Another year has come and gone - another year in the books. 2013 was a good year, filled with a bunch of new projects - but it felt like a rebuilding year - a REBIRTH! It’s also the first year where I really started to feel like I’ve been doing this stuff for a while now - out on the road and meeting college kids who grew up on Tom Goes To The Mayor … wild… and now we finally have people who “liked the old stuff better!”
Oh well, keep plugging. Here’s the links, highlights and good times had in 2013:
ON CINEMA OSCAR SPECIAL
The year began with my first very public display of drunkenness during the first annual (yea we’re doing it again) On Cinema Oscar Special! It’s a LONG video so you may want to save this one for later.
(The 2014 Oscar Special is in the works and will be bigger and better!)
Jash is a Youtube channel / collective between us, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Michael Cera - it’s basically a home for us to make any videos we want: short films, music videos, fake shows etc… We kicked off the year with a bunch of videos and fake series —
TIM AND GELMAN HAVE LUNCH (Again) PART 1-4
Bret Gelman and me being jerks.
EASTBOUND AND DOWN
I had the true honor and pleasure of appearing in a small role in the final season of Eastbound and Down. It’s really one of the great shows of all time in my opinion and it was akin to going to Space Camp (or baseball camp or whatever it is that you love, you get the idea) to go down to North Carolina for the summer and hang with those guys and play in their world. Extremely fun.
ON CINEMA SEASON 3
I hope to make 20 seasons of On Cinema. Season 3 aired this year.
TIM AND ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Back on Adult Swim and it feels good! We’ve been thinking about doing this show for a while now - after making shorts like “The Terrys” and “Father & Son” it felt like a natural step to make an anthology show of fucked up, dark but funny short films. We kicked things off with a reunion with our old pal Zork.
PUSSWHIP AT FESTIVAL SUPREME
If you live in LA and have lots of money you might have caught Pusswhip Gangbang at the first annual (?) Festival Supreme - a rock/comedy festival starring Tenacious D, Mr. Show and many, many others. We were weird as hell and probably pissed off a bunch of D-heads. Was fun?
HEIDECKER & WOOD
Davin and I spent the last two years slowly putting together our second record and we finally finished and released Some Things Never Stay the Same in November. I’m very proud of it. Take a listen!
It’s a record about the piss drinking fetish scene through the lens of Southern Country Rock & Roll. It’s very disgusting but I’m pretty happy with the music. It’s dumb and I hope it makes you laugh.
Seems like a pretty productive year! I didn’t even tell you about the little movie i did with Misterrrrrrrrr. Robin Williams. I haven’t seen it yet and can’t vouch for it but I have this haircut in it so how bad can it be?
Oh, and thanks a million to everyone in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York who came out and saw my stand-up with Neil Hamburger. I hope it was worth your time and money.
Next year is coming! New Check It Out! Bedtime Stories the Series! MORE MORE MORE IN STORE!!!!
HEIDECKER & WOOD'S SOME THINGS NEVER STAY THE SAME
Hello Friends, as you may have noticed Davin (Devin? David? Gavin?) Wood and I released our second record this week. We’re very proud of it - it took about 2 years to put together - starting small, in my garage with some songs that had been piling up… over the past two years we’ve been hacking away at this thing, bringing in great players and singers (aimee mann, anyone?) to try and make the best record we could.
If you’ve been enjoying the record on services like Rdio or Spotify let me just kindly alert you: Although it’s easy and cheap for you it is not really that great for us. We pay for this record to be made (not some giant corporation) and these services pay out very very very very very tiny amounts for plays. we would love to see you support the record through buying it directly here:
Hello, Eric. I hope you are well! I am writing you this open letter on the morning of Monday October 14th in hopes that you read it along with our fans, friends and colleagues. I want you and everyone else to know that this letter comes from a place of honesty and respect.
As you know over the past several years we have, together created a lot of work. We began in college making experimental films and projects, learning the craft, making each other laugh and exploring our own creativity. We continued to create after college, pursuing an often risky course towards making our art and comedy professionally.
Through hard work and luck we were able to make our first series: The animated short form comedy, “Tom Goes To The Mayor” for Adult Swim. Soon we found we had created a polarizing but creatively satisfying outlet on television. After that series had run it’s course we created Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! for Adult Swim - It was the realization of all our dreams - an absurd sketch show where we could dig deep and create some real mind bending comedy - through it all - and you know this - we’ve have the pleasure of having a great partner in the Adult Swim family, who has almost never blinked at our wild ideas!
Check It Out, The Chrimbus Special, Tim and Eric Nite Live, all children of Awesome Show - all creatively satisfying and beautiful on their own.
As you know, we went on to make a movie: Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. It was hard work; not just the making of the movie, but all the work that goes into promoting and selling it. It was a real learning experience - but I know you feel as I do - I’m proud of the movie!
So here we are: We’ve both had a lot of fun working on our own separate projects which continue to fulfill us both and reenergize our creative spirit. But nothing jazzes me more than the thought of our big return to Adult Swim this Halloween for our new special: Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Haunted House, where we reunite with our friend and comedy partner Zach Galifianakis. What an honor to connect again with my comedy partner in life and in business (there’s no need to mention the tremendous success our production company Abso Lutely has recently found - Eric Andre, Comedy Bing Bong, Nathan For YOU, just to name a few…)
It’s been a wild ride, I’ll admit it, but I feel like we’re only just getting started and “oh what a relief it is” to be sitting next to you in this roller coaster carriage called show business.
I look forward to watching “Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Haunted House” with you October 31st at midnight on Adult Swim.
Last night my wife and I went out for a small, nice New Year’s Eve dinner with some close friends. We had a great meal, and some good wine. It was a nice, adult evening and we were home in bed by 12:30! (not exactly and all nighter, haha)
I woke up this morning, a little hungover and hungry so I got out of bed and headed for my dresser to put on some sweatpants, a shirt and socks (I sleep in the nude.)
I opened the dresser drawer to find it empty! I opened another drawer… EMPTY as well! Where had my socks, shirts, pant and underwear gone? I turned to the closet and opened the door. EMPTY! Not even the hangers remained! Where were all my clothes?
I AM NO LONGER THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ROLLING STONE (I WAS FIRED)
I write this from a cafe down the street from Rolling Stone Headquarters…
About 15 minutes ago I was escorted out of the building after being fired without explanation or reason although I can assume it had a lot to do with my public announcement of the TV Guide merger, which I guess is now off the table????
A FEW WORDS ON MY NEW JOB AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
Today begins a new chapter for me and my family. It’s hard to imagine that this long time subscriber to one of the most influential and respected music & cultuer magazines is now it’s EDITOR-IN-CHIEF!!! Many have asked why!
DONATE TO THE RED CROSS AND GET A PERSONAL REVIEW FROM THE ON CINEMA FAMILY!
UPDATE: this fundraiser has now ended. But we raised a ton of cash - and now Gregg and I have to record all of your reviews! Thanks so much for donating… And reviews will be in your inbox early next week!
As you probably know a film called The Comedy that I acted in is now available to watch on iTunes, Video on Demand, and other digital means - you know it if you got it. Here’s a few things to know/think about:
1. If you live in one of these cities go see this movie in The Movie Theater! Make a night of it! I’m telling you it’s a beautifully shot film and really deserves the big screen treatment. You can also request a screening in your city by going here
"TITANIC AND OTHER SONGS" RELEASED ON VINYL TODAY!!!!
Titanic and Other Songs will be out as a limited-edition, vinyl only release on September 10th on Orion Read, one day before Dylan’s own “Tempest.” The album also includes a cover of Dylan’s “All the Tired Horses” (1970), along with previously unreleased songs inspired by: the failed sequel to suburban biker movie, Wild Hogs (2007), life at home, an assignment from a friend, and fear of death and earthquakes.
This morning as I worked in my haor I began to ponder this question: Why do we have Olympics? It’s a good question, because the answer is not immediately predetermined to that. But what is the reason for these games, because they are games and would determine if that’s the way COUNTRIES do play them.
RICK SANTORUM MAKES ACTING DEBUT IN ROMANTIC COMEDY "WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
RICK SANTORUM MAKES ACTING DEBUT IN ROMANTIC COMEDY “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING”
Fresh from the Campaign trail, Rick Santorum’s office confirmed to reporters that late last year he filmed a small but important roll in this Spring’s Romantic Comedy “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING" starring Cameron Diaz and Rob Huebel. The film is set to "be delivered" this May.
ALL THE TIRED HORSES - BY TIM HEIDECKER and THE EARTH IS A MAN (and Bob Dylan)
During the last few weeks I have been traveling around the USA doing press and holding screenings for B$M movie. I was sitting around in my hotel in Austin, reading this article about the new Dylan covers CD called “Chimes of Freedom.” I had some spare time and thought it’d be fun to try and make my own Dylan cover on my laptop and post that I was angry Amnesty International cut mine from the record.
I chose the first song from “Self Portrait” and started working on it on my laptop and was having a good go at it, but I felt I could do a better job if I was back home in my studio…
When I got to Chicago, I thought, “I bet there’s a nice guy out there who’s a fan who’s got a studio…. I’ve got a Saturday off, I’ll post something on twitter and see if anyone’s game to do a little recording with me.” sure enough a great group of dudes answered my call, and on Saturday afternoon I headed out to Wicker Park to build the tracks for this song.
These young gents couldn’t have been nicer and more eager to record… By the way, their band is called The Earth is a Man
I hope you enjoy it! I don’t really know why I did it!!
Depending on how often you check your feed you might have missed huge news or big fun jokes! So I’m going to start a week in review of noteworthy moments… Pretty self explanatory ya dopes.
Patton Oswalt’s Toronto Film Festival Guide
Patton started this and I contributed a few fake movie synopsis/reviews:
A HOUSE DIVIDED PRESS RELEASE
I wrote this phony press release for fun. Former Tom Goes to the Mayor artist Chris Shapan made the poster for me. It got picked up by a few notable food blogs. If only I had it proofread it…. Goddamn “conjure”
TIM AND GELMAN HAVE LUNCH
Shot this over a year ago with the very funny Brett Gelman. (@brettgelman) I never knew what to do with it, but after seeing “The Trip” I felt like Coogan had done this idea better, so I felt I could let go of it. But people seem to like it, so we might make another one when there’s time.
Announcing EMERIL LAGASSE’S “A HOUSE DIVIDED” Shire Mountain Entertainment is proud to announce the 2012 theatrical film release of “A House Divided” a new romantic “dramady” written, directed and starring Celebrity Chef Phenomenon Emeril Lagasse. The film which centers around a family (The Bensons) going through a rough patch after losing a teenage son in a “random act of violence.” The film touches on issues as diverse as infidelity, abortion, religion, art and unemployment, all through the lens of wry humor and real heart. ”A House Divided" also stars Cheryl Hines, Marc Maron and Timothy Hutton.