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Showing that he knows how to maximize good interview time, Jon Stewart wastes no time in discussing Morgan Freeman‘s soon-to-hit Now You See Me and goes straight to discussing science. The conversation covers not only Stephen Hawking‘s party skills but also how you can use balloons to explain damn near anything in physics.
I have not caught Freeman’s show, Through the Wormhole, but all I can say is that if you paired these two on some sort of science road trip documentary series, I would watch the living hell out of it. It’s after the jump.
Comic Relief: in the UK, it’s a party like you wouldn’t believe, culminating in Red Nose Day every two years and finds an entire country having a good time and doing good for other.
In the United States, you’d be hard pressed to remember the last time it aired on television. Or at least the last time it aired and anyone paid attention.
Still, there has been some funny stuff on Comic Relief, and that’s what Shout Factory is celebrating with the recent release of Comic Relief: The Greatestâ€¦ and the Latest. You get uncensored footage, behind the scenes stuff, interviews and more, across two discs.
Comedians on the DVD include Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Lewis Black, Dane Cook, John Candy, Jennifer Coolidge, George Carlin, Mike Epps, Jim Carrey, Susie Essman, Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Eugene Levy, Richard Lewis, George Lopez, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Dennis Miller, Dudley Moore, Catherine O’Hara, Jeremy Piven, Harold Ramis, Carl Reiner, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Rita Rudner, Bob Saget, Garry Shandling, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Fred Willard and Steven Wright.
Well, it’s official–barring any last second deals, the Writers Guild of America is set to walk out on their jobs today.
The top concern this go round seems to revolve around the writers seeking higher royalties for DVD sales and receiving any payment at all for internet streaming of their material.
But you really don’t care about the plight of the writers, do you? After all, should the strike go long enough–most of the writing staffs of both Lost and Heroes could simply go back to writing comics.
And really, being paid for written material on the internet? That’s just ridiculous.
What you really want to know about the impending strike is how your precious television serials and movies will be affected by all this work stopping action. Well, the answer is: depends on who you ask, and depends and what you watch.
Paramount and Comedy Central’s Daily Show boxed set covering their INDecision 2004 run has hit the door here. It streets on 6/28 and has “some of the most repackageable moments” across three discs. It has the Election Night coverage (“Prelude to a Recount”), convention coverage for both personalities of the one party we have here in America, debate coverage, an intro by Jon Stewart, commentaries and more. Lots more.
Considering the box itself is funnier than most of what’s on television (“May Be Unsuitable for VCR Owners” and “For letterbox, please tape cardboard to the top and bottom of your TV screen”), it’s hard to go wrong with this.