We may be in the dead of a very rough winter here in New York City, but inside the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (514 Union Street, Brooklyn), which makes its official debut in a Gowanus warehouse tonight, you can practically feel palm trees swaying in the Floridian sun. Black and white curtained ca ... More >>
If Carrie the Musical can crawl back through the wreckage, why not Moose Murders? The 1983 Broadway flop was a door-slamming, bad-taste comedy set in a mountain lodge full of nefarious, low-level show biz types, and I actually sort of enjoyed it. But the critics went savage on the show and it clos ... More >>
This is a new Christopher Guest movie, right? [via The Daily What/Reddit]
In this accidentally hilarious local news video, eerily reminiscent of a Christopher Guest film, an adorable couple, Joseph Crist and Laura Brunett, tell of their plan to backpack to Las Vegas and then Lake Mead from Canton, Michigan, a 2,500-mile trip that they describe as "creative marriage counse ... More >>
Meteorologist Ron Trotta and Schmitty the Weather DogIt's a cliché to refer to the Christopher Guest mockumentary when talking about dog shows and dog lovers, but there was a point Monday morning after Meteorologist Ron Trotta put miniature sunglasses on Schmitty, his weather-predicting York ... More >>
There's a small town in Kentucky called Taylorsville that is infested with cats. Nobody knows how it happened (it happened because people need to spay and neuter their cats, is how it happened). The video from NBC News is rather charming in a Christopher Guest kind of way:
It's a great day in politics when the public is accepting of no better a revenge plot than the one Levi Johnston is clearly putting forth at the expense of the Palin family by running for Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
This is according to Jennifer Coolidge, the funny lady from Legally Blonde and all those Christopher Guest movies. She riffed on it the other night over at Comix, where she claimed the exhibits consist of:
Jennifer Coolidge (of Christopher Guest mockumentary fame) was a scream doing her standup act at Comix the other night. Here are some of her riotous observations:
Here's to you, Mrs. Stifler
You know the words. Now it's time to sing them.
Dressed for success: Lynch. Photo by Carol RoseggJane Lynch has elevated a bunch of Christopher Guest comedies with her sly wit and now she's the anything-goes cheerleading coach on Glee, not to mention popping up in an off-Broadway play by Nora and Delia Ephron. She's everywhere like crabgra ... More >>
Chatting with perennial Guest star Jane Lynch.
Hair-metal and folk jokers go unplugged
If Auto-Tune hit its peak as a joke delivery device last week amidst the spectacle of a weirdly robotic Katie Couric involuntarily singing an "O Superman"-reminiscent lament for melting polar ice caps, it also hit its nadir at about the same time, when a tape surfaced of an Auto-Tuned Martin Luthe ... More >>
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