Day: November 27, 2013

Budd Friedman reminisces about The Improv on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

You don’t often see a comedy club owner on as a guest for a late-night TV talk show. But Budd Friedman has owned one or more clubs known as The Improv for 50 years now — and has the anniversary documentary airing next month on EPIX to show for it — so he went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about it. Friedman reminisced with Fallon about the first time Budd saw Jimmy perform at one of his clubs, only at the urging of his wife. Fallon gave an interview for the EPIX documentary on...

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Arsenio Hall welcomes ArScheerio Paul to his show. Time + space still continuum.

What happens when Arsenio Hall welcomes not just an impersonator of himself, but himself in the past? Well, that happened last night when Paul Scheer appeared on Arsenio as “ArScheerio Paul,” the character he inhabited for a webseries re-enacting classic moments from the 1990s version of Hall’s late-night talk show. It makes for a weird segment as Hall gets weirded out, pleasantly enough, but also enough to not know quite where to take Scheer’s alternate time-warped reality version of him. “I know he’s trying to front, but that jacket is tight,” the real Arsenio boasted earlier in the hour...

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One Thanksgivukkah Movie Trailer to Rule Them All

It’s a rare event when the Jewish calendar and the American secular holiday calendar put Hanukkah early enough to coincide with Thanksgiving. But here we are. So Nick Kroll has beaten us all to the punch with this dummy movie trailer for Funny Die so Hollywood won’t bother with the full-scale big-screen production of a Thanksgivukkah romantic comedy. From Kroll, Penny Marshall, Fred Melamed, Fred Willard, Kumail Nanjiani, Dan Klein, Andy Bush, Funny Or Die, Caleb Swyers, AndrĂ©e Vermeulen, Melissa Gould McNeely, BoTown Sound, and Betsy Koch, here’s the tale of two turkey dinners, and neither of them is...

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