Day: October 27, 2016

One Take, Long Take: Watch Andy Daly’s 3.5 hour filibuster on scotch

This is as advertised. Which is fitting, because it’s also an advertisement. But more importantly than plugging Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky is knowing that you’re watching Andy Daly stick to it for three-and-a-half hours straight. Some 214 minutes, to be more precise. It’s a good old-fashioned filibuster! Fun fact: Whisky goes into the making of an Old Fashioned. Sit back and enjoy the show, everybody! Roll...

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Demetri Martin for New York Life

What’s an odder sight on your TV screen: Demetri Martin selling you on life insurance, or the stand-up comedian and actor doing so while clipping hedges and gardening? Trick question! Roll the clip, which has showed up multiple times on your TV since mid-September. It’s Demetri Martin for New York Life....

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Nick Thune for Dell

If you want a Throwback Thursday, then you got a Dell, dude! But would you believe comedian Nick Thune has starred in Dell ads and TV commercials for at least the past year? Certainly you’ve been seeing Thune and more and more on your TV in the past week or two as Dell has stepped up its advertising budget. But a look at Dell’s previous campaigns shows Thune and his bigger beard have been plugging the computer manufacturer since fall 2015. To wit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59qqoI29yzc And here are the more recent...

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Stephen Colbert will broadcast live before, during and after the 2016 elections, on CBS and/or Showtime

As Election Day 2016 draws even nearer, Stephen Colbert wants to make sure his jokes are the most topical of all — so Colbert will broadcast live editions of The Late Show on CBS on both the night before and the night after the election, in addition to a live hour of coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, for Showtime. Because, of course, CBS News will pre-empt all of its entertainment programming on Election Night. All three nights, you’ll find Colbert broadcasting live from the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City. On Monday, Nov. 7, Stephen Colbert will...

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Snapshot: Most popular comedians on Laugh.ly app by state, vs. presidential leanings, October 2016

Need yet another unscientific way to break down how Americans feel, just a couple of weeks before the 2016 presidential election? New comedy streaming app Laugh.ly — which lets you stream your favorite stand-up comedians for free — has broken down who your favorite stand-up comedians to listen to are in each state, and then mapped it against the Oct. 14, 2016, presidential polling and predictions from NBC News. According to Laugh.ly, America’s top two most popular comedians are Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan, with Ansari topping the list from residents along the East and West Coasts, while Gaffigan...

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