A severe cross-costal storm system (apparently of Los Angelino origin) bore down upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week. The tempest, however, was not unforeseen. Squalls have been detected all week, as Hollywood winds have breathed flash-bulbous air over the city. Finally, at prime cocktail hour Monday, the heavens burst. Instead of rain, legions of celebrities precipitously poured forth.
Matthew Weiner, the auteur of Mad Men, is set to direct his debut film, to be titled You Are Here. It’s to star Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, with Amy Poehler reportedly “in negotiations.” (Say yes, Amy!) Mr. Weiner is to work on the project between Mad Men seasons’ shooting. If he works Read More
NBC announced this weekend that Lindsay Lohan is to host the March 3 episode. It’ll be a big comeback episode–for Jack White, whose band broke up last year! For, you see, Ms. Lohan, a three-time host, never really left–as skits about her public persona made up a big chunk of the mid-2000s on SNL. Read More
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This season of Parks and Recreation shows troubling signs that the writers no longer believe new audiences are going to discover Leslie and her gang. With the addition of a ludicrously winnable election plot, every episode congratulates its characters for being so terribly lovable, rather than expanding many new dimensions. One character told Leslie she Read More
Congrats to Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the Upright Citizen Brigade alums whose web show Broad City is now in development talks for an FX pilot. This is no small part due to both the girl’s hilarity and its major endorsement by UCB founder Amy Poehler.
Now, if only there was a way to talk about this show without immediately pigeonholing it as part of the new “Women are funny too!” push on the part of cable programers–The New Girl, Whitney, and 2 Broke Girls all come to mind– while still recognizing these comedians as the growing contingent of recognizable, hilarious female comedians.
…Nope. Too difficult. How about we just watch the trailer instead, which features Ms. Poehler along with NYC comediennes like Andrea Rosen, Adira Amram, and Kristen Schaal?
It took two years, but the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre has finally opened its long-awaited East Side location. The venue, called UCBEast or The Beast, has suffered numerous setbacks since its conception including liquor license hold-ups, complaints about the sign in front (“Hot Chicks Room,” a winking reference to a sketch from the UCB television show) — and most bizarrely, neighborhood complaints about the theater’s red curtains on the windows. (Apparently red curtains scream “Hot Chicks Room” just as much as a sign does.)
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Monday: Bored to Death
Since Sunday nights are so crowded, you’ve probably let Bored to Death slip through the cracks. Good thing then for DVR and Monday night rebroadcasts! The HBO comedy, about a Brooklyn novelist-turned-private eye isn’t necessarily the funniest new show of the fall—that would be Community [Editor's note: Modern Family!]—but it’s certainly Read More
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon is by far the nerdiest late night show on network television. Our Twittering, video-blogging host has welcomed tech bloggers and Diggnation dudes as headlining guests; he’s showcased the latest gadgets—from XBox 360′s wireless controller to the Palm Pre—on his show and we (mostly) love him for it. With the help Read More