Jennifer Coolidge‘s name may not automatically ring bells, but say she played Stifler’s mom, the ultimate MILF in 1999’s American Pie (and American Pie 2 and American Wedding), and suddenly everyone remembers her . . . and her bodacious curves. Since seducing the precocious 18-year-old character Paul Finch on top of a pool table, Coolidge has gone on to star in three Christopher Guest mockumentaries (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration), among other films. Though not a regular on the stand-up comedy circuit, she’s recently been touring the clubs, dishing out hilarious stories about Hollywood, some less true than others (like her “lost” scene in Brokeback Mountain), while turning up that irresistible charm that makes men of all ages drool. Check her out at Comix for two nights. Cue the song from The Graduate.
Sun., July 25, 8 p.m.; Mon., July 26, 8 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 20, 2010