B.J. Novak, widely known for his role as Ryan Howard on The Office, recently published a short story collection called One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.
One of the short stories in the collection, “Julie and the Warlord,” is a surrealist piece about the first date between a young woman and a warlord. It’s hilariously intriguing.
The piece was read for the radio show This American Life by Novak as the narrator, Alison Brie as the young woman and TV On The Radio vocalist Tunde Adebimpe as the warlord.
Listen to the captivating audio from This American Life below. Skip ahead to 7:02 to listen to the story, or just stream the whole episode.
Wednesday, March 26: Community (7:00 pm)
Joel McHale: “Jeff Winger”
Gillian Jacobs: “Britta Perry”
Yvette Nicole Brown: “Shirley Bennett”
Danny Pudi: “Abed Nadir”
Alison Brie: “Annie Edison”
Ken Jeong, “Ben Chang”
Jim Rash: “Dean Pelton”
Dan Harmon, Executive Producer
Chris McKenna, Executive Producer
There’s something about Alison Brie that attracts men like moths to a flame. It has to do with a rare-in-Hollywood combination of her smoldering good looks, comedic goofiness and down-to-earth attitude. She first came to our attention in Mad Men, but it’s really in Community that her talents shine through. We’re thrilled that it’s back on air.
“BONDAGE AND BETA MALE SEXUALITY”
02/27/2014 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : JEFF COUNSELS DUNCAN ON HOW TO WOO BRITTA – ABED AND PROFESSOR HICKEY SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME TOGETHER AND CHANG HAS A GHOSTLY EXPERIENCE – Professor Duncan (guest star John Oliver, “The Daily Show”) decides it’s time to seduce Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Jeff (Joel McHale) counsels him on how to close the deal. Meanwhile, Britta runs into some old friends and realizes that they have moved on from their shared anarchist views of the past. Abed (Danny Pudi) runs afoul of Professor Hickey (Jonathan Banks) when he accidentally damages some drawings Hickey has been laboring over. When Hickey restrains Abed as punishment, the two wind up spending some meaningful time together. Meanwhile, Chang (Ken Jeong) finds himself performing an impromptu one-man show for a ghostly audience. Alison Brie and Yvette Nicole Brown also star.
Episode 5.01 – Repilot
Jeff returns to Greendale to help his former law partner gather evidence for a lawsuit; thinking Jeff is planning to help save the school, Dean Pelton calls the study group back together.
Episode 5.02 – Introduction to Teaching
Professor Hickey helps Jeff settle into his new job at Greendale; Abed convinces the study group to take a class focused on Nicolas Cage.
Alison tweeted these adorable photos of her, Joel McHale and Nathan Fillion behind the scenes of Community!
— Alison Brie (@alisonbrie) October 8, 2013
— Alison Brie (@alisonbrie) October 8, 2013
Who is the deadlier man in the galaxy: Mike Ehrmantraut or Mal Reynolds? That question — or a version of that question — will get put to the test in the coming season of “Community”.
Deadline reports that “Castle” and “Firefly” star Nathan Fillion will appear on an episode of NBC’s “Community”, squaring off against none other than “Breaking Bad” badass Jonathan Banks. The two will guest-star opposite Alison Brie in an episode that sees her Annie teaming up with Professor Hickey (played by Banks) “to navigate Greendale’s corridors of power.” One of their obstacles is Bob Waite (played by Fillion), Greendale’s “politically savvy head custodian who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty but is smart enough to wear rubber gloves.”
I thought it was about time for a new layout, since we had the other already for a longer time :). The header graphic includes the awesome GQ photoshoot Alison did with Gillian Jacobs. If you find any erros, let me know please.
I also created a facebook page for the site – make sure to like us right here!
Alison will be on Ustream LIVE this Sunday July 24th, from 3-4 p PST. Thanks to Akio for the heads up :)!
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Sounds like a great new Movie Project for Alison :)!
Exclusive: Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend and Mark Weber are toplining indie romantic comedy “Save the Date,” produced by Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz (“The Kids Are All Right”) for Gilbert Films.
Mike Mohan is directing with shooting planned for July in Los Angeles.
Written by Jeffrey Brown, Mohan and Egan Reich, story focuses on two sisters — one who’s happy with the status quo and doesn’t see any reason to marry her musician boyfriend while the other’s obsessed with planning her upcoming wedding. The script is based on characters created by indie graphic novelist Brown, whose autobiographical novels often detail his failed relationships.
Horowitz met Mohan last year at Sundance, where Mohan was promoting his film “One Too Many Mornings.” Horowitz discovered that Mohan and his wife, unbeknownst to one another, had separately hired Brown to create personalized artwork which they then exchanged on their wedding day.
Brie, the “Community” and “Mad Men” star, is currently shooting “Five-Year Engagement” for Universal and was last seen in “Scream 4.”
Caplan was last seen in “127 Hours.” Starr has been in “Mad Love” and “Hawaii Five-O” along with “Adventureland” and “Knocked Up.”
Mohan is repped by ICM; Caplan is repped by CAA and Mosaic, Brie is repped by UTA, Vital Management Group and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette & Feldman, Starr is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content, and Morris Yorn Barnes and Levine; Arend is repped by UTA and Untitled; Weber is repped by Innovative Artists.