Day: August 21, 2013

Reunited: Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog in another round of “Dueling Banjos”

If you’re going to watch Steve Martin play the banjo, better to have him play “Dueling Banjos” with someone equally as compelling and fun. You know, like Kermit the Frog. In this new Funny or Die exclusive, we see Steve and Kermit get their jam on. Who ya got?! Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog in "Dueling Banjos" from Steve Martin If memory serves you correctly, you had seen this before. A long time ago, in an entertainment world a generation away, Martin appeared on The Muppet Show, and played a bit of “Dueling Banjos” with the band for...

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2013 Shortlist for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards: Short on Yanks

We know we’re in the final days and nights of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe when the awards shortlist is released, and that just happened today. So here they are, your shortlisted nominees for the 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards! Best Comic / Comedy Show For the funniest, most outstanding, up-and-coming comic / comedy show/ act at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The prize is £10,000. 2013 Nominees: Bridget Christie – A Bic for Her Carl Donnelly: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly! Volume V James Acaster – Lawnmower Max and Ivan: The Reunion Mike Wozniak – Take The Hit Nick...

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John Wing’s quarterfinal performance on America’s Got Talent 2013

John Wing may have made some dumb decisions earlier in his life, but he made a very smart one last night on live primetime network television. With only a couple of minutes to impress the judges and live audiences in Radio City Music Hall (and everywhere watching on NBC), Wing picked a strong, steady closer to hammer home his prowess as a stand-up comedian. Give ’em a point of view and a catchphrase that’s not even a catchphrase, but equally as memorable. All four judges on America’s Got Talent — Howie Mandel, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howard Stern...

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