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Man makes Larry David out of paper

Not much to say here but look at this, a man has made Larry David out of paper.

I think it is one of the best ‘Larry David made out of paper’s I have ever seen!

It was originally posted here http://redd.it/nknnm

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Gervais reveals whats in the pipeline

Apparently there are some people who aren’t on Twitter, and even more bizarrely apparently there are people who are on Twitter but aren’t following Ricky Gervais. Well if you are in one of these brackets, you might not know whats coming in the future from King Rick.

Don’t worry, because I am not, and I am willing to repeat him.

Gervais revealed on Twitter today that him and Merchant are planning a 2nd series of Life’s Too Short for Spring 2013 as well as an ‘Idiot Abroad’ special co-starring Warwick Davis called ‘The Short Way Round’ is planned for late next year.

Ricky didn’t mention his ‘Derek’ sitcom, although we know that this too is being planned / made.

Excellent news indeed.


Chris Morris to Direct Veep Episodes and HBO Releases (Short) Teaser Trailer

HBO have released a short (very short) teaser trailer for Veep. To be honest the trailer isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but the fact that the series is written by Armando Iannucci, and ┬áthe fact that Armando has confirmed Chris Morris will direct some of the episodes is probably the most exciting thing in the world.

The show stars Seinfeld/Curb star Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a disconbobulated vice-president, who is not content with the role.  Many are comparing the character to Sarah Palin.

As usual there is the worry with an American remake of a British idea that it might become too American, but if can trust anyone to keep it as we like it it’s Iannucci (Morris also).

For those of you who didnt make it to the end of the trailer (all 27 seconds of it), the show is coming to HBO in April 2012. It will be shown in the UK on Sky Atlantic.


Chris Lilley’s ‘Angry Boys’ Coming Soon

I have just seen the trailer to ‘Angry Boys’, the new sitcom from ‘Summer Heights High’ creator Chris Lilley and I am very excited. If its anywhere near as good as Summer Heights High, it will be amazing. Not much has been revealed about the show yet.

The show is said to examine what it is like being a male in the 21st century; 12 half hour episode are scheduled to air on ABC in 2011.

 


Excited Yet? Behind the Scenes of Curb season 8

No date has been given as far as I can see, but this preview has been released for the new Curb.

The season is set in New York, the city in which Larry grew up in, HBO have been very secretive so there is very little more information available, although by now everyone should know that Ricky Gervais is guest starring in at least 1 episode.

When we get more information, you will be the first to know.


Gervais and Bacon call Dilkington on 5Live

Ricky Gervais made a surprise call to Karl on Richard Bacon’s Five Live show today.

Karl was his usual happy self.

As always, Very Very Funny!


New Royle Family Christmas Special Details Revealed

The BBC has revealed details of this years The Royle Family Christmas Special ‘Joe’s Crackers’.

The BBC’s press office has told us “It’s Christmas Day at the Royles and Barbara is up to her eyes in it as Jim is out of action due to an unfortunate incident in the precinct. Dave and Denise are obviously feeling the effect of the coalition the most and worry that Anthony’s lavish gifts will eclipse their present of a fridge magnet.

Joe reminisces about a tipsy evening of naked wrestling in front of the fire with Bobby Carter while Cheryl recounts her romantic encounter in the local supermarket car park”.

As you may know, BlueNun has always been huge fans of The Royle Family, but we have also noticed that they have been getting slightly worse every year, so we are in two minds when we hear there will be a new one every christmas, hopefully this year will buck the trend.

The rest of the BBC’s Christmas line up was also revealed today, other sitcoms included ‘Rock n Chips’ and ‘Come Fly with Me’, but they will both probably be crap so I’m not writing about them, watch your old Office and Extras christmas specials instead, and reminisce about when the BBC occasionally made good sitcoms.