Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll and a shit-ton of other funny people come together to make this unique and original comedy. Listen, all the movie studio had to do was say “Ferrell and Poehler” and I would have been in line for tickets. Adding a “This is the End”-esque ensemble cast is just overkill. Overkill that I welcome with open arms.
Jason Mantzoukas, better known as Rafi from ‘The League’, is finally getting a major role in a comedy, which is great news for movie go-ers. He and Nick Kroll have been floating in and out of every major comedy of the last couple years and 2017 is poised to be their true “break out” year. I truly believe they can lead in their own movies and ‘The House’ should help solidify my claim.
This looks like a genuinely funny movie and I can’t wait to laugh my dick off at the theater.
Sweet Lincoln’s beard is that a fabulous foursome of hosts. For the most part, season 41 of SNL has been outstanding. The hosts who weren’t supposed to be great but deliver ratings (Miley and Trump) pretty much weren’t great and delivered ratings. The hosts who you knew would dominate (Schumer & Morgan) dominated and the host who you knew would be a ton of fun (Elizabeth Banks) was exactly that last week. With McConnaughey hosting this week, SNL will have a bye week and then follow that with Ryan Gosling, Chris Hemsworth and the dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I have to imagine McConnaughey and Gosling will both be great in that “handsomely funny” kind of way, and Chris Hemsworth is already one of my favorite under the radar hosts (part 2 of this chicken sketch or we riot). Then you end the year with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (plus a ton of cameos) and you have an epic first half of the season. Oh, and The Boss will be singing too. God bless you, Lorne Michaels.
If you put Tina Fey and Amy Poehler together, the end result is usually some kind of hysterical, magical comedy. I don’t know if that’s what ‘Sisters’ is going to be, but the trailer is pretty funny. Fey and Poehler’s comedy isn’t time sensitive, they’re just funny, so whether it was a decade ago on SNL or the present time in movies, you know they’re going to make you laugh. They also tend to let their old SNL buddies in on the fun, and I’m fine with a Maya Rudolph snobby cameo. Also, John Cena! This guy’s getting around. ‘Sisters’ comes out during Christmastime.
NICE – Fox and the TV Academy’s choice for this year’s Emmy host is Andy Samberg. The actor and comedian, star of the network’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will emcee the live awards show on Sept. 20 — marking his first time hosting a major television event.
If you watched the Golden Globes last night, you probably noticed that besides their opening monologue, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler weren’t on screen that much. Luckily for us, when they were on screen, the jokes were flying around like hot cakes. They did the usual bits on the nominees and people in the room, including a really funny joke about last night’s lifetime achievement honoree George Clooney and his new wife, but everyone was waiting on the Cosby jokes. Tina Fey is no stranger to the Bill Cosby controversy, as she’s been calling him out since here time on SNL and 30 Rock, so it should come as no surprise that she took some jabs at the comedian. A few things we learned:
1. It’s about time people started speaking out about Cosby, as the number of women he’s allegedly assaulted keeps growing and he has done nothing but joke around about it, which isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement for innocence.
2. Amy Poehler does one hell of a Bill Cosby impression. Is there anything she can’t do?
3. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the two funniest women alive today.