In the shocking and hilarious, no-holds barred sketch movie InAPPropriate Comedy, a computer tablet full of the world’s most hilariously offensive apps and a cast of stars break through the borders of political correctness, stirring up cultural anarchy and pure offensiveness along the way.
InAPPropriate Comedy stars Academy award-winner Adrien Brody as “Flirty Harry,” a tough, no-nonsense cop with a soft middle and a flare for fashion; Rob Schneider in a dual role as both a sleazy, horny psychologist and a curmudgeonly porn critic alongside his enthusiastic counterpart Michelle Rodriguez; Lindsay Lohan living out her fantasy of taking an ultimate revenge on the salivating paparazzi who haunt her, and Ari Shaffir as “The Amazing Racist,” whose hilariously offensive hidden- camera encounters with members of different ethnic and minority groups push everyone’s buttons. The film is directed by Vince Offer of “ShamWow!” fame, from a script by Vince Offer, Ari Shaffir and Ken Pringle. InAPPropriate Comedy is produced by Ken Pringle and Robert B. Shapiro through Offer’s production company Square One Entertainment.
ADRIEN BRODY (“Flirty Harry”) The son of a professor who lost family members during the Holocaust, Adrien Brody won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of real-life Holocaust survivor Wladislaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski's The Pianist. He is to-date the youngest person to have won the Oscar in that category. His performance also earned him Best Actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics, and nominations for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards. He was also bestowed with the Cesar Award, France's equivalent of the Oscar - the only non-French citizen to do so.
Recent films include Detachment and the Academy award-winning Midnight in Paris; other films include Peter Jackson’s high-profile remake of the classic King Kong, Robert Rodriguez’s sci-fi blockbuster Predators, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village, Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line, Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam, Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom, Allen Coulter's Hollywoodland; Steven Soderbergh's King Of The Hill and Darnell Martin's Cadillac Records. He is currently filming The Third Man alongside Liam Neeson and James Franco.
ROB SCHNEIDER (“Psychologist / DJ”) is an Emmy-nominated actor, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, directing, producing and writing. He will soon be heard in the animated films Norm of the North as “Norm” for Lionsgate, Noah’s Ark: The Beginning as “Zed” opposite Michael Keaton and Ben Kingsley and The Reef 2: High Tide as “Narissa” opposite Busy Philipps and Jamie Kennedy. He recently starred in the hit Grown Ups for Sony Pictures and The Chosen One, a drama he co-wrote, co-produced and starred in as a man whose life changes after reaching the end of his rope.
Schneider is well known for his longtime relationship with Adam Sandler and Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison. Schneider has starred in several Happy Madison projects, including Bedtime Stories, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, The Benchwarmers, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, Eight Crazy Nights, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds. Also for Happy Madison, Schneider co-wrote and starred in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick and The Animal.
After a nearly twenty year break, Schneider recently made a return to stand-up comedy. Schneider began writing jokes as a teenager, appearing at local venues in and around San Francisco. After opening for comedians such as Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, he made his major network television debut in 1987 on “The David Letterman Show.” In 1990 Lorne Michaels saw Schneider’s appearance on HBO’s “13th Annual Young Comedians Special” and hired him to be a regular on “Saturday Night Live.” During his four seasons at “SNL,” Schneider was nominated for three Emmys and a Peabody Award.
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ (“Harriet”) is a versatile actress known for the ability to combine her “tough girl” physicality with a natural beauty and unforced sex appeal. Rodriguez was most recently seen in Resident Evil: Retribution opposite Milla Jovovich for Screen Gems. She recently completed filming Left Turn for director Mauricio Marin in which she stars opposite Danny Trejo; and is gearing up to star in The Fast and the Furious 6 with Jason Statham and Vin Diesel; and Turbo, for which she will lend her voice along with veteran actors Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti and Ryan Reynolds. Other recent works include the blockbuster Battle: Los Angeles opposite Aaron Eckhart, Robert Rodriguez’s box office hit Machete opposite Robert De Niro, and a starring role in James Cameron’s record-breaking sci-fi epic Avatar, which has taken in over $2.7 billion dollars worldwide to date.
Born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez in Bexar County, Texas, Rodriguez worked as an extra for two years satisfying her curiosity about movie making. After that she decided to pursue acting and landed her first audition from an ad she spotted in Backstage West and soon she was acting in the hit indie film The Girlfight, a role which garnered Rodriguez numerous awards and much critical acclaim. More surprisingly, it was just her second audition that led to her landing a starring role in the film that launched her career, the adrenaline-charged mega-hit The Fast and the Furious, opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.
LINDSAY LOHAN began her career at age three as a model at the Eileen Ford Agency, and made appearances in over 60 television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's and Jell-O. In 1998, Lohan was hand-picked by Oscar-nominated writer Nancy Meyers to play estranged twin sisters in The Parent Trap, a remake of the 1961 hit of the same name; the film earned her widespread critical acclaim and a Young Artist Award for “Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film,” as well as Blockbuster Entertainment and Young Star Award nominations. After signing a three-movie contract with Disney, she was soon cast opposite Jamie Lee Curtis for another Disney pic, Freaky Friday; the film was a huge hit (generating over $160 million in worldwide box office receipts) and critics were spellbound by the delightful performance from Lohan. In addition, Lohan won the 2004 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female, as well as a Saturn Award nomination and another Young Artist Award nomination. Lohan would later take on the role of “Lola” in the comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, and her next project, Mean Girls, saw her reunite with Freaky Friday director Mark Waters. Written by "Saturday Night Live" scribe Tina Fey, the high- school comedy-drama opened to glowing reviews and grossed $86 million in the US. This earned her status as a bankable actress, and a salary of $7.5 million for the Donald Petrie romantic comedy Just My Luck.
Other recent films include Robert Rodriguez’s hit action film Machete; the Disney fantasy adventure Herbie: Fully Loaded, the critically acclaimed A Prairie Home Companion; Chapter 27, the film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon, and Georgia Rule, directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman. She can currently be seen playing iconic Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime original movie Liz & Dick; she also be seen next in a starring role in the upcoming installment of the hit comedy Scary Movie franchise.
ARI SHAFFIR (“Amazing Racist” / Writer) is a distinguished Jewish- American standup comedian & actor in Los Angeles who has made several television appearances, including TBS’s Minding the Store, ESPN Classics’ Cheap Seats, and dozens of national commercials. He was also one of the few comics handpicked to appear in HBO’s Down And Dirty with Jim Norton, and recently appeared in an episode of Comedy Central’s Jon Benjamin Has a Van. It’s the 21st century online world of social media, however, where Shaffir has made his biggest impact, however; his unique brand of comedy has garnered millions of fans and made him one of the hottest online comedians today, with an estimated 30+ million views on YouTube to date!
Born in New York in 1974 and raised in Maryland, Shaffir has been pursuing his passion for comedy since his early twenties. In 1999 he attended The University of Maryland, where he received his B.A. in English and later attended Yeshiva (a private Jewish University). At twenty-five he moved out west with his roommate, where he drove up and down the Sunset Strip looking for The Laugh Factory. He instead found The Comedy Store. After working as a doorman, Shaffir was eventually ushered in to a fraternity of comedians, and has since gone on to tour nationally with former host of NBC’s “Fear Factor”, Joe Rogan. Shaffir’s first love is stand up. He describes his comedy as “a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets.” A regular at all of the major comedy hotspots in Los Angeles, including The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory (he eventually found it), Shaffir warns audiences that his performances are not for the “easily offended,” or those who “hate fun.” Since the start of his career Shaffir has continued to attract fans, controversy, and a large number of followers.
VINCE OFFER (Writer / Director) In Hollywood, most entertainers have to pitch themselves to the directors to get anywhere; in the case of Vince Offer, he’s a director who does the pitching himself - and his fans can’t get enough of it.
Offer, who is better known to viewers around the world as “The ShamWow guy”, is a legend in the infomercial business and a cult icon; the creator of classic late-night infomercial fare for top-selling products such as the ShamWow!, the Slap Chop and the Schticky, Offer’s frenetic energy and uniquely abrasive manner have made him a viral sensation, with countless millions of views on YouTube, and the subject of popular comedy parodies on shows such as Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show.
Offer first honed his skills in the world of public access, creating skits that caught the attention of In Living Color producer Tamara Rawitt, who asked Offer to try his hand at writing sketches for the show. Today, Offer’s services are a popular commodity among Hollywood’s edgier celebrities; the rapid-fire random banter of his infomercial spots was recently paid homage by rap superstar Snoop Dogg in Katy Perry’s mega-hit single “California Girls”, and music legend Eminem personally sought Offer out to direct the promo video for his new album “Recovery”; the video premiered during the NBA Finals, and as is often the case with Offer’s works, the video quickly went viral to become one of the hottest YouTube hits of the year. Since then, Offer recently made a cameo appearance in Adam Sandler’s comedy Jack & Jill, and Sony Pictures put him on the popular television show Breaking Bad, finally revealing once and for all the answer to the question fans had been asking for four seasons: What does Walter watch on television when he’s cooking meth? (The answer: Offer’s late-night “Schticky” infomercials!)
KEN PRINGLE (Writer / Producer) “High-energy”, “Hilarious” and, most often, “So true!” – these are some of the most common terms fans have used again and again to describe Ken’s popular and personal brand of geek-flavored stand-up comedy, where he has worked with top-name talents including Adam Sandler, Dane Cook and Nick Swardson. A young television veteran, Ken has appeared on multiple shows, including MTV‘s Yo Momma, Spike TV‘s I Hate My Job and TLC‘s Fakin’ It, as well the 2011 festival hit L.A. Paranormal, and his signature comedy style has appeared in writing for numerous other studio projects at FOX, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., and Sony Interactive, as well as writing for other famous stand-up comedians, including contestants on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and special appearances at the legendary Friars’ Club roasts. In late 2009, New Wave Dynamics released Ken’s debut comedy album “Got Game”, where it has become a popular download on iTunes. To help promote the double-platinum-selling album “Recovery”, Ken both co-wrote AND appeared in rapper Eminem‘s “EmWow” video alongside “ShamWow” pitchman Vince Offer; the spot premiered during the NBA Finals on NBC and quickly. More recently, Ken co-wrote and produced Offer’s latest infomercial comedy sensation “Schticky”, which has gone on garner millions of views online - and millions of dollars in international sales!
ROBERT B. SHAPIRO (Producer) With his extensive knowledge of finance and production in the worlds of film and television, Robert B. Shapiro has built his career to producer status touting a resume filled with domestic and international success. His work in feature films, TV, animation, documentaries, live action and commercials has enabled him to work for a host of high profile companies including Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, Miramax, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Lifetime, Showtime, Viacom, ABC, NBC, CBS and E! Entertainment among others. Robert Shapiro got his first break as an Assistant Accountant on the critically acclaimed Wild at Heart with David Lynch and attributes that experience to his falling in love with the business. Recent projects include the hit reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the documentary Kevorkian and the comedy film Cougar Hunting; other films include Baby Geniuses with Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd; 100 Mile Rule with Maria Bello; The Secret Life of Girls starring Linda Hamilton and Eugene Levy; Wishmaster 2 starring Paul Johansson, and To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday with Peter Gallagher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Claire Danes. Shapiro prides himself in his flexibility as a producer, having worked successfully with a number of incentive states and countries and in some of the most adverse filming conditions. In 2006, while working as Line Producer and Production Manager on The Last Time with Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser, Shapiro brilliantly managed to relocate the entire shoot from New Orleans to California only 18 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit and had the production up and running in a mere 96 hours.