Saturday, April 14, 2012

Penn alum sings Facebook comments to Jay Leno

Jay Leno and Ethan Fixell and UPenn

I've covered comedian Penn alum Ethan Fixell (C'04, Off the Beat) before as he and his friend Dave doubledated through North America.

Now Ethan just got added to the list of Penn alumni who have appeared on the Jay Leno show.

After the jump, watch Jay Leno's "favorite new comedy duo" perform a very funny musical number singing about people's facebook comments (minute 1:30) on the Jay Leno Show from this past Thursday.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

This Penn alum Filmmaker's (and Lawyer's) fascinating documentary

UPenn and Marc Simon and Unraveled
A few years ago Penn alum Marc Simon (C'96, SAM) produced a great documentary called "Nursery University" that I really loved about how hard it is for parents to get their children into nursery school in NYC.

Marc now has a fascinating new documentary called "Unraveled" debuting next week in NYC and LA which explores the downfall of Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, who was convicted of orchestrating a massive fraud scheme.

After the jump,
  • learn more about the film
  • watch Marc explain in an interview on Bloomberg TV how this project was a personal one for him
  • find out the most surprising thing he learned about Marc Dreier
  • and find out more about how he is both a lawyer and a filmmaker at the same time!