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July 2, 2015
Funny guy Scott Rogowski wraps up the current season of his live talk show, Running Late with Scott Rogowski, tonight (7/2) at Le Poisson Rouge. He's put together a pretty killer lineup of guests for his season finale, too: Jon Hamm and H. Jon Benjamin (both of whom are in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) will be there, as will Tom Papa and actor Craig Bierko. Tickets are still available.
Jon Hamm, who also lends his voice to upcoming Despicable Me sequel Minions, stopped by The Daily Show on Wednesday (6/30) to chat with departing host Jon Stewart, and you can watch that segment below.
After teasing us with a faux promotional video about Camp Firewood, we now have our first good taste of Netflix's prequel miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. The three-minute trailer manages to pack in a good amount of jokes in between listing the who's who of comedy cast, that seems to include everyone you could imagine being in this thing apart from Nick Offerman. Watch the trailer below.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp will be streamable on Netflix starting July 31.
June 29, 2015
June 26, 2015
Morrissey is currently in NYC, in good health and spirits, and stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night (6/25) to play "Kiss Me A Lot" from last year's World Peace is None of Your Business. You can watch that below.
All tour dates are listed, along with the Tonight Show video, below...
June 25, 2015
If you've ever wondered what the fourth wall of Jerry Seinfeld's Seinfeld apartment looked like, we now have your answer: floor-to-ceiling glass windows that look out onto 10th Avenue and the Highline. (Also his apartment is street-level. And in Chelsea.) Well at least that's the case with the nearly perfect recreation of the Seinfeld apartment that you can visit at Chelsea's Milk Studios (451 West 14th Street). The "nearly" comes from replacing
Jerry's classic Mac with a PC desktop (UPDATE: they've fixed this egregious error), but nearly every other detail is there. It's to celebrate Hulu getting streaming rights to all nine Seinfeld seasons, and the exhibit also includes some of the diner, props (the Maestro's wand) and more. It's free to visit and will be open now through Sunday (6/28) from 10 AM - 7 PM. But expect lines to be longer than at the Soup Nazi.
You can also take a virtual tour right now. If you go, don't try and burst in like Kramer. Some guy tried that already and broke the set on the exhibit's first day. (Or if you must try it, take off your backpack first.) Video of that (via Vulture) below...
Zack and Slater can't get him out of this one
Dustin Diamond, best known as "Screech" on Saved by the Bell, was just sentenced to four months in jail as well as 15 months probation for his part in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing on Christmas Day, 2014. From the Associated Press:
Diamond, appearing misty-eyed, left the courtroom without commenting.Unfortunately that means Diamond will miss the "I Love The 90s Show" dance party which happens at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday (6/26) that will feature an appearance by Mr Belding (aka actor Dennis Haskins). He'd probably just get disappointed looks from him anyway. The show also features '90s cover band The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air and tickets are on sale. Flyer's below.
The 38-year-old actor was cleared of a felony charge last month after a three-day jury trial. The jury found him guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
Judge Paul Malloy said the sentence "has to send a message to the community that we're just not going to live like this."
The actor told jurors that he took out a knife that day to try to ward off people, including a woman who punched his girlfriend. He said he then accidentally stabbed a man during an altercation.
"I sincerely apologize to everyone involved," Diamond said at the hearing Thursday. "This was the single most terrifying experience of my life ... This is all I've been able to think about for the last six months."
June 24, 2015
Will Ferrell, Letterman's bridge & a wedding on 'TCGS' (via @patrickcotnoir)
When The Late Show with David Letterman closed up shop last month, much of the set was unceremoniously dumped outside the Ed Sullivan theater for garbage pickup. Needless to say, fans picked up on it and grabbed stuff -- including the NYC backdrop. The Brooklyn Bridge and the George Washington Bridge parts of the set were rescued by The Chris Gethard Show staff. Letterman gave his blessing and now they live on as part of TGS' set. The bridges make their debut on this week's episode of TCGS which taped on Tuesday (6/23) and featured three live weddings:
One thing that people like to do when they get married in New York is get married in front of some of our bridges. You see it all the time. So, it's very hard to find a bridge that fits inside a television studio, but luckily, one of my heroes David Letterman, he recently gave us the thumbs-up to use the bridges from his show. So I can think of no better way to debut them on The Chris Gethard Show than to let them serve as the backdrop of your wedding.Best Man for all those weddings was Will Ferrell. The weddings episode of The Chris Gethard Show will air on Thursday (6/25) at 10 PM EDT on the Fusion Network.
P.S. Brooklynites can catch Chris Gethard live at Union Hall twice in July.
June 23, 2015
As you may know, the Wet Hot American Summer prequel miniseries, subtitled First Day of Camp, is coming to Netflix on July 31 starring Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Molly Shannon, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, John Slattery, Jason Schwartzman and more. Your first look at this laff fest comes via a phony promotional video, narrated by Jon Benjamin (who played the can of vegetables in the original WHAS), and made to look like it was edited with two VCRs. Watch below...
June 12, 2015
Adult Swim weirdos Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are making the logical step into the self-help world with new book Zone Theory, that offers "7 Easy Steps to Achieve a Perfect Life." Are you saying, "tell me more?" Well, the book is due July 7, and you can get a first look via a promotional video below. The pair will also be taking Zone Theory on tour which starts in NYC on July 8. Details, like where its happening, remain TBA. Consult your crystals and stay tuned for more info. Dates are listed below though.
Meanwhile, eclectic Tim & Eric affiliate David Liebe Hart, a jack-of-all-trades, BFF, and frequent contributor to the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (known for his puppeteering), is also busy touring the nation. He'll be at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium on Monday (6/15) with Pocket Hercules and pop punk band Hiccup ($8 at the door). and you can also catch him on Tuesday (6/16) at The Funhouse in Jersey City, for a multimedia show with Citizen Blast Kane and Crazy & the Brains. Tickets for the Funhouse show are available.
All tour dates for Tim & Eric and David Liebe Hart are listed, along with videos, below...
June 6, 2015
photo: Hep Alien at Austin's Hotel San Jose (photo by @alexagwagner)
This weekend in Austin is the ATX Television Festival and one of the big events is a Gilmore Girls reunion that happens tonight (Saturday, June 6) featuring Lorelei, Rory and Emily (Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop), show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, plus a dozen or so more cast members (Luke, Michel, Paris and more). Gilmore Girls ended its seven-season run in 2007.
There was a more specific reunion on Friday night (6/5), as Stars Hollow's finest (only?) band, Hep Alien, reunited for a surprise gig at Austin's Hotel San Jose. The band, featuring Keiko Agena (who played Lane), Todd Lowe (Zach), and John Cabrera (Brian) played a 20-minute set of covers including Blondie, Pixies, White Stripes, Beyonce and a rendition of Carol King's "Where You Lead" which was the Gilmore Girls theme song. Unfortunately, neither original guitarist Dave Rygalski (Adam Brody), or his replacement, Gil (Sebastian Bach), were in attendance. You can watch their cover of "Where You Lead" below and the whole set can be watched here.
In other news, popular podcast Gilmore Guys will be taping an episode live at Brooklyn's The Bell House on July 13. The original event sold out, so they have added a late show (10:30 PM) and tickets are still available.
Video and a few more Instagrams from the Hep Alien reunion, below...