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Calendar, Night&Day Mo' Mo Willems

Mo' Mo Willems

Before Sesame Street, Mo Willems was just like any other struggling New York talent. He had an improv troupe and a variety show on the Lower East Side. To keep up with bills, he hand-painted trading cards for his more…
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Film, Big Daddies

Big Daddies

Paul Rudd wears the constant look of glazed-eye amusement; everything seems to tickle him, even that which annoys or frustrates or disappoints him. He's frat-boy handsome and therefore almost anonymous when he stands in a movie-star lineup; in Neil LaBute's…
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Music, All Shook Down

Superbad's McLovin Plays New Role: Mexican Migrant Worker

I love anything that has to do with The State. You know, the early 90s chock-full-of-genius sketch comedy troupe whose members gave way to awesome shows like Reno 911! and Stella? If not, acquaint yourself with David Wain's webshow,…
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Film, Thou Shalt Not Be Too Funny

Thou Shalt Not Be Too Funny

It's impossible to write about David Wain's The Ten without first making passing reference to Krzysztof Kieslowski's Dekalog and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. The former, originally made for Polish TV 20 years ago and first shown in the…
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Film, A Dork Has His Day

A Dork Has His Day

Back in the mid-'90s, when MTV still flirted with (intentional) comedy shows, it ran one called The State, which featured performers who now appear on the Comedy Central hit Reno 911. There wasn't all that much worth remembering about The…
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