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And A Partridge on DVD

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A friend loaned me a DVD “I’m Alan Partridge,” a classic British comedy that nobody in America’s ever heard of. His character is the subject of a movie that’s playing soon at the New York Film Festival.

It’s very, very funny. My inital observation is that Steve Carell, in The Office, must have been cribbing more from Steve Coogan, a.k.a Alan Partridge, than from Ricky Gervais of the original “Office.” Carell’s awkward man-child is pure Partridge.

The only problem with “I’m Alan Partridge” is the canned laugh track, which must have seemed obligatory when it premiered in 1997. Presumably the movie avoids this problem, which I’ll verify later this month.

Insert Bald Joke Here

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A while back I purchased the entire series of the Dick Van Dyke Show on Blu-ray. Among all the things this show has going for it, I think this wisecracker might be my favorite.

Room For Improvment

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It’s been an improv-heavy weekend; 2 classes and 3 shows–one of which I participated in! No, I don’t want to be an actor. But you know how coordinated adults sometimes join softball leagues? I think improv fills that same social/leisure need for awkward nerds.

Anyway, here’s my attempt at drawing my favorite improviser, Colin Mochrie.

Say The Secret Word and I’ll Draw As Often As I’m Supposed To

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Apparently every NBC radio star posed with a microphone.

(On the plus side, I was being creative this weekend. On the minus side, it was nerdy computer stuff that didn’t involve drawing.)

There’s Always Hope

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When I can’t think of anyone else to draw!

Sketch Comedy

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I got bored with tonight’s new Saturday Night Live, so I hopped on Hulu and started watching an episode from 1981. Here’s a mostly-failed attempt at rendering a young Eddie Murphy.

Back to the “Well!”

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Forgive my Benny kick; I just reread Irving Fein’s biography of him. This time I thought I’d turn him into a cartoon character, and attempt to capture one of his typical awkward, slightly effeminate poses.

Fatwa-Head

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I sketched this at work after (re-)editing an interview with author Salman Rushdie.

World’s Youngest Professor?

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Reddit’s been a great stopgap while I struggle to think of a new project.