Saturday, June 5, 2010

John Mulaney Tour Dates -

John Mulaney is performing in multiple cities this summer. Here are the show dates & a message from John himself -

Hey everyone. Hope you can make it to any and all of these shows this summer. Though I bet going to all of them would be financially unwise and ultimately a real drag. I love you and am in love with you. John
Appearing with Ellen Degeneres, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt and more. 
Get tickets and info here
I am returning to the Arlington Draft House for two shows. Loved it the first time. Hope all you DC, VA, MD and DDS people can make it. 
Get Tickets here
Appearing at my favorite club: The Punchline 
Tickets here
This festival is created by and will be featuring WILCO. Hot fish, that’s great! 
Tickets here
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So, my Tumblr friend Beth attended a Q&A given by SNL writer Simon Rich last night. She posted a series of really interesting SNL-related tidbits from the talk that I simply had to share with you. I include them after the jump. Definitely read them as they are super-interesting. 

In other Rich-related news, it's his birthday today and he turns 26! Happy birthday, comedy wunderkind. 
Here's an article on Rich -

Also, Beth found out at the talk that Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman has acquired the rights to Rich's book Elliot Alagash and Rich is penning the screenplay for the adaptation. Young Rich is moving up in the world!
SNL-related info from Rich's talk after the jump. Special thanks to Beth for writing such a detailed post & allowing me to repost it here!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hey guys,
So, big news! Cast member/UCB improviser/all-around nice guy Bobby Moynihan has very kindly agreed to answer some questions for the blog! I know, right?

So, faithful readers, I'm putting it out there - if you have any questions for Snookie  Bobby Moynihan, leave a comment with your question & I'll pick a few of the best to ask him.


Will Forte Filming Episode of Parks & Recreation

According to show creator Michael Schur -

"Just finished day 2 of shooting a #ParksandRec episode with Will Forte. It's so much effing fun it should be illegal."

Will Forte joins the ranks of fellow SNL stars Fred Armisen and Andy Samberg who both guest-starred in the NBC comedy in the second season.  Parks and Recreation returns to NBC mid-season. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bill Hader at Conan O'Brien's New York tour stop

So, as you guys may have known, Conan O'Brien brought his Legally Prohibited tour to Radio City Music Hall last night. As one could have predicted, the guests that showed up were pretty stellar - Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Paul Rudd, John Krasinski and SNL's Bill Hader. Here's a video of Bill Hader's appearance at the show last night. SPOILER ALERT - he briefly channels Stefon. 

NBC announced upcoming SNL repeats

NBC has announced its schedule for SNL repeats for the next 3 weeks -

June 5 - Charles Barkley / Alicia Keys (OAD 1/9/10)
June 12 - Alec Baldwin / Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (OAD 5/15/10)
June 19 - Betty White / Jay-Z (OAD 5/8/10)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SNL writer Christine Nangle got a Twitter, guys.You can follow Nangle here -

Colin Quinn taking his show Long Story Short Off-Broadway

Former SNL Weekend Update anchor Colin Quinn is taking his show Long Story Short off-Broadway. Long Story Short will play an eight-week engagement at the Bleecker Street Theatre beginning June 18 while the run will conclude August 15. The show, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, is described as "Colin Quinn’s hilarious look at the ups and downs of great civilizations gone wrong. In this one-man sendup, Quinn channels comedic personalities of nations past, offering satirical takes on the attitudes, appetites and habits that toppled powerful empires. Charting a comical course from the excess of ancient Rome to WalMart/Costco/BestBuy, Quinn proves that the forces undermining the American empire are as old as time."
Tickets are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge. The Bleecker Street Theatre is located at 45 Bleecker Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street.
Maybe something to do for my New York readers?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

These are some UCB happenings in New York that I feel like may be of interest to some of you guys -

June 2nd - The Same Sex-Tacular with Christine Nangle and Sue Galloway among others
June 3rd - Variety Shac with Eugene Mirman, Gabe Liedman and SNL's Jenny Slate
June 12th - Tom Davis Presents: 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss
Tom Davis of the legendary Franken and Davis sketch duo, brings along various friends TBA to take us through the early, and quite foggy memories of what SNL was like back in the 70s. This rare opportunity to see a pioneer in the American sketch landscape should not be passed up.
June 7th, June 14th & June 21st -  MIKE BIRBIGLIA: 60 Minutes of New Stories