Day: March 21, 2008

Behind the CCP: Kirk Fox

Kirk Fox told me he felt more than a little weird about the taping of his Comedy Central Presents half-hour, which debuts tonight on Comedy Central. After all, his mother had just died before his taping in August. And he mentioned it onstage, too. One secret you didn’t know about Fox’s taping: He also was suffering from a concussion. No worries, though: Kirk Fox’s comedy likely will make your head hurt, too. But in a good way. Such as this clip, in which there’s nothing creepy about seeing beautiful people make love, is there? Five more clips after the jump! Performing at Mount Everest? Close. On tantric sex: On sea lions: Kirk Fox can live anywhere he wants. His thoughts on cars and valets in Los...

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Hot Tub update! Super Deluxe interviews Sara Benincasa

Super Deluxe caught wind of the naked scandal involving its new series, Bathing With Bierko, and Sara Benincasa’s series, Tub Talk with Sara B. So the Super Deluxe blog interviewed Benincasa. Here is a snippet from said interview (Benincasa in bold, Super Deluxe blog in italics): Actually, I think that he’s in love with me and is trying to send me a message through his Super Deluxe show that says “Sara Benincasa, I’m in love with you. I would like you to get into a bathtub with me in a private, not-on-the-Internet way.” And I don’t blame him. It happens a lot quite frankly. I know right now he’s probably concerned that I’m mad at him. But it’s really more that I’m concerned that he’s so in love with me that he had to go to these great lengths to get my attention. He could have just emailed me. Well, as you pointed out before, he’s “romanced Meg Ryan and Charlize Theron.” So, logically, the next step is… Me. Because I’ve been on national television once. And I’m a reporter for the Internet. And I have a comedy show in a room that seats 30 people. So, yes, I am the next logical step in his trail of Oscar-bait poon-hounding, if you will. Related: On my Google calendar, please note that Benincasa’s "Family Hour with Auntie Sara" show...

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Bishop and Douch, live and unrehearsed?

When I met the UK duo Bishop and Douch (rhymes with couch, not the other word) in New York City on Wednesday night, they seemed pleasant enough, but told me they couldn’t quite explain what they had planned for their UCB show the following night. They weren’t joking. Their sketch show was all over the place, with segues happening onstage, and comedians Dave Hill and Leo Allen and musician Andrew Thompson participating in the sketches in addition to providing stand-up buffers. In one scene, Bishop played Jesus Christ as a hapless stand-up who shared a flat with King Herod, which culminated in a musical number, which then had Bishop disrobing to become a guy complaining to Douch and his friend about problems at Disneyland, or something to that effect, with Allen dressed up as a princess and the self-knowing repetition of the line that this scene was "perhaps a little too ridiculous!" Also ridiculous, the next sketch in which Bishop and Douche try to steal candy, with Hill as an overly aggressive security officer, superheroes and theme songs. It was all so bizzare that afterward, they had Hill and Allen question the entire show onstage. Maybe a Beatles song or the Benny Hill theme would’ve helped ease the audience into this, Allen suggested. Another sketch had Bishop and Douche looking for their replacements and getting upended in the process....

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