Day: February 1, 2013

Hari Kondabolu responds to U.S. Senator’s charges about State Department comedy trip

If you didn’t watch all of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s testimony before the U.S. Senate committee that asked hours upon hours of questions about Benghazi recently, then you may have glossed over a moment in which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) interrogated Clinton about a State Department trip that spent $100,000 sending comedians to India. Benghazi is located on the coast of Libya in North Africa. A continent away from India. But Paul’s questioning of “Make Chai Not War,” the January 2012 stand-up tour of India sponsored by the U.S. State Department, hit home with Hari Kondabolu, because Kondabolu was...

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Ticket giveaway: Stephen Tobolowsky book reading, “Groundhog Day” screening at 92YTribeca

Happy Groundhog Day Eve, everybody! What better way to ring in February as a comedy fan than by recognizing the 20th anniversary of the movie, Groundhog Day, as well as one of our finest character actors, Stephen Tobolowsky? You can do both by getting tickets to see Tobolowsky when he visits 92YTribeca in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. He’ll interact with fans in two separate events that evening. First, at 7 p.m., Tobolowsky will read stories from his book, The Dangerous Animals Club, about his life and career in show business, already appearing in more than...

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30 Rock’s Liz Lemon lives on as Ben & Jerry’s fro-yo flavor

When Ben & Jerry’s announced earlier this week that it’d unveil a new ice cream flavor for NBC’s 30 Rock, in fans came up with all sorts of guesses based on foods shown and mentioned during the sitcom’s seven-season run, from cute to clever to too cute by half. The much simpler answer stared right back at them: Liz Lemon. Liz Lemon forever, meet Liz Lemon fro yo. Neither 30 Rock nor Liz Lemon ever were trendy, but as the award-winning sitcom went off the air Thursday night, its protagonist as played by its star and creator, Tina Fey,...

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