Day: June 19, 2014

Monty Python’s Live reunion finale in a cinema near you, or perhaps Sundance TV

If you didn’t book yourself a ticket for one of Monty Python’s 10 sold-out shows this July at The O2 Arena in London, then you’ll have to enjoy it from the comfort of your own home or local cinema. Which is a much more attainable goal. The Monty Python Live (Mostly) reunion shows begin July 1 and run July 1-5, then again July 15-20. You can check this updated list of cinemas to see who’ll be offering paid screenings of Monty Python’s finale on July 20. It looks as though screenings also will be held in the nights following...

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Ben and Jerry’s announces new Lazy Sunday and Gilly flavors as part of expanded SNL partnership

Live from New York and a Ben & Jerry‘s scoop shop near you, it’s new Saturday Night Live flavors! Lazy Sunday: Vanilla cake batter ice cream base with chocolate and yellow cupcake pieces & a chocolate frosting swirl. Inspired by The Lonely Island’s digital smash hit for SNL with the rapping duo of Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell. Gilly’s Catastrophic Crunch: Chocolate & sweet cream ice creams, with caramel clusters, fudge-covered almonds & a marshmallow swirl. Inspired by the mischievous character created by Kristen Wiig for SNL. “Our fans have a great sense of humor and we share their...

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The Comedy Cellar has initiated a fund-raiser for Ardie Fuqua and his family

The Comedy Cellar launched a fund-raiser online last night for comedian Ardie Fuqua, a regular host at the Cellar who remains in critical condition in a New Jersey hospital following the June 7 crash on the NJ Turnpike that also injured Tracy Morgan and killed their friend, fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. The fund-raiser’s appeal on GoFundMe is simple: “Please donate what you can to help out Ardie’s family.” With a goal of $40,000, it already had raised more than $6,400 at this writing. UPDATED 10:52 a.m. Friday, June 20: So far, more than 204 donations totaling almost...

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Paying tribute to Seinfeld through puppetry: New Material Seinfeld on The Pete Holmes Show, voiced by Joe DeRosa

A couple of weeks into The Pete Holmes Show on TBS last fall, Holmes sought to let viewers know how he felt about hosting his own late-night TV show, when all of a sudden, a familiar voice interrupted his monologue. It was Seinfeld. Not Jerry Seinfeld. New Material Seinfeld. A puppet. In the voice of Seinfeld. Courtesy of stand-up comedian Joe DeRosa, a friend of Holmes and writer for his show. “What’s the deal?” “Who are. These. People?” As Holmes explained it on-air that first night in November, “He likes to come by the show sometimes to try out...

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Netflix signs Chelsea Handler to talk-show deal in 2016, and specials starting now

Perhaps there will be no such thing as a late-night talk show in 2016. Perhaps there isn’t even now, when you consider how much of the content produced by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien is passed around online the following day. So why not Netflix?! Chelsea Handler and Netflix announced the deal this morning that’ll see her debut a new talk show for the online streaming network in early 2016, “simultaneously in all Netflix territories for members to enjoy however and whenever they like. The new talk show will feature an updated format that still...

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