From Ruxin to The Douche, comedian Nick Kroll certainly knows how to charm the ladies (hence, me ending up on stage with him above). Luckily, this guy has more up his sleeve than moustaches and wine (although that would be a kick ass name for a speed dating event…or a kickball team…either one). For some reason I like this little Jewish morsel and I like his new Comedy Central sketch show even more. Kroll Show is certainly off to a hilarious start. With the second season already in the works, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Liz & Liz (thank you Jenny Slate) and Dr. Armond (the fact that you have an OKCupid profile is genius). Which is good for me because I could hear this European guy say, “We so much can eat as much as we want and we never get heavy because of olive oil” all day long. Viva la France!
For those of you that know me, I’m slightly obsessed with a little shell named Marcel (slash I wish I created him myself). His parents, SNL alum Jenny Slate and filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp, are super cool Brooklynites who one day made a video out of boredom. The short stop animation film, which is set in their real life apartment, is about a little guy with a little voice (who happens to be a shell). He has one eye and pink shoes (and lots to say). His first video (see above) got lots of attention (as in 15 million views), which led to a second video. Now, he’s the star of his very own book called Marcel The Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, he has a Wikipedia page and an iPhone App, and he is now in talks (with his agent, of course) to do a television series about his little life.
…I can see it now.
The audience claps as MARCEL runs up to the stage at the Emmy Awards. His little pink shoes aggressively run towards the platform just before the closing music begins. The presenter (who happens to be his arch nemesis, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS) rolls his eyes and lowers the mic for him.
(breathing heavily into the mic)
I’d like to thank YouTube for letting me take the creative liberties I wanted to with this project and for getting my name out there. My parents, who see me as more than just a shell…and, God. I couldn’t have done this without Him.
He pauses and sniffles.
And, God? Please try to find my sister who’s still missing after holding onto a balloon. Thank you.
Jenny and Dean cry lovingly from the front row and nod in agreement.
FADE TO BLACK
I guess this idea isn’t too far from reality. Jenny and Dean did just pick up a Sundance Award for Best Animated Short in 2010.
The best part about Marcel is I constantly think about what it’s like to live in his world. A straw must be like a super duper slip ‘n slide while a piece of dust must look like a tumbleweed.
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, click on the link below to watch an interview between Brian Williams, Marcel, and his parents.