Day: July 16, 2010

TBS to air 10 episodes of “Seinfeld” with Larry David as George Steinbrenner in weeklong tribute

The Boss may have ruled over the New York Yankees and lived in Tampa, but the late George Steinbrenner has friends in Atlanta, as TBS announced today it'd broadcast 10 episodes that featured his likeness — and voiced by Larry David — in a tribute to him. Appropriate or not, it's all happening next week. I'm a Red Sox fan (although there is irrefutable evidence that I was a young devotee also of the late Thurman Munson), so I'll just leave my feelings out of it. Here's the schedule: Monday, July 19 7 p.m. ‚ÄúThe Opposite‚Äù ‚Äì George convinces Steinbrenner to give him a job. 7:30 p.m. ‚ÄúThe Secretary‚Äù ‚Äì George finds out Steinbrenner‚Äôs secretary makes more than he does. Tuesday, July 20 7 p.m. ‚ÄúThe Race‚Äù ‚Äì George heads to Cuba to recruit baseball players for Steinbrenner. 7:30 p.m. ‚ÄúThe Wink‚Äù ‚Äì Steinbrenner lists all the people he‚Äôs fired over the years. Wednesday, July 21 7 p.m. ‚ÄúThe Hot Tub‚Äù ‚Äì Steinbrenner convinces George that a hot tub is the perfect way to relieve stress. 7:30 p.m. ‚ÄúThe Caddy‚Äù ‚Äì George‚Äôs father (Jerry Stiller) confronts Steinbrenner about a traded player. Thursday, July 22 7 p.m. ‚ÄúThe Calzone‚Äù ‚Äì Steinbrenner gets the idea to put Yankees clothes in a pizza oven. 7:30 p.m. ‚ÄúThe Nap‚Äù ‚Äì George‚Äôs napping habits at work lead Steinbrenner to think he has ESP. Friday,...

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AMP’d: Where music and comedy were kings and queen of Just For Laughs in 2010

Rare is the show that receives enough widespread raves to double the audience overnight, only to then exceed everyone's expectations. This was that show. This was the show, unless something happens in the next two nights of Just For Laughs in Montreal to eclipse it. This was AMP'd. Musical comedy acts such as Hard n' Phirm and Garfunkel and Oates are in Montreal this week, and they walked with me up the hill to Cabaret Juste Pour Rire on Thursday night to find out what everyone had been buzzing about from the night before. You know how there are some acts that are so good you don't necessarily want to follow them. Beardyman is that kind of act. And he was the host. So everyone had to folllow him. Somewhere between Bobby McFerrin and Reggie Watts is a beatboxer-singer-comedian who is British and Jewish named Beardyman, and he is a headliner in his own right. His overwhelming talent blew up the capacity crowd right from the start, and made everyone else up their games. Axis of Awesome, an Australia trio, demonstrated how every great and popular song relies on the same four chords, all in one song (and even included a Tim Minchin bit, to the delight of the crowd, those cheeky bastards!). The Doo Wops, winners of JFL's Homegrown Competition back in 2001, were back with a series of short...

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