Day: October 22, 2015

Stories from comedians who inhabited Cresthill, the house above The Comedy Store

A great long read for your #tbt needs today via David Peisner for Buzzfeed, talking to the surviving comedians who have lived in Cresthill, the so-named home that sits above The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, overlooking the Sunset Strip. Here’s the primer nutgraf action for you: In 1976, when Mitzi Shore, the Comedy Store’s owner and enigmatic doyen (and mother of Pauly), bought the club, Cresthill, as it came to be known, was rolled into the deal. From the front, the house looks kind of small, almost humble. The two largest bedrooms are on the street level, and...

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Back to the Future day crashes Jimmy Kimmel Live in Brooklyn

So much Back To The Future chatter yesterday online, offline and across all of the timelines. And yet. This appearance and performance by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in character as Marty McFly and Doc Brown, driving onto the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live and the live studio audience in Brooklyn, hit just the right notes. What’s real in 2015 versus what Doc Brown showed Marty in Back To The Future 2, and Kimmel’s explanations for the differences, and smartphones, and selfie culture, and Biff, and Huey Lewis showing up, and later singing “Back in Time” with the...

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“Oh, Hello” Nick Kroll and John Mulaney take their duo off-Broadway

“Oh, Hello.” “Gil Faizon & George St Geegland are doing a live show in NYC in Dec.” So says Nick Kroll today, who with longtime comedy partner John Mulaney are mounting an off-Broadway run of their elderly characters from the Upper West Side, making the trek down to the West Village for a three-week run this December (Dec. 1-20) at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Go to ohhelloshow.com for information and tickets. There, you’ll find the following show description: Oh Hello! Gil Faizon and George St Geegland are coming to Broadway! More specifically: Off Broadway. To the Cherry Lane Theatre near...

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Episode #28: Hasan Minhaj

I first caught up Hasan Minhaj in 2012 on the set of the MTV show he was hosting called Failosophy. Hasan only has succeeded since then, and on a global scale, too. Literally. He hosted a documentary special ‘Stand Up Planet’ for PBS produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and became a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — and now The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. His other TV credits include Arrested Development, Getting On, and @Midnight on Comedy Central. Hasan’s one-man show, Homecoming King, developed out of a story he first told at The Moth in March...

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