Day: May 8, 2017

Once a Soup Nazi, always The Soup Nazi: Larry Thomas will reprise his Emmy-nominated Seinfeld role for Colossal Clusterfest

San Francisco’s first-ever Colossal Clusterfest this June will include interactive exhibits for fans of hit sitcoms South Park, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Seinfeld. The Seinfeld set-up at Clusterfest features a full-scale re-creation of Jerry’s apartment in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a Festivus pole, and food from Monk’s Cafe and the Soup Nazi. If you get in line for the soup, you’ll have to follow the directions to succeed in getting served by the Soup Nazi himself — Larry Thomas, who earned an Emmy nomination for playing the role back in Season 7, Episode 6. That aired...

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Review: Chris Gethard “Career Suicide” on HBO

I’d reviewed Chris Gethard’s one-man show, “Career Suicide,” more than a year ago while he was still performing it at his comedy home, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Enjoyed it then, and perhaps even more now that Gethard had the time to workshop it across America, over at the Edinburgh Fringe, and off-Broadway under the notes and tutelage of Judd Apatow. Apatow had Gethard take an even closer, longer look at some episodes from his past that he’d skimmed over previously. And as a narrative arc, the show is stronger and funnier, too, while also...

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Episode #151: Aunty Donna

Aunty Donna is an Australian sketch comedy group that includes no aunts and no Donnas, but instead one Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane. They burst onto the comedy scene Down Under with their first show in 2012 at Melbourne’s comedy and fringe festivals. They produced a new show each year since, taking three of them to the other side of the globe at the Edinburgh Fringe, and they’ve accumulated almost 150,000 YouTube subscribers by the time they sat down with me at ShowBriz Studios, where they’re prepared to launch their first North American tour starting in...

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