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Despicable Me fun in 3D

In the tradition of Shrek, Universal’s Despicable Me is a film for kids, that’s also fun for adults. The Pixar-like 3D animation wows children and the cast list alone is enough to get adults excited. When I saw the first trailer for the film, seeing Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, and Kristen Wiig all listed together made me mark my calendar for the release date. … Read entire article »

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Forget ‘Sarah Marshall’! Russell Brand rocks it in ‘Get Him to the Greek’

Get Him to the Greek isn’t exactly a sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but it brings back that film’s most memorable character, Aldous Snow, played brilliantly by Russell Brand. … Read entire article »

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Trashwire sits down with Arj Barker at Comedy Works in Denver

Arj Barker is best known in the USA for his role as Dave on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, but he has also been doing stand up for over a decade and has a huge following in Australia. He has an animated online series called “Arj and Poopy” that has been described as, “Short and classic. Just what you expect from Arj and Poopy. This one might not be suitable for small children or cops.” … Read entire article »

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Bradley Cooper on ‘The Hangover’ and evolving comedy

Bradley Cooper on ‘The Hangover’ and evolving comedy

Bradley Cooper has fittingly described his new film The Hangover as “Bachelor Party meets Memento” because the comedy takes the familiar storyline of inebriated pre-matrimony adventures and flips it around with the complexity of Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed mystery. Instead of showing the drunken debauchery, the story focuses on the three main characters waking up to a trashed hotel suite and trying to remember what happened the night before. … Read entire article »

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Wil interviews Team Tiger Awesome

I recently got the chance to sit down with one of the members of the 13th most popular sketch comedy group, Team Tiger Awesome, an L.A.-based troupe made up of Clint Cage, Michael Truly, and interviewee Nick Mundy. Houston natives Mundy and Cage grew up in the same town and went to the same schools growing up. Mundy went to the University of St. Thomas for college and Cage went to Texas Christian Southern University where he met their third main player, Truly. Together they formed Team Tiger Awesome. Wil: What made you want to start a comedy troupe? TTA: After a couple of months of drinking and hanging out, we decided to be a little more productive. So then we started writing some shorts and started shooting after the New Year. … Read entire article »

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Playing “Rock Paper Scissors” with Ian Bagg

Ian Bagg, a Vancouver native, has had a prestigious career. He has risen through the ranks and earned the glorious Comedy Central Presents half-hour special. Bagg gained much success in Canada and has also been touring in the American comedy circuit (New York, L.A., Houston, etc.) for 12 years. He has even been a featured MySpace comedian. Having odd connections to Houston, as well as being a genius with words and hecklers, Bagg is a comic that does not leave any stone unturned. This past Saturday, Bagg gave a brilliant performance in Houston. His style is very playful and interactive with the audience, even nicknaming a pair of girls in the crowd Oprah and Gale. He also brings humorous observations to the table. In one situation a young women came up … Read entire article »

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One Night Standup with Nick Swardson

Trashwire is growing by leaps and bounds in 2007 and we’re happy to welcome our newest writer, Wil Chinchilla. Wil recently sat down with one of the hottest comedians around, Nick Swardson, to talk about standup, gay robots, and everyone’s favorite roller skating male prostitute. If you want to be cool like Wil and submit stories to Trashwire, click here to go to the submissions page. Nick Swardson has been doing standup since the age of 19. Since then Swardson has had two half-hour specials on Comedy Central, been a spokesperson for a soft drink, written/co-written three major motion picture scripts, and is currently on a “big standup tour” throughout all improv comedy clubs. On February 17, the very straight (not gay despite certain characters) Swardson performed for a full crowd … Read entire article »

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