Day: March 10, 2019

Review: Emily Heller, “Ice Thickeners” on Comedy Central’s YouTube channel

Comedy Central decided to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day by releasing the cable network’s first free streaming stand-up comedy special, Emily Heller: Ice Thickeners. Heller even opens her debut hour by joking in a pre-show interview that she wanted to film before an all-female audience, then acquiesces to allow some men into the room at Seattle’s Showbox theater. “I see some men here. That’s fine,” Heller says. “For you that must have been confusing. Like, am I really welcome? The reason why I know that is because that’s how all women feel in every workplace.” Spoiler alert! Directed by...

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In his SNL monologue, Idris Elba remembers working the door at Carolines on Broadway

Idris Elba hosted Saturday Night Live, and in his monologue, he fondly remembered working “down the street” from Rockefeller Center, two avenues west at 49th Street and Broadway. As the bouncer/doorman at Carolines on Broadway. Fun fact! Elba told us now in 2019: “This is really amazing. I mean, you have no idea how honestly grateful I am to be here tonight. About 20 years ago, I was working down the street from this building on Broadway. Not as an actor. As a doorman. No, seriously. I was the bouncer at Carolines comedy club on 49th and Broadway. Thank...

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