Day: October 20, 2008

Ticket info for Russell Brand’s Comedy Central special

Want to see Russell Brand perform live in New York City as he tapes his first Comedy Central special? Here are the details: He performs Thursday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 14, at the Teatro Heckscher of El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave. (at 104th Street). Doors at 7 p.m., shows at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, via Live Nation. If you’d like to order tickets by telephone, call 212-307-7171. For you Left Coasters, Brand is warming up for the special with gigs Nov. 5-6 at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San...

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Best of the Sarah Palin impersonations

With all of the hullabaloo about Tina Fey hobnobbing with the object of her mockery, Sarah Palin, on Saturday Night Live, I wonder if the meeting of the mind and the mindless marked the peak of Fey’s impersonation, a peak we can never meet again. It’s one thing for President George H.W. Bush (Papa Bush) to co-opt Dana Carvey’s "not gonna do it" line at public speaking engagements for a quick laugh, but it’s quite another for a politician in the heat of the campaign moment to face her mocker. Whether or not Palin gets the joke, the moment in which Palin met Fey showed in Fey’s performance Saturday night. One of those, oh, God, it’s her moments. For SNL, though, now what? How do you (you being Fey and SNL) top that? It may only have been seven weeks — really, eight weeks ago, we didn’t have Palin to consider or parody — and she certainly has been a comedic gift for many in the comedy community. So let’s take a moment, this moment, to honor some of the best moments in Sarah Palin impersonations… Gina Gershon fulfills our fantasies on Funny or Die. She may not try to nail the accent, but she hammers home the political message. And if we never truly know what Palin looks like in a bikini, we at least get to see...

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Zach Galifianakis sings for David’s Situation

Bob Odenkirk talks about a newly released clip from the HBO sitcom David’s Situation, which he and comedy collaborator David Cross self-aborted before it could ever debut. The clip features Zach Galifianakis visiting Cross, only to find he’s the subject of a TV experiment called "Good Morning, Predator." That’s OK by Zach, so long as he can sing for his supper. Or something like that. It’s amusing and slightly NSFW, but I can see why Bob and David probably looked at it and said, let’s go back to the anti-sitcom sitcom drawing board. As Odenkirk writes on Bob and David: "We all had such a good time that David and I are working on a new show that will let us kick ass. I put this video up because I think it kicks ass." So here it is. Do you think they made the right...

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