“Yesterday we had a big table read, and then we watched the first two episodes at the Fox theater, and it was awesome. On the big screen, on a huge theater screen… I can’t say enough of it. I just enjoy it that much. I feel bad. I mean, it’s bad form to be, like [adopts deep nerdy voice], “It’s the greatest fucking show ever!” [Laughs.] You can’t do that. But… I don’t know, I don’t want to jinx anything. Well, let it keep dying and coming back to life, that’s fine by me. I could keep working in between and keep doing other gigs, just as long as we get to keep doing it.”—John DiMaggio (Voice of Futurama's Bender) To AV Club re: the new season
I have a new porn parody review up over at Splitsider.com. This one is my favorite so far, so check it out.
Also, I’m speaking to Lee Roy Myers, the writer/director of what seems like 90% of all porn parodies, tonight on Jeff’s new podcast, so if you have any pressing porn parody questions, leave them below!
A+ to whoever was in charge of Kramer’s luxurious hair piece.
“It’s not that I worry about [offending people], but I think about it. I think if you’re using nitroglycerine, you gotta read the label and you gotta be responsible and know what the dangers are. But if you know something’s dangerous it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t say it. I think that to take hurtful speech that’s running around the country and take it in and then regurgitate it back out in the form of comedy in order to take people to these dark places — my instinct is that that’s a good idea. Because it makes them laugh in scary places and it makes them think about them. I don’t think that that’s a bad thing.”—Louis CK in his interview with NPR’s Fresh Air yesterday
“Seeing her (Joan Rivers’) movie, the Piece Of Work movie, was a huge inspiration. That’s why she’s in the show. She’s not hanging on, she’s thriving. Part of the episode is her playing onstage, and she’s playing at Atlantic City, so we went down there with a small crew just to shoot some footage of her separate from the episode. We just went to see her, and I went in there, and I love Joan Rivers, I always have. But when I saw her onstage, I couldn’t believe it. She darts around, she’s got so much energy. She just kills. She’s better than me, and I’m literally close to half her age, and I can’t run around like she does. It made me want to go back to the gym before I tour again. I would love that, when all this melts away, and I’ve just got my loyal following in casinos around the country like Joan, boy, that would be a gift, just to have that.”—Louis CK (via fatmanatee)
“Trump openly admitted [getting roasted] was much harsher than he imagined that it would be, but to his credit he was self-deprecating in the end. And he gave all the money to charity. Charlie Sheen, however, will give it all to a hooker named Charity.”—Jeffrey Ross on Charlie Sheen’s upcoming Comedy Central Roast