Day: July 19, 2013

Cristela Alonzo on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Cristela Alonzo will be in Montreal next week for the Just For Laughs comedy festival. Before heading north of the border, though, Alonzo stopped by Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to perform a bit of her stand-up comedy. A few bits, to be more precise; explaining the secret language to communicate with hot women, the sliding socio-economic scale of food allergies, and a pep talk from her immigrant mother. Roll the clip! (Alonzo’s segment begins at 33:20 of the full episode...

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Nine of the best comedic actors who starred as themselves in sitcoms, on playing themselves on TV

If you think it’s weird that Louis C.K.¬†and Matt LeBlanc are competing against each other again in the same Emmy Awards category for roles in which they play themselves, in name and essentially in spirit, in TV comedies, consider this: C.K. and LeBlanc were high-school classmates, too. Newton North High School (Newton, Mass.) Class of 1985. But acting as yourself is an odd duck of a role normally reserved for cameos in TV shows and movies. Seeing someone carry a sitcom for multiple seasons, in which fictional characters refer to that comedian or comedic actor by his or her...

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Adam Newman’s network TV debut on Late Show with David Letterman

Adam Newman made his network television debut last night on Late Show with David Letterman. Don’t take my word for it? Listen to Letterman himself make the introduction. Newman’s stand-up performance includes a discussion on former NBA star Dikembe Mutumbo, the joys of living in Brooklyn — unless you’re a lobster — and tandem skydiving, with a dog? Yes. With a dog. That’s not even the weirdest thing Newman has said today. It’s not like he had pictures of Jesus on all of his walls. That’s another guy. And that’s not the weird part. Let Adam Newman explain. Roll...

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