Day: November 20, 2011

SNL #37.7 RECAP: Host Jason Segel, musical guest Florence and the Machine

Jason Segel has brought the Muppets back into our pop culture discussion with the new movie he wrote for them that premieres this Thanksgiving, and he seems like a nice enough guy in his own TV and film performances. But is he the kind of guy who shines in live sketch comedy? Let’s get to the recap… We open cold with an ad or PSA from the Mitt Romney campaign, designed to show that the GOP’s frontrunner who never seems to be seen as the frontrunner is just as entertaining as his more, well, headline-making candidates — even if...

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Showtime changes name of David Steinberg/Steve Carell documentary series to “Inside Comedy,” announces air dates

David Steinberg’s latest comedian interview show — with Steve Carell on-board with him as a fellow executive producer — has a new name, Inside Comedy, and a debut date on Showtime (Jan. 26, 2012). With ten, half-hour episodes, the series will have Steinberg interviewing comedians one-on-one. But with so many more than ten comedians listed in the various press releases — as well as Steinberg’s own photo collection from behind the scenes — I wonder how deep the conversations are going to get. The list of comedians interviewed include Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Don Rickles,...

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