Month: July 2015

NBC says goodbye to “Welcome to Sweden”

Welcome to Sweden, and now fare thee well, Sweden. Amy Poehler said goodbye to NBC and Parks and Recreation earlier this year, and barely anyone stuck around to watch her brother, Greg, toil away with his wife and new life in Sweden. Viewership of Welcome to Sweden — in its second season from Sweden’s Entertainment One Television, Syskon, TV4 and Jarowskij, then syndicated to NBC — dipped to 0.3 and 0.2 over consecutive half-hours this Sunday night. As Greg Poehler posted on Instagram overnight: “Holy shit. What a ride! Due to some craptastically low ratings in the US, WTS...

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Episode #7: Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak is a gifted actor, impersonator and comedian whom you’ve seen onscreen far more often than you probably even remember — although you’ll certainly recall his roles in such hits as A Few Good Men and The Usual Suspects. Pollak recently recurred as the dad in the CBS sitcom, Mom, and directed his first feature film, the documentary Misery Loves Comedy. It debuted this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, where I caught up with him and talked about his own journey. You can hear Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show via Earwolf, or see it livestreaming on YouTube most...

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Robert Klein on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Robert Klein made his 87th appearance on The Tonight Show on Friday night, but ’twas his first time performing stand-up when Jimmy Fallon hosted — and his first time in that New York City studio since 1973. Which makes him a certifiable member of AARP. Don’t know about AARP? Want to know about their magazine? Klein will fill you in on what you’ve been missing. Roll the...

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