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Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy | Video 20 December 2002
STELLA is a three-man comedy troupe from New York City, comprised of well-known comedians and actors Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. Though the three have made a ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Ian Black ... Michael
Michael Showalter ... Michael
David Wain ... David
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Allen ... College Buddy
Matt Ballard Matt Ballard ... Poker Player Sam / Ice Cream Man
Elizabeth Banks ... Woman at Yoga Class
Stuart Blumberg ... Major Gentry
Julie Bowen ... Mother Nature
Amy Carlson ... Hippy Girl
Bradley Cooper ... Satan / Guy at Yoga Class
Zach Galifianakis ... Santa
Martha Hagen Martha Hagen ... Trish-Marie
Josh Hamilton ... Cousin Greg
Ian Helfer Ian Helfer ... Antoine / Bruce / General Thornbush
Nina Hellman ... Helen / Poker Wife / Brooklyn Girl
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STELLA is a three-man comedy troupe from New York City, comprised of well-known comedians and actors Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. Though the three have made a living performing at comedy clubs, they are perhaps best known for their homemade short films. The STELLA SHORTS have garnered cult success because of their nonsensical plotlines, absurd dialogue, graphic sexual humor, sporatic violence, and sheer hilarity. This DVD showcases the trio's first twenty-three adventures, each one more bizarre and hysterical than the last. Highlights include: a game of whiffleball that goes terribly awry, an expedition to the South Pole to meet Santa Claus, an edge-of-your-seat moustache-growing contest, a twisted "whodunit" murder mystery, and much, much more. Written by Matt Huls (cowman777@hotmail.com)

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Стелла: Короткометражки 1998-2002 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Most of the sketches were shot in the trio's houses. See more »

Quotes

Michael Showalter: Hey Mike... is that your final answer?
David Wain: Suddenly I'm here with Regis! Right there!
Michael Ian Black: Hey hey hey... I'd like to use a lifeline.
Michael Showalter: Hey hey hey... don't do that. Wouldn't be prudent.
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Connections

Spoofs Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Bitter Sweet Symphony
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Richard Ashcroft
Performed by The Verve
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If you can get hold of it, it's worth every cent!
20 February 2004 | by StubbetteSee all my reviews

If you were ever a fan of MTV"s "The State," then these three guys will be familiar to you. But even if you only stumbled upon them via the internet like I did, you will soon come to appreciate their unique brand of comedy.

Born out of their stand up comedy trio, 'Stella', Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain produced these brilliant vignettes of surreal comedy to display at their shows, and now after being available only to download from two websites, they appear in pristine glory on one DVD.

Think comedy sketch show sans censorship, and you'd be halfway there. No stone of decency is left unturned. But for those who like their comedy rude, self-indulgent and bordering on puerile, (and I mean that in the most flattering way) this is the DVD for you!

I think it's worth the money for the commentary from the two Michaels and David alone, you can't help but take a liking to them as they explain their actions, cringe at their own antics with sex toys and by turn pat each other on the back and hurl abuse.

Fantastic.

It must say something for the appeal of Stella that the likes of Julie Bowen and Paul Rudd are willing to throw themselves into the action so fearlessly. And you should follow their fine example, throw preconceptions to the wind, and prepare to laugh yourself sick.


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