Neil Patrick Harris will appear on an episode of the next season of Sesame Street. He plays the Shoe Fairy – no word on when the episode will air, but the new season starts on August 11. You can see a clip, where Neil sings a song about shoes, here.
Neil is on the list of celebrity guests for IESB’s Comic Con party – the only way to get a ticket is to attend the Masters of the Web panel, where they’ll be giving away a very limited number of passes. The panel’s on Thursday at 10AM in room 32AB, for those of you who’ll be at Comic Con and want to try your luck. More information and the full guest list here.
As for the actual Comic Con schedule, NPH looks to be a very busy man: the cast of Dr. Horrible will be at the Joss Whedon panel (Friday, 1:30, Ballroom 20), and there’s a Harold and Kumar panel as well (Sunday, 12:00, Ballroom 20).
They’ll also be screening Dr. Horrible in its entirety – Friday night, 10:45, room 6B.
Capping off a remarkably slow news day, USA Today has an article on NPH. Here’s a safe teaser quote, with a mildly spoilery, more interesting quote after the jump:
He did have some standards when shooting the comedy’s fantasy equine scene: “They had (me) wearing a really crazy tie-dye sleeveless vest with fur on it. I said if I have to dress like a crazy man on top of a unicorn, I just think I’ll never hear the end of it. So I got to dress normally on top of a unicorn, to save face.” Continue reading →
Also, after NPH’s beheading on Ellen, she apparently got a lot of emails from concerned parents and upset kids who wanted proof that Neil hadn’t actually been killed. She addresses it in this video, starting at the 7:00 mark, by showing footage of him getting up after the trick.
NPH talked to the LA Times about butlers, Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, nightlife, and aging.
For my 30th birthday party my friends threw me a treasure hunt. I was sort of kidnapped by my friends and thrown in the trunk of a car. All day I had to accomplish tasks. . . . It was the coolest day of my life.
MTV talked to Neil about the difference between Neil Patrick Harris and “Neil Patrick Harris.” Here’s the video, but definitely read the interview as well – there’s some stuff that didn’t make the video.
He talked to MovieWeb about Harold and Kumar, mushrooms, and No Pants Day. [If you don't get to watch the video, you should at least know that NPH recommends sticking around until after the credits. And that he anticipates being pantsless for most of May.]
TV Appearances:: You’ve already missed it if you’re on the East Coast, but some of you can catch NPH on Regis and Kelly at 9 this morning. Jason is on Ellen at 4 [catch some if his appearance at ellen.warnerbros.com], and of course, Sandcastles in the Sand airs tonight. Speaking of which, here are some photos from the episode.
And now, a question for you guys – I’ve been posting a lot of Forgetting Sarah Marshall news and media. I try to narrow it down to the Segel-heavy stuff and avoid repeating the same junket interview fifty times – still, with the premiere last week and the release coming up, there’s been a lot of FSM stuff around. How much is too much for your taste?
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