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Yes, Donald Glover’s Derrick Comedy Pals Watch ‘Atlanta’ – And They Think It’s ‘So Donald’

  • The Wrap
Yes, Donald Glover’s Derrick Comedy Pals Watch ‘Atlanta’ – And They Think It’s ‘So Donald’
Donald Glover’s award-winning series “Atlanta” will enter its second — err, “Robbin’ Season,” on Thursday, and we cannot wait to catch up with Earn and the gang. But while everyone and their mother is a fan of the show, there is one demographic in particular who can appreciate the FX hit unlike any other: Glover’s fellow Derrick Comedy alums. TheWrap recently spoke with former Derrick actors Dominic Dierkes and DC Pierson, their director Dan Eckman and the crew’s producer Meggie McFadden, who all worked with Glover for years as part of the internet sketch comedy group they formed at New...
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We Asked Donald Glover’s Old Comedy Team, Derrick, Who Was Funniest – Turns Out Stephen Glover Is

  • The Wrap
We Asked Donald Glover’s Old Comedy Team, Derrick, Who Was Funniest – Turns Out Stephen Glover Is
Fans of Derrick Comedy are well aware it’s where Donald Glover got his start. But while the Emmy winner may be the best-known alum from the internet sketch comedy group formed in 2006, it turns out he wouldn’t consider himself the funniest one. In fact, former Derrick actors Dominic Dierkes and DC Pierson, their director Dan Eckman and the crew’s producer Meggie McFadden tell TheWrap that Glover used to insist he was living in the shadow of someone who wasn’t even a member of Derrick Comedy: his little brother, Stephen. Also Read: 'Atlanta': Here's Where We Left off Before 'Robbin' Season' “Donald was very...
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Want Waves Like Kendall Jenner’s for New Year’s Eve? Follow Sarah Potempa’s Fuss-Free Steps

Want Waves Like Kendall Jenner’s for New Year’s Eve? Follow Sarah Potempa’s Fuss-Free Steps
Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa is one of Hollywood’s biggest wave whisperers. So much so that in nearly five years, the pro launched her very own curling iron company, The Beachwaver Co., which has since helped every day women and her celeb clientele (such as clients like Kaley Cuoco and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) get envy-inducing styles sans stylist.

Yes, you read that right. After being fed up with hearing women tell her how hard it was to create a style often deemed effortless, she spent two years constructing an automatic, rotating (a.k.a does-it-all) tool. And now after giving what
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Watch: 'The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To' Short Film

"Well, then I guess we have no choice than to go on an adventure..." Now this is awesome! Comedian/actor DC Pierson wrote a book called The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To, which director Dan Eckman (of Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team) is trying to get turned into a movie, but it needs our support. So he made a quick 5-minute short film proof-of-concept to show how awesome this would be, and it's pretty cool. Tony Revolori of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Dope stars with Jack Quaid of The Hunger Games. They use a line about how this is like a 3D printer for anything from the comic book, which is a cool pitch, and it works well. I really do want to see more, though hopefully as a movie not a TV show. Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip. Fire this up right away and enjoy,
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Watch ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’ Short Film, Based on DC Pierson’s Novel

Watch ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’ Short Film, Based on DC Pierson’s Novel
Actor and comedian DC Pierson wrote a novel called The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To, and you can now see part of that book adapted as a short film. See, Pierson and director Dan Eckman (Community, Mystery Team) and producer Meggie McFadden want to turn the novel into a feature, and they’ve made this short […]

The post Watch ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’ Short Film, Based on DC Pierson’s Novel appeared first on /Film.
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A Boy Brings Comic Book Images to Life in This Sarcastic Short Film

In D.C.Pierson‘s “The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To,” there’s a boy who can’t sleep and never has to. He’s a freak. A weirdo. That Radiohead song is probably about him, and because he’s got a special power, people in nondescript suits are hunting him down. Pierson is a part of Derrick Comedy alongside Dominic Dierkes and the guy everyone wants to play the new Spider-Man, although it’s been a few years since they’ve put anything out together. Their last big project was the movie Mystery Team in 2010, and while making The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To was announced as a follow-up of sorts, nothing ever came of it, and Pierson got a job at the Apple store in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now, Mystery Team director Dan Eckman and its producer Meggie McFadden have created a short film with
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Watch: Funny 'Tdkr' Parody of 'Batman Smells' by Derrick Comedy

"Jingle bells. Batman smells. Robin laid an egg." Everyone knows that classic "children's parody rhyme" involving Batman's smelly ways. What if, instead of all the comics, Christopher Nolan's Batman series was based on that rhyme as the source? Our friends at Derrick Comedy—director Dan Eckman, producer Meggie McFadden and DC Pierson—put together this parody trailer for Funny or Die that obviously plays on the current popularity of The Dark Knight Rises, but mixed with the "Batman smells" rhyme. It's short, funny, and will hopefully bring a smile to your face with all the more serious Batman buzz at the moment. "Christopher Nolan picked some unusual source material for the final Dark Knight movie." Here's the video: Eight years after The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to the limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after
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Watch 'Dark Knight Rises' Spoofs by Pee-Wee Herman and the 'Mystery Team' Crew

One of the complaints people have with Christopher Nolan's Batman saga is it's just too serious. And if you're one of those people, you're going to love the below videos. If you're not one of those people, well, you'll probably like them too. Funny is funny. First up is a clip from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which is simply a truncated trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, only with Pee-Wee Herman doing all the voices. And all the geek credit for that we-wish-it-were-real poster to your right goes to Gamma Squad. But Pee-Wee isn't the only funny man taking the dour out of Tdkr. DC Pierson, Dan Eckman and Meffie McFadden - three of the core principals behind the really great and underseen Mystery Team - have created a Funny or Die trailer for a movie...

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Mystery Team Now Streaming for Free on Hulu

Dan Eckman's Mystery Team is a comic gem that I love showing to people who haven't seen it.  The best way I've ever heard it described are "PG characters in an R-rated world".  Co-written by and starring Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, and Dominic Dierkes, the story centers on three teenagers who haven't mentally matured past the age when they were adorable kid sleuths.  However, they decide to investigate a murder so people will take them "seriously" again.  The film (which also stars Aubrey Plaza) never got the theatrical distribution it deserved, but it's found its way on to just about every available streaming platform around.  If you can't find Mystery Team on some kind of VOD service, you're just not trying.  But if you've been cheaping out and missing the comic greatness, you no longer have an excuse not to see the flick.  Mystery Team is now streaming for free on Hulu.
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Thursday Comedies: Community 3.13 & 30 Rock 6.15

Community, Season 3, Episode 13, “Digital Exploration of Interior Design”

Written by Chris McKenna

Directed by Dan Eckman

Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC

Dan Harmon had said he wanted to work more serialization into season 3 and this is one of the first episodes that really bears that out. It draws on Shirley and Pierce’s desire to open up a sandwich shop in “Urban Matrimony and Sandwich Arts,” deepens the rift growing between Troy and Abed and furthers Dean Laybourne’s scheming to recruit Troy into the Air Conditioning Repair School. It also features callbacks to Annie and Jeff’s season one make out session and, of course, the blanket fort in “Conspiracy Theory and Interior Design.” Oh yeah, and this is only part one of a two-parter.

It seems the war brewing between Troy and Abed and the former’s desire to be more than Reggie to the latter
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Donald Glover And Why the World Is Better for Having Him in It

Donald Glover is the reason the term “Renaissance Man” exists.

Most of you will recognize Glover as one half of a large reason why Community is as successful as it is, the character Troy Barnes, best friend of Abed, the infamous fictional embodiment of all that WhatCulture! represents. I, however, got my first taste of Glover’s genius back in early 2007 while sitting in my dorm hoping Stumble Upon would show me something awesome – and it did. The website discovery engine directed me to the sketch comedy group, Derrick Comedy’s homepage where I watched the first of many videos that made me laugh harder than I had in years. The sketch consists of three white spelling bee finalists awkwardly struggling to spell the word “niggerfaggot” chosen by a black judge, played by Glover. Even as I reminisce on it, I’m forcing myself to stifle my laughter from the
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Listen: New Childish Gambino Album Streaming Now

Listen: New Childish Gambino Album Streaming Now
Comedian and "Community" actor Donald Glover's fourth studio album under his rap persona Childish Gambino, "Camp," comes out on November 15, but starting today, NPR.org is streaming the album in its entirety.

The first music video for the album, "Bonfire," directed by Glover's Derrick Comedy cohort Dan Eckman and included below, was first made public on Nov. 1.

Unlike many actors and comedians who attempt a music career, Glover's hip-hop turn has attracted serious attention. He regularly tours as both a comedian and rapper, and even sold out a Halloween show at Brooklyn Bowl, where he performed every track on "Camp" live. At Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin last weekend, he performed on both the comedy and the hip-hop stages.

The player below plays the album in its entirety; however, a track listing is included below. (Warning, Nsfw lyrics.)

1. "Outside" 4:30

2. "Fire Fly" 3:23

3. "Bonfire" 3:13

4. "All The Shine
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Watch Donald Glover‘s new music video Bonfire

Donald Glover's alter-ego Child Gambino has released a new music video for his song Bonfire. The video was directed by Mystery Team director Dan Eckman, and it turned out great. I don't know if you've heard Glover's music before, but I think the guy has mad skills. Check out the music video below and tell us what you think!

Childish Gambino - Music - More Music Videos

Source: MTV (http://www.mtv.com/videos/childish-gambino/706255/bonfire.jhtml#id=1518071)
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Page 2: Karate Kid, Donald Glover, Ghostbusters, The Shining, Tower Heist, Bridesmaids, The Muppets, The Exorcist, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Aliens

Page 2: Karate Kid, Donald Glover, Ghostbusters, The Shining, Tower Heist, Bridesmaids, The Muppets, The Exorcist, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Aliens
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 46 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 - email us [1]! Header Photo: Scott C [2]'s Karate Kid tribute. FilmStage [3] lists 10 films to see in November. Watch [4] Donald Glover's alter-ego Child Gambino's music video "Bonfire" directed by Mystery Team helmer Dan Eckman. On November 5 & 6, select AMC theatres will hold three showings [5] of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 3D to support the Will Rogers Institute. For only $5, you can witness the end of one of the best cinematic series in history as intended once again: in 3D.
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Mystery Team Director To Film Episode of Community, Announces Book Adaptation Project

Dan Eckman, who directed Donald Glover in _Mystery Team_ will pair up with the actor again for an episode of the NBC hit _Community_ this upcoming season. Though this is his first foray into directing a sitcom, Eckman was behing the camera for many of Glover’s comedy troupe’s short videos like, “Emo Song,” “Bro Rape” and “Blowjob Girl.” There’s plenty of time for him to prepare for his first attempt at directing a sitcom; he will direct the thirteenth episode which will likely air sometime in January.
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‘Mystery Team’ Helmer Dan Eckman to Direct ‘Community’ Episode, Adapt ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’

‘Mystery Team’ Helmer Dan Eckman to Direct ‘Community’ Episode, Adapt ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’
[1] Derrick Comedy may not be a household name quite yet, but it's likely you've stumbled across some of their work before. (At the very least, you're probably aware of its most famous member, Donald Glover.) The comedy group met as students at Nyu, and quickly gained a following for their Internet videos, including "Bro Rape" [2] and "Blowjob Girl," [3] featuring a pre-Office Ellie Kemper. Derrick Comedy then made a leap to the big screen in 2009 with Mystery Team, an underrated indie comedy about three naive high school detectives who get in over their heads. Now the film's director, Dan Eckman, has lined up a couple of new projects that'll reunite him with some of his Derrick Comedy teammates. Read more after the jump. On a recent visit to the Community set, Collider [4] learned that Eckman had signed on to direct an episode of the series, which of course stars his Derrick Comedy colleague Glover.
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Mystery Team Director Dan Eckman looking to Direct The Boy Who Couldn’T Sleep And Never Had To

Mystery Team director Dan Eckman has lined up a couple new directing projects coming up, that I wanted to point out to you. I don't know if you saw the comedy Mystery Team or not, but the movie is a great comedy that I suggest you watch if you haven't seen yet. Eckamn most recently directed the MTV film Worst. Prom. Ever. This is a talented guy who is surrounded by talented people, and there's no doubt that he's a rising director in Hollywood.

It was recently revealed on Collider that Eckman will be directing the 13th episode of Community, which is one of my favorite TV shows right now. It was also revealed that he would be directing an adaptation of the book The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To written by DC Pierson who played one of the lead characters in Mystery Team. The story
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‘Mystery Team’ Re-Assembles For ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep’

A long time ago, we spoke with renaissance man D.C. Pierson about his novel “The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To.” It’s a thrilling tale about a gawky young high school lad who loves to draw and the friendship he strikes up with an even gawkier high school lad who never sleeps at all ever. Of course, freakish occurrences like that don’t go unnoticed, and soon they are running from dark forces that plan all sorts of terrible things for them. It’s endearing, thrilling, and strange. It’s the kind of novel that seems written by a sophomore in high school if that sophomore could actually write as well as he thinks he can. Fortunately, and finally, it’s being turned into a movie, and they’re keeping it all in the family. Mystery Team director Dan Eckman will be taking the reins on this one alongside producer of all things
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Dan Eckman to Adapt 'The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To'

If you haven't yet seen Derrick Comedy's hilarious flick Mystery Team, you're missing out on a sorely underrated comedy featuring comedians DC Pierson, Dominic Dierkes and Donald Glover from NBC's "Community." Now the film's director Dan Eckman is working with at least one member of the comedy group again as Collider has learned that the filmmaker will adapt Pierson's coming-of-age novel The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To. Eckman co-write the script with Pierson and Meggie McFadden (who also wrote, produced and starred in Mystery Team) and they're shopping it to studios now. Unlike Mystery Team, the film is actually a charming coming-of-age tale that also has flares of sci-fi and fantasy. Here's the official synopsis of the book: A wildly original and hilarious debut novel about the typical high school experience: the homework, the awkwardness, and the mutant creatures from another galaxy. When Darren ...
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Mystery Team Director Dan Eckman Adapting The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Didn't Have To

You may not recognize the name Dan Eckman, but if you aren.t at least somewhat familiar with his comedy troupe, Derrick, you are missing out on some of the funniest videos on the web. Eckman rarely appears in these videos but stays behind the camera and lets his stars, one of which is Community star and Twitter king Don Glover, handle the acting. If you haven.t seen Bro Rape, Keyboard Kid, or Blowjob Girl, I suggest you head over to YouTube right away and get searching. Eckman also directed Derrick.s first foray into the feature realm, Mystery Team, and according to Collider he.s setting up his next feature right now with the adaptation of Derrick alum DC Pierson.s novel The Boy Who Couldn.t Sleep And Never Had To. The story follows the high school trials and tribulations of Darren Bennett, a friendless outsider whose
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