Day: August 22, 2014

SNL’s 40th anniversary includes State Farm partnership bringing back Hans & Franz, Richmeister for NFL ads with Aaron Rodgers

To say this year’s State Farm “Discount Double Check” TV campaign is copying what worked for them last year isn’t saying it all. Say “makin’ copies!” And get ready for the return of the Richmeister, as Rob Schneider has resurrected his classic Saturday Night Live character for a new ad debuting on TV during this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards. During the NFL season, you’ll see more of Richmeister, plus ads with Hans & Franz (Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey), interacting with and pumping up Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. This football season’s ad campaign is done in...

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Review: Katt Williams, Priceless: Afterlife (HBO)

The most important, timely stand-up special of 2014 has come from Katt Williams. Forget the opening with the hype man saying “let’s get ready to chuckle!” and the smoke and the dancing girls and the set of thrones and his pimping jacket. Beyond all the pomp, the circumstances of this particular pimp have changed drastically since last he saw him at the top of his game. And even back then, nobody who hoped for a Katt Williams comeback might have guessed he’d do so quite triumphantly as he does in Katt Williams, Priceless: Afterlife, which debuted last weekend on HBO....

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David Spade, Nick Swardson and Brody Stevens to compete in “Fantasy Football Uncensored” on FOX Sports 1

Comedians David Spade, Nick Swardson and Brody Stevens are joining a group of celebrities and NFL on FOX guys to play fantasy football, and you’re invited to watch them, starting this weekend on Fantasy Football Uncensored on FOX Sports 1. Swardson already started trash-talking on Twitter: “I’m going to win this fucking shit.” Fantasy Football Uncensored premieres at noon EDT Saturday with a one-hour Draft special that re-airs on FOX at 2 p.m. Sunday. NFL on FOX Insider Jay Glazer and Spade are spearheading this all-star league. “Spade has been trying to extort insider information from me for years,” Glazer...

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