After having the hardest-twerking woman in show business, Miley Cyrus, host Saturday Night Live a few weeks back, it was nice to have them follow it up an Emmy Award winner (Bruce Willis) the following week. After a one week hiatus, they’ll be following that up this weekend with an Academy Award nominee. Edward Norton will be hosting the show, and if it’s any indication from the previews he shot with Bobby Moynihan, it’s going to be one for the ages. Janelle Monae will be the musical guest.
SK Sketchfest, otherwise known as the San Francisco Comedy Festival, has launched their own YouTube channel in partnership with the Nerdist Alliance. The channel will give the Festival a way to spotlight past festival shows and events. In fact, they’re launching with clips from their 2013 Sketchfest that any comedy fan would want to see, such as Bruce Campbell and Patton Oswalt chatting each other up and highlights from “An afternoon with Pinky and the Brain with Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen.
In other news, SF Sketchfest has announced the dates for their 13th annual festival to take place next year. The three-week festival will take place in venues across San Francisco from January 23rd to February 9th, 2014.
The YouTube channel can be seen here.
If you have a healthy loathing for Blockbuster and Billionaires, then you’ll be in good company with Gary Gulman and his new CD In this Economy?. This CD release captures Gulman’s second stand-up special that aired on Comedy Central late last year. It offers his most absurd interpretations of commonplace events. The former finalist of Last Comic Standing pokes fun at everything from the struggles of pre-Internet shopping to his childhood basketball experience in his Jewish Community Center (apparently Jews don’t require collapsible rims after all!)
Gulman will judge you if you still rock out to your discman to the gym, but he’d probably approve if you downloadedIn This Economy?. Who knows? It might just motivate you to drop those last 5 pounds. Not that we noticed. Read More
If you’re in the market for a Halloween costume that will stand out, you just found it. The Nicolas Cage body suit, by Morphsuits, is available for the low low price of $64.95. But enough about that – if you can come up with a good caption for the highly disturbing photo of someone wearing it, you’ll be in the running to win a copy of Doug Stanhope‘s latest album, Beer Hall Putsch. We’ll accept entries until this Friday (25) at 5pm. Sorry, US residents only.
The Laugh Button Inquisition is an interview series where we ask comedians one question and one question only. For this round we left the country and headed to Montreal for the Just For Laughs Festival and hung out around the Hyatt Regency Hotel to talk to some of our comedian pals. There we asked a bunch of comedians some silly questions in the hopes of getting some silly answers.
The question this time: “Can you look tough while holding a juice box?”
Nobody expects The Laugh Button Inquisition! Read More
Starting next Monday, Pete Holmes will have his own show on TBS. Until then, he has to be content to stop by Conan O’ Brien‘s show to plug his forthcoming show, which will be on TBS following Conan. Among the topics he touched on were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-like concussion he got from a near-car accident and his mom’s disapproval of him dropping the F-bomb on TV. He also dropped in a quick Conan impression that didn’t exactly impress the host. Read More
Yesterday we got a press release stating that Sarah Silverman would be releasing the pilot she shot in 2012 for NBC and boom it’s here today! The pilot was never picked up by the network but she managed to get the folks at the production company, Twentieth Century Fox to let her post it on Jash. So watch up. The show, Susan 313 features Silverman moving back into her apartment after the ending of a relationship with her longtime boyfriend (Jeff Goldblum) and trying to get her life back. The show featured a lot of great people including Tig Notaro, Eddie Pepitone, Harris Whittels, and June Diane Raphael. Read More
Another Sunday night, another night not watching The Walking Dead. But after reading everyone’s tweets, here is my review:
Season Four: Episode Two (Original air date: October 20, 2013)
Last night’s episode featured dead pigs & rats, a woman named Carol who killed her husband in front of her daughters and was “Cray cray crazyyy as fckkk!”
The big question on everyone’s mind: Who will be the first to get shot now that Carl has his gun again? Sounds to me like Carl is the George Zimmerman of TWD. Just to be safe, I wouldn’t wear a hoodie or eat Skittles around him.
Also, Maggie has to keep her shit together. Maggie sounds like the Amanda Bynes of TWD. If at any point Maggie throws a bong out a window or says she wants Drake to murder her vagina, get her into protective custody immediately. Read More
Tonight is the premiere of the new Chris Hardwick TV show @Midnight in which Hardwick hosts a crew of comedians each night as they break down pop culture, social, and web trends through the means of a game show. Here’s a clip of what to expect.
And here are the guest comedians for the first week of shows. Read More
me and my friends are gonna play some of the new album in washington sq. park now, youre around.
— Childish Gambino (@DonaldGlover) October 21, 2013
If you are in NYC near Washington Square Park, you should be hearing the smooth sounds of Childish Gambino, the rap altar ego of Donald Glover. Gambino announced a secret/pop up show via Twitter just moments ago. It’s a publicity stunt to promote Gambino’s forthcoming album, Because The Internet which is due out this December 10th. On a Instagram post last week, Glover did state that his label might push the record back but right now it seems business as usual.
Here’s the album’s first single, “3005” stream it as you head to Washington Square Park. Read More