Day: September 20, 2013

South Park to stream all 234 past episodes in back-to-back marathon before 17th season debuts on Comedy Central

AMC is rebroadcasting all five-plus seasons of Breaking Bad beginning next week so everyone can get all caught up in time for the explosive series finale of one of the greatest ever dramatic series to grace our television sets. So why not also sit down and laugh out loud for a marathon review of the greatest animated satire of our time? That’s what South Park is doing! Starting at 3 p.m. Eastern (High Noon in the Pacific Time Zone), Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, all 16 seasons of the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series will stream back-to-back, with limited commercial interruption,...

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NYC improv groups performing late-night commercial spots for Lexus LIVE during Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon kicked off an ambitious, weird experiment in advertising that’s both old-school #tbt-worthy, whilst also modern enough to throw in all of the social media that goes with using a hashtag and an acronym like #tbt. For four consecutive Thursday nights, Lexus is assembling NYC improv groups together near the Brooklyn Bridge to perform live commercial spots for the carmaker during the broadcast of taped Late Night with Jimmy Fallon shows. Here’s how it’s working: During an early commercial block, the improv group appears, announces its intentions and asks viewers to submit suggested...

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Judge Vince Sicari resigns from NJ bench to pursue comedy career as Vince August

How many of you have seen New Jersey municipal judge Vince Sicari perform stand-up in New York City or elsewhere as Vince August? Please raise your hands. You’re not disqualified to be on the jury, because the question is now moot. After the New Jersey state Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Sicari could no longer moonlight as a stand-up comedian (alter-ego or no) and keep his seat on the local bench, Sicari has chosen a life making his judgments onstage rather than in the courtroom. The Comic’s Comic asked him what his new career goal is now: Sitcom?...

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Louis C.K. and Conan O’Brien remember their first days on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1993

Louis C.K. is in Los Angeles for the upcoming Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but he certainly got into the spirit of #tbt last night as he and Conan O’Brien went total Throwback Thursday on Conan by reminiscing about their first days and nights on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1993. That photo above shows Conan and his original writers on their first official day on the air, Sept. 13, 1993. O’Brien jokes about how C.K., in front of him, is the only one not looking directly into the camera. Andy Richter has covered the lower half of...

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