The oddly named Alligator Boots began life back in 2009 as a collaboration between Kanye West, the producers of Crank Yankers and fellow Chicago MC Rhymefest. Sadly, the pilot to West’s planned “hip-hop Muppet Show” was never picked up by Comedy Central. Fortunately a 10-minute behind-the-scenes look at the show found it’s way onto the Internet today. The show comes across as having the parts being greater than the sum. Watch the clip after the jump, which inexplicably features Kim Kardashian dressed as Slave Leia, along with puppets humping, cursing, and spouting foul-mouthed pick-up lines. … Read More
Comedy Central has released the first clips from its upcoming roast of Charlie Sheen, which is set to air September 19th — coincidentally the same night CBS premieres the Kutcher-fied version of Two and a Half Men. The early word is that Mike Tyson and actress Kate Walsh (aka Addison Shepherd from Private Practice) bombed badly. The good news is that host Jeffrey Ross showed up dressed like Gaddafi and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was kind enough to read Sheen’s mock-obituary. Still, when Sheen enthusiastically declares he survived the roast “unscathed” and rhetorically asks “Did you think your little jokes were going to hurt me?” you’ve got to wonder just how funny the jokes really were. Let’s see, shall we? … Read More
Our thoughts on Comedy Central’s impending Roast of Charlie Sheen have generally been of the “Really? We’re still talking about this guy?” variety. But we have to give it to whoever came up with the first teaser for the special, which will air September 19th. In only 15 seconds, it manages to communicate the bewildering trajectory of Sheen’s career over the past year or so and reference one of cinema’s most classic moments — the scene in Dr. Strangelove that has Slim Pickens riding an H-bomb. Enjoy it (and then maybe forget that this whole roast business is happening in the first place) after the jump. … Read More
Here at Flavorpill, we don’t pound chests when our posts get tons of “Likes.” We don’t keep a supply of warm Keystone Light under our desks. And on the rare occasion when we do wear a tie, it’s wrapped snugly around our necks, not our heads. But our recent partnership with Comedy Central changed everything. If you haven’t checked out their new show, Workaholics, then you’re missing out. It airs Wednesdays at 10:30pm. Briefly, it’s a bro-tastic chronicle of the lives of three fresh-out-of-college best friends thrust into the professional world via entry-level telemarketing gigs.
We launched a contest last week asking Flavorpill readers to write their own bro-ballads and shoot a video of themselves performing them. Think Queen, “You’re My Best Friend” or Tenacious D, “Friendship.” The response was overwhelming, and we’ve cobbled together a shortlist of our favorite submissions after the jump. … Read More
Shoot a quick video on your phone or computer for a chance to win a happy hour for you and your crew.
It’s simple: sing, rap, or rap-sing us a bro-ballad about why your bros rule. Shoot it on your phone, computer cam, or whatever’s handy. A few quick moments could win you a night out for you and your bros at your favorite bar. It’s fast cash, rock-star style. … Read More
Comedy Central just announced the nominations for their first ever Comedy Awards, which will air on the network April 10th. We know what you’re thinking: Just what the world needs, another awards show. But thanks to the inclusion of TV shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Eastbound & Down and films like Cyrus and Tiny Furniture, it promises to be a much different (read: more interesting) crowd than we typically see at these kind of events. Plus, Stephen Colbert, Seth MacFarlane, Adam McKay, Conan O’Brien, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin were all on the nominating committee — so that’s got to count for something. Click through to view the list of nominees, and let us know your picks to win in the comments. … Read More
Yes, the glare from the flash is a little annoying, but isn’t this image fantastic?! Obviously, we have a few questions: 1. Did you know that Stephen’s middle name was Tyrone? 2. What exactly is the “Rowdy Club”? 3. How cute is Stephen’s favorite saying? (Although we’re not buying that sad loner routine for a… Read More
So, Comedy Central has a new logo. They were certainly due for a makeover, considering how dated their long-running Earth/buildings icon feels these days. But, as Deadline points out, it also looks a hell of a lot like the “copyright” symbol. According to the network’s creative director, Bob Salazar, the new look “is the irreverent wink of Comedy Central.” The logo is part of a larger redesign project geared toward updating the channel’s look and integrating well with social media. See how the new logo compares with the current one after the jump and tell us whether you think it was an improvement in the comments. … Read More