Just in time for the season 5 premiere of Louie tomorrow night, The Hollywood Reporter has a lengthy piece out today in which C.K. reflects on struggling as a young unknown standup, the "crushing loneliness" of living in New York City, getting passed over by SNL, his hopes to make a movie next year, and tons more. Here's an excerpt:
There's an easy thing of saying, "Yeah, it's all bullshit out there [in Hollywood]," but if you can't smell the bullshit here in New York, you must have your nose packed with it. Hollywood is full of opportunity, and I've gotten shot after shot after shot out [...]
New York's Port Authority recently got in a dispute with kitchenware store Fishs Eddy over selling plates depicting the New York City skyline after claiming that they own exclusive rights and control of it, so John Oliver and Last Week Tonight decided to create a souvenir plate that celebrates the true image the Port Authority is best known for — the disgusting Port Authority Bus Terminal — with some help from NYC spokesman Colin Quinn.
Listen up, kid. In my 12 years of walking the beat, I’ve learned what it takes to survive in the big city. But there ain’t many police like me. Nuh-uh. Usually cops end up as one of two schmoes: Either doe-eyed rookies burnt out after a few months, or Grey-Hairs sucking down a cold cup of Joe in the bullpen because they couldn’t hack it out on the streets. Wanna know my secret to avoiding those fates? I’ll tell ya. It’s because when I put on the badge in the morning, I know exactly why I do it.
I want to protect and serve the fine people of New [...]
When you want to see Ghostbuster stuff in NYC neighborhoods Who ya gonna call? These guys!
Have you ever wanted to see how easy it was to go to all the external New York City locations in Ghostbusters? Well, as the video above shows, it's pretty damn easy (and fun). Also, at the end there is a list of all the locations' addresses so…what I'm saying, is if, ummm, you don't have any plans this weekend, do you maybe wanna check them out, or whatever? Yes!? It's a date.
If you're sad that Broad City's second season is already over on Comedy Central, Thrillest has made it extremely easy for you to relive it all thanks to their handy interactive Broad City map. The map includes all the locations featured during season 2 — everything from Abbi's workplace Soulstice (Chalk Gyms in Williamsburg) to the manhole Ilana and her mom traveled to for top-notch counterfeit handbags. Check out the map below, then head over to Thrillest for a complete breakdown of all the hot spots.
Stephen Colbert is staying in New York. According to an announcement by CBS's Les Moonves and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Colbert will host Late Show from David Letterman's current spot at the Ed Sullivan Theater when he takes over sometime next year. No official date for Letterman's departure or Colbert's takeover has been announced, but Bill Carter at The New York Timeswrites that "there will need to be a hiatus between the two — most likely for several months — as Mr. Colbert installs a new set to the theater and his staff moves in to old Letterman offices. The most likely plan is a [...]
"This is where comedy works — where people are the most miserable," Doug Stanhope lamented as he walked the streets of New York City at the beginning of his special, No Refunds. Maybe it is the misery, dirt and exhaustion that comes with life in NYC that fosters great comedic voices; an optimist would say its the city's vibrancy, diversity, and bustling energy. Either way, it's impossible to deny that no place does comedy like New York. Though in the past, we've looked at the stellar comedy scenes of both Los Angeles and Austin, I'll faithfully defend New York as the greatest comedy city in the world.
Accent master Fred Armisen performed at a charity benefit Wednesday night, and as part of his routine he devoted nearly five minutes to speaking in different NYC accents suggested by the audience. Covered in this clip alone is Washington Heights, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, West Village, East Village, Bronx, Astoria, Brooklyn, Rockaway, and Long Island, where Armisen spent most of his childhood years: "If you wanna do Long Island, the way to think of it is like, they're already being defensive about being made fun of."
Comedian Billy Eichner's hilarious pop culture game show Billy on the Street debuted its third season on cable network Fuse this week, and the show is more popular than ever. The man-on-the-street segments that inspired the show began as YouTube videos that came from a popular live late night show called Creation Nation that Eichner hosted for years in New York. In an interview with us promoting last season of Billy on the Street, Eichner said, "There were lots of other segments on the show that weren't man on the street that people like just as much. This is like the first thing that caught on. I love [...]
Last time the Simpsons were in New York City, Lisa asked Homer if they'd ever come back. To which Homer responded, "We'll see, honey … we'll see." Well, 15 real world years and, I guess, zero Simpsons years later, they finally are. Surprisingly they aren't returning to quench Homer's thirst for crab juice; no, they're going for love. Al Jean told TV Line:
Yes, in the season premiere. Lisa points out to Bart that any girl who likes him dumps him after a week. He’s very dejected by this, and Mary [Spuckler] turns out to be his last hope. So he tracks her down. She’s run away from home [...]
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