Month: November 2013

SNL #39.7 RECAP: Host Josh Hutcherson, musical guest Haim

Hey, what’s the biggest movie in America this weekend? The new Hunger Games? Great. Let’s get the star of that to host Saturday Night Live. What, Jennifer Lawrence isn’t available again? Let’s get the other guy. How about the other other guy. The one who appeals to teen girls. The other one. Alright, perfect. And a band named after the late Corey Haim would be great. Wait. What’s that? The rock trio are sisters who actually are named Haim? Oh, alright. Let’s do this anyhow. The mood is set for this week’s SNL. We opened cold with a fake...

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Reviewed: Bill Cosby, “Far From Finished” (Comedy Central) CD/DVD

When we first see Bill Cosby in his element again, performing stand-up comedy on our TV screens at his current age of 76, he’s letting us know we’re in the right place. He’s in Cerritos, Calif. We’re tuned in on Comedy Central. Comedy Central? Cosby notes quickly that his friends wondered why he’d ever perform a show for that cable channel. “They said, ‘Is this a new Comedy Central?'” No. Not new. Nor is it a new Cos. No cursing. How could Cos speak to the kids without cursing? He explained you mostly play by the rules. Mostly. “You...

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Adrienne Iapalucci’s late-night debut on Late Show with David Letterman

Adrienne Iapalucci made her late-night TV debut on Friday night’s episode of Late Show with David Letterman. Iapalucci’s darkly dry humor killed with the CBS studio audience, and afterward, Letterman gave Iapalucci and NYC comedy club The Stand a double dose of plugs by having her sit on the couch with him for the good-night segment at the end of the show. Roll the...

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Meet Me In New York: Joe Machi

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Reviewed: Sarah Silverman’s “We Are Miracles” (HBO)

Sarah Silverman does not Google herself for reviews or critiques that twist her words around in or out of context. “I guess that could get frustrating, but I can’t take any of it very seriously,” Silverman said Wednesday night during a 92nd Street Y talk with Andy Borowitz. “I tell myself and my friends – who are all comedians as well, mostly – you’re the only one Googling you. So relax! And you’re certainly the only one Googling you and sorting it by date. So it’s not as bad as you think. The world is, there’s other things going...

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