Day: December 5, 2013

10 Promotional Opportunities Ron Burgundy Turned Down For Anchorman 2

Will Ferrell was scheduled to appear today as guest anchor Ron Burgundy on ESPN’s SportsCenter. He’s shown above in a pre-recorded interview with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (who owns Papa John’s franchises and has been a spokesman for DirecTV, Buick, ESPN, Gatorade, Reebok, Sprint, MasterCard, Oreo and more). Previously: Ron Burgundy anchors the local news; Ron Burgundy’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch ice cream for Ben & Jerry’s; Ron Burgundy sells the Dodge Durango. Anchorman 2 opens Dec. 18,...

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HBO to air Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” in 2014

If you feel like you’ve missed out already on Billy Crystal’s revival of his one-man show on Broadway, 700 Sundays, then don’t worry so long as you have HBO in 2014. The autobiographical show — written by Crystal along with Alan Zweibel — returned to Broadway last month and runs through Jan. 5, 2014, at the Imperial Theatre (tickets). HBO will tape two of the final performances on Jan. 3-4. It’s directed by Des McAnuff, and executive produced by Billy Crystal and David Steinberg. “Billy Crystal has been a beloved member of the HBO family for more than three...

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Charlie Murphy on The Arsenio Hall Show

Charlie Murphy and Arsenio Hall go way back — of course, Arsenio co-starred in multiple movies with Charlie’s brother, Eddie, during the 1980s — so when Charlie performed stand-up on Wednesday night’s episode of The Arsenio Hall Show, he also spent some time on the sofa doing panel with the late-night TV host. Charlie Murphy revealed that he only really tried his hand at stand-up comedy in his 40s, after Chappelle’s Show had ended and the rest of the cast went out on the road. Before that experience, he had worked as Eddie’s security guy. Last night’s gig went...

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Josh Blue on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Josh Blue, past winner on Last Comic Standing, appeared on Monday night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. What’s he been up to since then? Well, for one thing, Blue has a wife and kids. She’s Japanese. They’re a lot of things. Check multiple boxes on your demographic forms. Visiting his in-laws obviously is quite a trip. Roll the clip! (Ferguson introduces Blue at about 34:34 of the full...

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