Filed under: Comedy, New York | Tags: joan rivers is awesome, joan rivers scares me a little
We saw her at the Laurie Beechman Theater, testing out some new material. Grandma has quite the pottymouth on her.
Justine and Joan, together at last!
Did you guys know that she’s 76 years old?!? Justine and I guessed 67, 68 tops.
I feel kinda weird that we can see her bra.
Filed under: Comedy, New York | Tags: gentlemen broncos, Halley Feiffer, Jared Hess, Josh Pais, Michael Angarano, Mike White, Sam Rockwell
The new comedy by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) starring Michael Angarano as teenage writer who gets his work stolen by a well-known science fiction author, played by Jemaine Clement (who is AWESOME in this).
This was the hilarious photo they sent over from the night (credit: Michael Loccisano, Getty Images):
Halley Feiffer, Michael Angarano, Writer/Director Jared Hess, Josh Pais, Sam Rockwell and Mike White.
I believe this was taken after the screening and Q&A and before the reception because folks, you’re looking at the faces of actors that are in serious need of some booze. (Except for Mike White. It looks like he may have already had some.)
[Check out more about the movie here.]
Filed under: Music, New York | Tags: canadians, cmj, Mercury Lounge, patrick watson
CMJ, Mercury Lounge, 10/22.
Last week Stan and I attended the opening reception for Sundays with Chris at the Diane Von Furstenberg Gallery.
Two champagne glasses, Stan? Nice.
It’s a set of pop art renderings of Christopher Walken done by John Codling, an ex-Wall-Streeter turned painter. The exhibition is up through November 1st, with all profits going towards Team Continuum, an organization that provides assistance for cancer patients.
If I had the cash, I would’ve bid on the painting hanging on the wall behind Stan, titled “Walken This Way.” The full piece:
…but rather tame in the bedroom.
Seriously, when I interviewed him, it was in a hotel bedroom, and he was quite reserved.
Mika last Friday at the United Palace Theater
Someone decidedly not reserved on stage, or in the bedroom, is Margaret Cho.
[Mom and Dad, it’s in your best interest to stop reading here.]
I know the “in the bedroom” part because last night at the RISK! event at Joe’s Pub, Cho revealed her love for bondage and domination behind closed doors. If you’re not familiar, RISK! is a weekly night/podcast hosted by Kevin Allison of The State, where folks get up on stage and tell true stories about themselves.
Last night’s theme was “We Were Young: Things We’d Never Do Again” and Cho regaled us with a story about being in a relationship with an unattractive man who was bad at sex. She introduced us to a fun game she plays with her friends, where she runs up to them and yells
WHY DIDN’T YOU COME?
Because that’s what the dude used to ask her when she didn’t orgasm.
Oh, how I love Margaret Cho, and her willingness to mine her personal tragedies for the benefit of comedy. I also thank her for that game, which I’m gonna start playing. Just a warning to my friends.
We were left last night with some sage advice, that being “Don’t fuck someone you don’t love.” Then she amended to “Don’t be in a relationship with someone you don’t love.” Because, yeah. The first way would make life pretty boring.
Filed under: Comedy, New York | Tags: Celebrity Autobiography, eugene pack, Kristen Johnston, rachel dratch, richard kind, sherri shepherd
Celebrity Autobiography is the brainchild of comedy writer and actor Eugene Pack, and features a line-up of rotating performers reading from the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous. Here’s a pic of Rachel Dratch reading from Joan Lunden’s autobiography “Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden”:
Other readers last Monday included Kristen Johnston, Scott Adsit, Richard Kind, and Sherri Shepherd, who was pretty excellent as Madonna.
Here’s the thing about Sherri though, (who, by the way, looked amazing): Judging by some of the things that comes out of her mouth on The View I’m not so sure she’s in the greatest position to be making fun of anyone else’s narcissism or lack of common sense. That said, however, she was funny. And perhaps pretty smart. Because by being so close to this Celebrity Autobiography venture, she ensures that nobody up there will be reading excerpts from her new self-help book, Permission Slips, anytime soon.
(Somebody get me that book!)
Filed under: New York | Tags: awesome, Cloris Leachman, New York I love you
And she was at the New York, I Love You premiere party last night at M2.
She showed us some sweet dance moves…
…but I forgot to tell her that her vignette in the movie was my favorite. I did, however, say that I was a big fan of her work in the Comedy Central roast of Bob Saget (check it out; it’s so good).
Not sure what Erin discussed with her, but it probably had something to do with “The Facts of Life.”
Here’s Erin now: