Day: January 13, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander filmed a new “Seinfeld” video today at “Monk’s”

While others were gossiping about the possibility that Larry David had written a potential Broadway play for Jerry Seinfeld on Showbiz411, the comedy911 bell was ringing today as Seinfeld and Jason Alexander (in full George Costanza attire and without his hairpiece that he affixes specifically to play anything but George these days) filmed video at Tom’s Restaurant, the Morningside Heights diner that provided the exteriors for Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer in the NBC sitcom, Seinfeld. One thing may happen. “Maybe” was the operative word in Roger Friedman’s gossip item about Seinfeld’s participation in any capacity with David’s new...

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Zach Sherwin’s hip-hop ballet tribute to Sully’s Miracle on the Hudson: “Goose MCs”

On Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 departed New York City’s LaGuardia Airport bound for Charlotte and then onto Seattle. The plane struck a gaggle of Canadian geese shortly after takeoff, lost power, and crash-landed on the Hudson River. Or, as we all know, didn’t so much crash. Thanks to Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Since then, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis danced the Black Swan together and made out for Oscar, but made no mention of Sully. Zach Sherwin has rectified this oversight. The comedian has unveiled a new tribute to Sully upon the fifth anniversary of the...

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Tommy Chong and his friend from federal prison, cellmate Jordan Belfort “The Wolf of Wall Street”

One of the more remarkable real-life stories from The Wolf of Wall Street never made it into the movie. Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film (which earned DiCaprio his first Golden Globe win and an expected Academy Award nomination), had Tommy Chong as a cellmate in federal prison. Moreover, Belfort decided to write his life story into the book that became the movie by watching Chong write his book (The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint) in their prison cubicle together. In the New York magazine profile on Belfort this past fall, the reporter found Belfort...

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Seth Olenick captures comedians uniquely entwined in “Funny Business” in this photo book

Todd Barry was first, in March 2007. Almost seven years and more than 230 unique, intimate portraits later, Seth Olenick‘s work documenting comedians and comedic actors and actresses is preserved in bound manuscript with the publication of his weighty tome of a photography book, “Funny Business.” If you’re in New York City this week, then you can see a selection of his portraits hanging in a gallery exhibition in Times Square at Bar Catalonia,¬†through Jan. 19, 2014. There, you can see his snapshots with The State, Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Zach Galifianakis, John Oliver, Jon Hamm, Yvette Nicole Brown,...

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