Archive for Andy Milonakis

RIFFS

Posted in My Damn Channel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2008 by Rob Barnett
  • Daily Grace – our new homepage feature from Grace Helbig – & we’re turning over more DAMN to you – want sum? – email Grace@MyDamnChannel.com & say whatcha watcha watcha want on this site.

Hillary & Barack look like they’re both about to puke if the campaign goes another day

  • Fri 4/25 opens up a new chapter in the book of “DONNIE” – amen

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HEADLINING VEGAS

Posted in Andy Milonakis, Animation, Big Fat Brain, Harry Shearer, My Damn Channel, New Media, Presidential, Press, Vegas with tags , , , , on April 17, 2008 by Rob Barnett

Thanks to the NAB and especially to Ashley Howell, Chris Marlowe, and Rochelle Winters for inviting us to present in Vegas yesterday. Thanks to Jon Healey from the LA Times for moderating – and to Harry Shearer & Andy Milonakis for making the trip.

We filled a room of about 350-400 humans and started by showing a few of our original videos.  Fun seeing hundreds LOL at YSAP – up on a huge megascreen – and cool to see a crowd feel the bass of music produced by Don Was.

Harry Shearer made news – announcing “THE ALPHAS” – a project he’s been developing for 10 years – and the most ambitious new work making its way to My Damn Channel.

“THE ALPHAS” is motion-capture animation of the highest quality (Beowulf) – done in the fastest turnaround ever achieved (less than 5 day production cycles). Here’s more:

Imagine seeing the best-known people in politics and the media, every week, in hilariously private situations.  Not actors in makeup, but what looks and sounds like the real President, candidates, anchors, and the rest. That’s the idea behind “The Alphas”, a revolutionary new concept in topical sketch comedy.  Written and performed by Harry Shearer, who’s notched more than two decades as a creator of topical satire on his weekly public radio broadcast, “Le Show”, along with two memorable seasons on “Saturday Night Live”, “The Alphas” includes no makeup, no celebrity cameos.  Instead, utlizing a trio of cutting-edge motion-capture technologies–harnessed for the first time to a “week-of-air” production schedule, “The Alphas” features startlingly realistic computer-animated versions of the movers, shakers and yakkers.  They’re not lifelike–thanks to the technology and Shearer’s performances, they’re alive.  And every week, they’re deftly and drolly revealed for all their pretensions, resentments, jealousies and anxieties–all the good stuff, online just days after production.

Here’s the first news coverage from the LA Times and the Digital Content Producer Magazine with thanks for the ‘ink’ & correction to Michael Goldman.

TRUSTING TALENT

Posted in Harry Shearer, My Damn Channel with tags , , , , on April 12, 2008 by Rob Barnett

If you’re in Vegas this week, or always looking for an excuse to go, My Damn Channel’s flesh & bones will be onstage at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention Wednesday, 4/16 at 2pm.

The NAB invited us to spend an hour talking about TRUSTING TALENT in a place called the “Content Theatre.”

Harry Shearer will be with us & we’re ‘trusting’ Andy Milonakis will show up. The session is going to be moderated by Jon Healey from the LA Times. We promised Jon we’re going to make some ‘news’ with an announcement that Harry and I will deliver Wednesday.

If ‘trusting talent’ is a radical idea that deserves to be dissected, then we’ll whip out the scalpel and slice away a bit more – here – this weekend.

 

 

 

A SICK WEEK AHEAD

Posted in Andy Milonakis, Coolio, Horrible People, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , on March 30, 2008 by Rob Barnett

Horrible People – our sick soap opera premieres new episodes every Monday – today it’s murder with a french twist here.

Worlds collide this Wednesday when Andy Milonakis guests on Cookin’ with Coolio. The video responses are uploading from far & wide – tip of the chef’s hat to Scotland for proving how far you’ll go to win an autographed bell pepper – here.

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Hansel & Gretal & Grace on this Thursday’s Bedtime Stories. 

And we’re ending the week Friday, 4/4 with “You Suck at Photoshop” (#10) – Donnie will quit if i give u details – if you’ve phound photoshop – and found Donnie on Facebook – then be here at 4a pt / 7a et this coming Friday morning for your appointment with destiny. Episode 9 – like “Stairway to Heaven” – “kinda makes me wonder….” – here.

VIDEO PREMIERES WEEK OF 2/25

Posted in Andy Milonakis, Big Fat Brain, Coolio, Don Was, Donnie Hoyle, Found Objects, Harry Shearer, Horrible People, Katie Couric, My Damn Channel, New Series, Steve Kerper, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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Monday 2/25:  

HORRIBLE PEOPLE – episode 3 – the evil soap opera continues

Tuesday 2/26: 

HARRY SHEARER’s FOUND OBJECTS – BILL O’REILLY  /  ANN COULTER  / KATIE COURIC.

(O’Reilly is too beautiful for words. Coulter has an ugly addiction.  We still love Katie.)

Wednesday 2/27:  COOKIN’ with COOLIO – episode 3

ANDY MILONAKIS presents ANDY MILONAKIS

Thursday 2/28: 

CARNIVAL of STUFF presents INVASION – episode 3

DON WAS presents NEW MUSIC from the LA SKA BAND, COMMON SENSE

Friday 2/29: 

BIG FAT BRAIN presents “YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP” – episode 8  (it’s comin – it’s comin)

TOM GREEN, ANDY MILONAKIS, & the awesome sandwich is ruined again

Posted in Adam Carolla, Andy Milonakis, Danny Bonaduce, MTV, My Damn Channel, Vegas with tags , , , , on January 19, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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Andy Milonakis did the Tom Green show the other night. Tom is a consistent hero. It’s likely our damn thing may never have evolved without people like Tom who paved the way. WATCH HIS SHOW – linked below. 

You’ll see Andy as the real man behind the mic. He’s an honest, good-hearted, comic rebel. We’re lucky to have him on our side. You’ll see Milonakis give the nod to Andy Kaufman. See him rap freestyle. See him eat a carrot.  See him give the other guest more respect than this blog can allow. 

An “awesome sandwich” is ruined again as one-note Danny Bonaduce finds it completely impossible to shut his mouth. No guest, no story, no anecdote is safe from interruption as Danny recounts the millionth telling of the same five stories in his repertoire. It’s a career built on mocking his own failures. Sad.  He nearly wrecked the Adam Carolla show with the same desperate vibe you’ll see here:  

TOM GREEN: http://www.tomgreen.com/?video=944

THE SANDWICH REFERENCE: http://somedudefromjersey.blogspot.com/2007/12/shit-in-my-awesome-sandwich.html  

ANDY MILONAKIS – “LOVE VEGAS”:  http://www.mydamnchannel.com/channel.aspx?episode=369

LOVE VEGAS – LOVE PEREZ

Posted in Andy Milonakis, Don Was, My Damn Channel, Perez Hilton, Vegas with tags , , , , on January 7, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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My Damn Channel / CES kickoff party in Vegas last night. Mr. Milonakis shoots our video for “I Love Vegas” produced by Don Was & featuring Perez Hilton.