Day: November 7, 2014

Behind the scenes with the Impractical Jokers of truTV

Ever wonder how Q, Sal, Joe and Murr lure all of the people into watching their antics on truTV’s Impractical Jokers? In this exclusive, new, behind-the-scenes clip, the four fellas from Staten Island let us in on some of their secrets from the sight of one of their gags — it’s a special DVD extra on their brand-new three-disc collection, Impractical Jokers: The Complete Second Season, which went on sale this week. Roll the clip! On TV, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn’s antics — challenging each other to ridiculous dares and improvised instructions via hidden cameras and microphones, and airing...

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Old Drew meets New Drew Carey on Veterans Day 2014 episode of The Price Is Right

This coming Tuesday will see an extra-special edition of The Price Is Right — for Veterans Day, the entire audience is packed with veterans. Some arrived in their proper uniforms. But proper for TPIR means attention-grabbing, and this big ol’ Air Force vet with the big ol’ Drew Carey glasses and buzz cut with a T-shirt reading “The Old Drew, here to visit the New Drew” obviously caught everyone’s eye. And wouldn’t you know he even placed a winning bid so he could meet the actual host, comedian Drew Carey? As you can see in this exclusive sneak peek, Carey...

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Jerry Seinfeld tells NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams he identifies with autism, Asperger’s

Jerry Seinfeld continues to generate massive amounts of free publicity and news coverage for his webseries, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, that puts all other comedian podcasts and webseries to shame, leaves them in the dust, has them crying for mercy. And yet, for all of his fame and fortune, Seinfeld, 60, still feels discomfort. As he told Brian Williams in an interview broadcast on Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, Seinfeld thinks his own personality disorder would fall somewhere in line with Asperger’s or autism. “I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum,” Seinfeld told...

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Friends of the People completely owns TV weather kids segments that own local morning TV news

The secret to comedy, of course, is TIMING. Whether it’s knowing when it’s too soon or when tragedy plus time equals comedy, or the actual pacing of your vocal delivery, a good joke can either flail or fly based on when it lands in your eyes and ear holes. So imagine the great fortune for new TruTV sketch group and series, Friends of the People. They wrote a sketch months ago about local TV newscasts that do stunts in the morning such as inviting a child onto the set to help with the live weather forecasts. Just last Friday,...

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FOX orders Are You Smarter Than A 5h Grader back to school, primetime in 2015

FOX is having such a tough fall already that the network is sending itself back to school, reviving the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? with host Jeff Foxworthy in time for primetime in 2015. “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? shares so much DNA with the FOX brand that it feels only natural to return it to the schedule – it’s smart, witty, irreverent and it turns the adult/child power dynamic upside-down,” said Simon Andreae, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Fox Broadcasting Company. “All of the core components of the classic format will be...

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