Day: October 29, 2013

Joking for Two, Gigs for None? Veronica Mosey and the plight of the pregnant stand-up comedian

Veronica Mosey has amassed considerable credits and a reputation for not holding back with her feelings onstage. A fixture in the New York City comedy clubs and on the road, multiple guest spots opining on FOX News, performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Live at Gotham, daytime appearances with Oprah and Dr. Phil, and festivals across the country and internationally, from Montreal to Stockholm and the former HBO festivals in Aspen and Las Vegas. This was Mosey’s set six months ago performing on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV: But she didn’t experience the joy of impending motherhood...

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Bid to win the “Sexy Vagina” Halloween costume from The Daily Show. It’s for Charity. Whomever she is.

Can you outbid $910 to win and wear the “Sexy Vagina” costume this Halloween? That’s where things stood at 11:30 a.m. Eastern today, with a day and a few hours remaining in the eBay auction for the vagina, er, vulva, displayed by The Daily Show‘s correspondent Kristen Schaal during her report on the increasingly absurd Halloween costume choices facing our society. As @TheDailyShow announced on Twitter: “You can now buy Kristen Schaal’s vagina costume! The only legal way to pay for vagina outside of Nevada! For charity!” If you’re looking to win the auction, then you’ll want to know...

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Emile Hirsch to star as John Belushi in big-screen biopic

Emile Hirsch has been tapped to star as the late John Belushi in a planned biopic on the comedian who became a star as an original cast member on Saturday Night Live, the breakout supporting character of National Lampoon’s Animal House, and one-half of The Blues Brothers. Belushi died of a drug overdose in 1982 at the age of 33. A previous biopic of Belushi, Wired, based on Bob Woodward’s unauthorized biography, was panned by critics (as was the book by Belushi’s widow and surviving friends). This film, to be written and directed by Steve Conrad, is based on the...

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Team Coco celebrates 20 Years of Conan #Conan20

We first saw Conan O’Brien as a bona fide late-night TV talk-show host on NBC in September 1993. It’s never too late to celebrate a 20th anniversary, though, is it? That’s what Team Coco has decided, kicking off a weeklong celebration Monday night on TBS with plenty of clip packages from the NBC years and more to come tonight. Of course, there’s even more to look back upon wistfully and enjoy — for a limited time (these clips will disappear back into the vaults, as the Disney people liked to say in their ads, after Nov. 15, 2013) — at http://teamcoco.com/conan20. Such...

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It’s not HBO (any longer), it’s a movie, an Entourage movie

Eight seasons on HBO were not enough for the man-boys of Entourage. Director Doug Ellin and cast member Jerry Ferrara (“Turtle”) announced the news Monday via their Twitter feeds that the big-screen continuation to their cable TV series was all set and ready to proceed into production. Pretty much. From Ferrara: “I am proud to announce the #Entourage movie is officially a GO! Have to thank @wbpictures and @HBO for all the support to make this happen! On behalf of the 4 guys I wanna also thank the #entourage fans for the patience. The BOYS are BACK. ” it always works out.” And from Ellin: “It’s a...

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