Day: December 12, 2011

Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” video, re-enacted by SNL’s Taran Killam

One of the more interesting aspects of a week in the life of Saturday Night Live is the ritual of staying up all night Tuesday into Wednesday morning to write sketches in time for the weekly table read. With the original cast, this could include all sorts of drug use and sex in the office. With the 2011-2012 cast of season 37, it may include writers and cast members helping cast member Taran Killam re-enact the music video for “Call Your Girlfriend” by last week’s musical guest Robyn. Killam gets a little help from his friends, including Bobby Moynihan,...

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Pablo Francisco puts it all out there in “They Put it Out There”

Pablo Francisco is a whirling dervish of voices, noises, sound effects and impersonations. And on Francisco’s new CD/DVD, “They Put It Out There,” he puts it all out there. Before you can ask — Who is they, what did they put and where did they put it? — let’s take a look at a teaser trailer for the DVD. Roll it. He hypes up the audience from the start by acting out a techno DJ dance club and bombards them for the hour with sentences that often end in honks, beeps and other noises out of his mouth that bounce the...

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SNL’s Abby Elliott in Maxim

On the one hand, Saturday Night Live‘s Abby Elliott is young and attractive. Those are nice traits, we all agree. But on the other hand, pretty women in comedy focusing on the pretty part…well. Here we go again. Abby Elliott, daughter of Chris Elliott and granddaughter of Bob Elliott of old comedy duo Bob and Ray, appears in a photo spread in the January 2012 issue of Maxim, on sale this week. Va. Va. Voom. And click here for the behind-the-scenes video so fresh it’s still preparing for embeds. Roll it....

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Josh Gondelman, “Everything’s The Best!”

Josh Gondelman sincerely is one of the nicest people I know. Normally, in comedy circles, saying someone is nice is the “nice” way to say that person isn’t funny. Thankfully, though, Gondelman proves on his debut CD, “Everything’s The Best,” that he is an exception to this comedy rule. A former pre-school teacher who recently quit his day job to make the move from Boston to NYC, Gondelman certainly gives off the vibe of someone who appears safe and comfortable to people of all ages, including 3- and 4-year-olds. No matter what he says later during the set. And...

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