Hubbell Palmer is a name that you should get to know if you enjoy comedy. I first came across the amazing work of this funny actor in what is shaping up to be one of my favorite movies of the 21st century, "The Sasquatch Gang." A line at the end of the film refers back to a short movie that Palmer made about living the dream of being a flippin' massage therapist to the stars. "The Sasquatch Gang" is comedy gold.
Look closely and you'll find several connections between "The Sasquatch Gang" and "Napoleon Dynamite." When you use your noggin to make the connection you will come to be less than surprised to learn that Hubbell Palmer-the guy who zeroes in on the overweight Hobie in "The Sasquatch Gang" to such uncomfortably endearing brilliance-had a hand in writing the late, lamented, uncompromising and underappreciated animated series based on "Napoleon Dynamite."
If you have not had the pleasure of catching "The Sasquatch Gang" and the performance of Justin Long that was criminally overlooked by those flippin' geniuses at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences then you might have been fortunate enough to catch Hubbell Palmer in a much larger role---and that's not a snarky comment on his girth-a movie titled "Humble Pie."
Here is where Palmer really made an impact. This low-key indie film that includes not one single car crash or exploding building is about a grossly overweight gentle giant who dreams of being an actor. Palmer wrote and starred in this film and took home a number of minor awards by people who apparently know more about comedic film than Oscar voters. ("The Artist"? Really?)
Please, do Hubbell Palmer and yourself a solid by doing everything you can to turn this multi-talented young man into a force to be reckoned with in the world of comedy movies. Consider it your penance for turning Danny McBride into a force to be reckoned with in the world of comedy movies if nothing else.
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