Everybody's buzzing about the new comedy album 2776, which is chock full of famous comedians and personalities, riffing about the future and science-fictional stuff. Almost everybody you love is on this album — but perhaps surprisingly, the clear standout is NPR's Nina Totenberg's a capella rock opera.
The Captain Underpants books are among the most banned reading material in the world. They're brilliantly subversive and weird, and a refreshingly dotty spin on superhero lore. And now, they're becoming an animated movie, with Ed Helms as Captain Underpants himself.
Ed Helms (the preppy guy from NBC's The Office) is saddling up for a Civil War film produced by Steve Carell, in which Helms is a re-enacter who gets sent back in time to the actual Civil War, with an African-American professor who is protesting the re-enactment. I'm just guessing the two of them have to learn how to…