Posts tagged as local news

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Humiliate a Reporter on Live TV

Local Denver news reporter Chris Parente is probably used to pretending he's seen certain movies for his job, and at the top of his recent interview with The Skeleton Twins stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader he seems more than confident that his complete lack of knowledge about their new movie will have no bearing on the segment to come. After Parente blows his cover by asking Wiig if she has "advice for going nude," the SNL alums descend on him without mercy, and the result is both cringeworthy and entertaining. (via Death and Taxes)

Is Comedy Bar NYC Too Similar to Toronto's Comedy Bar?

There's a local comedy dispute a-brewin' in Toronto and New York. Third Beat Magazine has observed that a new comedy club called Comedy Bar NYC, which Ali Farahnakian and the People's Improv Theater (or the P.I.T.) are opening at the end of the month, bears a striking resemblance to a popular Toronto club called Comedy Bar that also has a similar logo and vibe and is frequented by New York comedians when they're in town. As Third Beat notes, there's nothing illegal happening and the original Comedy Bar can't do much about it, but it's certainly ruffling the feathers of the folks at the original club and is sure [...]

Seth Green Receives Key To New Orleans For Excellence In Rally's Commercials

Was 1991 a particularly slow news year? Or did we just miss out on the rampant Seth Green fever that swept through the Gulf states during the early nineties? In this painfully earnest human interest story from WVUE New Orleans, we meet Seth, just your average seventeen-year-old carrot-top struggling actor actor who's catchphrase in a Rally's commercial ("Cha-CHING") earned him a trip to the French Quarter, a key to New Orleans, and the love of thousands of Saints fans. New Orleans must have given away an unquantifiable number of keys if even the Rally's kid was getting one.

Will Ferrell Did a North Dakota Local Newscast, Called Some Women's Curling as Ron Burgundy

The Anchorman 2 marketing blitz continued this weekend, with Will Ferrell appearing in character as Ron Burgundy for both an entire North Dakota local news broadcast as well as at a Canadian curling tournament. Ferrell played it pretty straight in ND, reading actual news stories with that silky baritone alongside one of the actual anchors. He showed up wearing a kilt to the curling tournament, so he played that one a little less straight. Check that out below.

Ferrell will also be hosting SportsCenter this Thursday at 6pm on ESPN, and will presumably show up in character in a few dozen more places before the movie is actually released [...]

Chris Hardwick Finds His New Calling as a Weatherman

Already a podcast mogul and a geek culture demi-god, Chris Hardwick can now add "America's best weatherman" to his jam-packed resumé.

This Craig Rowin Million Dollars Thing Is Getting Absurd

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The whole thing is amazing, a great back-and-forth between Rowin and two anchors who are clearly completely in love with him and his scheme. Rarely is the line between comedy and, well, reality, so blurred. I love it.

Conan Reveals the Utter Lack of Creativity in Local Newscasts

Apparently Mike Myers is having a baby, and every newscast in America felt compelled to report on it. In exactly the same way.

Gary Vosot, Local Newsman For Hire

Being a local newscaster is not easy, especially when you're the one they send out to the field to report on less-than-newsworthy events. But Gary Vosot, he's a true pro, able to bring the necessary gravitas to any situation. Starring Matt Evans and directed by George Gross.