Day: October 17, 2011

Greg Fitzsimmons to host new game show for SPEED, “Pumped!”

The SPEED channel announced today that it’d launch its new game show, Pumped!, on Nov. 17, hosted by stand-up comedian and radio/podcaster Greg Fitzsimmons. The network has ordered 20 half-hour episodes of the show, in which Fitzsimmons surprises patrons at undisclosed Sunoco gas stations, then quizzes them with automotive trivia for a chance at up to $1,800. Think of it as Cash Cab, minus the cab, and multiplied by auto knowhow. From the press release: “I’m just a guy who’s coming up to them and trying to have some fun,” Fitzsimmons said. “I’m not putting pressure on them to...

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As seen on Family Feud: Pastor’s wife says what she won’t swallow

What’s the weirdest thing about this clip: That Family Feud asked this question? That the show aired this response on TV? That it then put this on YouTube? That Steve Harvey is still hosting? That Steve Harvey gave this woman a full minute to reconsider her answer before saying it out loud? That the woman is a pastor’s wife and identified herself as such before answering? That her name is Magen? That she insisted the answer was on the board? The moment photographed above and videotaped for posterity below was when Magen, the pastor’s wife, told Steve Harvey that,...

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SNL #37.4 RECAP: Host Anna Faris, musical guest Drake

Four new Saturday Night Lives in four weeks! Will this be an early burnout for the cast and crew? Will they find their momentum? Will this be love? All of these answers and more, revealed in this recap! We open cold with Fred Armisen portraying New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Whenever NYC makes news, it’s interesting as a resident of the city to see how SNL tries to translate the local situation into national comedy fodder. Of course, with the Occupy Wall Street movement extending into its fourth week and expanding across the country, that should be a...

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Eddie Brill performs on the Late Show with David Letterman

Eddie Brill isn’t just the comedy booker for Late Show with David Letterman, he’s also a stand-up comedian himself who warms up the show’s audiences in the Ed Sullivan Theatre. On Friday night, Brill booked himself a few minutes on the show, in which he explored the oddities of honesty in online dating, the existence of the devil, and the Bible’s account of Earth’s first week. Roll the...

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