Month: January 2013

An invitation from the My Damn Channel Comedy Network

My business associates, colleagues and friends at My Damn Channel have an announcement to make. They have launched the My Damn Channel Comedy Network. What does that mean? And what does that mean for you? For My Damn Channel, it means founder and CEO Rob Barnett has hired Eric Mortensen, the former senior director of content and programming at Blip, to direct My Damn Channel’s programming and acquisitions. The plan for 2013: Add hundreds of new series and performers to and its series of YouTube channels. “For the past six years, we’ve worked with some of the best...

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SNL #38.12 RECAP: Host Adam Levine, musical guest Kendrick Lamar

Um, what now? We’re on a recent run with musical guests thinking they’re full-on hosts of Saturday Night Live. Wasn’t giving the singers one cameo in a sketch enough of a comedic boost? Now everybody’s got to be Justin Timberlake up in this here 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Well. Adam Levine. I think you know and we know that you know that you are no Justin Timberlake. But who are you, Adam Levine? Let’s recap. It’s President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, which officially took place on Sunday but formally and ceremonially took place on Monday — and it being the...

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“Creating Reality,” by Andy Kaufman, a still-living art exhibit

Andy Kaufman’s final passport sits in a glass case, a snapshot of his optimism that remained even a couple of months before he died in 1984 at the age of 35. If it were anyone else, it could be haunting. But this is and was Andy Kaufman, where the definitions of reality, performance, humor and art all blended together into something that, when Kaufman had our collective attention in the 1970s and early 1980s, defied those definitions. Twenty-nine years later, Jonathan Berger has assembled a special collection of Kaufman’s personal records, stories and artifacts from the Estate of Andy...

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Mo Mandel returns to Conan. LOL!

Mo Mandel returned to Conan last night. This time around, Mandel is 30 now, so his birthday presents, life goals and even his drinking behavior have all changed. At least he understands his mom now. LOL. “Did Conan already do that bit?” That depends. Are kids these days having sex to Pandora music now? Roll the...

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Matt Damon takes over “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for all A-list “Jimmy Kimmel Sucks”

It began as an off-handed joke and became a 10-year-long running joke. “Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time.” That’s how Jimmy Kimmel ended his late-night episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live, sometimes varying the wording a bit each weeknight on ABC. Until last night. When, upon his 10 years in late night and first month in the 11:35 p.m. time slot, Kimmel not only had Matt Damon on the show, but allowed Damon to take the entire show over as a hostage. So to speak. Kimmel spent the hour tied up in a chair as Damon hosted...

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