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'Alice in Wonderland's' Matt Lucas Caught With His Fly Down (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 25th 2010 4:35PM
Matt Lucas Caught with His Fly down on 'Bonnie Hunt'Matt Lucas -- who starred as Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' -- was on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (weekdays, syndicated), to discuss his first brush with fame. Apparently, as a young actor, Lucas got a chance to meet Madonna and have his picture taken with her.

This was an exciting moment for Lucas. "I thought, yeah ... finally I've arrived ... with all these cool beautiful people," he said. Unfortunately, Lucas had his fly unzipped in the photo taken with the Material Girl. We're sure that Madonna has seen worse things than an unzipped fly, but still -- with Lucas telling the tale, we got to savor his humiliation as he relived it all over again.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Editor's Pick: The Brits Invade Comedy Network With 'Little Britain, USA'

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Jan 26th 2010 12:40PM


The Brits have taken over The Comedy Network with the outrageous sketch comedy 'Little Britain, USA'. Award-winning comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams took the United Kingdom and Australia by storm with their hit comedy 'Little Britain,' and they hope to repeat the success in Canada with the Americanized version.

This 30-minute, six-episode series features 'Little Britain' faves in all-new sketches, as well as a host of new characters, all performed by Lucas and Walliams. In typical sketch-com style, Lucas and Walliams suit up to play returning favorites including: Dafydd Thomas, the self-proclaimed "only gay in the village", Lou and his wheelchair-bound best friend Andy, Marjorie Dawes, the insensitive leader of a chapter of the weight-loss support group Fatfighters, and Vicky Pollard, a teenage delinquent with a bad attitude.

Guest star cameos include Rosie O'Donnell, Sting, and many more.

The show airs on Wednesdays at 10 pm ET on The Comedy Network.

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Krod Mandoon has flamed his last

by Nick Zaino, posted Oct 7th 2009 5:01PM
Krod MandoonI've just learned from a source at Comedy Central that Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire will not return be returning for a second season. Now, I'm sure this wasn't anyone's favorite show, and there won't be too many online petitions for its return. But I was fond of it, and was hoping it would get a chance to grow a bit more.

For one thing, a fantasy comedy was a departure for Comedy Central's schedule. It was a little island of oddity amongst the more modern-looking programming, a pleasant change of pace. I also enjoyed the crew of supporting characters. Mandoon himself was kind of the standard altruistic oaf, but there was plenty of room for development, especially learning the others.

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America's Got Talent: Results show four (Top 20 list)

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Aug 26th 2009 11:20PM
America's Got Talent(S04E20) "I think the talent this year is "Hoff" the charts." - The Hoff

The Hoff must not be watching the same show we are, eh? Because the talent is definitely not off the charts. Yes, there are some very good acts but compared to previous seasons, this year's Top 48 was rather poor in talent.

The last Top 48 acts performed earlier this week and now came the time to reveal who would fill the remaining five spots in the Top 20. Except for three or four acts, this week's performance show was so-so, making it difficult to predict how America would vote.

Did your favorite acts make it to the Top 20? Results coming up!

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America's Got Talent: Performance show four

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Aug 26th 2009 1:30AM
America's Got Talent(S04E19) A few of you told me that I was wrong by claiming that last week's performance show was electrifying. I agree with you that we have seen much better performance shows in the past. However, when you compare the third performance show of the season with the two previous, you have to admit that it was the most electrifying.

Save for a few of tonight's acts, such as Ishaara and Barbara, the third performance show is still the best performance show we've had so far this season.

My comments on the fourth performance show and my predictions coming up!

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Sketch Comedy Saturday: Little Britain

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 20th 2009 5:48PM
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For some strange reason, I was initially compelled to start this installment of Sketch Comedy Saturday with "Never fear, Little Britain is here!" I suppose there was a need for a campy intro. Then, I realized that there are actually plenty of things to fear in Little Britain: Matt Lucas wearing really tight shorts, old women violently projectile vomiting on everything in sight, more Matt Lucas wearing really, really tight shorts ... Really, the horrifying list goes on.

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Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Suck

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 22nd 2009 1:02PM
Sean Magure as Krod Mandoon in

I really wanted to like Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. There hasn't been a good geek comedy that can create a whole satirical universe in the span of a few minutes since Futurama went off "Into the Wild Green Yonder," both on Fox and on DVD.

Krod Mandoon didn't have the potential to be the next Futurama, but it certainly had the makings of something that was willing to try. The title alone made me laugh the first time I heard it.

But after watching the first few episodes, it turns out the title has won the biggest laugh thus far.

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Quick Chat with the Little Britain USA guys

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 26th 2008 11:00AM

Little BritainIf you love British comedy, people who make jabs at America or men dressed in drag for that matter (we won't judge), then Little Britain USA (premiering Sunday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 PM EST on HBO) should be right up your alley.

David Walliams and Matt Lucas, who created and starred in the hit BBC series Little Britain, are bringing their irreverent humor and a bunch of their best characters -- like Phyllis, who believes her dog talks to her; Carol Beer, the meanest hospital receptionist you'll ever meet; and Bubbles Devere, a wildly inappropriate and totally uninhibited British socialite -- to America.

We talked to David and Matt about their dream of dressing George Clooney up as a lady, why following in Sacha Baron Cohen and Ricky Gervias' footsteps is just fine with them and how Brits and Americans really differ. (Hint: Men don't shave their bikini lines over there.)

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David Schwimmer to helm Little Britain

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 10th 2008 7:41AM
David SchwimmerThe former Friends cast member will be heading up the Los Angeles-set parts of the new HBO s comedy show Little Britain.The show is the U.S. counterpart to the BBC sketch show of the same name. The series will focus on the hijinx of British comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams (stars from the BBC show) here stateside. They are currently filming in North Carolina. Schwimmer will be directing the studio segments of the six-part HBO series here in California. Guests for his segments include Rosie O'Donnell and Sting.

This isn't the first time Schwimmer will be directing or showing his love of all things British. He directed a few episodes of Friends. And this past year, made his feature directorial debut with Run Fat Boy Run The film starred Simon Pegg as a non-committal cad who has a change of heart toward the mother of his child and enters a marathon to prove his love.

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The Wind in the Willows airs tonight

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 8th 2007 10:02AM

wind in the willowsThis is a first: I'm actually going to recommend you watch Masterpiece Theater this evening. I'm sure their have been some great films shown on the long-running public television mainstay, but this is the first time I've actually thought to myself, 'you know, I should actually check that out.'

I'm talking about The Wind in the Willows, an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's tale that centers on Mr. Toad, a creature with a proclivity for extravagance and crazy hobbies. The adaptation, which airs tonight on most PBS stations (you'll have to check your local listings), isn't an animated version, or even a live-action version with a lot of fancy special effects. Instead, the story relies on the actors' ability to inhabit their animal roles: Bob Hoskins as Badger, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Mr. Toad, Mark Gatiss (League of Gentlemen) as Ratty and Lee Ingleby (The Street, Spaced) as Mole. The movie was shot in Romania and directed by Rachel Talalay, whose directing credits include a slew of television series including The Dead Zone, What About Brian and Ally McBeal.

I'm guessing the live-action won't hold the attention of younger children, who would probably enjoy something closer to Disney's The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, but adults and older children who grew up with Grahame's book might appreciate it a bit more.

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Kate Moss has a sense of humor?!

by Annie Wu, posted Nov 24th 2006 7:02PM
Kate and MattAll of Kate Moss' photos exude an air of "baby, I'm so totally out of your league", just like every other vicious, humorless ice queen. Because of this, I never would have expected her to be the type to dabble in comedy (unless you count her relationship with Pete Doherty as a joke -- oh snap!), and, trust me, even after seeing the pictures, I'm having a tough time grasping the fact...

Recently, Moss took to the stage with Little Britain's Matt Lucas to do some sketches for Little Britain's Big Night, a show being filmed for Comic Relief (not the American one, but the red-nosed English one). She played Katie Pollard, the considerably skinnier but equally trashy twin sister of Lucas' ever-popular character, Vicky Pollard. The photos look hysterical and definitely give Moss lots of cool points in my book. According to this article, as Katie left the stage, Vicky told her to "lose some weight, you fat bitch!" I hope some video pops up on YouTube soon so that we can all see Moss in all that Kappa-covered glory.

And I was going to do a "yeah, but... no, but... yeah, but..." joke, but I couldn't fit it in. Hey, don't go givin' me evils.

[via Styledash]

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The Guardian's Comedy Special profiles hot comics

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 11th 2006 10:41AM
Ricky Gervais and Stephen MerchantThe latest edition of The Guardian features some fantastic interviews and articles about some of today's hottest British comedians. They're all great reads, but the photos of the comics re-enacting various moments in pop culture are what really reeled me in. My favorites include Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant (from The Office) as McCartney and Lennon, the boys from Green Wing as Queen, and Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (from Spaced and Shaun of the Dead) as Paul Gascoigne and Vinnie Jones. Hilarious.

Read the text and then check out the great pics by Karl J. Kaul.

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Little Britain to be American-ized for HBO

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 31st 2006 11:33PM
Little BritainAccording to this article, HBO has called on the stars of Little Britain, David Walliams and Matt Lucas, to create an American version of the program. Normally, when I hear plans to American-ize a popular British television show, I cringe, twitch for a few moments, and walk away. In this case, I'm actually somewhat curious to see just how in they're going to pull this off. I suppose they'll be tackling the various regions of the States in a similar style to LB, but will they ever be able to create characters of the same extremity as Lou and Andy or Vicki Pollard?

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Little Britain star to swim English Channel

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 2nd 2006 5:24PM
David WalliamsDavid Walliams, one of the stars of Little Britain, is going to attempt to swim the 21 miles of the English Channel. This feat is all in the name of a charity called Sport Relief, where half of the proceeds are spent in the UK to help families in disadvantaged communities and the other half is for children and young people in the world's poorest countries. You can go on the Sport Relief website and sponsor David before he takes on this tremendous task (less than 10% of people actually make it across the other side).

I can't help but wonder if he would get more money if he agreed to swim in costume.

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