Day: March 30, 2010

Is Lindsay Lohan unhappy about George Lopez’s joke about her, or is she crying out for help?

Oh, brother. First Lindsay Lohan thought my comedy friend Glennis McMurray was joking about her in a talking baby commercial (seriously?), and now this. To close out her month, Lohan went online to get all up in George Lopez's Twitter grill because he made a joke about her powdered shoes — and cocaine use — on last night's edition of Lopez Tonight. Here's a quick video recap courtesy of Access Hollywood: Now. After the jump, look at these Twitter posts, first from Lohan, then the replies from Lopez… Lohan said:     Lopez replied:   Lopez immediately took the right approach, saying this isn't something to get in a Twitter war over, although, of course, he also seized the opportunity for some publicity (and maybe more publicity) by asking her on his show. And I don't know if I'm reading too much into this, but the fact that Lohan's current Twitter profile picture shows her with the late DJ AM, a guy who helmed an MTV reality show staging interventions for young drug abusers, only to succumb himself last year to a relapse and drug overdose, makes it seem like Lohan really needs help herself. Heck, even if I am reading too much into that, somebody, please, help Lindsay Lohan. Because this is just sad to watch. Which means, I guess, I'm also saying, please, George Lopez, you can...

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Happy birthday, Pete Holmes! Let’s watch most of his Comedy Central Presents!

Not mentioned during last night's introduction for Pete Holmes at Whiplash: That the stand-up has been recording his routines over multiple performances at the late-night UCB stand-up showcase for a future CD, and that, since it was after midnight, it was his birthday. Happy birthday, Pete Holmes! To celebrate, someone should write a feature-film based on the E*Trade talking babies that you voice in their commercials? Check. Katie Dippold (writer on Parks and Recreation) is on the case, if this report is to be believed. Um, OK? I've got a better idea. The half-hour Comedy Central Presents for Pete Holmes aired last month when I was called away from the Internet, so I couldn't post anything then — though I was in the audience when he taped it back in November. And I realize I haven't shared much of his stand-up on the site yet. Let's fix that right now. Oh, also, Holmes has his own weekly show tonight, Punch Up Your Life, so if you're in NYC, go see that. Alrighty, roll the clips! Here's his recent opener: On Facebook as Big Brother: More after the jump… On how he and his girlfriend had different paces in getting on the subway: On how he is cool with his posture: On his love of the word really. Really? On adults eating candy: On why he doesn't think anyone should...

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Not one, but two “new” rare interviews with, of, and about Bill Hicks

Sometimes you come down with a case of the Mondays, but the Internet certainly wanted to change that tune yesterday as it unveiled two completely different yet equally insightful interviews of and about the late stand-up comedian Bill Hicks. When British comic Nick Doody was in college, he had the chance to chat up Hicks in late 1992 before he performed overseas. That full interview appeared online on Doubling Up, the podcast Doody does now with Rob Heeney (thanks to Chortle for the tip). Hicks talks about his career, the 1992 presidential election, his place in comedy, and more. Doody said he was embarrassed to listen to it all of these years later, but it's only the ending that gets a little weird. But he lets us hear it all in its entirety. Enjoy! Nick Doody interviews Bill Hicks, late 1992 Also yesterday, Jesse Thorn of The Sound of Young America put up a video interview he conducted at SXSW with Steve Hicks, Bill's "boring accountant" brother, and director Matt Harlock about his new documentary, American: The Bill Hicks Story. Also includes some classic and rare video footage of Hicks onstage. Roll...

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