Day: December 19, 2012

From Nick Kroll’s “Kroll Show,” Bobby Bottleservice makes you five festive holiday cocktails

Nick Kroll’s new sketch comedy series, Kroll Show, debuts Jan. 16, 2013, on Comedy Central. Warm up for that, and warm up for the holidays with a customized Christmas (or Hanukkah) drink! Comedy Central’s official holiday greeting for 2012 is an interactive party with Kroll’s character, Bobby Bottleservice, as he lays some lines on you and offers to make you a cocktail. You have five choices. Here are the recipes. You’ll have to make them yourselves and tell me which ones taste best. I’m opting for the non-alcoholic egg nog this season. Then again, no. Maybe no egg nog...

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“A Christmas Story” added to National Film Registry, joining American comedy movies now in a league of their own

Just in time for its annual Christmas Day marathon TV airing, A Christmas Story has joined the illustrious list of movies added to the National Film Registry, a division of the Library of Congress. “These films are not selected as the best American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture,” Librarian of Congress James M. Billington said in a statement released Wednesday morning. “They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation.” And in an equally symbolic move, the Registry also has added A League of Their Own to...

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RIP “Jet Set” Hudson of Workaholics

The cast and crew of Comedy Central’s hit Workaholics reported yesterday that Jet Set Hudson, who played a recurring character on the series, has died. The L.A. Department of Coroner confirmed to E! News that Hudson was found dead in his car in front of a gas station shortly after midnight on Dec. 14. Unofficial reports of a heart attack are pending an autopsy. His age was not immediately known. The statement from Workaholics Tumblr page: I’m very sad to report that we’ve lost a member of the Workaholics family.   Jet Set Hudson passed away late last week,...

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Comedy Headlines for 12/19/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Craiggers?! Is Craig Kilborn really coming back to TV after all of these years? Kilborn, the original host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show (before Jon Stewart) and CBS’ Late Late Show (before Craig Ferguson) has shot a talk-show pilot for CNN. Jay Mohr wrote on his Twitter feed last night that he had “DREAM GIG.” Turns out that gig is sports-talk on the radio, middays, starting on Jan. 2, 2013, with FOX Sports Radio. Jay Mohr Sports will air live weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. ET. Mohr is managed by Barry Katz. No...

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Review: Maria Bamford, “the special special special!”

Performing stand-up comedy in front of an audience of two exclusively made up of your parents while cookies bake and pugs run loose sounds like the fever dream of a an eccentric homeless man coming down with influenza. I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed a homeless person’s thoughts, though, so such a scenario must actually have something to do with real comedy and not the nightmares of a sick hobo. These are the circumstances of Maria Bamford’s new special, the special special special! (not the homeless guy thing, but the other stuff). Bamford’s comedy is already quite surreal in its own right....

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