It’s another twofer tonight on THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS. Tune in first for one of the more daring stand-up comics around, Tig Notaro. In addition to her live shows, she’s also been featured on The Sarah Silverman Program and Comedy Central Presents and is one of the few comics brave enough to have written a comedy monologue about cancer (based on her own experience). Tig’s followed by the dashing young actor Jason Ritter, whose recurring role on NBC’s Parenthood has earned him an Emmy nomination. Watch both of them open up about the awkward moments that made them who they are today.
Having a famous last name in the entertainment industry can be a lot to live up to. But Jason Ritter (Parenthood) has carved out his own distinct place on the small and silver screens, keeping it cool in dozens of roles. He’s an actor that doesn’t demand a lot of fanfare — he’s just dependable as the brother, the boyfriend and, sometimes, the bad ass. Of all the reasons to love Jason and his surprisingly diverse career, we picked ten of our favorite Ritter moments.
Sundance Channel’s one-of-a-kind weekly interview series is back! Adam Goldberg, Busy Philipps, Kristin Bauer, Jason Ritter and more celebrities will share their most cherished childhood memorabilia and mementos in the irreverent, in-depth, critically acclaimed series THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS, returning for a second season on Monday, October 8 at 10P.
One of the best features of the Sundance Film Festival are the actors who made trips there early in their careers…and come back again even when they could be resting on their mainstream, Hollywood laurels. Mark Webber’s END OF LOVE is one of those films that brings some of those festival faves back to Park City. Michael Cera (PAPER HEARTS), Amanda Seyfried (ALPHA DOG), Jason Ritter (THE DRY LAND), and Shannyn Sossamon (WRISTCUTTERS) join Webber on screen for the story of a young father struggling with the death of his son’s mother.
Meet Jay Dipietro director of PETER AND VANDY, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
I was licking my chops as I headed into the premiere of Rudo y Cursi–reuniting Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. And so was the rest of the audience. What talent! This is the very first venture from Cha Cha Cha, the production company formed by Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
E. B. White wrote, “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” As such, it was brave of Sundance to convene a panel called “On Comedy: Laughing in Dark Times.” Screenwriter Larry Gross moderated the following group of funny filmmakers: Mark and Jay Duplass (BAGHEAD) [www.sundance.org], Marianna Palka (GOOD DICK), Taika Cohen (EAGLE VS SHARK), Clark Gregg (CHOKE), Pam Brady (HAMLET 2), and Jason Reitman (JUNO), Short Film Juror.