Day: October 4, 2013

Erin Foley, now gluten-free, on Conan

Have you ever asked someone “How are you?” only to immediately regret finding out the answer? Erin Foley feels your pain. In this stand-up performance on Thursday night’s Conan on TBS, Foley also fills you in on how she’s doing, which includes a lot of fun or not-so-fun facts about gluten. And if you’re also allergic to gluten, no need to let her know about it. She knows. Oh. She knows. Roll the...

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Deadline to donate, win a chance to tell stories with the stars via Omaze, Young Storytellers Foundation

Want a chance to visit Los Angeles and perform alongside¬†Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rashida Jones, Max Greenfield, John Cho, and The Sklar Brothers? Don’t worry. You don’t have to write your own material: You’d be performing stories written by 5th graders. Make a $10 donation to the Young Storytellers Foundation via Omaze.com, and you could earn yourself: Flights to LA & 4-star hotel included for 2, to perform at the YSF’s Biggest Show on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Santa Monica The Young Storytellers Foundation provides resources for lacking Los Angeles public schools, with professional writers...

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FX’s “Louie” and the Case of TV’s Fake NYC Subway, solved? Randall’s Island Fire Academy Subway Simulator

Ever watch a sitcom that’s set in New York City and obviously filmed in the city, that takes you out of the element once they move to a subway platform or train that’s equally obviously not part of NYC’s MTA system? Sure. Plenty of times. Turns out that fake NYC subway you see in some TV shows and movies usually, in fact, is an official but rarely seen part of the mass transit system. Sometimes it’s one of the shuttle trains (there’s one that connects Times Square to Grand Central Station, for starters); previously, it had been set on...

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