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Zach Galifianakis may well be the busiest man in showbusiness: his Focus Features movie It's Kind of a Funny Story is in theaters now, he has another comedy, Due Date, coming up next month, and he's currently shooting The Hangover 2. But that's not all he's been up to. Yesterday, Galifianakis unveiled the latest interview in his Between Two Ferns - a chat with
LOS ANGELES TIMES ON FUNNY STORY'S WRITER-DIRECTOR TEAM
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In yesterday's Los Angeles Times, reporter Steven Zeitchik wrote "A Funny Story About Two Directors," a smart, insightful piece on Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who share writer-director credits on Focus Features' new comedy It's Kind of a Funny Story, in theaters everywhere now. A lot of the focus of Zeitchik's article is on how in tune Fleck and
EMMA ROBERTS TALKS FUNNY STORY WITH JIMMY FALLON
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Last night, It's Kind of a Funny Story star Emma Roberts was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and talked with the actor-comedian host about her new film, also starring Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist, which is now in theaters everywhere. You can watch their con
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Over the weekend, there was an interview with It's Kind of a Funny Story's writer-directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden in the Wall Street Journal. In the article by Bruce Bennett, they talked about making a studio movie for the first time, and once again setting the action in New York Ci
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS ON BEING A SEX SYMBOL
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Another day, and another really funny Zach Galifianakis interview to share with you. In this one, he's talking to Prairie Miller from the Long Island Press, and before they get to discussing Zach's role in Focus Features' forthcoming comedy It's Kind of a Funny Story, the conversation turns to
YET MORE IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY GIVEAWAYS!
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Previously in this space, I pointed to the It's Kind of a Funny Story contests at Filter and SoSoJuicy, but if you really want to maximize your chance of winning goodie bags from the film, go and check out the giveaways being run at
LISTEN TO IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY SOUNDTRACK AT SPINNER
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Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden previously worked with Broken Social Scene when the Canadian indie heroes composed the soundtrack to the writer-directors' debut feature Half Nelson (2006). And on their latest movie, Focus Features' It's Kind of a Funny Story, Fleck and Boden have reteamed with the band, who have once again took on composing duties. The It's Kind of a Funny Story sou
SOSOJUICY FUNNY STORY GIVEAWAY, PLUS DEMAND NED VIZZINI!
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I wrote before about the It's Kind of a Funny Story giveaway competition that you can enter at the Filter magazine website, but if you want to double up on your chances of getting some movie swag you should check out SoSo
A ZACH GALIFIANAKIS PRIMER AT VIDEOGUM
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In case you weren't aware of the crazy, wacky and very funny Zach Galifianakis, the good folks at Videogum have put together a compilation of some of his greatest comic moments, in anticipation of the release of his latest film,
IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY GOES JOHN HUGHES
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Mekado Murphy, writing at the New York Times' Arts Beat blog, has a short piece on the tribute to John Hughes' seminal 1980s teen movie The Breakfast Club in Focus Features' forthcoming It's Kind of a Funny Story, written and directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. In an in
WIN A TRIP TO BROOKLYN IN THE FUNNY STORY SWEEPSTAKES
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Focus Features, in association with Landmark Theatres and FunJet Vacations, is offering you the chance to win a vacation to Brooklyn, the setting of Focus' forthcoming release It's Kind of a Funny Story, starring Zach Galifianakis and written and directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS ON JIMMY KIMMEL
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Last night, It's Kind of a Funny Story star Zach Galifianakis went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new movie, out October 8 from Focus Features. And, I'm delighted to say, he was in particularly fine form, at the top of his comic ad lib game. If I say any more, it would merely be spoiling it for you, so just watch and enjoy. (The Zach interview starts at 14:05)  
VANITY FAIR ON ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, SERIOUS ACTOR
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Over at Vanity Fair's website, John Lopez has a wrap-up piece on the recently-concluded Toronto International Film Festival, "When Comedians Stop Being Funny and Start Getting Real," which looks at two films, It's Kind of a Funny Story and Everything Must Go (starring Will Ferrell), in which well-known comic
MTV AND GORDON AND THE WHALE INTERVIEW THE FUNNY STORY CAST
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In the last week, the cast and directors of It's Kind of a Funny Story have been in junket mode, talking to the great and good of the press about their movie. MTV had chats with both Zach Galifianakis and
IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY COMPETITION AT FILTER
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The good people at Filter magazine are currently running an It's Kind of a Funny Story giveaway contest in which you can win a load of movie-related goodies. The prizes on offer are specifically:      - a movie poster signed by stars Zach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist and Emma Roberts, and writer-directors Anna Boden
LA TIMES ON IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY
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In her wrap-up piece "In dark territory at the Toronto International Film Festival," the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey had this to say about Focus Features' forthcoming It's Kind of a Funny Story, which will be in theaters everywhere October 8: It's Kind of a Funny Story, from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden — whose searing
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In USA Today, Claudia Puig gets the scoop on the Zach attack at Toronoto premiere of It's Kind of a Funny Story. Puig writes, “Gesturing to his ultra-slender co-star Emma Roberts, dressed in a fitted blush-colored off the shoulder dress,
IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY CAST INTERVIEWED
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Last week, I wrote about the fact that Red Carpet Diary and YouTube All Access were asking for viewers to submit questions for It's Kind of a Funny Story cast members Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts and Keir Gilchrist. Well, the interviews were conducted after the movie's world premiere at the Toronto
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In this Sunday’s New York Times (the big “what’s new this season” issue), Karen Durbin's "Breaking out of the Mold" profiles a handful of actors whose performances in upcoming films bear critical attention and public recognition. We’re thrilled that Keir Gilchrist (the star of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s upcoming
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Checking in from the Toronto Film Festival, The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday appraises Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s comedy It’s Kind of a Funny Story as a “little gem” that “could be the small movie to see this fall.” Her reasons why? “Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have exemplified a