Counter-programming has worked before, but with the entire world discussing the new Captain America: Civil War trailer and its amazing reveal, were determined to get a few words in about new teasers from some of Hollywood’s funniest teams
Okay, as citizens of the internet we’ve been geeking out about the new Civil War trailer all day. We even filmed our thoughts on the big reveals in our Civil War trailer reaction video! That being said, we did have one of 2015’s best comedies (Sisters) release *the very same day* as the world-stopping Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So why can’t some comedy teasers come out alongside the biggest superhero movie trailer ever? Especially when it’s trailers from The Lonely Island (creators of SNL Digital Short and the very underrated Hot Rod) and the Danny McBride/Jody Hill duo (of Eastbound & Down and The Foot Fist Way). First up is Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, from The Lonely Island:
Perhaps realizing that a more viewer-friendly premise than a stuntman was needed for their Hot Rod follow-up, Popstar is a rap documentary parody where the star of Brooklyn 99 teams with a boatload of comedy superstars. It’s got some decent gags detailing Connor4Real’s extravagant lifestyle, but knowing how The Lonely Island can craft memorable music videos, P:NSNS has plenty of potential.
Now here’s an upcoming HBO comedy series that aims to fill the void Eastbound & Down left when Kenny Powers’ major league baseball journey came to a conclusion. Keeping McBride in his comedy wheelhouse of a cocky jerk seeking upward mobility, Vice Principles will pit McBride against Walton Goggins (fresh off his star-making role in The Hateful Eight), as the two attempt to become the new boss at a high school.
With the trailer focusing more on the physical humor (which McBride and Hill did well with Eastbound & Down’s early seasons), it’s tough to get more of a beat on the back-and-forth between these comedic powerhouses will work out. Still, this is a HBO comedy, and those rarely go wrong. I liked Hello Ladies, sue me.
What do you think of these trailers? Did it ping your radar on this day of Marvel-ocity? Are you feeling these new comedic vehicles? Tell us about them in the comments below!