Day: March 12, 2012

Watch the return of Community live with Joel McHale at Carolines on Broadway

Community comes back from a brief hiatus this Thursday (March 15, 2012) to NBC’s lineup, and if you live in or near New York City, you can watch it live along with Jeff Winger himself. Joel McHale is performing one-night-only at Carolines on Broadway that night, with shows at 7 and 10 p.m. The 7 p.m. show will stop his stand-up precisely at 8:00 to screen the episode, “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts.” No word on whether McHale will provide live commentary during it, or afterward. Tickets for both shows at Carolines on Broadway begin at $43.75 (not including...

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BBC Radio to try U.S. version of “The News Quiz,” hosted by Lewis Black

You may be familiar with the NPR quiz-show staple, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” But in Britain, they’d already been having fun with the news on a weekly basis for two decades before “Wait Wait” with “The News Quiz.” And with the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign hitting full stride, the BBC has decided to try out an American version of its long-running news quiz satire programme. Caroline Raphael, BBC Radio 4’s commissioning editor for comedy and entertainment, told The Guardian: “This is the first time a US version has been made of one of our flagship Radio 4 comedy programmes....

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SNL #37.17 RECAP: Host Jonah Hill, musical guest The Shins

After the previous week’s Lindsay Lohan Zombie Apocalypse Experience, some armchair critics speculated that the SNL writing staff held back on their good ideas for this weekend’s episode with Jonah Hill. Well. Let’s see how that theory played out… We open cold not with Mitt Romney (hooray!!!) but with Rush Limbaugh, as played quite well by Taran Killam. The premise is that Limbaugh has to dig deep to find new sponsors after biggies such as AOL pulled out. That’s it. Funny for a second. But you kind of wished the sketch went somewhere after that. Killam was really good,...

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Hulu presents “A Day In The Life” of Marc Maron

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock kicks off the second season of his Hulu series, A Day in the Life, with a look at comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron. You’ll see Maron’s cats, his coffee-making prowess, his “cat garage” where he produces most episodes of WTF, including the first part of his talk with The Office‘s Mindy Kaling, and his love-hate-love relationship with The Comedy Store, where he has a set that night. As Hulu says, it’s intended for mature audiences. Are you mature enough for this? If so, roll it! Related: Coincidence? WTF with Marc Maron talks to...

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