Day: March 2, 2009

Jimmy Fallon’s debut: Riding the Space Train with Robert DeNiro

I have the power to see into the future — or have a working Internet connection — and can tell you how the host of the new Late Night with Jimmy Fallon wraps up his interview with debut guest Robert DeNiro. It involves their little-known film work together (read: sketch alert!), Space Train. What do you think, everybody? Good first effort? Want to see more? Tune in at 12:35 a.m. Eastern/Pacific and find out how the rest of Fallon's first Late Night goes with Justin Timberlake, The Roots and Van Morrison: Earlier: When DeNiro visited Fallon on SNL's Weekend Update in...

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They saw the Larry the Cable Guy Roast so that you could live

Comedy Central's Roast of Larry the Cable Guy taped its raucous proceedings last night in the greater Los Angeles area, and through the power of the Internets, we already know the best parts. Thanks go to The Laugh Track, the Tweets of @dougbenson, and CCInsider's Matt Tobey for providing us with their picks of the best zingers and photos from inside the taping. Does this mean we don't have to tune in on March 15. Or does this tease you enough to set your DVRs and TiVos already? That's up to you, isn't it? Video previews already up from Lisa Lampanelli, Greg Giraldo, and (big gulp) Maureen McCormick! Roast of Larry the Cable Guy Preview – Lisa Lampanelli Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Free Online GamesMore Funny Videos Roast of Larry the Cable Guy Preview – Greg Giraldo Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Free Online GamesMore Funny Videos Roast of Larry the Cable Guy Preview – Maureen McCormick Joke of the DayStand-Up Comedy Free Online GamesMore Funny...

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Rainn Wilson talks books with Slash

You have come to know and love Rainn Wilson via NBC's The Office. But you probably have not seen Rainn Wilson hold a 10-minute book chat with the guitarist Slash about his autobiography. As Wilson himself wrote today on Twitter: "I did these crazy comic videos with SLASH while promoting The Rocker. No one saw them (or the Rocker). Enjoy!" You heard the man. Make sure to have your clam juice ready…(Note: There still is time to Netflix or otherwise rent/buy the DVD of The...

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Bridgetown Comedy Festival puts Portland (Ore.) on the comedy map

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival has announced its ambitious and exciting lineup for its second annual effort, happening April 23-26, 2009, in Portland, Ore. Over 120 acts are scheduled to perform, including Janeane Garofalo, Brendon Small, David Koechner, Maria Bamford, Neil Flynn, Jon Glaser, Todd Glass, Hannibal Buress, Pete Holmes, Dave Hill, Leo Allen, Brody Stevens, Tig Notaro, Chris Hardwick, Andy Blitz, Natasha Leggero, and Hari Kondabolu. Also, a cast reunion of Home Movies to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its debut, long-form improv troupe Beer Shark Mice (whose members include David Koechner and Neil Flynn), "The Dave Hill Explosion," "The Tomorrow Show" featuring Brendon Small and Ron Lynch, and "The Midnight Show," featuring James Adomian and Michael Busch. The Pacific Northwest will be represented by Portland's own The Favorite Mysterious Actor Show and Seattle-based People's Republic of Komedy. Popular podcasts "The Sound of Young America," "Comedy and Everything Else," and "Guys With Feelings" will tape live programs at the festival as well. For the full lineup, click here. For ticket info, click here. There's a lot of Los Angeles talent trekking up the coast for this, and I wouldn't be surprised if co-organizer and Portland native Matt Braunger was more than a little responsible for that. Braunger, part of the final year's cast of MADtv, said of today's lineup announcements: "I grew up in Portland and love it to...

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Purim Party’s “Meshugene Men” parody

The Jews seem to have a knack for this comedy thing, don't you know (you knew), and in this new promo video for the upcoming Purim, "The Shushan Channel," previously responsible for "Jewno," goes after the critical and cult favorite AMC drama, Mad Men, with "Meshugene Men." You will recognize Amy Sedaris in the role of Netty Draperberg. Roll it! Purim Party '09 happens March 9 at the 92YTribeca. Mark your calendars accordingly: Jews who support the ECNY Awards will kindly go to the ECNYs first, then to Tribeca for the late show at 10:30 p.m. Just a gentle gentile reminder. Directed by Mitch Magee. Written by Sheryl Zohn and Rob Kutner.The cast:Dan Draperberg – Matthew WaltonPeggy Olstein – Megan NeuringerSol Romandel – Jeff KreislerPete Cohen – DC PiersonRoger Sterning – Eric SlovinJoan Holowitz – Ellie KemperPavel Kinstein – Shek BakerChristina – Andree VermeulenNetty Draperberg – Amy SedarisClient – Doug...

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