Day: April 2, 2008

Bierko shrugs off Benincasa

New York magazine talked to Craig Bierko about his bathing show on Super Deluxe and whether he should invite Tub Talk’s Sara Benincasa on his program. Bierko said, um, no. Apparently, she’s not big enough of a star to get in Bierko’s bathtub. Previous coverage here and...

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All hail the King of Miami

Early this morning, Dave Hill sent out a note to his friends and fans to say that his MOJO High-Def cable show, The King of Miami, would not return for a second season. And a nation mourns. Or…wait. We can still watch the first season online, thanks to Hulu? Great! The original episodes sometimes still pop up on TV. In New York City, MOJO costs a few bucks extra on Time Warner, but it’s part of the cable package with Comcast, where I saw it originally in Boston. This episode reappeared while visiting my family over Easter, and still holds up as an historical document for anyone looking to take over Miami by land, by air and by sea....

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Page Six jumps on Dane Cook bashwagon

This wasn’t an April Fool’s joke, as the New York Post‘s Page Six made Dane Cook its lead item on Tuesday with the banner headline, "Seriously, This Guy Isn’t Funny." They report on the ongoing Unfunniest Comic bracket contest conducted up in Boston by radio jocks Toucher & Rich (which I documented on Saturday after reading it on Gawker, where Page Six also probably picked up on it). Page Six goes on to lump some odd diva allegations on Cook. The backlash against Cook, who remains hugely popular as a touring standup comedian if not entirely successful on the big screen, isn’t altogether surprising. But what continues to surprise me is how it’s a Boston radio station that’s going after its own homegrown star, who has sold out Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden on his past two tours. You’d think more than a few of Cook’s fans also listen to the station (WBCN-FM). Here’s the quote from WBCN-FM afternoon radio jock Fred Toucher: "We were talking about how people laugh out loud at nonsense and Dane is a good example of that," Toucher told Page Six. "We’d listen to him and at the end of four minutes he’d change subjects, and that was it. We couldn’t figure out when the joke was. "And he’s actually hated. People don’t hate others they way they do him. At least Foxworthy panders to...

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