Day: February 20, 2013

Cecily Strong talks about her SNL audition characters

Cecily Strong already has proven herself to be the strongest rookie in this season’s cast of Saturday Night Live. On her first late-night TV talk-show appearance, Strong told Jimmy Fallon — himself an SNL alum, whose sidekick Steve Higgins remains a longtime SNL producer — about her audition last summer for the show. Among her audition characters: A woman on a cruise ship (not be confused with the Carnival Cruise Lines employee Strong played on last week’s episode (although Strong did perform sketch comedy on cruise ships for a while, so she has first-hand experience living that life, too!)),...

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Intentional irony: “It’s real life, it’s not TV” TV clip medley

My friends over at Slacktory, after receiving a request from New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum, assembled a medley mix video of “it’s not TV” clips from the TV. Intentional irony! Note: It just so happened that I spotted the same scene from rookie ABC sitcom The Neighbors that inspired Nussbaum to make the request in the first place, and made a Vine about it (follow me on Vine, too?!?). Slacktory did the rest. This cut also includes clips from Community, Chuck, Ren and Stimpy, The Larry Sanders Show, Futurama, The Simpsons, Scrubs and more. This isn’t TV. This...

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Animated stories: When Garfunkel & Oates met John Oates

Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome named their musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. So, wouldn’t you know, someday John Oates of Hall and Oates would find out about them. What happened next? Micucci and Lindhome share that story, lovingly animated by the team at UCB Comedy for their series, “Animated Stories.” Whoa-oh, here he comes. Watch out girls, he’ll chew you up. Roll the clip! Note: This series used to be called “Animated Stories,” but now it appears to be called “Pop Culture Memory Lane,” a partnership between UCB Comedy and New York magazine’s Vulture...

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Rob Delaney on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Rob Delaney has upward of 765,000 followers of his Twitter feed @robdelaney. Maybe even more than that now. What you read on his Twitter, however, and what you actually can hear him say on network TV are two very different things. For one, you can’t say much of what Delaney types on American network television programming without bleeping it for FCC violations. For another, Delaney’s stand-up act isn’t built on 140-character bursts or outbursts; rather, he’s more of a storyteller. You could see this dichotomy play out in one such hour of TV last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live....

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