Day: April 7, 2009

Unwigged and Unplugged: On Tour! (Spinal Tap + A Mighty Wind)

Demand has been so strong for "Unwigged and Unplugged," the concert tour featuring Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean performing songs from both This is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind, that they've added a second date to their upcoming NYC appearances May 26-27 at the Beacon Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday for the second NYC show, but are available for most other Unwigged and Unplugged concerts across North America, which begins April 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and runs through the end of May. The trio will appear tonight on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, too. Here is a clip of them talking about their tour from the April 1 edition of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: After the jump, a longer teaser of the trio performing a medley of their hits live in concert at the press conference announcing their tour...

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Jay Leno’s two free arena shows in Detroit

The NCAA Final Four is leaving Detroit today, and in comes Jay Leno (on a break from Tonight Show tapings) to perform two nights of free shows at the nearby Palace of Auburn Hills, in the suburbs where the Detroit Pistons play. All of the free tickets have been snapped up for Leno's attempt to cheer up the people who live in the heart of the flailing auto industry. It's "Jay's Comedy Stimulus Plan." Get it? Today's Detroit News points out that Leno is only the eighth stand-up comedian to play The Palace. Can you guess the others? Probably not, because it's quite the assortment: Bill Cosby, Jackie Mason, Andrew "Dice" Clay, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Dane Cook, and Howie Mandel. The King of The Palace? Mandel has played six dates at the arena, because this is Howie Do It. Insert your own groan...

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