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  • Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Guardians and Rec

    The new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer had its world premiere on Jimmy Kimmel Live! recently, and since it stars Chris Pratt someone decided to make this mashup of the trailer and the Parks and Rec theme song/opening.  Not bad!  And by the way, this Guardians of the Galaxy movie looks pretty bonkers.  Can't wait to see if Marvel hit a home run or struck out.  I hope they done good.  I love raccoons with machine guns.


  • The Night Feed

    Broad City - Episode 1 Review

    TL;DR Broad City premieres tonight on Comedy Central at 10:30PM ET. It is fantastic, and you should be watching it.

    I stumbled onto Broad City when it was a web series as they were still releasing new episodes for its second season, and I immediately went on to watch the whole series up to that point. NYC-based comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer were a thrill to watch onscreen. They had no fear when it came to making fools of themselves or being vulnerable (Is there a difference?). They danced to "Fight the Power" in Rosie-Perez-inspired outfits and made sure everyone knew girls pooped. They got range #TigerWoods.

    Amy Poehler must have seen something too because she came along and said, "Yo, I want a piece of that," (not a real quote) and after a few back-and-forths with FX and Comedy Central, the show found a home on Comedy Central. Read about how it happened here.

    The translation from web series to television, I'm sure, is a difficult one, but Broad City does it well. The strongest part of the episode is how it's able to showcase Ilana and Abbi's strong chemistry. Ilana's loud, sexual, and impulsive nature versus Abbi's awkward, self-deprecating tendencies work well together. The comedy duo is nothing unusual but these characters are not archetypes. Ilana and Abbi live and breathe these characters. And to have Amy Poehler, who passes on every question about the status of women and comedy, as a mentor must be so influential in building real characters regardless of gender. Do some of the story lines stem from being women? Yes. Does the humor come from the characters just being women? Absolutely not. This isn't lowest common denominator stuff.

    What is odd is seeing Fred Armisen in this episode. He took me out of the episode a bit since he's such a familiar face, and I'm not used to seeing him around Abbi and Ilana (unlike when Armisen appeared on Brooklyn Nine Nine with Andy Samberg). I was also surprised at how the show was willing to put Abbi and Ilana in their underwear so early in the series. It definitely makes a statement on how they're willing to go all the way for comedy despite feeling uncomfortable (poor Abbi).

    The premiere episode establishes the "Broad" portion of the title. The main characters are bold women who are going to run this town. I'm waiting for the "City" portion. I loved how the web series made NYC a character of its own. Once the show establishes the universe, I hope NYC will become more of a factor. I would also like to see them experiment with genres like they did in their web series with the Spike Lee- and Woody Allen-influenced episodes. I'm glad to see the show's hip-hop influence is staying put.

    Abbi and Ilana have also paid a visit to the My Damn Channel LIVE studio. They were really good sports.

    Broad City premieres on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30 PM ET. It's written and created by NYC-based comedians Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. You can watch first episode now.


  • The Night Feed

    Happy Birthday, Amy Poehler!

    Amy Poehler is the best. It's just a fact: the sky is blue, the Pope is Catholic, and Amy Poehler is just the greatest human being. She's also turning 42 today! So in honor of this great lady's birthday, here are 10 of her greatest moments, illustrating exactly why we love Amy. 

    1. Andy's Little Sister - Conan O'Brien (1999) 

    One of the great joys of watching old Conan bits is spotting now-famous UCB performers in the infancy of their careers, paying rent by doing short bits on the show. There are some early shades of her SNL character Kaitlin in this bit, but really, it stands on its own. 

    2. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

    Best. Movie. Ever. Bradley Cooper's expressions steal this scene, but really, Poehler is one of the best parts of the whole film. "I feel like I'm watching regional theatre, you guys! God, am I in the Cleveland Playhouse or something?"

    3. Mean Girls (2004) 

    In retrospect, she probably just modeled this performance on Dina Lohan, but whatever. Where would we be, as a society, without the quote "I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom?"

    4. Palin/Clinton Cold Open, Saturday Night Live (2008)

    Okay, so I actually wanted to put her seminal Palin Rap in this place instead, but it appears to have been scrubbed from the internet. (Fox News conspiracy or music licensing issue? You decide.) That said, her Hillary impression always ruled, and this sketch was called one of the game-changing moments of the '08 election. 

    5. Amy and Tina Host the Golden Globes (2013) 

    Remember when Taylor Swift took their jokes about her love life way, way too seriously? Remember how that was a thing? Just goes to show that no matter how likable you are, if you start drama with Amy and Tina, everyone will laugh at you.

    6. Leslie Knope Impressions Supercut, Parks and Recreation (2009-2012)

    "There is exactly one thing in the entire range of acting Amy Poehler does not do well: impressions. So we make her do them constantly." - Mike Schur 

    7. Amy Poehler on Daily Grace (2012)

    How much blonde lady awesomeness can you handle at once? (Yeah, not jealous of Grace at all. Nope. Not me.)

    8. Smart Girls at the Party - Broad City (2012)

    If you haven't been watching Smart Girls, Amy's web show created to spotlight awesome chicks doing cool stuff, you should be. Here she is chatting with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobsen, stars of the webseries and upcoming Comedy Central pilot Broad City.

    9. Ask Amy - Bodies (2013)

    If more celebrities made super intimate YouTube videos of themselves answering questions from insecure fans and giving solid life advice, the world might be a better place. This series is basically brownie batter for the soul.

    10. Losing to Seth Meyers at Poker (2004)

    One more deep cut for the road. Remember when celebrity poker shows were, like, a thing? Here's a clip from the episode featuring Amy Poehler and her SNL cohort Seth Meyers. I know, whatever. I kind of ran out of readily-available YouTube clips. I find this cool. I hope you do too.

    Happy birthday, Poehler! Here's to at least 42 more hilarious years!


  • The Night Feed

    Working For The Weekend

    Did you guys see those National Conventions and politics and stuff? ME NEITHER!

    1. Ken Marino did an interview with splitsider about his lost roles over the years.

    2. There's these new amazing rappers that rap about my favorite thing, FOOD! Oh yeah, and they're kids.

    3. Uh, I might try to build a loft bed in my tiny, tiny room. Except I have absolutely no construction skills at all. Oh well, it'll probably be fine.

    4. I'm not a super romantic type but now that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett anounced their divorce, I don't believe in love at all.

    5. Comedian Rob Delaney (pictured, left) had some wonderful things to say on Conan, wonderfully funny.

    Yesterday, I woke up at 5:30... in the evening. Gotta love the weekend! @MrChrisDonahue


  • Beth In NO

    Inside Amy Schumer

    Wait just a darn-tootin' minute! Is that… by golly it is! Beth Hoyt on Inside Amy Schumer!

    Our very own lovely lady herself Beth Hoyt on the TV, amazing. If you haven't been watching Inside Amy Schumer you should start because it is a riot and a half…

    Wait a minute! Is that Laura Wilcox?!? Man, oh man all the cool kids from My Damn Channel are in this Amy Schumer sketch, how wonderful! Best sketch ever? I think so…

    Watch Inside Amy Schumer, watch Beth in Show, watch Product Displacement, and tweet me so we can be friends @MrChrisDonahue

    P.S. - My comedy gal pal Laura Prangley is in a sketch too!


  • The Night Feed

    The Foodroom

    This video has been kicking around the internet the last few days - and on Comedy Central, obviously - but I just had to share it today.  Aaron Sorkin's dialogue is so specific and they really nail it on this Inside Amy Schumer sketch.  From shows like The West Wing and The Newsroom to movies like Charlie Wilson's War and The Social Network, you always know that you are watching an Aaron Sorkin show from the hyper, sometimes over-the-top dialogue.  Sometimes it's Oscar worthy - as it was with The Social Network - and sometimes it can be a bit laughable, as many people felt The Newsroom was and is.  Regardless, he sure is an original, and I'm glad he's around to provide us with content that's a gold mine for sketch parody.  


  • TVGasm


    Welcome to another TVgasm Tuesday (on Wednesday. It's my editor's fault. [ed. note: mea culpa!]). I'm gonna try to keep this short because we have a lot to talk about. I guess we should talk first about last Saturday's SNL. Justin Timberlake hosted for the fifth time, and, I don't want to oversell it, here, but it was the best thing to ever happen to the world. In less exciting news, you can now go on a cruise with Weezer. Yeah, I had to read it a few times too. I guess you just go on a cruise and Weezer is there and they play songs, and you pretend it's the mid-90's and talk about the Olsen twins and the musical RENT (those are 90's things right?). 

    Do you guys remember a few months ago when NBC was in talks to create a spin-off from The Office based on Dwight's beet farm? Yeah I wasn't too crazy about it, either, and NBC never actually made it... BUT, apparently this week's episode of The Office is supposed to introduce the entire Schrute family. I guess what I'm saying is, go read this article and then tweet me things about The Office this Thursday. Also, Mad Men's season 6 promo posters are out, and you can click here to have HuffPo overanalyze it for you!

    This week on TVgasm:

    Joan Rivers is well-known as the busiest woman in Hollywood (or wherever she lives. New York? A gas station?), and she's at it again with her new web series. Click here to get the details. 

    Did you guys hear about the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler/Taylor Swift triangle of animosity? No?! Check out TVgasm to get the details. Taylor Swift, why couldn't you have just written a song about this and saved us the trouble... trouble... trouble! You all have such rhymeable names!

    There's been a lot of drama surrounding ABC's The View recently, and ABC has finally  revealed that one of the ladies will be leaving? Which one? I couldn't tell you, but as long as it's not Whoopi, everything is fine. I can't start my day off without those Crocs.

    Remember: One day Joan Rivers will revert back to her natural form: a crocodile skin purse, and on that day I'll be standing here with a smile and an aggressive "I told you so"

    Tweet me your deepest darkest secrets @Sam_the_stone


  • TVGasm


    It's another TVgasm Tuesday, and if you somehow don't know, the SAG awards happened. Check out the red carpet highlights here, and definitely make sure you watch the best acceptance speech of the night by (shocker) Tina Fey. I laughed. I cried. It was only a minute long, but it was an emotional roller coaster. 30 Rock airs its series finale this Thursday, so this was just a little taste of wha'ts to come. Don't be surprised if I'm an emotional wreck next Tuesday. It was formally announced that J.J. Abrams will be directing the new Star Wars movie, and the internet is PISSED. The "Jar Jar Abrams" jokes have already started, and I think it's safe to say that we're in for some pretty lewd gifs in the weeks to come. In unsurprising news, Frank Ocean wants to bring charges against Chris Brown after the "alleged" incident, officially making Chris Brown a [REDACTED] in the eyes of the public. Let's see what TVgasm has for us

    This Week:

    If you liked Tina Fey's Bossypants, get excited, because Amy Poehler has reportedly signed a book contract, herself. Now, I don't want to hyperbolize how excited I am, but I will be using this book as my new Bible when it's finally published. Click to read all the deets at TVgasm!

    Well, if writing TVgasm has taught me anything, it's that for every piece of great work that is set to be created, there is an equally terrible thing that has been greenlit. It's Newton's third law of whatever or something. So when I heard about this terrible new talk show, I can't say I was surprised just deeply deeply disappointed. 

    Have you been watching Top Chef? If you HAVE been watching, you probably know that there are a few people who could use some well-intentioned advice, or even some advice that is NOT well-intentioned. TVgasm is here to offer some (possibly not so) well-intentioned advice.

    Remember: There's no shame in weeping openly at your own television.

    Tell me what those crazy Real Housewives are up to at @Sam_The_Stone


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