Day: September 7, 2011

Now you can taste SNL’s Schweddy Balls, thanks to Ben & Jerry’s

First came Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream, then came Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Snack, so what next for Ben & Jerry’s? How about a scoop of Schweddy Balls? It’s true. Ben & Jerry’s announced the launch of the new flavor, named in honor of a classic Saturday Night Live sketch starring Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon, as hosts of the “Delicious Dish,” a National Public Radio program parody, along with Alec Baldwin as Pete Schweddy, the fictional owner of Season’s Eatings Bakery. The Ben & Jerry’s flavor, available nationwide, features vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded...

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Jimmy Kimmel devotes entire episode to a loving tribute of his “Uncle Frank”

I know the Internet has circulated a video montage of “Uncle Frank” Potenza which aired Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on Kimmel’s first night back on the air since his uncle died at the age of 77. But Kimmel devoted the entire episode to Uncle Frank. Potenza’s favorite comedian, Don Rickles — who used to perform with Frank Sinatra when Potenza served as his security guard at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas — shared stories with the audience. Kimmel’s band performed one of Potenza’s favorite Sinatra tunes. You really should see the full 20-minute opening of the show,...

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UCBeast open for business, Upright Citizens Brigade’s third full-time comedy venue

The Upright Citizens Brigade opened its third full-time comedy theater on Tuesday night — its second in Manhattan — with the long-awaited launch of UCBeast. Whether you decide to say it as UC Beast or UCB East, the new 124-seat venue instantly upturns and reinvigorates the East Village comedy scene. Located just a block north of the former Mo Pitkins, UCBeast already has attracted several regular weekly shows to relocate from surrounding bars in the East Village and Lower East Side. Hot Soup moved down from 14th Street and switches from Fridays to Sundays, It is It slides over...

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