Aubrey Plaza - Hot Video: Prom Date with Jason Bateman and Will Arnett

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - asks Santa Claus for her dead dog back (video)

Behind the scenes of Parks and Recreation. Happy new year!

Aubrey runs at 1:40 left. She's back on as "Tina" at 0:59 to ask Santa for her dead dog back. Then she pulls his beard at the end. Funny stuff!

Ah, the old "run from the camera" gag. I used to do that one a lot. Aubrey does it well.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Aubrey Plaza takes the stage - photo (Parks & Recreation)

Here's Aubrey Plaza on Parks & Recreation, season 2, episode 12, "Christmas Scandal."


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - likes this Comcast commercial


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - wants you to watch the new Derrick Comedy "Boy Band"

Warning: Language!

Aubrey says, "NEW DERRICK vid!"

Monday, December 21, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - really likes this video

Aubrey says, "I'm going to marry these kids one day."

On the video she commented, "marry me. both of you. now."


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Photo from Aubrey Plaza's College Humor video

Aubrey says, "shooting video w/ collegehumor people and Sam Reich!"

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - has an amazing viking sister

Aubrey says, "my sister [Renee] is amazing"


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - makes dinosaurs make out

Aubrey says: "i did that for hours."


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Aubrey Plaza wants you to watch this Mystery Team vid

Aubrey Plaza says, "MYSTERY TEAM behind-the-scenes music video..."

Aubrey was in Mystery Men.

She's in this vid at 1 minute, 1:35, she gets slimed at 2:14, and at 2:18.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - in corduroy magazine

This season’s crop of television shows have been, in our opinion, miles stronger than in years past. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the return of the TV comedy. NBC’s Thursday night comedy block continues to deliver watercooler-worthy moments and we’ve also been pleasantly surprised by the laughs delivered by sophomore series Parks and Recreation. Though Amy Poehler is the deserving star, we’ve been captivated by supporting player Aubrey Plaza, who’s managed to steal many of the scenes she’s in. Plaza also appeared in this summer’s Funny People, alongside Adam Sandler, and her career’s only taking off from there, with a role in Michael Cera’s next film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.



Monday, December 14, 2009

Aubrey Plaza recommends this amazing review of Parks and Recreation

Aubrey Plaza linked to this great review of the show (apparently she's a crush). Check out the bolded part about Aubrey...

With all due respect to fans of Modern Family, The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm... Parks and Rec is the Wu Tang of Comedy... This, no doubt, comes as a shock to people who dipped their toes in last season and left disappointed. We know. We understand. The first six episodes blew. The creative team has said that run last spring was really one extended pilot. That's true—and a shame. Because it turned off a lot of viewers

But while no one was watching, the focus changed. Amy Poeher's parks commissioner Leslie softened. The limp romance between Mark (Paul Schneider) and Ann (Rashida Jones) moved to the background. The true lunatic weirdness of the show—from Chris Pratt's pit-dwelling, shoe-shining, Deal Or No Deal-auditioning Andy to Nick Offerman's lover of brown haired ladies and breakfast food Ron Swanson—started to emerge. It's got the deepest bench on TV. (Aziz Anzari = brilliant. Aubrey Plaza is our biggest entertainment crush right now.) The best guest stars. (LouisCK, Megan Mullally, Fred Armisan.) And, of course, Amy Poehler, whose warmth and willingness to totally humiliate herself confirmed what we always knew: she's one of the best comedians working today.

For all that, though, the real star of the show is Pawnee. Unlike The Office, which exists in a hermetically sealed lucite box of sadness that hits WAY too close to home these days, Parks and Recreation pulls back the lens and lets the town become a character. Just off the top of my head, here are a few details of what we've learned about Indiana's finest city. It has...

–An anti-semitic past that is celebrated in mural form
–A library department that is a group of "punk ass book jockeys" and the "worst group of people ever assembled"
–Raccoons that aren't nocturnal and tend to attack children
–A sewer department overrun with floozies
–A gay bar and a strip club and a nipple factory and a restaurant named The Jurrasic Fork
–And, of course, a giant pit that the government can't seem to get filled

Reminds you of something, doesn't it? Springfield. And while we know that any comparison's to the Golden Age of The Simpsons is heady praise that borders on sacrilege, it's deserved. Parks and Recreation is absurd. Hilarious. Packed with polished jokes, unexpected turns, and boasting real heart. Simply put, this is the funniest show on television right now. America, start watching. You're missing something special.

(We'll return to our regularly scheduled power rankings when the NBC lineup returns after the holidays.)


Everything here is true. You need to watch it.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - in Tree Lighting (Parks & Recreation clip)

After the scandal blows over, Leslie and the gang gather for a tree lighting ceremony.

This is an excerpt from the show. A little funny at the end.

So Aubrey's April character is becoming pals with Andy, and I think it's slowly starting to form more than a friendship. I could see them turning that into a very hilarious relationship when they're done with Andy butting in on Ann and Mark. Heck, they could even make Andy try to make Ann jealous. And they could even make April be okay with it, thinking that it's funny and won't work. They built up some great characters, so pretty much anything they do will be hilarious. I predict this show becoming very popular in the next year or so.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Tom's Safe Bubble (Parks & Recreation)

The Parks Department tries to be there for Tom, while Leslie takes Ann's advice to help him, and Tom eventually comes clean about the true nature of his marriage.

Aubrey says "I love you" to Tom.

This is a Web exclusive, so that means that it got cut from the show. From the "Tom's Divorce" episode.


Friday, December 11, 2009

The Morgans

Aubrey Plaza says, "Has anyone heard about the Morgans?"

Parks & Recreation: Thursday 12/10/09 "Christmas Scandal"

Season 2 : Ep. 12|21:45

The media spins a scandal when Leslie and Council Dexhart are seen out together.

Aubrey Plaza helps bring on the inside jokes. The raccoon investation is under control.

April cracks a smile at 3:15, talking about getting a present for her gay boyrfriend.

The scandal story is pretty hilarious.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - CollegeHumor Interview

After getting her start in hit web series like The Jeannie Tate Show and ESPN's Mayne Street (she's also appeared in a CollegeHumor video or two), Aubrey Plaza currently appears in NBC's Parks and Recreation. She recently finished shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead). She made her feature debut this summer opposite Seth Rogen in Funny People, which comes out on DVD this week. She also wouldn't mind if you followed her on Twitter.

In Funny People, you play a stand-up. You hadn't done stand-up before the movie, correct?

The first time I did it was in Queens. I did do it just for the film - I had met with Judd and I knew the only obstacle was that I wasn't a real stand-up. Then, when I was cast, I came out to L.A. and had to immediately start doing shows with the rest of the cast. I kind of got thrown into it, but I really liked it so I kept doing it. I'm still doing it now.

You came up through the UCB Theatre - how do you feel about the relationship between stand-up and improv?

Improv is obviously collaborative because you have support and people around you. For me, stand-up is terrifying and really, really hard and scary because it's all on you and your delivery and what you're writing and how you're saying it and everything so it's kind of unapologetic.

Stand-ups will spend hours writing and rehearsing a joke to make it sound organic, improv is always that way.

Totally. In terms of what I like, I think I like improvising more. I don't like planned things, but I like writing too. It's a good exercise for your comedy brain to write stand-up jokes and see how they work.

Are you writing anything besides stand-up right now?

I've been trying to work on some movie ideas and stuff like that. It's hard to balance it [with Parks and Recreation], but I'm trying to be one of those people who writes and performs and does everything all of the time.

I went to Donald Glover's Comedy Central Presents stand-up special the other week. He definitely seems like one of those comedians who do everything.

He's a good friend of mine, and you're right, he's that guy. He goes to shoot a scene and instead of messing around in his downtime he's writing a million jokes or writing and shooting videos. That's kind of like the ideal comedian right there.

He's definitely doing about as well as someone can do.

He's amazing, and so disciplined. He reminds me of Seth Rogen actually. Seth is like that, he's really disciplined, always writing and always working on something.

You're not doing badly, either. Web comedy can be a bit of a wasteland, but your track record (Jeannie Tate, Mayne Street) is pretty exceptional. Anything we're missing?

I don't think so. I don't have any horrible web series locked away in my basement. Honestly, I'm lucky to be in all of those. Jeannie Tate changed my whole career. It got me an agent, and without that, I don't think I'd even be talking to you.

Liz is awesome. She did a pretty great Sarah Palin for us a while back.

The CollegeHumor videos I've done, too, were so helpful in getting agents and getting people to see me. Any time Sam Reich has a video or wants me to do anything, I'm indebted to him.

So I should cross "dirt on Sam Reich" off my list of questions?

[Laughs] Um, yes.

I just followed your Twitter about an hour ago. Some comedians, like Steve Agee, have almost a million followers. How does that happen?

I don't know. Aziz [Ansari] has a million Twitter followers too. I'm not really great at Twittering, I do it really inconsistently or when I have a link I want people to see. I'm not much of the, "I'm eating a sandwich right now"-type Twitter-er. I don't know how to make myself have more followers. If you find out, let me know.

After doing Internet comedy, how does it feel to shoot a movie and then not see the finished results for almost a year?

It's pretty strange. By the time Funny People came out I had forgotten what I had done, and I had no idea what to expect. It's kind of exciting in that way, though. You work on it and you have to let it go, and you hope that you're going to be happy with the outcome. Luckily, I was, I thought it was really great.

The lead of Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler, started the UCB Theatre. Do you improvise on set at all?

Our scripts are so good that we don't need to improvise too much, the jokes are there and everything kills at table reads. Usually our directors let us have fun after we have what's in the script and we get to mess around a bit. I think that's important, because you can discover different ways of doing things. It's also fun to try and come up with stuff that will make the other person laugh. It keeps you on your toes, keeps everyone's spirits high and keeps it fun.

Finally I wanted to ask about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, directed by Edgar Wright. Edgar, like Judd, is famous for having a pretty distinctive sensibility.

It was amazing. Edgar is so different from Judd, he's really technical and specific in a great way. Edgar's very funny too, he just has a very different style from Judd.

Much more precise.

Totally. And Bill Pope, the DP, did The Matrix and Team America, so that team just knew what they wanted and how it was going to work. Fitting your choices and your comedy style into that, that was something I had to learn how to do, but once it worked, it really worked. I think that movie's going to be the best movie of next summer.



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - interview with Matt Patches

With hard work and dedication, even you or I could become a showbiz success.

Being really funny doesn't hurt either. That's the lesson I've learned from Aubrey Plaza, an actress I had a chance to work with in film school who recently blew up with her role in Judd Apatow's Funny People. I spoke with Aubrey about her recent rise to fame, touching on Funny People and the highly anticipated Scott Pilgrim vs. the World where she plays Julie Powers, the on-again/off-again girlfriend of Scott's bandmate.

Finally, I can fufill my dream of being a name dropper!

Matt Patches: How did you end up working on small comedy projects with schmoes like me, to hot tailing it out of New York and starring in Funny People?

Aubrey Plaza: Yeah, I'm still trying to figure that out...I don't know how it happened. I kept doing a lot of online videos and I did this one web series called the Jeanie Tate Show and that kind of got me an agent and then I started auditioning. Funny People was the second movie I ever auditioned for.

MP: Oh, wow. What was the first movie you auditioned for?

AP: I don't remember, didn't get it.

MP: Fair enough, don't look back!

AP: Yeah, some romantic comedy. But [Funny People] was kind of a crazy process because I auditioned for it...I put myself on tape in New York thinking that no one would even watch the tape or care, then Judd watched it and really liked it. Also, the part is weirdly just perfect for me. I think there's only so much you can do as an actor and sometimes it's just like when someone writes a part you're perfect for. So the final part was the stand up and I knew that's what they were looking I took it upon myself to start doing stand-up.

MP: I know Judd Apatow is notorious for just shooting, shooting, shooting tons of footage. How much of you're material ended up on the cutting room floor?

AP: For me, every scene I was in made it. I think I only had one scene in the movie that didn't make it in.

MP: So...they love you.

AP: I guess. Or someone was drunk in the editing room.

MP: Do you have any solo projects coming up?

AP: I'm writing. I'm trying to write my own projects, being that person who's creating their own thing. But I've been busy shooting the show, the thick of season 2. After the show, maybe I'll do another movie.

MP: So next year you've got Scott Pilgrim. Everyone I know is head-over-heels for the books and its one of our most anticipated movies for next year. Have you seen any of it?

AP: Yeah, I've seen twenty minutes of it blew me away.

MP: That's what everyone's been saying, but I'm trying to wrap my mind around what's going to be blowing my mind next year.

AP: I think it's a combination. The DP of the film is Bill Pope who shot The Matrix and Team America, so he's kind of a genius. Him combined with Edgar [Wright], who has a very particular directing style...his other movies are very particular and fast, he's unique. And the comic books are really funny. I don't read comics that often, but these made me laugh out loud. So you've got this really funny comic, plus crazy talented director, and then you have Michael Cera who is one of the funniest people in movies. It's a combination of everything that's good for a movie.

MP: Not a bad combo.

AP: In one scene you have an awkward slacker comedy and in the next two seconds it's a crazy ninja action movie.

MP: Did you get to fight in the movie?

AP: No I didn't have any action scenes. I wish though, the other actors got to do fight training for a month. I just fought with my words.

Funny People is currently out on DVD and Blu-ray while we should be seeing Scott Pilgrim sometime next year!



Monday, December 7, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - current biography

Aubrey Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American comedian, writer and actress. She has worked with Liz Cackowski and Bill Hader and plays April Ludgate on the TV sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Plaza is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, and is a graduate of Ursuline Academy in 2002 and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006. She is of Puerto Rican and Irish/English descent. She has been performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater since 2004. She also recently began performing stand-up and has appeared at the Laugh Factory and The Improv. In 2008, she was seen in the Improv Everywhere prank "Mobile Desktop", in which she and five other people brought desktop PCs, including a CRT screen, tower computer, keyboard and mouse into a Starbucks and used them just as people use laptops there.

Plaza starred in the online series The Jeannie Tate Show, and ESPN's Mayne Street.

She played Seth Rogen's love interest, Daisy, in 2009's Funny People directed by Judd Apatow. She also has roles in the upcoming comedy features Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (in which she plays Julie Powers) and Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team which debuted at 2009 Sundance.


Killswitch (2006) – Girl with massive head wound
In Love (2006) – Julie
30 Rock (2006, TV) – NBC Page (1 episode, "Tracy Does Conan")
The Jeannie Tate Show (2007, online) – Tina Tate
Mayne Street (2008, TV) – Robin Gibney
Mystery Team – Kelly
Funny People (2009) – Daisy Danby
Parks and Recreation (2009–present) – April Ludgate
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) - Julie Powers

From wikipedia and imdb.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Parks & Recreation: Thursday, 12/3/09 - "Tom's Divorce"

Leslie tries to cheer Tom up after his divorce from Wendy, but doesn't know that the marriage was a sham.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - at the Gotham Independent Film Awards 2009

Aubrey Plaza arrives on the red carpet at IFP's 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 30, 2009 in New York City.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - was the Wilmington Christmas parade grand marshal

Article here:

This photo was taken by Aubrey:

Aubrey says, "If anyone cares...I was the Grand Marshal of the Wilmington Christmas Parade"


Aubrey Plaza Blog - now it's wider

The blog's wider! That way you can see wider photos and videos! Plus it means you don't have to scroll as much, because more text fits on the screen without having to scroll it.

Take that, HTML of the Internetz!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - spit take photos "Hunting Trip" (Parks & Recreation)

Here are various photos of Aubrey from the Hunting Trip episode of Parks and Recreation. This includes the hilarious spit take at the bottom!

Spit take: