Not be televised??!!??…

July 20, 2010

Just read this on What the f?

“The writing staff of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien has been nominated for an Emmy Award, while the writing staff of The Jay Leno Show with Jay Leno has been nominated for both a BARFIE and a FARTIE. But now, all of a sudden, for the first time in years, the category of Best Writing in Late Night Comedy will not be televised. SCANDAL!”


July 18, 2010

Improv Everywhere guys rock!! We miss NYC!!!

The Lonly Island crew are genius…

December 9, 2008
Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone

Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg

I love the new video from The Lonely Island crew which was on SNL’s digital shorts, called “Jizz in my Pants“. It is so funny! But what’s more hilarious are the YouTube comments people left…too funny.

generaled said, “YO FUCK YOU NBC, THEYRE deleting them all how to i download this or sumthing! I NEED IT”

said, “hahahaha woogey213374u YOU FUCKING FAGGOT! gay name by the way, you piece of shit. VERY gay. like gayer than MY name and my name is penis. you sack of shit. fuck off with your faggot name and your stupid comments.

said, “This is buttfucking amazing. Sounds like the Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls”. Jorma’s faux accent is pretty spot on… and hilarious.

and last but not least…

said, “generations just dumbed down…the end”

Fox Cancels MadTV!!!??

November 13, 2008
Fox Cancels MadTV

Fox Cancels MadTV

I was bored and was clicking around Facebook and dudes guess what?!!!?? My friend Zach Ward posted a link. Fox cancelled MADTV!!! I can’t believe it. What is going to replace the show? So now what, just SNL? MadTV’s last show will feature Serena Williams on Nov 15th, 2008. Dude, an awesome new president and now a canceled show!! Whats next, Oprah is going to come out of the closet? Sending all my love to the MadTV writers!!!

RIP Bernie Mac

August 11, 2008

I have had the great pleasure over the past ten years to work for the Jim Henson Company.  It’s been a life long dream of mine to be part of such a great entertainment giant in the field of puppetry.  About a year and a half ago, I got a call from the Muppets to shoot a day on a feature film starring John Travolta, Robin Williams, Seth Green and Bernie Mac, called “Old Dogs”.

Together with 6 other Muppeteers I took a van ride from NYC to some theater in Connecticut.  The character I was to perform was this huge bird thing.  Jim Henson himself, designed it for some TV show in the 70’s that never got made.

I can fly!!

I can fly!!

I did not know much about what we where to shoot that day.  I got to set only to find a freak show of sorts.  Their where little people, hip hop dancers, cheerleaders, clowns, and then me and 5 other huge full body puppets from the storage / reject pile from the Muppets vaults.

I got to set in full costume for the blocking of one of two scenes that day.  There I was, a huge bird thing standing next to a midget, a sexy dancer and a odd looking Muppet thing, and a guy dresses as a panda.  Then out of the blue you heard the laugh of Bernie Mac.  He turned the corner and took his place right in front of me.  Behind him followed Robin Williams and John Travolta, who has the largest head I have ever seen, really big noggin.  So for the first half to the day I stood there in full bird costume as Bernie Mac improvised his lines right in front of me.  It was hilarious and he was really great.

After lunch we gathered to shoot the big stage show performance bit.  We took our places and then the director shouted action.  As I danced on stage in my bird puppet a trap door opened in the center of the stage and up came Bernie Mac.  When the smoke cleared he would play some fake guitar and sing some stupid song.

Do I look fat in this bird?

Do I look fat in this bird?

It was between takes when we got the opportunity to chat a bit.  He was a very sweet man, who was followed everywhere he went by a lady I think was his wife.  She gave him an oxygen tank at every turn, to help off set the smoke he had to take in.  I now believe that his respitory problems did not help matters much.

We did not talk too much, but when he asked me at one point how I thought the last take went.   I replied.  “You the man Mr. Mac.”

And that he was.

RIP Mr. Mac


July 23, 2008

If you had not heard by now the great Estelle Getty, best known from the popular 1980s and ’90s sitcom “The Golden Girls,” died on Tuesday. I thought she was already dead. Sorry, too soon?

I’ll miss her. I actually really liked her work in “Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot”. My dad used to work for a TV station that aired The Golden Girls show and he got a copy of the first episode script from the series, with Estelle’s autograph.

She really was a great comedian, and she set the standard for all of the women who followed her. Rest in peace golden lady.