Month: November 2018

Review: Jim Gaffigan, “Noble Ape”

“What a beard!” “He looks like an out-of-shape Civil War general.” Those comments about Jim Gaffigan come, of course, from the comedian himself, in his trademark inner voice that offers commentary during his own stand-up comedy act. And in Noble Ape, released this summer and broadcast for the first time on Thanksgiving by Comedy Central, Gaffigan has produced his most intimate and autobiographical comedy special. Certainly more personal than the first five. That’s partially by necessity. As Gaffigan explains from the outset, his wife and writing partner Jeannie Gaffigan (with whom they made two seasons of The Jim Gaffigan...

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Tiffany Haddish has her own seasoned salt with Lawry’s

Tiffany Haddish is all over our 2018. And now she’s all over the home page for Lawry’s condiments, even selling her own brand of seasoning salt. As the company line goes… For the first time in Lawry’s history, a celebrity will appear on the bottle alongside Haddish’s family recipe for Joyful Greens. Fans can also watch Tiffany in action at Lawrys.com, whipping up her cherished dishes and sharing personal tips and tricks for using her favorite seasoning. The partnership quickly formed after the brand spotted Haddish adding Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to her signature recipe, Joyful Greens, on the Ellen...

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Episode #235: Jason Mantzoukas

Comedy fans have known and loved Jason Mantzoukas for years. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve probably known and loved Mantzoukas and recognized him from his scene-stealing roles FX’s The League, or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Drunk History, Transparent, I’m Sorry, No Activity, The Good Place, Big Mouth, or in movies such as The Dictator or The House. And you’ve certainly heard him as one-third of the hit podcast How Did This Get Made? Mantzoukas now has his first starring role in a movie, alongside Tony Revolori in The Long Dumb Road. Mantzoukas sat down with me to talk...

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Kathleen Madigan hosting Holiday Happy Hours on SiriusXM

Kathleen Madigan is hosting a special holiday-themed series for SiriusXM Comedy Greats channel 94. “Kathleen Madigan’s Holiday Happy Hour” will air for six weeks, beginning last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, and continuing up til Christmas. Comedians such as Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black, Marina Franklin, and Greg Warren sit down with Madigan to reflect on everything in between those holidays, the good, bad and hilariously ugly. New episodes will air on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. ET with replays Wednesdays at 5 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 10 a.m....

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Anniversary tributes for This Is Spinal Tap, Reality Bites to ring in 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

2019 will mark the 35th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap, and the 25th anniversary of Reality Bites. Both cult classics will celebrate these milestones with retrospective screenings, panels, and even a concert as part of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, happening April 24-May 5. This Is Spinal Tap stars and creators Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner, who also directed, will be on hand for the mockumentary screening, followed by a special musical performance and conversation. Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, and Ben Stiller, who also directed, 1994’s Reality Bites screening for 2019 will feature a...

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