Day: August 4, 2010

Casting Jeff Hiller in this American Airlines commercial was definitely a “win-win”

Last seen by me and possibly you last weekend performing with both Baby Wants Candy and Police Chief Rumble, Jeff Hiller also stars in this TV commercial seen by me and you and everyone else for American Airlines, in which he's a traveling salesman pitching what could only be described as a "win-win." Win-win! Roll it! Hiller also appears in this new ESPN ad for ESPN 3-D to promote the X...

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UCB works on opening “UC Beast” in the East Village, while The PIT eyes Algonquin Theater

TGIF was doubly so in a weirdly coincidental way this past Friday, as The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) announced it had acquired a new space just hours before the UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) started its 12th annual Del Close Marathon and updated everyone on the status of its expansion into the East Village. Let's break it down. The PIT put this news out on Friday via its Twitter: @ThePIT acquires new theater complex! 10k sq ft, 99+ seat theater, full bar/coffee shop, rehearsal spaces and offices! Follow The Fear! Sources close to The PIT who are on PIT house teams who edit comedy blogs wanted you to think they would be moving to Murray Hill, while sources close to my eyeballs and traverse the Gramercy or Kips Bay neighborhood see that The PIT already has its postcards in the front windows of The Algonquin Theater at 123 East 24th St., between Park and Lexington, which just so happens to have a 99-seat theater, full bar and rehearsal space. It looks really nice. And having traveled those blocks, I know it's close to the 6 and N/R stops at 23rd Street as well as Madison Square Park and the original Shake Shack. It's not close to the UCB and Magnet, so perhaps the PIT wants to prove itself on its own terms in its own neighborhood. Good for them. Now,...

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Mark your calendars: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival returning Sept. 16-19, 2010

This message showed up in my inbox today, and considering Eugene Mirman's "Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival" manages to rival many of the other comedy festivals out there, it's worth noting and marking said calendars. Sept. 16-19, 2010. Brooklyn, New York. I'm there. Wait. I'm here already. I'm here. Let's do this. No acts announced just yet, but The Bell House and Union Hall have the dates blocked out already for him. Stay tuned for...

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Will Ferrell’s recruitment video for the NYPD is clearly an NSFW promotion for “The Other Guys”

From what I hear, The Other Guys casts such a wide net into New York City that if you do not know a comedian in the film, then you do not know comedy. From what I see, this promotional clip for the movie stars star Will Ferrell as his character from the movie, a New York City police officer, trying to recruit new recruits for the NYPD. NSFW language ensues. Roll the...

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Preview one-liner quip clips from the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff

The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff taped on Sunday night in Los Angeles, and will air on Aug. 15, 2010, and to get us more interested in actually watching the darned thing, the network has produced some one-liner clips of quips from the dais. Would you like to see Seth MacFarlane do his "Stewie" voice to talk about Pam Anderson's breasts, or Whitney Cummings slam Lisa Lampanelli, or Lampanelli slam the Hoff, or Jerry Springer slam the Hoff, or Greg Giraldo and Jeffrey Ross take on MacFarlane? Well, then click click on this vid vids. We'll start with Ross, because he is our generation's Roastmaster, no matter what Comedy Central says, and since he takes down MacFarlane for something he should be taken down for, if he ever submits to a full Roast himself, so roll the clip! And here are the...

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