Month: December 2019

Ben Gleib ends his presidential campaign before 2020

Stand-up comedian and TV game-show host Ben Gleib has ended his quixotic bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, just two days before 2020. Gleib, 41, never found a way to get traction for Gleib2020 in a crowded Democratic field. Gleib wrote on Monday: “We don’t have a clear path forward anymore, so it’s time to say goodbye. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who supported me. I have more to say than a standard concession speech. So I hope you watch this...

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R.I.P. Neil Innes

Neil Innes, often referred to as “the seventh Python” due to his musical collaborations with the legendary Monty Python troupe, has died. Innes was 76. Born on Dec. 9, 1944, Innes learned piano and guitar as a child, and started a band while in university called The Bonzo Dog Dada Band, later renamed and then shortened to The Bonzo Dog Band. His two biggest songs with the band had Beatles connections — “I’m the Urban Spaceman” was produced by Paul McCartney under an alias, while “Death Cab for Cutie” appeared in the Beatles movie, Magical Mystery Tour (and also...

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Eddie Murphy’s 2019 Saturday Night Live monologue

He’s back! After far too long, Eddie Murphy finally returned to deliver some fresh comedy (and some old favorites) to Saturday Night Live. Here’s his monologue, with a little help from his friends Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. “What a moment we’re having!” Speaking of some old favorites… “Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood” looks different in 2019 Meanwhile, Gumby is still Gumby, dammit! And you’ll never guess who’s the Masked...

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R.I.P. Angelo Lozada (1966-2019)

Angelo Lozada, a beloved stand-up comedian from The Bronx, has died. Lozada was 53. Lozada warmed up audiences for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and also toured the globe with Noah as his opening act. Lozada’s son, Martique, launched a GoFundMe on Dec. 15, just three days after his father received a diagnosis of stage 4 stomach cancer. Angelo Lozada died Thursday. Noah paid tribute to him on social media, as well during the “Moment of Zen” on The Daily Show. “When we started our journey together we were driving around the U.S. trying to make 300 people...

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