It would be premature and irresponsible of me to declare FOX’s forthcoming Axe Copcartoon a ‘perfect,’ but damn your rules, it is! We’ve known for a while now that the titular character will be voiced by the shows exec producer and master carpenter Nick Offerman, but what of the other characters? Well, maybe you should have a seat because over on the official Axe Cop blog they’ve announced the rest of the cast and it reads like the supergroup of cartoon comedy voice talent.
When the show premieres as part of FOX’s ADHD cartoon line-up Offerman will be joined by Chldren’s Hospital alums Ken Marinoand Rob Huebel as Flute Cop and the Grey Diamond respectively, comedian Patton Oswalt as Sockarang and British actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz will do multiple voices including the villainous Dr. Doo-Doo. Pretty impressive, right? Well we’re only half way through (see why I told you to sit down?) In possibly the greatest casting of a man baby of to date, Baby Man will be voiced Michael Madsen(Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill.) The cast also contains not one but two actors from Breaking Bad; Jonathan Banks (Mike) and Giancarlo Esposito (Gus) and Vincent Kartheiser from TV’s Mad Men caps it all off.
Let’s watch the recently released upfront for the show together now!
If you listen closely you can hear the gentle sobbing of an [adult swim] executive.
Apparently if you are at SDCC this year and attend either the Axe Cop panel or the ADHD one you will get to see the first episode. The rest of us will have to wait till 11pm July 27th on FOX.
FOX will soon launch Animation Domination High Def (or ADHD… oh I see what they did there,) a Saturday cartoon block to combat [adult swim] and its strangle hold on viewers (allegedly) to old to be watching cartoons. Spear heading this charge will be Axe Cop, based on the popular comic written by five year old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his 30 year old, brother Ethan Nicolle.
Here’s a first look, a Halloween themed Ask Axe Cop staring the voice of… is that? IT IS! It’s Nick Offerman from TV’s Parks And Recreation!
This week on The Bastarcast, Jeremy and Jason ponder Gangnam cosplay style, the plausibility of both warp drive and another Indiana Jones movie, and what a new PS3 model means for next generation consoles.
After HEADLINES, Jason plays an excerpt of his interview with Parks and Rec star Nick Offerman and then — on a thoroughly unrelated note — the boys take on the long and illustrious history of actors bashing their former projects (hat tip to Pajiba and writer Josh Kurp for inspiring the conversation).
Coming out of THE MAIN EVENT, Jason talks about stealing his living room and filling it with lightsabers while Jeremy is convinced that he is the center of the verse and destined to take on a horde of other hims in DIRTY NERDY CONFESSIONS.
He’s not Ron Swanson, he’s better. Actor Nick Offerman has become a cult hero thanks to his proud carnivorism, his love of woodworking, his enviable marriage, and his general gruff and furry way. As I found out though, this humble canoe maker, poet, classically trained actor, musician, and writer is so much more than a poster boy for plaid and brisket — Nick Offerman is a renaissance man.
In the below interview, Offerman and I talk about some of his interests (Tom Waits, baseball, and the insanity of shaving) while also touching on the upcoming season of Parks and Rec (which he compares to corn beef), the possible return of Duke Silver, dealing with nearly getting cancelled, his American Hamtour, fame, and his aversion to modern conveniences and the techno ties that bind. (more…)
Hello kindly reader, how are you? Shh shh, let’s keep the mystery alive. Right now you are reading the first installment of a new column here on NerdBastards.com called Words Good! Read Now! Our goal: Deliver unto you a collection of high quality, thought provoking, and entertaining articles from all across the interweb. Why am I taking time out of my hectic and majestic life to write about other people’s words and suggest them to you? Quite simply, I love writers and I love words and if 100 of you read this and go read these articles and then maybe some of you recommend those articles… well, then that will be a decent amount of people reading these things. What, you thought I’d end with some kind of dramatic flourish? Blah, blah, blah — Words Good! Read Now!
Nick Offerman tells Sean O’Neal (The AV Club) about what it’s like to be a normal, easy going guy in Hollywood, not caring about the Emmy Awards, and how his massive (fake) penis got him work in the early days. Click here for the article.
You are familiar with Nickelodeon’s green slime, yes? Check out the origin story of that slime with Matt Soniak’s report on Mental Floss. Click here for the article.
I’m a big fan of Rock-Docs, The Foo Fighters, and Rock and Roll history. I also like gourmet cupcakes. Dave Grohl’s directorial debut, Sound City, checks off three of those boxes and Jon Blistien — a reporter for the upstart indie music magazine Rolling Stone — reports on the progress of the doc that explores the history of the historic Sound City recording studio where Tom Petty, Nirvana, and several other legendary groups recorded some of the greatest albums of all time. Here is the link to this article, and here is a link to an article that will explain to you what an “album” is.
Lauren Davis (IO9) writes about the possibility of 3-D printers gaining the ability to “print” out prescription drugs. It’s a far off concept but it could change the world and save millions of lives by giving them faster access to pharmaceuticals. Read the article here.
Hannah Shaw-Williams from Bleeding Cool takes us on a tour of some of the most outstanding and imaginative crowd-funded films. Click here for the article.
Two (actually three) sad stories conclude this first installment of the column. Tom Davis was a comic legend. Working on SNL in it’s early days, Davis and his writing partner (now Senator) Al Franken created several legendary characters and helped establish and shape the show when it was in its infancy. Crix Lee wrote a wonderful piece about Davis’ career for GeekNation, (which you can read here) but Davis himself wrote a funny, easy going, and soulful estimation of his life amidst the dying. You can read that here, and it is the best thing I read this week.
The second (actually third) sad article is about the Aurora tragedy. Many writers rose in this horrible moment to deliver heartfelt and poetic articles. I don’t know how many of these have been written, and I don’t know how many more need to be, but Rich Johnston from Bleeding Cool summed things up about as well as anyone could. You can read his article — “Remember Denver, But Not the Killer” — here.
This concludes this week’s edition of Words Good! Read Now! If you have suggestions throughout the week, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. If you have mean things to say, email Luke.