Day: June 7, 2017

Dr. Katz is back with “The Audio Files” exclusively on Audible

Fans of Dr. Katz rejoice! The good doctor, comedian Jonathan Katz, is back in session. This time, exclusively on Audible with the debut of Dr. Katz: The Audio Files. The first three episodes are available for free to lure you into the Audible fold, featuring sessions with Andy Kindler, Sarah Silverman, and Ray Romano. Hear here a sneak peek! Katz celebrated the launch of his revived therapy sessions with comedians with an all-star live recording Tuesday night in Los Angeles, with Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate, Paul F. Tompkins, Kristen Schaal, Al Madrigal and Laura Silverman. Other episodes will include...

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Brad Pitt delivers the global warming forecast for the debut of The Jim Jefferies Show

Loved the debut last night of The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central. Even excluding the A-list celebrity cameo by Brad Pitt as the show’s weatherman to deliver our forecast in the wake of President Trump’s pull-out from the Paris global climate agreement. Something about the tone and posture of Jefferies makes the satire go down so smoothly, as he leans back in his chair to delight in mocking the headlines of the week. Or how he looks a defiantly naive racist from Holland in the eyes to ask about the Dutch Christmas tradition of blackface. Yes, we have...

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Bill Murray going on singing, reading tour with “New Worlds” classical trio

Bill Murray’s singing has been a not-so secret comedic weapon for decades. But not until now has Murray actually put out an album and launched a tour to support it. Would you believe that album is full of classical music? And the tour will also include readings from classic literature? I did tell you it’s Bill Murray, right?! The album is called¬†New Worlds,¬†and features cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang, and pianist Vanessa Perez. Musical selections from Bach, Ravel, Piazzolla, and contemporaries such as Stephen Foster, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini and three songs from West Side Story. With readings...

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Point, Counterpoint, break into laughter on Late Night with Seth Meyers

I’m a big fan of Amber Ruffin’s on-air contributions to NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, but this bit takes the cake and eats it, too. Meyers hosted a segment called “Point, Counterpoint” in which two of his writers, Ruffin and Ally Hord, would debate the merits of the new Wonder Woman movie. All goes fine and funny enough until a mishap makes them first break into cackling laughter, then break out of character to discuss the situation. As Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker described it via Twitter: Tonight @ambermruffin @hordie & @sethmeyers were doing a bit and Amber...

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