Day: September 9, 2018

H. Jon Benjamin new spokesman for Arby’s

Is Arby’s cool again now? Despite my unyielding love of horsey sauce and previous efforts such as the $5 for 5 beef-and-cheddar deal, Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwiches remained the butt of comedians’ jokes in recent years. Jon Stewart made a running gag of mocking Arby’s as non-food during his years hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central. But then Ving Rhames began bellowing, “We Have The Meats.” Which, sure, could sound either creepy or extra creepy in your tone of voice. And then Zach Galifianakis made Arby’s a central character in his FX series, Baskets. And now, master comedy...

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Emma Thompson compares difference between male and female comedy to orgasms

Emma Thompson has had such a magnificent career as an actress and writer, that you might forget that Thompson began her entertainment life in the UK as a stand-up comedian. She was the first woman to join the heralded Cambridge Footlights, the comedy troupe whose membership at the time included Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. In 1981, the Footlights won the award for best show at that year’s Edinburgh Fringe. She’d go on to do multiple sketch series on British telly before we began to see her in America, predominately in dramatic movies and period pieces. Describing her comedy...

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