Middle Eastern Comedy Festival to Honor Jake Gyllenhaal (Let the record state I copied this headline verbatim from a legitimate news source.)
Any other day of the week, such a headline would be a victory born from the depths of my creative wells...
...but I'll be damned if it's not true. Jake really will be honored at a Middle Eastern comedy festival and...you know, where do I even go with that when the job has done itself for me? I'm going to go radically off course here and just post the entire article below:
"Champions of Middle Eastern culture, Ronnie Khalil and Ryan Shrime are set to reinvent last year’s highly successful Middle Eastern Comedy Festival, to be held in Los Angeles, Oct. 4-7, 2010. The event will showcase stand-up comics of Middle Eastern descent, including Arabs, Israelis, Persians, Afghanis, and more, as well as stage a variety of comedy sketches.
The festival will kick off at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory with a “brown carpet gala,” followed by three nights of entertainment at the Acme Comedy Theatre. At the closing awards ceremony, Khalil and Shrime will honor Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time star Jake Gyllenhaal. Also new to this year’s ceremony will be the Middle East Jackass Awards."
I have nothing to add.
And if THAT wasn't weird enough for you, here's a story about a guy who's essentially remade Donnie Darko. As a mockumentary.
It's like the universe looked at me and said, "PG, you need a day off."
Another source for the comedy festival. Thanks to Vanessa for today's links!