Screening Room: Batman, Superman, Silverman & Cownie


Screening Room is a regular feature that rounds up funny videos from the comedy world at large with a special focus on works from Austin, TX.

In this edition of Screening Room, Pete Holmes’ Batman tells Superman he’s f-cking boring, Sarah Silverman lets us see her unaired NBC pilot, and Austin comedian Ryan Cownie unleashes Cownie, a fictionalized look at the comic’s life featuring Kerri Lendo and Benjamin Johnson.

In advance of the premiere of The Pete Holmes Show, Moontower alum Pete Holmes shows us what a meeting between Batman and Superman would really look like.  The Pete Holmes Show premieres Monday, Oct. 28 at Midnight/11 Central on TBS. Batman vs. Superman was co-produced by College Humor.

Sarah Silverman tweeted out a link to her “failed NBC sit-dram” Susan 313 earlier this week. This is the only episode of the series to be produced and features Tig Notaro, Harris Wittels, June Diane Raphael, and guest star Jeff Goldblum as Silverman’s ex.

Cownie is a funny and dry mockumentary about Ryan Cownie that co-stars Kerri Lendo as Rachel Styles and Benjamin Johnson as his manager. See what happens when Ryan walks away from a headlining gig at the nation’s biggest comedy festival to attend a gig in San Antonio. The short was written and directed by Cownie and Dustin Svehlak with additional writing by Johnson.

mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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