Day: April 19, 2008

Chevy Chase & Dave Chappelle, together (finally)?!

Warm temperatures, a full moon and Friday night meant you just knew that everyone would be out and about in New York City. After catching some live comedy around the city, I settled in for some people-watching outside the Comedy Cellar. Among the people watched last night, Chevy Chase with his wife and one of his daughters, who walked past around 1 a.m. Ardie Fuqua, hosting the Cellar last night, excitedly exclaimed, "It’s Chevy Chase," and ran over to shake his hand. Chase and crew kept walking, though. And it turns out Chase already had his fill of comedy for the evening, considering he made an impromptu appearance and performance earlier at the Comedy Village, all to see Dave Chappelle. The Comedy Village is thrilled about this because they usually have barkers at the sidewalk corners trying to get passersby to pay a visit, and saying you had Chappelle and Chase in your club last night is a nice feat. Anyhow. According to comedian/eyewitness Maria Shehata, Chappelle had the mic and began poking fun at someone who just entered the club, saying to him: "Did you say you had herpes? Did you just walk into a comedy club and announce you have herpes?" The club’s staff replied first: "It’s Chevy Chase!" This naturally got the audience even more excited than they were. Chase approached Chappelle and the two shook...

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Video preview: John Oliver’s Terrifying Times

Comedy Central released a few video clips to tease John Oliver’s hourlong special, Terrifying Times, which debuts at 10 p.m. Sunday. I can tell you that even before the editing, Oliver’s special is something special, and prove it because here are my notes from attending the taping earlier this year. The reviews from the mainstream media are, well, mixed?! A guy from the New York Times essentially yawns. The Detroit News found Oliver quite cheeky. The AP focuses in on this bit about how a soundtrack can make all the difference. Roll the...

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