Day: September 8, 2016

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on the journey of “Oh, Hello” from Rififi to Broadway

A decade before Oh, Hello became a Broadway show that could fill a rehearsal space with TV crews awaiting their press conference in character as Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney were just two young Georgetown grads fooling around as Gil and George in the old East Village indie room, Rififi. “We did not wear wigs that first time at Rififi,” Mulaney told me today. “We had glasses. I have a couple of photos from it.” “Gil still has his shirt coming through his fly,” Kroll said. “It’s shockingly similar.” They share a laugh...

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Rob Riggle joins the ranks of Colonel Sanders spokesmen for Kentucky Fried Chicken

Just in time for the kickoff of football season, Kentucky Fried Chicken has found its newest spokesperson to play the late franchise founder, Col. Sanders. Rob Riggle debuted not only as Sanders, but also as “owner and head coach and marketing director” of the Kentucky Buckets, a fake football team. Riggle becomes the latest comic relief to take on the Sanders character, costume and persona, following Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and George Hamilton in the role. Here are the other ad spots with Riggles as Sanders for KFC: Riggle making a pep talk Riggle with the mascot...

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Taran Killam bids fond farewell to his SNL dressing room with sincere and silly videos

rother Taran Killam may not be coming back to Saturday Night Live for his seventh season this fall, but he did have a chance to document the clearing out of his dressing room, and cleared the air in doing so. Killam delivered a sincere message via Instagram a few days ago. So long 8H1. #movingout @brothernaturemovie A video posted by Taran Killam (@tarzannoz) on Sep 3, 2016 at 4:00pm PDT And now, he built on that with a mini-mockumentary called “Live Knocks” in the mold of HBO’s Hard Knocks, which followed the Los Angeles Rams training camp this summer....

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