Day: December 22, 2008

A Christmas Aimee Mann Video Carol Thing

Aimee Mann not only befriends comedians, but she also tours with them, and stars in comedy videos with them. Behold, all ye triumphant souls, and God bless us, everyone, for this four-parter take on A Christmas Carol. "A Christmas Carol spoof? Really? Yes. That's what we're doing." (thanks for finding this, Videogum!). Featuring Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, John Krasinski, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, John C. Reilly, Grant Lee Phillips, and Paul F. Tompkins. Directed by Tim Heidecker. Ah, technology! Furthermore: Continue watching part two here. Continue watching part three here. Continue watching part four...

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Alan Colmes returns to stand-up roots?!

Comedy club holiday parties are always a little more surreal than your typical company party, and last night's celebration at the Comic Strip Live certainly was no exception. Weird enough that this moment likely might not even make the top five oddities of the evening: Alan Colmes, sans Sean Hannity, showed up and stood in the lobby conveniently (coincidentally, I firmly believe, maybe) with his 1980s headshot hanging on the wall behind him. I could not stay long enough to ask Colmes if, upon leaving FOX News and Hannity & Colmes, he plans on returning to the stand-up stage. I'm guessing he just enjoys a good ol' comedy club party as much as the rest of us. But who were the rest of us last night,...

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