David Gordon Green is a director. His films have ranged from the touching indie drama George Washington (his debut) to his most recent, the stoner action-comedy Pineapple Express. He's also worked with college friends Jody Hill, Danny McBride and Ben Best on the HBO series Eastbound and Down, and on the upcoming fantasy comedy Your Highness.
He talked with us while visiting South by Southwest for a panel on Eastbound & Down. He discussed the parallels between his more dramatic and more comedic work, how he became a director of Big Movies, and about testing "Your Highness" and "Pineapple Express" for audiences.
So I visited the IFC compound in Austin while we were at SxSW. The folks there are big JJGo fans and TSOYA fans, because as our pal Jimmy would say, THEY GET IT.
As if their bizarre and amazing show Food Party wasn't enough to convince you, they just dropped a newsbomb on us... they'll not only be airing The Kids in the Hall's CBC series, they'll also air David Cross' BBC show, plus, perhaps most excitingly, a new show from the folks behind Onion Network News.
If you haven't been watching ONN, it's pretty much lapped the rest of the internet in the "funny video on the internet" department. The head writer is our pal Carol Kolb, who is mega-funny and a WAY COOL lady, and among the staffmembers is our pal Geoff Haggerty of Elephant Larry. Basically, it's so funny that I hate it.
So bully to IFC, who seem to be giving adult swim a run for their money in the "making something interesting and funny and putting it on TV" department.
While we were at SxSW, Nick White, our editor, couldn't shut up about this guy who was on QVC but was kind of making fun of it. Little did I know that the guy in question was Mike Rowe, who now hosts the cable series "Dirty Jobs." Or that the clips entirely merited Nick's incessant prattling. This is a delight.
Jeremiah Smallchild and Gideon Lamb are the award-winning Christian folk duo God's Pottery. They've appeared in clubs across the country and on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and are proud to be sharing important lessons on life with you through the medium of song. This week, their topic is "Adoption," and their song, dedicated to adopted children, is "You're Just As Special as a Normal Child."