaMarr (MadTV, Family Guy, Pulp Fiction) and Janet Varney (Entourage, How I Met Your Mother).
Big ticket cameos have included Dennis Rodman, Julio Franco, Russell Martin, David Robinson, Baron Davis, Kevin Millar, Jim Palmer, Juan Samuel, Rudy Gay, David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Evan Longoria, Matt Holiday and Kevin Love.
Posted in Wainy Days
with tags My Damn Channel
, David Wain
, Wainy Days
, Saffron Burrows
, Christine Lakin
, A.D. Miles
, Zandy Hartig
, Matt Ballard
, Mike Starr
, The Nottie
, Boston Legal
, The Bank Job
, Kerri Kenney-Silver
on 6/12/2008 4:23:47 AM by Rob Barnett
Just got a first look at the all-new WAINY DAYS.
The first episode stars David dating Christine Lakin (on the left from The Hottie & The Nottie, Step by Step), and Saffron Burrows (on the right from Boston Legal, The Bank Job)
A.D. Miles, Zandy Hartig & Matt Ballard are all back!
And you'll recognize the character actor (Mike Starr) as the cabbie from every movie ever made.
We're premiering Monday, 6/16 at 7a et - unless we can't wait & sneak it to you early here.
Here's today's featured video - Grace's #2 fave episode -"Walking Tour" - starring David's co-con from The State and Reno 911, the amazing Kerri Kenney-Silver.
Posted in Adam Carolla
, FREE FM
with tags Adam Carolla
, FREE FM
, Howard Stern
on 12/19/2007 9:19:00 PM by Rob Barnett
Last weekend, I googled the man I hired for the awesome little job called "replace Howard Stern." I found an anonymous blog that smelled like something rotten was stinking up the kitchen at CBS: http://somedudefromjersey.blogspot.com/2007/12/shit-in-my-awesome-sandwich.html
Adam Carolla has a playbook filled with more options and winning strategies than any idiotic morning zoo or any hack program directors can ever hope to create. Danny Bonaduce was a desperate hail mary pass thrown by people too short-sited to see that it took Howard decades to build his radio empire. When Stern first syndicated, it took four years for him to lay waste to the competition. Adam was always first to say that Howard was irreplaceable. I couldn't have agreed more. But when 'the KING' departed for a new throne, someone was left having to figure out how to start over. That someone was me.
I went home the night that I was given the ball and told my wife there was good news & bad news. The good news was that I was made President of CBS Radio programming. The bad news is that I had to figure out how to replace Howard. We'll skip the long stories here about who the REAL choice was for NY & save all that for later. The ONLY choice for LA, and for the west coast Stern stations was the man who'd been on Howard's show for scores of LIVE appearances - the man who rocked THE MAN SHOW with Brother Jimmy Kimmel - the man who made LOVELINE a latenight hit - the man with unique comic skills to improv and create immediate compelling content out of every scrap of raw material - the man who can build a house with his bare hands - and you get the drift: C-A-R-O-L-L-A.
We gave Adam a new start in a new format called FREE FM.
Our mission wasn't complex. Hire BIG talent and give them the support and freedom they need to build better radio on their own terms. People are sick of over-formatted radio with too many commercial interuptions. No breaking news there. Talent is the only answer to better ratings and revenues. But old media doesn't have a terrific track record backing talent. The current writers' strike is front page news that tells the same story in Hollywood.
A great drama seems to be unfolding. Morning radio fans in LA, Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, Reno, Fresno, Palm Springs, Portland (Oregon & Maine), Boise, and Pittsburgh wait to find out if Adam Carolla will be back on January 2nd.
I'll lay down this bet with a song:
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go.
Posted in My Damn Channel
, New Series
on 12/3/2007 11:10:00 PM by Rob Barnett
Calling all Co-Cons. We’ve been getting a ton of calls in the wake of the writers’ strike and after Harry Shearer went mega-viral with Dan Rather & Katie Couric.
We’re leaking our latest announcement here:
My Damn Channel STRIKES BACK AT “OLD MEDIA” WITH TOP TALENT from HIPHOP, comedy central AND HBO
Four original web series include a twisted soap opera, animated alien invasions, hiphop cooking and “Horrible” comedy
NEW YORK, December 4, 2007 – My Damn Channel , the entertainment studio and new media platform, today announced three new talent signings. Grammy-winning recording artist Coolio; A.D. Miles (“Wet Hot American Summer,” “Reno 911,” “Dog Bites Man”) and Steve Kerper (MTV, HBO, “Amaze Your Friends”) will launch new video channels and create weekly original episodic video content for the Web.
Debuting in early 2008, these entertainers will join comedian/political satirist Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons,” “This is Spinal Tap”); music producer Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan); independent comic filmmaker David Wain (“Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Ten”); Web phenom Andy Milonakis (“The Andy Milonakis Show,” MTV); and the new comic duo Big Fat Brain, in creating weekly series for My Damn Channel.
“Our new media platform is only four months old, but we’re growing more teeth and muscle,” said Rob Barnett, president and CEO of My Damn Channel. “Our biggest new videos are bringing in millions of viewers, and new sponsors such as Lincoln, Universal Pictures and ASCAP have signed on. We’re striking back at our old media competitors by giving our talent a new creative platform without executive interference.”
My Damn Channel’s newest artists bring with them bodies of work that are both diverse and decorated. Following is a brief overview of each:
Coolio is an award-winning Rap superstar with over 27 million albums sold worldwide. He has won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance, an American Music Award, 3 MTV Awards, 2 Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, and 2 ASCAP Awards. Coolio continues to perform live throughout the world. He is a composer, voice-over artist, and an actor who has appeared in over 50 films and television shows. Coolio received notoriety for his recent work in reality shows such as “Celebrity Bootcamp” and “Celebrity Fear Factor.”
Coolio is blazing new territory and taking on Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray and all other competitors by creating “Cookin’ with Coolio” for My Damn Channel. In this original weekly series, he will teach viewers to cook soul dishes that are fast, healthy and affordable. Using only the freshest ingredients from local supermarkets, Coolio will invite viewers into his home kitchen as he whips up Fall-Off-The-Bone Chicken, Soul Rolls and more. Coolio will be joined by two sexy soux chefs, “The Sauce Girls,” and by celebrity friends. “Cookin’ with Coolio” will be produced by Dead Crow Pictures.
“When it comes to the kitchen, I’m on a mission,” Coolio said. “I’m the neighborhood ghetto witch doctor superhero and I’m gonna make you forget about every other cooking show you’ve ever seen.”
A.D. Miles is an actor, writer, director and comedian whose acting credits include the cult classic “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Ten” and “The Believer,” the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Miles’ television credits include “Reno 911” and “Stella,” and he was a writer and star of the critically acclaimed series “Dog Bites Man” on Comedy Central. Miles performs regularly in comedy clubs and colleges across the country.
A.D. Miles is creating the original series “Horrible People” for My Damn Channel. It’s a depraved soap opera that takes place entirely at a never-ending cocktail party, where guests drink too much and are always getting murdered or pregnant. “Horrible People” will be produced by Jonathan Stern, who also produces David Wain’s “Wainy Days” series for My Damn Channel, which has been seen by nearly 1.5 million viewers.
“‘Horrible People’” is based on my belief that most of us are not as civilized as we seem,” Miles said. “We are, in fact, vile selfish beasts who are a hair's breadth away from stabbing someone over the last cocktail shrimp.”
The first episode of “Horrible People” will feature Mather Zickel (“Dancing with Shiva”) and Kristen Schaal (“The Flight of the Conchords”) starring alongside Miles.
Steve Kerper has been writing sketches in New York City for over 150 years. The first series he created was “Pirate TV” for MTV. The late Michael O’Donoghue (first head writer for SNL) saw “Pirate TV” and introduced Kerper to HBO, where he wrote and produced “Hardcore TV.” Kerper’s series gave birth to such infamous sketches as “Raging Bullwinkle” and “This Old Whorehouse.” Over the years he has written for television at FOX, CBS, ABC, FX, Comedy Central, MTV, Showtime, TV Land and VH1. Kerper has written for films at Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, Miramax and Dimension. Since “Hardcore TV,” he has worked with such notable celebrities as Civil War General John Bell Hood, Enlightenment philosopher Thomas Hobbs, Pakistani Cricket legend Shoiab Malikatani, and tons of fat people. He missed out by only 78 votes on being Secretary of Defense of Paraguay, a bitter pill to swallow.
Kerper is creating and launching two original series for My Damn Channel, on a newly-branded online destination called “Carnival of Stuff.”
“Invasion” is an animated series about two small but determined aliens ordered to conquer Earth, with decidedly mixed results. The series is written by Kerper and directed and animated by Asterisk (SNL’s TV Funhouse).
“Bedtime Stories” features YouTube cult personality and one-time pole vault medalist Grace Helbig. The series is based on traditional children’s fables retold with illustrations in a very provocative way. Kerper will write and direct the live action production with illustrations by Asterisk.
“I’m so excited about working with My Damn Channel that I’m even thinking about getting a computer so I can watch it,” concluded Kerper.
About My Damn Channel
My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and new media platform created to empower filmmakers, actors, comedians and musicians to co-produce, distribute and monetize original, episodic video content. Programming is created by artists for the My Damn Channel site (http://www.mydamnchannel.com/) and for distribution on today's most heavily- trafficked online communities and social networks, such as YouTube and MySpace. My Damn Channel gives its artists 100% creative control to develop their own brands and new storylines. My Damn Channel produces a diverse array of music and comedy from talent including Harry Shearer, Andy Milonakis, David Wain, Don Was, Coolio, A.D. Miles, Steve Kerper and Big Fat Brain. The company is supported by an advertising revenue model, and by licensing the studio's entire portfolio of content across all forms of digital distribution, including online, mobile, VOD and DVD.
Edelman (for My Damn Channel)