Day: February 21, 2010

Chris Gethard hosts a show in his NYC apartment, with SNL’s Seth Meyers and Kung Fu Monkeys

Some comedians are content to perform in comedy clubs and theaters, perhaps even alt-rooms such as bars and rock clubs. Chris Gethard is a little bit different. In the past year, this skilled Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre performer has taken fans along on a full-day bus tour to see the places he talks about in his stories, invited select fans to his parents house for a sleepover, and yesterday, held a "secret show" in his Queens apartment. Did I mention his guests yesterday were Saturday Night Live head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers, and music performed acoustically by Kung Fu Monkeys? Here's a picture someone snapped from inside the secret show. Gethard told me today: "Seth was the guest, Kung Fu Monkeys (who play all my shows and are great) were the band, and everything went great! I think people had a good time – I just hope it was worth the trip to Queens. Now I gotta get to work organizing March's show!" That would be his monthly variety showcase, The Chris Gethard Show, at the UCB Theatre. For March, he's bringing in a comedy nerd all the way from Ohio named Mitchell Stephen Fesh. No word yet on whether Sean Combs — aka Diddy aka Puffy Puff Daddy — will be able to make it to this show. Previously: Chris Gethard asked Diddy on Christmas...

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30 Rock, Modern Family among 2010 WGA winners

The Writers Guild of America held their annual awards in simultaneous ceremonies last night in New York City and Los Angeles, with 30 Rock and Modern Family both bringing home two awards each among comedies. The ceremonies also included special awards, previously announced, for Larry David as well as Alan Zweibel and Gary David Goldberg. Here is the list of comedy writing winners from the 2010 WGA Awards. Full list here. COMEDY SERIES: 30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Donald Glover, Steve Hely, Matt Hubbard, Dylan Morgan, Paula Pell, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield; NBC NEW SERIES: Modern Family, Written by Paul Corrigan, Sameer Gardezi, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Dan O ' Shannon, Brad Walsh, Caroline Williams, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker; ABC EPISODIC COMEDY: **TIE** Apollo, Apollo‚Äù (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC ‚ÄúPilot‚Äù (Modern Family), Written by Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd; ABC COMEDY / VARIETY ‚Äì (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES (**TIE**) Saturday Night Live, Head Writer: Seth Meyers, Writers Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketch by Adam McKay, Andrew Steele; NBC The Daily...

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