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Aimee Mann’s holiday show (Fred Armisen, Grant-Lee Phillips, Nellie Mckay, Morgan Murphy) @ Nokia Theatre – pics

photos by Chris La Putt

Aimee Mann

Based around songs from [Aimee Mann‘s] 2006 Christmas album, “One More Drifter in the Snow,” the show also featured songs from Nellie McKay and Grant-Lee Phillips, comedy by [Fred Armisen] and Morgan Murphy, and a video spoof of “A Christmas Carol,” featuring cameos by actors Michael Cera and John C. Reilly and Mann’s husband, Michael Penn, in the role of Marley.

The music ranged from traditional and “corny” (Mann’s word) songs like “Sleigh Ride” to more somber fare, such as Mann’s own “Calling on Mary.” Phillips and McKay joined Mann on the former, and were frequent contributors throughout the two-hour show.

Phillips first came out dressed in a snowman costume, and he later disguised himself as Willie Nelson to do a creditable impersonation of the country legend on a version of Mann’s ‘Til Tuesday hit, “Voices Carry.”..
[that is a review from an earlier show on the tour]

More pictures from last night’s holiday show at Nokia Theatre in NYC, below…

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Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Paul F Tompkins was in the house…

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Aimee Mann

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A stunning Nellie McKay….

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Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Grant-Lee Phillips the snowman also sang The Grinch in this show…

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Aimee Mann

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Aimee Mann

Governor Paterson playing Josh Groban…

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Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

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Grant as Willie Nelson…

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Aimee Mann

Fred as someone from Williamsburg…

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Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann

they showed a movie…

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Aimee Mann

Morgan Murphy the pregnant Hanukkah fairy…

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Aimee Mann

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