Day: May 3, 2009

Etiquette advice, from Paul F. Tompkins

"Are you the table of bloggers and hotel concierges who do not want to be made fun of? Then you might not want to have conversations right in front of me, where I can see you." —Paul F. Tompkins, midway through his hour-plus set Sunday at Comix in NYC Tompkins also touched upon how not to react to well-wishers at a funeral, things to avoid doing (namely, napping and stealing) while working in video stores, what to do if you ever find yourself vomiting in a taxicab, and many other funny stories from his life in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and now New York City. The audience really took a turn for the weird, though, after the exchange above. But not with that table. Surprisingly? See, hear, more: PFT recently recorded a new CD, and you can also see him on your televisions most Friday nights on VH1's Best Week...

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Denis Leary talks “Inside the Actors Studio”

Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio takes a look at the career of Denis Leary on the episode that debuts Monday, May 4. Through his FX series, Rescue Me, Leary arguably has managed to have a more successful second career as an actor after his first career as a stand-up comedian. After the jump, I've posted a few bonus clips from Leary's episode, one in which he reveals how he had to talk about sex with his sexy Catholic school nun; one about his hockey team's name; and how he'd like to die while laughing and having sex at the same time. Denis Leary learns about sex from Sister Sharon: Denis Leary says the only thing better than literally dying laughing would be to die while laughing while in the middle of having sex. Seriously: Denis Leary's hockey team has two names. The first "official" name hearkens back to Roxbury. The "unofficial" name sounds more like what you thought the official name would be, considering Leary's comedy...

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