Day: October 12, 2011

Be Yourself PSA, as if: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj

Nice spot-on parody video here from Alison Bennett, as she, Violet Krumbein and Sasheer Zamata tell the kids to just be themselves, except for the fact that the singers they’re portraying — Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, respectively — are anything but that to be successful. This video also features Michael Hartney and Devlyn Corrigan. Roll the...

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The Onion’s publisher emeritus weighs in on proposed move to The Yukon (Chicago)

If you haven’t yet heard, The Onion‘s corporate executives want to move the editorial staff from New York City to Chicago — where the executives already are based alongside the satirical paper’s nonfiction entertainment section, The A.V. Club. It’s a cost-cutting measure, to be sure. The Onion‘s editorial staff has lived and worked in NYC for the past decade after leaving their original home of Madison, Wisc. (born out of students from the University of Wisconsin). Some editors and writers already have said they’re not moving. And in this week’s issue, their “publisher emeritus” — the immortal and quite...

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Megan Mullally and Casey Wilson sing “Torn” in this “Happy Endings” teaser

In the world of ABC’s Happy Endings, Casey Wilson’s Penny Hartz and her mom, played by Megan Mullally, used to have a duo singing cabaret act called Two Hartz Beat As One. We’ll get to see a little bit about that on tonight’s episode. Specifically, here’s a teaser of the duo’s take on Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn.” Roll...

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Meet Me In New York: Myq Kaplan

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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