The Del Close Marathon is the annual weekend of improv comedy, beer, and sweatiness that the UCB Theatre throws every year. This year marks the 17th iteration, and it looks like it'll be the biggest one yet, with three straight days of non-stop performances spread out across eight different NYC venues. You'll be able to buy an all-you-can-eat wristband for $35 at any of the venues, but there are also a slew of "premium" shows that are now on sale as well, including improv by folks from Broad City, Silicon Valley, Kroll Show, Key and Peele, and tons more. The schedule is completely overwhelming, but you can head over to the official DCM site to check it all out.
The great Maya Rudolph gave Tulane's commencement speech this past weekend, and she wrapped up with the above barn-burner of a version of the "Star-Spangled Banner," complete with Oprah and Beyonce impressions and a nice segue into "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
It's hard to believe it's Letterman's last week on the air. But the silver lining to that very dark cloud is that we're getting a bunch of tributes to the man himself, including this touching one by Jim Gaffigan, which aired yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning.
Here's the new music video for Moving to Brussels by Bhi Bhiman, a Whiplash parody in which Keegan-Michael Key is a really, really hard to please music instructor. The track is off of Bhi's new album Rhythm & Reason, which is out tomorrow.
On last night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took aim at the situation that modern chicken farms find themselves in which — surprise! — is a pretty unpleasant one. But at least it's an unpleasant story told with an abundance of jangly acoustic guitar music, which helps.
On Friday night, Norm Macdonald appeared on the Late Show for the final time. Already one of the greatest talk show guests of all time, this appearance pretty much sealed it — he did a perfectly Norm standup set before a touching tribute and goodbye to Dave.
Fox may have canceled The Mindy Project, but the show isn't going away — instead, it's moving to Hulu, which has just picked up the show for a 26-episode fourth season. In addition, the first three seasons will be available exclusively on Hulu. Kaling had this to say: "I am thrilled The Mindy Project has found a new home on Hulu, where so many of our fans are already watching the show. It's such an exciting place to be." There's no word on when the new season will premiere.
DEADLINE: How do you reconcile your avoidance of computers and iPads, when you signed on to create a TV series for Amazon’s streaming service?
ALLEN: I don’t even know what a streaming service is; that’s the interesting thing. When you said streaming service, it was the first time I’ve heard that term connected with the Amazon thing. I never knew what Amazon was. I’ve never seen any of those series, even on cable. I’ve never seen The Sopranos, or Mad Men. I’m out every night and when I come home, I watch the end of the baseball or basketball game, and there’s Charlie Rose and I go to sleep. Amazon kept coming to me and saying, please do this, whatever you want. I kept saying I have no ideas for it, that I never watch television. I don’t know the first thing about it. Well, this went on for a year and a half, and they kept making a better deal and a better deal. Finally they said look, we’ll do anything that you want, just give us six half hours. They can be black and white, they can take place in Paris, in New York and California, they can be about a family, they can be comedy, you can be in them, they can be tragic. We don’t have to know anything, just come in with six half hours. And they offered a lot of money and everybody around me was pressuring me, go ahead and do it, what do you have to lose? READ MORE
Lewis Black stopped by The Daily Show last night to file another entry in his occasional desk bit series, "Back in Black," taking on all of the old nazis that have somehow found themselves in the news lately. His method of fantasy revenge is very detailed, I'll give him that.
The Best Show's Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster were on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, where they talked about how most of what they do is pre-written and Wurster gave us a taste of Philly Boy Roy. Check out the rest of the interview below: READ MORE
The Lonely Island boys are filming their first movie, a musical comedy (duh), in LA starting this week, and they're being joined by one Sarah Silverman. The movie, which is as-yet untitled, is being co-directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and produced by Judd Apatow. Here's the synopsis:
The project takes aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me. It centers on a rapper (Samberg) whose latest album bombs and he must do the unthinkable: a reunion concert with his former boy band.
Silverman will play Samberg's "sharp and sarcastic" publicist. READ MORE
Here's the couch gag for this Sunday's upcoming Simpsons season finale, in which Adult Swim's Rick and Morty accidentally kill Springfield's favorite family and need to figure out how to right their wrong. It's a perfect cross-over between the two shows, bringing the Simpsons into the insane sci-fi world of Rick and Morty without overstaying its welcome by stretching out for a full episode.
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