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Q&A: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Talk 'The Trip,' Differing Improv Styles And Their Onscreen Personas

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 27, 2011 2:24 AM
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This world loves bickering buddies. From Laurel and Hardy to Jay and Silent Bob, there's plenty of fondness for comedies built around caustic and amusing back-and-forths between two people that, at the drop of a hat, either want to kill each other or cuddle. Michael Winterbottom, the man responsible for "Welcome to Sarajevo" and the harshly-and-unjustly-criticized "The Killer Inside Me," saw gold in the relationship between his star Steve Coogan ("24 Hour Party People") and friend/comedian Rob Brydon and amplified their personalities for "Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story." The result was a riot, and things went so well that the three reunited for "The Trip," a BBC2 series and movie.

Tribeca Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' A Wickedly Funny Road Trip

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 26, 2011 2:19 AM
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Fans of British actor/comedian Steve Coogan ("I'm Alan Partridge," the outstanding lead in "24 Hour Party People") tend to fall into two camps: the Anglophile hyper-obsessives (believe me, they exist) and the casual fan where this writer finds himself (though there's probably a third and fourth level of indifference and unawareness). But both sides of the coin should be pleased with the results of his latest collaboration with Rob Brydon.

Exclusive: Poster For Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' Starring Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2011 7:10 AM
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While this summer will be a battleground between R-rated comedies each trying to out-raunch each other, perhaps the biggest belly laughs will come from director Michael Winterbottom's droll and hilarious "The Trip" which delivers all the comedy without having to rely on much of a foul mouth.

Steve Coogan Says The 'Alan Partridge' Movie To Shoot Next Year

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 23, 2011 5:52 AM
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British Comedian Says 'In The Loop' Director Armando Ianucci & 'Borat' Co-Writer Peter Baynham Are Helping Him Pen The ScriptKnowing me knowing you, aha.

Tribeca Film Fest Adds 'Beats, Rhymes & Life,' 'Old Fashioned Orgy,' 'Higher Ground' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 4:51 AM
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While the movie world is currently congregated in Austin for SXSW, New York based press will be heading back and getting their calendars out once again as the Tribeca Film Festival line up heats up. Today, organizers announced a whole new slate of films to the lineup and it features some intriguing premieres as well as some titles that have been making waves on the festival circuit.

Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' With Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Hits On June 10th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 2:15 AM
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Granted, Michael Winterbottom tends to have a few projects on the go at once so we'll forgive you if this one somehow slipped under your radar. While the director's biggest profile release last year was the controversial "The Killer Inside Me," he had another project quietly hit festivals on our shores and television in the U.K.

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