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Birthday Bash Post!!!
by Diane (proopstradamus)



HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG!!!



Yes indeed, today marks Gregory Everett Proops' 49th birthday! Proopalicious would like to wish Greg a most happy and wonderful birthday, with hopes that there will still be many, many more joyous birthdays in the future yet to come! So please, help us celebrate our favorite comedian's special day! Feel free to post birthday messages either in comments (or feel free to make your own entry!), browse around On Greg Proops Net for the latest updates, or kick back, relax, and just watch some Greg!

To kick things off, we have a rather enormous bundle of news for you this week! To start with, Greg's second Humphrey the Hamster audio book, "Friendship According To Humphrey", was officially released yesterday in the UK. This children's audio CD can be purchased online at Amazon.com - but you must be a UK citizen, due to it currently being a UK-only product.

Easy To Assemble, the web-based show that Greg appears in alongside Illeana Douglas, has already been making quite a name for itself. After the first episode being on YouTube for just five days and receiving over 300,000 hits, the show was picked up by CBS to air weekly on TV.com. Here is a quote from an article on Tubefilter News:

After just five days on YouTube, Easy to Assemble has been picked up by CBS in a deal that will have new episodes of the show running exclusively on TV.com for a week after each release, starting Monday the 29th. The IKEA-backed show created by and starring Illeana Douglas racked up over 300,000 views since its debut Monday. This will mark TV.com’s first foray into original scripted content.

You can watch Episode 1 here, and Epsidoe 2 here. Keep checking back to EasyToAssemble.TV for the latest episodes and postings!

However, something even more exciting is just around the bend! True Jackson, VP, begins airing on November 8th on the Nickelodeon channel right after iCarly! Tension is beginning to mount for this new tween-driven show and as Nick has begun to promote it, the hype is building. Greg seems to have a fairly essential role in the show, so the premiere will be highly anticipated! The very first promotional trailer for the show has been released. You can watch the trailer now by clicking here!

There has also been some more confirmations concerning other upcoming works of Greg's, straight from the horse's mouth. Greg made mention that the Largo CD is still in progress, but said little else about it. We can only hope that it'll be completed soon! He also affirmed that he will be doing all of the announcing in Nintendo's Mad World Wii Game, so he will be present in the game itself, not just in the trailer. Its release date is yet to be announced.

For all of you Whose Line Is It Anyway? fans, rumor has it that the next Whose Line DVD will be released sometime in 2009. In a recent online interview with Warner Home Video, WHV revealed that they are currently in the works of putting together the Season 2 DVD of Whose Line, and that it'd hit the shelves sometime next year. Whether it will be like series one with two split DVDs, or if it will be combined into one or a small box set, is currently unknown.

And of course, we cannot have proper news without the latest version of Greg's touring schedule. It goes as follows:

- October 10th 2008 -
What: Whose Live Anyway?
Venue: Pepperdine University
Where: Malibu, California
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $65
Tickets: Go here to get your tickets now!

- October 11th 2008 -
What: Whose Live Anyway?
Venue: The Henderson Pavilion
Where: Henderson, Nevada
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $25 - $45
Tickets: To order tickets call 702-267-2171 or go to HendersonLive.Com.

- October 18th 2008 -
What: The Greg Proops Chat Show
Venue: Largo
Where: Los Angeles, California
Time: 9:00 PM
Price: $25
Tickets: Call 310-855-0350 To Make Your Reservation Now!

- October 23rd - 26th 2008 -
What: Standup
Venue: Goodnights Comedy Club
Where: Raleigh, North Carolina
Time: Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM & 10:15 PM, Sunday at 8:00 PM
Price: $23
Tickets: You may purchase tickets online here or by calling (919)-828-5233!

- December 31st 2008 -
What: Standup
Venue: The Palace Of Fine Arts
Where: San Francisco, California
Time: Currently Unknown
Price: Currently Unknown
Tickets: Not Yet Available


The standup appearances at the Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco for later this month have been cancelled.

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Because I am an avid web designer who is always constrantly trying to improve her skills, layout design, visual content, and site ease-of-use techniques, I have decided that some time in the near future, I will be creating Greg Proops Net Version 3.0. The new GPN will hopefully feature an easier browsable menu, larger font for improved reading, and overall, its style will likely be distinctly different. Right now it acts, and looks, very much like a fan website. I might attempt to strive away from this, and instead create a more professional prototype, as if this were an official website, and not a fansite at all. This may or may not happen, so some feedback on these ideas would be greatly appreciated. Either way, some time in the upcoming future, I believe, GPN 3.0 is coming. If there are other ideas you have, or things you'd like to see go into the site, please, let me know!

Meanwhile, I have opened a new page for the site. It's a very small page, but The History Of Greg Proops Net page is now open and available for viewing. It can be found under the 'Site' section.

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It's only right and proper to celebrate Greg's birthday with a small slew of new media clips! GPN has now provided you with six new video clips and one new audio clip. The video clips consist of the following:

~ Interviews - WGN Interview 2008
~ Miscellaneous - Open Mic Broncos Versus Raiders
~ Miscellaneous - 2007 Grammys With Paul Wall And Weird Al Yankovic
~ Miscellaneous - True Jackson VP Trailer
~ Miscellaneous Standup - The World Stands Up Clip
~ Red Eye With Greg Gutfield - April 30th 2008 Clip

The audio clip entails:

~ Interviews - Olivia Wilder Blog Talk Radio September 28th 2008

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I had wanted to have another big gallery done for the celebration, but alas, time constraints did not allow it. I promise to have another new, expansive gallery open soon, though! In the meantime, please enjoy our latest twenty new photographs and publicity stills that have been added to the Galleries! They consist of the following:

- Whose Line Is It Anyway? US Version - Publicity Photos (14 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)
- Greg As Himself - Greg With Fans (2 Pics)
- Whose Live Anyway? (4 Pics)

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It was a goal of mine to get the Buttons And Banners page done for today for Greg Proops Net, but again, it did not happen (you can blame college). It, too, shall be open very soon. I did, however, have time to make two new Wallpapers for your use. Also, please check out our latest Fanart piece, as well as an additional nineteen new Icons & Avatars as created by a host of lovely, wonderful, talented Greg fans. Your art is our love!

Once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG!!!

Diane [userpic]
Greg On Olivia Wilder In Just 40 Minutes!!!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 28th, 2008 (12:26 pm)
giddy

current mood: giddy

Heads up Proopdawg fans!!

Greg will begin participating in his second LIVE interview with Olivia Wilder in just forty minutes time! We'd love to have everyone come on out and support Greg with the admiration, love, and most importantly, respect that he deserves. Yes, it starts at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST. There is a chatroom where fans who are listening can talk and discuss the interview as it develops, but you MUST register with BlogTalkRadio in order to enter and participate in the chat. You do NOT have to be a member to just listen to the show!

GO HERE FOR THE SHOW!


Hope to see you all there!!

Diane [userpic]
A Very Special Birthday Just Around The Bend
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 25th, 2008 (02:22 pm)
hungry

current mood: hungry

Many of you probably already know, but next week Greg's 49th birthday is on Friday, October 3rd! This is, of course, a very special day for Proops fans across the globe, as we celebrate the birthday of our favorite comedian!

Proopalicious would like to do something granduer to celebrate his birthday with a bang! So, what we'd like to please have from you, our fellow community members, is ideas and suggestions for what you'd like to either see happen or do a week from tomorrow! Please, feel free to shout stuff out! We'd like to hear what you have to say, and how you'd like to ring in another year of greatness with the Proopdog!

Also, we'd like to call upon all of you creative folk to help us celebrate this day as well! If you like to make wallpapers, icons, or banners, we'd *love* to see them posted for his birthday! Go all out! Be creative, be useful, be drastic and extreme! Post away your artistic innovations!

We will be having some competitions, discussions, and other festivities to get things rolling, starting this weekend! Until then, again, please let us know your suggestions, and help us out with some creative expressions!

Diane [userpic]
Easy To Assemble - Episode 1 - "Training Day"
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 23rd, 2008 (11:02 am)
stressed

current mood: stressed

The very first episode of "Easy To Assemble", titled "Training Day", is now up and available for viewing! If you didn't read our posts on it before, Easy To Assemble is a new web-based show featuring Greg. You can read all about it and see a couple of caps from it HERE.

The first episode, however, does not have Greg in it. However, please watch it anyway, so that we might support Greg's latest show, and so we can better follow the plot. It's only about six minutes long. Here are two different viewing links for you:

YouTube

TV.Com


So, what are you initial thoughts thus far? Did you find it funny? Are you looking forward to more episodes? Discuss!

Diane [userpic]
The Greg Questionnaire
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 16th, 2008 (11:18 am)
busy

current mood: busy

Good afternoon, fellow Greg fans!

This community isn't simply news-based. Another one of our foundations is discussion, chat, and forming friendships with one another. As a kickoff, I have created a small Greg-based questionnaire, just to get you to open up, and be able to give your opinion on a few things concerning Sir Proops. Hopefully, we will be able to share our personal ideals concerning Greg and his works, and be able to start to become more acquaintanced with one another! So please, join in! Please post your responses in the form of a comment to this post!

1. For how long have you been a Greg Proops fan?

2. Which do you prefer of Greg's work - improv, acting, or standup?

3. Aside from Whose Line Is It Anyway, what is your favorite bit of Greg's work?

4. What is your favorite Greg bit from Whose Line?

5. Which do you prefer Greg on - the British version of Whose Line, or the American version, and why?

6. What do you like Greg best in clothes-wise - a suit and tie, casual, or other? Explain.

7. What, to you, is Greg's best physical feature?

8. If you could see Greg in any future work of your choice, what would it be, and as who, or doing what?

9. What genre, other than comedy, would you like to see Greg try? (ex: Drama, thriller, etc.)

10. What is your favorite Greg quote?

11. Which Whose Line performer(s) do you think Greg works best with?

12. Which of Greg's specs do you like best?

13. What Whose Line game do you think Greg excelled at?

14. Greg's a pretty smart cookie. If you could sit down and have a discussion with him, but you were only allowed to talk about one topic, what would that single topic be?

15. What one question would you love to ask Greg, if you were given the chance?

Diane [userpic]
A Tidbit Of Greg To Proop Up Your Day
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 10th, 2008 (09:23 am)
stressed

current mood: stressed



In need of a little bit of Greg to perk up your day, or just simply to put a smile on your face? Here is a very, very short (23 second) video clip from just last Thursday. Hopefully it'll help to make your Wednesday a tad better!

Comedy Works, Denver, Colorado Promo

Diane [userpic]
Greg Returning To The Olivia Wilder Show On BlogTalkRadio
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 7th, 2008 (10:20 am)
stressed

current mood: stressed

Back on March 30th of this year, Greg appeared on an online radio talk show, via BlogTalkRadio, called Olivia Wilder Times. Though, in my opinion, his treatment on the show was rather horrendous (as he showed up 40 minutes late, and was backlashed the entire time he was gone save for a just a couple of people, myself included, who did their absolute best to defend him, and even then was still pestered about it even after he called in), Greg has, it seems, decided to return to the show! For this, I give him tremendous props.

The details for the upcoming show are as follows:

Sunday, September 28th
5 PM PST / 8 PM EST / 1 AM GMT


You will be able to listen to the show here: Olivia Wilder Times

If you haven't listened to the show before, if you register with BlogTalkRadio, you may also converse in a chatroom that is open during the progression of the show. Olivia is able to see all things posted in the chatroom, so it is a good way to try and get a question asked, or to make comments in general. You do not have to register to listen to the show, but you do need to be registered to enter the chat, and it'd be great to see you all there, supporting Greg and showing him the respect and appreciation that he deserves!

If you'd like to listen to Greg's first appearance on this show, here is the download link:

Greg On Olivia Wilder - March 30th, 2008

Diane [userpic]
Greg's Appearances On Just A Minute
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 6th, 2008 (10:28 pm)
tired

current mood: tired

Are you in the mood for something new to listen to, or need some Greg to cheer up your night? If so, you just might want to take a listen to these shows of Greg on the British radio show "Just A Minute". If you don't know what "Just A Minute" is, here is a quote from Wikipedia:

Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy panel game which has been broadcast since 22 December 1967 and is hosted by Nicholas Parsons. It began in the year that Radio 4 launched, and is one of the station's longest running programmes. Just a Minute won a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award in 2003.

The object of the game is for panellists to talk "for just a minute" on a given subject, "without repetition, hesitation or deviation". The game comes from attempts to try to keep within these rules, which whilst they appear to be simple, are very hard not to break. To speak for the full minute without being challenged is extremely difficult, and meritorious when achieved.


The download links are available below:


February 26, 1994
29:47 ll MP3 File ll 7 MB

January 3rd, 1998
29:43 ll MP3 File ll 7 MB

January 31st, 1998
28:55 ll MP3 File ll 7 MB

August 16th, 1999
27:45 ll MP3 File ll 6 MB

September 4th, 2000
28:01 ll MP3 File ll 6 MB

August 26th, 2002
28:16 ll MP3 File ll 6 MB

September 1st, 2003
28:01 ll MP3 File ll 6 MB

January 1st, 2007
28:00 ll MP3 File ll 26 MB

February 12th, 2007
27:59 ll MP3 File ll 26 MB

Diane [userpic]
New "Easy To Assemble" Internet Show Featuring Greg!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 5th, 2008 (02:21 am)
blah

current mood: blah



Just announced today, a brand-new, innovative comedy show featuring Greg entitled "Easy To Assemble" is set to hit the internet on September 22nd. This web-only show is about a Hollywood actress, Illeana Douglas, who quits showbusiness to become an employee at an IKEA in Burbank, California. The series concerns her trouble returning to 'normal' life, as well as dealing with stalkers, celebrity friends, gossip columnists, and more.

For the official site of the show, and where you'll be able to view the episodes as of September 22nd, visit EasyToAssemble.TV.

For an article with more information concerning "Easy To Assemble", please click here.

"Easy To Assemble" is a sort of revamped version of a series made back in 2006 called "Illeanarama", which also featured Greg in a single episode. This very short show, sporting many of the same people as "Easy To Assemble", had the same basis as well, except it was set in a grocery store. In "Illeanarama", Greg plays Illeana's agent, Ben. Whether or not Greg will be reprising this role currently remains unknown.

If you'd like to watch Greg's appearance on "Illeanarama", here is the download link for you:

Illeanarama - Episode 2

More information on "Easy To Assemble" will be posted as it comes along! Feel free to speculate! Excited or no for this new show? Will you watch it? What role do you think Greg will play? And is anyone else loving the picture of him curled up in the bed?

Diane [userpic]
Updated Tour Schedule, Nightmare Before Christmas DVD, & More Media Goodies
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 4th, 2008 (12:02 am)
nauseated

current mood: nauseated

Hello again, and welcome to another Proopalicious news and updates installment! I apologize for the delay from our last post - I'm back at college now and things are pretty hectic, but I'm going to try and be as timely as possible!


To kick things off for tonight, for our US and Canadian viewers, if you love The Nightmare Before Christmas, then you're in for a real treat! Disney just re-released Nightmare on a special two-disk 15th anniversary collector's edition DVD. The new DVD is digitally remastered, and includes a host of new features and extras, including a behind-the-scenes making of Nightmare, a special on the worlds in the film, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, and more! The DVD is already on sale, and should be available in your local retailer!

Next, we have for you an updated list of Greg's current and upcoming engagements, for both Whose Live Anyway?, his stand-up, and the next Greg Proops Chat Show at Largo. Our revised upcoming events looks like this:

- September 5th & 6th 2008 -
What: Standup
Venue: Comedy Works Comedy Club
Where: Denver, Colorado
Time: Friday: 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Saturday: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30 PM
Price: $29
Tickets: Click This Link To Buy Your Tickets Online Now! However, You Must Register With The Site In Order To Do So

- September 19th 2008 -
What: Whose Live Anyway?
Venue: The Midland Center For The Arts
Where: Midland, Michigan
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $28
Tickets: Get your tickets today by clicking this link!

- September 20th 2008 -
What: Whose Live Anyway?
Venue: Ohio Northern University
Where: Ada, Ohio
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $45
Tickets: You can get your tickets now by purchasing them online here.

- September 26th 2008 -
What: Whose Live Anyway?
Venue: The MacPherson Theatre
Where: Victoria, British Columbia
Tickets And Showtimes Are Not Yet Available.

- September 27th 2008 -
What: Whose Live Anyway?
Venue: The Moore Theatre
Where: Seattle, Washington
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: $43.50
Tickets: To order tickets online, visit this site.

- September 30th 2008 -
What: The Greg Proops Chat Show
Where: The New Largo At The Coronet
Time: 9:00 PM
Price: $20
Tickets: Call 310-855-0350 To Make Your Reservation Now!

- October 10th 2008 -
What: Whose Live Anyway?
Venue: Pepperdine University
Where: Malibu, California
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $65
Tickets: Go here to get your tickets now!

- October 11th 2008 -
What: Whose Live Anyway?
Venue: The Henderson Pavilion
Where: Henderson, Nevada
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $25 - $45
Tickets: To order tickets, call this number: 702-267-2171.

- October 16th - 18th 2008 -
What: Standup With Tig Notaro & Ali Mafi
Venue: The Punch Line Comedy Club
Where: San Francisco, California
Time: Thursday - 8:00 PM. Friday - 8:00 PM., 10:00 PM. Saturday - 8:00 PM., 10:00 PM.
Price: Thursday - $18.50. Friday - $22.50. Saturday - $25.
Tickets: Tickets can be ordered online here!


The standup appearance in Roswell, Georgia for the 11th-14th has been cancelled.

A couple of new Audio Clips have been added to Greg Proops Net! You can now click on the links to listen to them directly on here. They include:

~ Interviews - 105.7 WROR January 2nd, 2008
~ Miscellaneous - Stand-Up On English Pubs

Our Video Clips page has also had some nice additions! You can now view the following 8 new clips:

~ Miscellaneous Standup - February 14th 2008 - Marie Cheney Is A Pie Diver
~ Miscellaneous Standup - February 14th 2008 - The Load You Discharge
~ Miscellaneous Standup - February 14th 2008 - God Hates Florida
~ Mock The Week - February 17th 2006 Outtake
~ Mock The Week - August 28th 2008
~ The Wright Stuff - August 19th 2008 - Part 1
~ The Wright Stuff - August 19th 2008 - Part 2
~ The Wright Stuff - August 19th 2008 - Part 3

If you're more in the mood for a bit of reading rather than visual entertainment, then the news of our four new Articles & Interviews should delight you somewhat. They include:

~ The Joy Of Being Live (Summer 03)
~ Lycos Online Chat With Greg Proops (10/31/01)
~ June Yahoo Online Chat (June 99)
~ January Yahoo Online Chat (January 99)

Our Galleries have been updated as well, now hosting 97 new photos and screencaps! Be sure to check these out! They can be found in:

~ Montreal Just For Laughs Festival 2004 - Interview (34 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)
~ Montreal Just For Laughs Festival 2004 - Performance - Jeopardy (42 Pics) (NEW GALLERY!)
~ Children Uniting Nations Conference Gala (1 Pic)
~ Greg As Himself - Greg With Fans (17 Pics)
~ Greg As Himself - Miscellaneous (2 Pics)
~ Miscellaneous (1 Pic)

That is all for tonight's installment! I'd just like to end this post by giving another hearty, warm welcome to those of you who have joined so far! We thank you for supporting us! Please feel free to post, comment, and share the Gregory love!

Diane [userpic]
Star Wars: Clone Wars, MadWorld, New CD, New Audio Clips, New Movie Clips
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at August 15th, 2008 (07:21 pm)
okay

current mood: okay

Back on June 19th, on Greg Proops Net, I made mention that Greg revealed in a fairly recent interview that he'd recently done some voicework for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in a villain role. However, it was never specified whether this VO work was for the film that was released today (in the US), or the new television series. However, I can now confirm that it will be for the TV series, as I attended a screening today of the new animated film, and Greg was not a participant. So, we'll keep our eyes peeled for any news concerned the television show (which begins airing October 3rd in the US). Please write in if you happen to find any information on it!

The gaming system Wii is coming out with a new MadWorld game, and in its recent promotion, Greg can be heard as the announcer / narrator of the commercial. It is currently unknown if this voice work was just for the commercial alone, or if Greg will be featured as the narrator throughout the entire game. If you'd like to watch the promo, just click this link.

Also in a recent interview, Greg murmurred something along the lines of a new CD of his being in store. However, he said that this CD would not be standup, but rather, pertaining to his chat show that he hosts monthly at Largo in Los Angeles, California. Whether or not the CD will come to be, what all it will include, and when it will be released is currently unknown and very much up in the air. However, any more info on it will be posted when it presents itself!

On Greg Proops Net, I am pleased to announce that the all-new, totally revamped Audio Clips page is now finally open! It features 124 all-new clips (along with a handful of original clips on the site), ranging from songs from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, to character work for British radio shows such as Seymour The Fractal Cat and Buy Me Up TV, to appearances on Just A Minute, radio interviews, and a host of other miscellaneous items. There are literally hours upon hours of listening material now readily available. Interested? Check out GPN's Audio Clips page!

Also, in terms of some groovy updates with the site, seven more video clips have been uploaded as well. If you'd like to check them out, they include:

~ Video Games - Pandemonium! Intro
~ Video Games - Pandemonium! Ending
~ Video Games - Mad World Wii E3 Trailer
~ Red Eye - August 1st 2008 Part 1
~ Red Eye - August 1st 2008 Part 2
~ Miscellaneous Standup - Live At The Purple Onion, December 30th 2007 - Bush, Iraq, & WMD's
~ Miscellaneous Standup - Live At The Purple Onion, December 30th 2007 - RIP Evel Knievel

Just go to the Video Clips page to give these a watch!

On our final note for this evening's post (or morning if you prefer, as it's now about midnight), I'd just like to give a warm welcome to all of our members so far. We really appreciate you joining and we are glad to have you a part of our community! Please, feel free to post and comment, and help spread the word about Proopalicious! Once again, welcome, and thank you for being a part of the merry S.S. Proops crew!

Diane [userpic]
Mock The Week, Comical Radio, & Fanart
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at August 3rd, 2008 (11:44 am)
calm

current mood: calm

To begin with, for all of our British fans, Greg will be returning to the popular TV show "Mock The Week" on the 28th of this month. The show will be broadcasted on BBC2 at 9 PM.

If you do not live the UK and are unable to view this show, we are keeping our figners crossed that there will be a recording to download available shortly after!

If you'd like to watch one of Greg's earlier appearances on "Mock The Week", you can do so by clicking this link.

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Back on July 11th, Greg was hanging out in New York, and appeared on a radio show there called "Comical Radio". He gave an almost fifty minute interview, talking about a variety of subjects, from standup, to improv, to Nightmare Before Christmas, and more. It is definitely one of the best Greg radio appearances yet. If you'd like to tune in and listen to the Proopdog chat it up on Comical Radio, just go here!

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Lastly, I did a Sir Proops fanart piece lately that I just thought would be fun to share with you all. I'm putting it under a cut, as it's rather large.

The Gregory ProopsCollapse )

That's it for now! Your comments / questions / musings are welcome! Also, please tell your friends about the community! We need your assistance to help us spread the word and grow!

Diane [userpic]
True Jackson, VP - New Television Show To Feature Greg In A Reoccuring Role
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at August 1st, 2008 (11:01 pm)
tired

current mood: tired

So, just to kick things off, I'd like to start with an interesting news tidbit, concerning Greg and a new television showed entitled "True Jackson, VP".

Back in the beginning of June, I learned word that a new pilot was being filmed, then called simply "True Fashion", and that Greg was not only featured in the pilot but, if the series were to be picked up, he would be playing a reoccuring role. I enquired to Sir Proops about this, and though he couldn't tell me much, I did learn the validity of my findings and that, at the moment, there was no word on whether or not they were to become an actual series. He said that he was keeping his fingers crossed, as he had had great fun filming the pilot.

Just a few days ago, it was announced that the show has been picked up by Nickelodean, which has already ordered twenty episodes of the show. The series will begin airing later this fall during the TEENick lineup. Regular shooting is to kick off next month.

Greg's character sounds like a fairly important role - he plays Max, the president and owner of the fashion company that is featured in the series. Below is a quote from an article from Yahoo! Finance, that gives a little bit more description about the show, and the pilot:

"The first episode introduces True Jackson (Keke Palmer) as a no-nonsense teenager selling sandwiches outside the offices of a major fashion label. When the head of the company Max (Greg Proops) is solicited by her, he notices True's young yet marketable fashion sense and offers her a job on-the-spot as Vice President in charge of his youth apparel line. She accepts and soon encounters the office politics: her older - and bitter - executive assistant Cricket and resentful colleague Amanda (Danielle Bisutti). But with the help of her high school friends, Lulu (Ashley Argota) and Ryan (Matt Shively), True quickly acclimates to the corporate culture and deals with it as if it was just another day in high school."

This show is meant to be targeted towards tweens (ages 9-14), so that gives you a faint idea of the type of storylines and dialogue that will likely be displayed throughout the series.

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So, what are your thoughts on this new show?

Personally, I'll be happy to see Greg acting on television again. However, I wish it was more an adult-oriented show, as the kids factor will limit him greatly. But, if he enjoys doing it, that's all that matters, right? Plus, it is a reoccuring role - one which, to me, sounds like a role that might play into almost every episode, even if it's only for a minute or two.

The fact that he is a fashion president makes me wonder if Greg's character will be gay. He has played gays before (3rd Rock From The Sun was just one example). Or, he could be more snarky and sarcastic, like how he often is in his roles. Or it could be something completely out of the box. The fact that in the pilot, Max hires a sandwich girl right on the spot makes me inclined to believe that the role will be less condescending, and more sweet.

But tell us your thoughts! What are your feelings towards this news? What do you think of the prospective story? Will you be watching it? And do you think Greg looks like a 'Max'?

Diane [userpic]
Welcome To Proopalicious - The Greg Proops Community!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at July 31st, 2008 (03:07 pm)
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current mood: chipper



Hey everyone! My name's Diane, I am the owner and moderator, and I'd just like to extend a very warm welcome to our current members, as well as all members in the future!

Proopalicious is a community for everything and anything Greg Proops. We are about all aspects of Greg's career - not just his work with Whose Line Is It Anyway?. From his standup to his voice work, to his improv and film and television appearances, we scope and snoop the latest and greatest on anything Gregory. We love Greg Proops, simple as that. If you love Greg too, then you are very welcome here. Any and all fans we heartily embrace - from the old diehards to the young newbies. So please, come and join us! We'd love to have you aboard!

For more information on this community, and what we accept and do not accept, please check out our Profile page!

Also, this community will be closely associated with Greg Proops Net. A lot of GPN updates and news snippets will be posted on here as well.

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