Day: March 27, 2013

Going Hollywood: Meet Fahim Anwar

People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York City may be the city everyone goes to make it there before making it everywhere, but Hollywood remains the place where stars are born and made. It’s Show Business, USA. This is a recurring feature, a complementary West Coast version of Meet Me In New York, The Comic’s Comic’s...

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Daniel Tosh hangs out with Carrot Top doing everyday tasks

A few years ago, Daniel Tosh invited Carrot Top on his hit Comedy Central show, Tosh.0, to give him a rubdown. Sounds weird, or just about right for a Tosh.0 premise. This week found the successful prop comedian born as Scott Thompson (never to be confused with Scott Thompson of Kids In the Hall, thanks to stage names) returning to hang out with Tosh in more typical everyday situations. They went grocery shopping, took out the trash, and filled up the gas tank. How do you think that went? Spend a few moments in Carrot Top’s shoes (or at...

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Emily Heller’s late-night TV debut on Conan

Emily Heller made her late-night TV debut last night on Conan. Heller, who also just debuted a new webseries through Above Average called “The Future” (in which she gives tarot card readings to funny friends), jokes here about her past — from school yearbook messages, her sudden onset insanity upon dating someone and misreading his text messages, and her ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend who thinks her life is like Sex and the City. Roll the...

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Ari Shaffir on co-writing and starring in “InAPPropriate Comedy”

If you saw InAPPropriate Comedy on the big screen over the weekend, then perhaps you were the person I saw and heard laughing, well, inappropriately in the cinema. The sketch comedy film grossed $156,414 in its opening weekend at the box office at 275 theaters nationwide, for an average of $569 per location. Not the worst-ever opening, but that’s like making bomb-ade out of a bomb. You mean people didn’t clamor to see Oscar-winner Adrien Brody spew homoerotic dialogue as a cop named “Flirty Harry,” or Michelle Rodriguez and Rob Schneider review porn movies while a guy masturbates into...

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