This posts lists items about the Spirit Awards — celebrating the best in independent film. This year’s show was hosted by Rainn Wilson. It aired on Feb. 23 — live on the Independent Film Channel (IFC) at 2pm PT and an edited version that evening on AMC.
It was a hilarious afternoon. Rainn did a great job. So did Jen Celotta, who co-wrote the show!
Dennis Hopper initiates Rainn Wilson
Warning: NSFW (but you do get to see Jen Celotta!)
Feb. 23: “Dwight got a hooker!” Yes, that was indeed The Office’s co-executive producer and writer extraordinaire Jen Celotta playing a hooker in the Dennis Hopper sketch. I confirmed this with Jen via email after the show. Jen added, “I’m a comedy writer first, hooker second :)” NEW
Hey Office fans … looks like we’re going back to work soon. Rumor has it that it will be 6 more and we start shooting in early/mid March. Can’t wait. The next ep “The Dinner Party” is one of the funniest ever.
Meanwhile, in Hollywoodland, I’m hosting the Spirit Awards on IFC (repeated on AMC) on the afternoon of Feb 23. In preparation, I conducted some really probing interviews with some of the nominated directors. There is also a clip of my original audition for “Paulie Bleeker” in JUNO. It’s quite revealing. Enjoy!