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Everything is Awesome

One of the most fun moments of the 2015 Oscars was the live performance of Best Song nominee "Everything is Awesome" from The LEGO Movie. Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island performed with cameos from Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh (who produced the song), Questlove, and Will Arnett as Batman. There were also LEGO Oscars handed out, confetti and general mayhem (on an Oscar level, at least). They lost to John Legend and Common's "Glory" from Selma, but watch "Everything is Awesome" below.

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As mentioned, Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a three-hour live special on February 15 (which is Sunday, by the way). Former castmember Eddie Murphy, who hasn't appeared on the show (which he doesn't have especially fond memories of) since 1984, will return for the special which also features a cavalcade of other past castmembers: Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Mike Myers, Andy Samberg, Bill Murray, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Dan Aykroyd, Chris Rock, Garrett Morris, and Maya Rudolph.

There will aslo be lots of former SNL hosts as well, including Five Timers Club members Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Walken, and Steve Martin, plus Emma Stone, John Hamm, Derek Jeter, Melissa McCarthy, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Betty White and many more yet to be announced.

In addition to Timberlake and Simon, other musicians appearing on SNL 40 will be Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and Taylor Swift. The Saturday Night Live Special runs from 8 - 11 PM on 2/15. You can watch a couple of promos for the special below.

If that's not enough SNL for you, VH1 Classic's marathon of old episodes is underway and will continue 24/7 through February 15 (schedule is here).

And in related news, Eddie Murphy, who has dabbled in music in the past, having scored a hit in 1985 with the Rick James-produced "Party All the Time," recently released a reggae single "Oh Jah" which you can stream below. It's not his first dip into the genre -- he released a single with Snoop Lion in 2013 and collaborated with Shabba Ranks in 1993.

This past week's SNL featured D'Angelo.

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sing it, Ellen!

As you probably know Sleater-Kinney's terrific new album, No Cities to Love, is out next week which you can listen to over at NPR if you haven't yet. Sub Pop just posted a video of a lot of famous people singing along to its title track. Folks like Andy Samberg, Gerard Way, Ellen Page, Sarah Silverman, The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, Miranda July, J Mascis, Natasha Lyonne, Friday Night Lights / Nashville star Connie Britton, Fred Armisen (of course) and lots more. Watch it below.

Sleater-Kinney will be in NYC on Friday (1/16) to be interviewed by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City (you can leave questions you want answered). They return next month for two sold out shows at Terminal 5.

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St. Vincent @ Chicago's Riviera Theatre (more by James Richards IV)
St. Vincent

Saturday Night Live has announced the hosts and music performers of the last three shows of the season. On May 3, a couple days before their sold-out Beacon Theatre performance, Coldplay will play SNL with host The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield.

Then on May 10 the musical guest will be Black Keys, whose new album Turn Blue will be out three days later. Charlize Theron, who is starring in Seth McFarlane's new comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, will host.

St. Vincent, last seen singing "Lithium" and "About a Girl" with the remains of Nirvana at Saint Vitus, will be the musical guest on the season finale which will air on May 17, and is hosted by SNL alum Andy Samberg. Annie Clark is no stranger to comedy, having appeared on a few episodes of Portlandia, so maybe she'll turn up in a sketch.

This Saturday (4/26), is a repeat of the Louis CK / Sam Smith episode.

the cast of wacky misfits in 'Brooklyn Nine Nine'
Brooklyn Nine Nine

If you didn't already see the many billboards and endless TV promo spots for it, FOX has a new cop comedy debuting this fall called Brooklyn Nine Nine starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher. Whether it will be as it be as funny as Car 54 Where Are You? remains to be seen, you'll just have to tune in on September 17 to find out.

Or, if you live in NYC you can catch an early screening on September 12 at Brooklyn Bowl that includes a free live performance from Twin Sister. It's the band's only upcoming live show. The show is free but you do need to RSVP. Twin Sister have already pondered what's on everyone's minds:



Wednesday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn, Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell hosted a comedy fundraiser for Dave Egger's nonprofit organization 826NYC (head there for more information and to donate). The co-hosts gave advice to audience members, collected donations for the organization, and told stories of police muggings in Mexico. Along with Mirman and Vowell were a handful of great stand-ups. Even though John Oliver cancelled due to a flight delay, Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Kitson, and Reggie Watts still brought down the house.

Reggie played again last night - a sold out show at Mercury Lounge. How was that one?

Don't worry if you missed the shows though - Reggie Watts is playing a ton more this week and next in NYC and beyond. Currently in Chicago, Reggie is back in NYC on July 15 when you can catch him at that night's edition of Wyatt Cenac's weekly show Night Train at Littlefield. On Thursday, July 18, he's playing another weekly show, this time alongside Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer Mike Drucker at UCBeast's Fresh Out!. On July 21 he has a spot on Laughter in the Park's Washington Square show.

Prefer the comfort of your own home? TONIGHT (July 12), Reggie returns to IFC along with Scott Aukerman for the second season of Comedy Bang! Bang!. Guests on this season include Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, and many more.

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Watch a recent interview with Reggie below....

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Tim & Eric

Tim & Eric have released an new video for "Goatee," featuring some of the most amazing drum fills you'll hear this side of... well, at least a few drummers. Check it out below.

The "Goatee" video is part of Youtube's "Comedy Week" which also welcomed the new video from Lonely Island, "Diaper Money," as well the first of David Brent guitar tutorials.

Check out all three videos below.

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The Office

The NY Times says:

It's time to take a last nostalgic look at Jim, Pam and Dwight and their quotidian struggles and successes at the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin paper company as they've been documented on "The Office." When that NBC comedy begins its ninth season on Sept. 20, it will be the final season of the series, its executive producer Greg Daniels said on Tuesday.
Speaking of things on NBC ending, it was recently announced that Abby Elliot is not returning to SNL which also recently lost Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig. The NY Times says:
Producers at "Saturday Night Live" are continuing to audition new cast members for the show, which begins its 38th season on Sept. 15. NBC will also broadcast two prime-time "Weekend Update" specials on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27.
The article implies Jason Sudeikis may ready to leave as well. The musical guest for September 15 is still TBA.

Celeste and Jesse Forever

In director Lee Toland Krieger's comedic drama Celeste and Jesse Forever, Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, while Jesse is once again unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do--she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.
As you you might have been able to tell from the flyer above, BrooklynVegan is presenting a free preview screening of Celeste and Jesse Forever on Monday, July 30 at 7PM at Landmark Sunshine Cinema (143 E. Houston St., NYC). To get a pair of screening passes, you need to RSVP to to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Celeste and Jesse Forever." Include your first and last name in the email and your phone number. Your contact info will not be shared with anyone else, and only used to confirm your reservation. BUT, as usual with these sort of things, you need to RSVP, but the screening (capacity 166) is first-come, first-served for those on the RSVP list (aka RSVP does not guarantee entry so arrive early to claim your spot).

The day after our screening, 92YTribeca will show the film as well, with a post-screening Q&A with actors Rashida Jones (who co-wrote the screenplay) and Will McCormack as well as director Lee Toland Krieger. This one's not free ($18) and you can buy tickets here. The film opens at Sunshine Cinema and elsewhere in NYC & LA in limited release on August 3. You can watch the trailer below.

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Santigold at MHOW in January (more by Bao Nguyen)

Santigold, who recently released her new album, Master of My Make-Believe, and is currently touring in support of it, is stopping in NYC TONIGHT (5/14) at Irving Plaza for a free Samsung Mobile USA-sponsored show. RSVP is closed but we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details on how to enter to win are below.

If you can't make it to the show, you'll be able to stream the entire thing live at the Samsung Mobile USA facebook. The show will feature special guest appearances from Pharrell Williams and SNL's Andy Samberg, who wrote the Lonely Island song "After Party" which Santigold sings on. Doors for tonight's show open at 7 and the show starts at 8.

In related news, Santigold is one of the many contributors to the new Amadou and Mariam album, Folila, which came out last month. She co-wrote and sings on the album's opening track, "Dougou Badia." You can stream that track below. Amadou and Mariam return to Central Park Summerstage this summer.

Santigold will also play Governors Ball next month.

Song stream and contest details below...

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Jack White
Jack White

Jack White, no longer in the White Stripes, has a solo album on the way. Jack played two of the new songs live last night on Saturday Night Live, a show that recently featured performances by Sleigh Bells, Bon Iver, Justin Timberlake as Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, and Kristen Wiig as Lana Del Rey. First he performed "Love Interruption" with an all girl band, and then "Sixteen Saltines" with all guys. Watch both SNL videos, intros by host Lindsay Lohan included, below. Bonus points if you can name some of his band members...

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Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom's future tour plans include January shows in Australia and New Zealand, and a North American tour in March. The closest she currently gets to NYC is two nights at Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church on March 19th and 20th. Tickets for March 19 and March 20 go on sale Friday at noon. Fingers crossed for some NYC shows from the harpist and 'freak folk' musician turned musician and fashion model and SNL star girlfriend and MGMT video star and commercial soundtracker and... Pictures, videos and all dates, below...

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by Klaus Kinski

Patton Oswalt, Johnny Depp, & Tim Burton @ Comic Con - july 23, 2009 (Anime Nut)
Patton Oswalt

"Some of the 3-D effects aren't going to look absolutely perfect," said Patton Oswalt, the comedian and voice actor who moderated a presentation of Disney's forthcoming "A Christmas Carol," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Tron: Legacy." Mr. Oswalt asked attendees not to blog about effects being "quite subpar." [NY Times]
The New York Comedy Festival isn't until November 4 - 8, but with the line-up just announced, Carnegie Hall tix available now, and ticket presales (and some on sales) starting on August 12, the time to mention it is NOW. This is the 6th installment of the festival and unlike NYC music festivals such as CMJ or Northside (festivals where you can wander the city for days on end catching hundreds of bands), the focus here is on having a few large-scale shows over the course of a few evenings. NYC is a place where you can catch cheap or free comedy with big name talent almost every evening, but sometimes it's nice to venture out of the back rooms, basements, and comedy clubs and see one or two of your faves at a fancy pants venue. The full schedule is below, but for me some of the better highlights include:
  • 11/4 - Stand Up For Heroes - a special benefit presented by NYCF and the Bob Woodruff Foundation at Town Hall
  • 11/5 - Ricky Gervais - Carnegie Hall - ON SALE NOW
  • 11/5 - Mike Birbiglia - Town Hall - Presale 8/12, On Sale 8/17
  • 11/6 - Tracy Morgan - Carnegie Hall - ON SALE NOW
  • 11/7 - Patton Oswalt - Town Hall - Presale 8/12, On Sale 8/17
Full schedule (Andy Samberg included) and ticket info below...

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by Klaus Kinski

IncredibadFor me, there are two consistent things happening with SNL lately (and by lately I mean the past several years). First, it rarely makes me laugh. Second, the stuff that does make me laugh is usually an SNL Digital Short. And the Digital Shorts that make me laugh the hardest are usually the ones done by filmmakers/fake music-makers The Lonely Island.

The Lonely Island is the brainchild of Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer. They make absurd music and absurd videos. After years of hard work, they finally released a record on February 10th called Incredibad. The record features 19 tracks, including classics such as Jizz in My Pants, Dick in a Box, and Natalie's Rap.

They have two upcoming Q&A and Autograph sessions, one of which is at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square today (2/25) at 7:00pm. All three guys will be there in addition to Paul Rudd who will be hosting. To attend, you have to buy the CD at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square and obtain a bracelet. They also have a similar event happening at Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall on Feb. 27th. Union Square flyer below...

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Video from last night's episode of Saturday Night Live below.....

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Devendra Banhart & Natalie Portman

First Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom and now Natalie Portman & Devendra Banhart. Who's next? More pictures and stuff below......

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Joanna Newsom

These days, she's been hanging out in New York after her two-night sold-out run at Brooklyn Academy of Music, in which she played the entirety of Ys, accompanied by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, to an enraptured audience. Newsom's Manhattan break (rumor is she's spending time with her boyfriend SNL-ster Andy Samberg) is a prelude before heading back to her home in Northern California, where she plans on taking a good chunk of time off after two straight years of touring. In the meantime, she's staying up until all hours of the early morning (Newsom's sleeping patterns have always been off-kilter, she explains), making like a flaneur through the empty cobblestone streets of the West Village, getting 9 a.m. mani-pedis and eating berries with cream for breakfast at Cafe Cluny, while flipping through copies of French Vogue.
PAPER Magazine dressed up Joanna Newsom. And hey, I think I recognize those shoes in the picture below....

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Chloe & Ari

From Women's Wear Daily......

Cool chick Chloë Sevigny has loads of equally hip friends to call on when she decides to throw a party. But even she was surprised by the turnout at the bash she hosted at Webster Hall Monday night -- along with MAC Cosmetics, Self-Service Magazine and boutique Opening Ceremony -- to celebrate her debut collection for the store and featuring a special performance by British punk rock band The Slits. By the time she arrived around 10:30 p.m., there was a line snaking around the block, three deep with grungesters, alternative chicks and general misfits.

"Oh my God, did you see how many people are out there?" exclaimed Sevigny to Slits lead singer Ari-Up as they made their way backstage. "It's, like, thousands!"

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Nov 29, 2007 - NY Islanders game (CRED)
Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom

I did a search to see if there was anything behind the "Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg are a couple" comments, and it ends up there is.

January 7 - Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg & more. Tickets are on sale.