Day: March 6, 2017

Vulture’s interview with David Letterman

Lots of fascinating stuff comes out of Vulture’s new cover story interview with David Letterman, now almost two years removed from his reign on late-night TV. Take this excerpt, for example: There’s this idea that reducing Trump to a punchline could make him seem harmless or helps to normalize him. Is there any validity to that argument? I guess it’s a possibility. On the other hand, Donald Trump can be Donald Trump, but if he doesn’t help the people that need help, then he’s just a jerk. That press conference that he held berating the news media? I mean,...

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Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy putting on a summer Backyard BBQ festival tour

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will put on their own comedy and music festival this summer, and they’re taking it on the road across America. RFD-TV presents Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Festival, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will feature the comedy of Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, along with musical performances by rock acts Eddie Money, The Marshall Tucker Band, Foghat, and more to be announced. A separate concourse will feature a full selection of local barbecue options and a number of festival activities including dunk tanks, backyard games. Jeff Foxworthy says, “Let’s be honest. If we...

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Episode #141: The Umbilical Brothers

The Umbilical Brothers aren’t actually brothers, but the comedy bond between Australians Shane Dundas and David Collins has lasted for three decades and taken them all over the world with their dynamic duo act that mixes mime, slapstick and stand-up. They’ve performed on late-night for Letterman and Leno, after James Brown at Woodstock ’99, for the Queen of England, and most recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Umbilical Brothers have a monthlong run of Speedmouse (re-squeaked), an updated version of their 2004 show, playing in New York City at Theatre 80, where I caught up with...

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