Day: April 18, 2016

Episode #81: Baron Vaughn

I’ve raved about Baron Vaughn on my website for years as a multi-talented comedian and actor, and 2016 is allowing him to reach even greater heights — he plays Bud on Grace and Frankie alongside Joan Fonda and Lily Tomlin, which begins its second season on Netflix this May. He’ll provide the voice of Tom Servo in the much ballyhooed reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000, which raised more than $6.3 million via Kickstarter. And he co-hosts the popular podcast, Maltin on Movies, with film critic Leonard Maltin, on the Earwolf network. Baron and I go way back, and...

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Watch the acceptance speeches from the TV Land Icon Awards 2016

The TV Land Icon Awards 2016 aired on Sunday night, and handed out several new Icon Awards, including an Instant Icon to Cuba Gooding Jr. for his portrayal of O.J. Simpson in the just-concluded FX miniseries, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, and to Debbie Allen the Trailblazer Icon for her work as a choreographer and a director. But here are the acceptance speeches from the comedic actor John Stamos, the comedy team of Key and Peele and the iconic sitcom creator Norman Lear. Stamos won the Timeless Icon. He currently stars in FOX’s Grandfathered, and cameos on the Netflix...

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Elaine Benes meets Bernie Sanders as Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosts SNL with special guest Larry David

With a major Democratic presidential candidate debate in Brooklyn on Thursday night, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus hosting Saturday Night Live on Saturday, how could SNL not reunite Dreyfus with her Seinfeld co-creator? That the show did so right up front wasn’t a surprise, nor that Larry David returned once more to portray U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders — David has become as much of a plus for Bernie in 2016 as Tina Fey helped display the minus that was Sarah Palin in 2008. But having Louis-Dreyfus dress up as her Seinfeld character, Elaine Benes, was something perhaps few expected...

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