Day: April 24, 2008

Video: Votin DemoCRAT

The 2008 presidential campaign already will go down in comedy history as a landmark election for parodies and spoofs, thanks to online videos, and we’re not even to the conventions yet. Here is a new effort from the Chupacabra group, in which Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back gets remixed with new lyrics and a political spin, courtesy of Jordan Carlos (as Barack Obama) and Mike Dobbins (as John McCain, though sounding like Ronald Reagan and a Richard Nixon mannerism) with a cameo from Brooke Van Poppelen (as Hillary Clinton). Funny stuff. Enjoy! Here is the direct...

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Fox experiences Wendy Williams this summer

The Wendy Williams Experience moves from radio to TV this summer with a six-week deal on FOX. Stations in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit will offer the show, starting July 14, as an hourly weekday talk show. She’s heard weekdays from 2-7 p.m. on the air on WBLS-FM (107.5), and previously had her own TV show on VH1. The New York Daily News talked to Williams this week about her latest opportunity, but failed to mention that Williams already has plenty of live experience from her weekly comedy showcase at Carolines. The New Wendy Williams Experience has been holding court at Carolines on late Wednesdays for going on five years, and Williams was in quite the jubilant mood last night. She plugged her upcoming TV gig and gave shout-outs to her crew and her fans for sticking with her as she has moved from station to station over the years. "Without my base, I can’t do the rest," she said last night. Of her TV show, she said she’ll be on "five days a week, telling it like it is…I’ll be right up there with Oprah, Ellen, Tyra and all the rest!" She also recommended the nachos at Carolines. In case you’re curious about such things. After about 15 minutes, she started the official comedy proceedings last night by welcoming Brooklyn Mike to the stage, who...

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Artie Lange to reveal all? Watch/listen to Nick DiPaolo tonight to find out

What in the world has happened to Artie Lange? He recently quit his job as Howard Stern’s sidekick, only to reappear Monday after the show’s weeklong vacation. Lots of drama. Maybe tonight, some answers. Lange appears as a special guest on Nick DiPaolo’s BlogTV talk show, broadcasting live from DiPaolo’s house starting at 9 p.m. tonight. So if you want to know what’s going on, tune in tonight to find...

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