Posted in Gigi
with tags My Damn Channel
, The Book of Mormon
, Josh Gad
, Gigi: Almost American
, Matt Stone
, Trey Parker
, South Park
, Jon Stewart
, Louis C.K.
, Doug Herzog
, Mike Nichols
, Angelica Houston
, Scott Rudin
, Zachary Quinto
, Robert Lopez
, Avenue Q
, Dan Pasternack
, Debbie DeMontreux
, Jesse Cowell
, Rob Barnett
on 3/9/2011 6:07:04 AM by Rob Barnett
Jesse Cowell (My Damn Channel Director of Content), Rob Barnett, Josh Gad
Josh Gad, Rob Barnett (My Damn Channel Founder/CEO)
We saw God last night (and others) at "The Book of Mormon" - the funniest, most original musical comedy on Broadway.
The show stars Josh Gad, our My Damn Channel brother & hero & the star of our newest comedy series, "Gigi: Almost American."
We're previewing Gigi now, created by Josh and The Lost Nomads. Our series launches 3/23. New episodes every Wednesday on My Damn Channel.
I decided not to read all the Mormon press or ask Josh all about the show before experiencing it fresh. This was such an orgasmic comedic masterpiece. Get tickets and see this for yourself. And we'll buy more and give them away like Santa, or the other guy.
"Mormon" was created by South Park's Matt Stone & Trey Parker with Avenue Q's Robert Lopez. We had insane comic heaven hangtime during and after the show with them all last night... along with The Pope: Jon Stewart; "Mormon" producer and show business Midas: Scott Rudin; the Head of Comedy Central and MTV Networks Entertainment Group: Doug Herzog; Iconic Legends Mike Nichols and Angelica Huston; our friends and heroes from IFC: Dan Pasternack & Debbie DeMontreux; and we even met Spock: Zachary Quinto.
"The Pope" proves every time year after year that he's one of the most generous humans in the game. We were so stunned to see Mike Nichols, I couldn't imagine lame bla-bla and went to a spontaneous salute - which he returned!
We capped off the night and the cocktails with da man of the year, Josh Gad, eating 2am style pizza reminding us all of why we love the voodoo we do. God bless.
It's been a week since we relaunched My Damn Channel. We're 90-95% of where we need to be with the new redesign. We're attacking that last 5-10% with the help of loyal co-cons writing and attacking us with ideas to fix last fixes. We're also gathering your hit lists for additional ideas to make your house and this new Enterprise more 'be all.'
The new Star Trek entered our brains the same night as our relaunch.
The amount of online communication bout our fave TV franchise is staggering.
Full disclosure - before we continue - somewhere here - in a box - there are 79 memorex audio cassettes - the ones with the 2 little white things in 'em - holding the recordings of every single original episode of the series - taped by a little fat white kid - off the speaker on the tiny TV in our kitchen back in Fort Lee, NJ. When you listen closely - you can hear Mom YELLING: "DINNER!" And you can hear me YELLING back: "SHUT UP! I'M TAPING "STAR TREK!!!'"
If you published any form of digital media in the past week, you're likely part of a mass collective of humans who are 'one' with the 43 year-old phenom of Star Trek.
Here then - a list - to ask ourselves WHY:
Star Trek Assumptions:
1. We need to believe in heroes and in the possibility that we are capable of heroic acts.
2. The future needs an organizing principle to deliver answers we seek.
3. We long for the past while embracing the future.
4. Obama reminds us of Spock.
5. Kirk represents the ideal leader (or father figure, brother, husband, best friend, lawyer, coach, boss, starship captain.)
6. We want to have sex with a green-skinned goddess.
7. We like to see things explode.
8. We like to sit in dark rooms and fantasize with an about others.
10. Nerd is the new black.
Found this amazing video yesterday of William Shatner being made to watch the new movie trailer. Watch his face: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDEJXdEcV7U