Day: December 31, 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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