Russell Brand & Kristen Bell – Forgetting Sarah Marshall improv audition videos

Posted in Comedy, Movies, Videos on December 11th, 2011 by Hyphen

Forgetting Sarah Marshall was on last night and since it’s one of my all-time favorite movies, of course I had to watch it.  I remember when it first came out, I stumbled across the bloopers on YouTube, which then linked over to these 2 audition videos for Russell Brand and Kristen Bell.  I believe this was Brand’s first big American role and he couldn’t have picked one better.  He essentially was Aldous Snow.  You can see how his natural improv above is almost identical to the character in the film, and you can also see how hilarious and quick witted he is.  There are so many lines that he fires out under his breath that crack me up.

Kristen Bell’s audition isn’t nearly as funny, although Jason Segel drops plenty of great lines, but it’s still pretty interesting to see how these improvisational tryouts are conducted.  Overall, both clips provide some cool insight into one of the better comedies of the last decade.

And just for good measure, cause no matter how stupid they are, I can’t help but laugh at gag reels:

Editor’s note: I must be getting old, since I forgot that I already posted Russell’s video last year but hell, enjoy the other two clips…

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Russell Brand’s audition for Forgetting Sarah Marshall (video)

Posted in Comedy, Videos on September 20th, 2010 by Hyphen

Forgetting Sarah Marshall came on TV this weekend and I remembered how much I love this movie.  If you’ve never seen it, you need to rent it ASAP.  Aside from being hysterical, Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell look incredible…can’t really go wrong there.

I was looking on YouTube for a few of my favorite clips and found this footage of Russell Brand’s improv audition with Jason Segel.  Great stuff, particularly because this is just Russell being Russell.  They case him as himself, to the Nth degree, and the results were glorious.

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