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Leon Bridges: Worth The Hype?

March 26, 2015 / File under > Writing

2015’s SXSW Music Festival came and went as it always does: in a chaotic and somewhat sweaty mess. Austin, Texas, plays home to what is growing year after year, becoming the epicenter for what’s new and now in the always-evolving music industry. Like a hipster scavenger hunt, I was lucky enough to run around town and catch sets from Run The Jewels, Diarrhea Planet, Unlocking The Truth, Twin Shadow, Brother Ali, Future Islands, Deer Boy, and an impressive new LA pop upstart named Frankie. I felt content with my itinerary, even braving the rain on the last night to catch Ghostface perform with the former jazz students of BADBADNOTGOOD, but I knew, deep down, I was unable to see the one artist that I so badly needed to learn more about.

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Twin Movies

March 21, 2015 / File under > Writing

Back in January, when Paramount Pictures announced the official greenlight for a Ghostbusters reboot with an all-female cast, it seemed to piss off a whole lot of idiot men. Some guys just couldn’t wrap their tiny, little brains around the idea that a movie they held dear with such childhood nostalgia could be changing (a.k.a. evolving) so drastically. When the brilliant casting choices of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Leslie Jones were announced, you’d think someone told these meninists that someone was peeling the decal of Calvin pissing on a Prius logo right of their trucks. As if the Real Ghostbusters cartoon or Bobby Brown’s cameo in Ghostbusters 2 didn’t already tarnish the comedic genius of the original movie.

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COME SAY HI AT SXSW

March 16, 2015 / File under > Uncategorized

I will be at the annual SXSW Hipster & BBQ Festival supporting young alien Nova Rockafeller. Come check out her new show (with band) and tell me to fuck my dreams in person.

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Candidly Nicole episode

March 13, 2015 / File under > Video

I attempted to teach Nicole Richie how to watch sports on the newest episode of Candidly Nicole. I failed.

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Weird Al’s Broadway Style Cabaret Review

March 9, 2015 / File under > FunnyOrDie Video

I wrote and produced this sketch for FunnyOrDie featuring Weird Al Yankovic, Aimee Man, Tim Heidecker, Thomas Lennon, Brett Gelman, Drew Droege and more.

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Bestie’s Night

March 9, 2015 / File under > FunnyOrDie Video

I was a writer, performer and produced this sketch for FunnyOrDie. Someone famous dies in it.

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#IAMSORRYTOO w/ Jerry O’Connell & FunnyOrDie

March 9, 2015 / File under > FunnyOrDie Video

When Shia LaBeouf opened his own performance art exhibit in Los Angeles, I rented out the space next door and completely mimicked the same exact set-up, except with actor Jerry O’ Connell waiting for gallery patrons at the end. In the end, we got more press coverage than Shia and actually stole people from his line. FunnyOrDie produced it with me, allowing an idiot to fulfill his dumb idea.

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Teen Wolf Live Read at UCB

March 9, 2015 / File under > FunnyOrDie Video

I recently put together a Live Read That Shouldn’t Happen with my pal Sean O’Connor for the classic Teen Wolf movie script. We enlisted the help of Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Pete Wentz, Lauren Lapkus, Lil Dicky, Owen Burke, Pat Healy, Angela Trimbur and many others. FunnyOrDie was there to chronicle history in the making.

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Barely Famous on VH1

March 9, 2015 / File under > Video

Catch me this season playing “Jensen the Apple Genius” on the new show “Barely Famous” with Erin and Sarah Foster on VH1 airing Wednesday nights at 9:30PM and 11:30 PM.