Day: May 25, 2015

Frank Garcia-Hejl presents “Oh No!”

That Frank Garcia-Hejl is showcasing his characters and impersonations to audiences of hundreds on weeknights in a basement, instead of to millions live on Saturday nights, really owes more to happenstance and turns of fate. For now. Watching Garcia-Hejl’s current one-man show, “OH NO!”, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City will make you feel grateful for being among the former and yearn for the latter. We’re introduced to him first as Preston Santiago, author of the book “Life Vibration” which consists of case studies of various people living in their own personal hell. Ergo, “OH...

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R.I.P. Anne Meara (1929-2015)

Anne Meara, an actress and renowned comedian nominated for Emmys, Golden Globes and Tonys who started performing comedy with The Second City’s parent troupe, The Compass Players, and enjoyed a six-decade run as comedy and life partner with Jerry Stiller as Stiller and Meara, has died. Meara was 85. Meara was born in Brooklyn on Sept. 20, 1929, and raised Irish Catholic on Long Island. By 18, she was studying acting at The New School in Manhattan. In 1953, she met Stiller in an agent’s office. A year later, they were married. She started off dramatically as an actress,...

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