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Mike Birbiglia and Terry Gross in a new short film from Birbiglia.
Comedian/author/"This American Life" personality Mike Birbiglia debuted a new short film last night as part of This American Life's "The Invisible Made Visible" live show. I caught the showing at the AMC Burbank 16, and Birbiglia's video got huge laughs from the live crowd.
The show as a whole was very public radio-friendly, but nothing moreso than this short, which costars the one and only Terry Gross of "Fresh Air." Is Terry Gross always so... Terry Gross-y? Birbiglia delivers you the (not-really-the) answer.
"Fresh Air 2" is another film collaboration between Birbiglia and This American Life's Ira Glass, following the feature film "Sleepwalk With Me" based on a story Birbiglia told on the show, as well as turning it into a stage show and a book. The film's been on the festival circuit and hits theaters everywhere August 24. (That's my birthday, so it's clearly a present for me!) It was written, directed by and stars Birbiglia, and both that and the short film were produced by Glass.
- LAPD Chief Beck apparently loves supercross motorcycle racing:
(Wait, Excitebike is real?)
(via L.A. Observed)
- You can also watch a video of Dodger Stadium being converted into a motocross field through mammoth heapings of dirt: (via Echo Park Patch)
- TNT is looking at picking up Frank Darabont's "L.A. Noir" pilot. Darabont is best known for being behind the film adaptation of "The Shawshank Redemption," as well as the TV version of "The Walking Dead." (Note: Unrelated to the "L.A. Noire" with an E video game. Sorry kids.)
- Finding severed heads isn't limited to L.A.'s Griffith Park; New York City subway riders found one wedged between the train car and the platform over the weekend.
- Comedian Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk With Me" is debuting at Sundance, based on his stage show of the same name. Check out a scene from the film:
- The fact that there is a B.P.R.D. summer camp for kids, based on the paranormal investigation agency from Hellboy, makes me so angry I'm not a kid anymore.
- Enough talk about what movies were great this year. What was awful? Here's Vulture's roundup of the worst movies of 2011 lists.
- Update: Stephen Colbert's attempt to get people to vote for him via Herman Cain didn't work out, as he only received 1 percent of the vote in South Carolina.
- Finally, a fantastic cover of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend":