It’s hard to believe that it has been
three and a half four years since I first saw The Book of Mormon in previews on Broadway.
I was in the audience twice in the first two weeks (in case it closed)…but luckily the critics and New York audiences agreed.
It was the “musical of the century.”
front-row orchestra tickets on Twitter for last night’s show. The faces have changed, and possibly some nuances of the staging, but it was just like seeing it for the first time.
I made eye contact with the cast, said hello to the conductor and got spit on.
I got to take my friend Derek for his first-ever viewing.
This blog was created with a little help from my post last August, when I won the BOM Twitter lottery the first time.
Posted in Broadway, Entertainment, Friends, Humor, Life
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I know that every Kentucky fan is thrilled with the new SEC Network, which pretty much guarantees that any UK Wildcats basketball game not on network television or ESPN will now be televised.
Unless you live in the Northeast.
This is what tonight’s game between Kentucky and Mississippi State looks like to me —
I’m guessin’ that tall, light-blue bar is Willie Cauley Stein, right?
Posted in Basketball, College, Entertainment, Humor, Sports, Television
Tagged basketball, basketball game, BBN, college, college basketball, entertainment, ESPN, Humor, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Northeast, SEC Network, Sports, Television, UK Wildcats, Willie Cauley Stein
Dear Ray Rahman:
Thanks for writing your article in Entertainment Weekly encouraging viewers to watch ‘The Late Late Show’ on CBS.
Since my fav Craig Ferguson left in mid-December, the show has been hosted by a revolving cast of characters, giving — as you put it — the sense that ‘anything can happen.’
Where have you been, Ray?
For a decade, Craig Ferguson embodied anything-goes television. His goal was to deconstruct the late night genre, so his shows were always unscripted, unruly and universally hilarious.
A gay robot skeleton as a sidekick? A dancing horse with his own on-set stall? Real, honest-to-god conversations with guests?
I’m just sorry you missed all the fun.
Posted in Celebrities, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Magazines, Television
Tagged cast, CBS, celebrities, comedy, commentary, Craig Ferguson, deconstruct, entertainment, Entertainment Weekly, genre, hum5, late night, late to the party, magazines, Ray Rahman, revolving door, Television
I am looking forward to tonight’s Oscar broadcast for three reasons.
1. Neil Patrick Harris.
2. This awards season desperately needs a surprise winner. In any category.
Please, Academy, be the organization that flabbergasts me with a shocking turn of events, shaking me out of this year’s numbing sameness.
3. Much like the Super Bowl, the Oscars commercials are increasingly becoming an event unto themselves. I am particularly excited to see a new ad by Stonyfield Yogurt, where woman actually admit to not liking Greek yogurt.
I knew I wasn’t the only one out there.
Here’s a sneak peek:
Honesty and innuendo? Sign me up!
Posted in Academy Awards, Advertising, Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Oscars, Television
Tagged Academy Awards, advertising, category, celebrities, commentary, commercials, entertainment, Greek yogurt, Humor, Movies, Neil Patrick Harris, Oscars, Stonyfield Yogurt, Super Bowl, Television, upset
Entertainment Weekly and photographer Robert Trachentenberg turned host Neil Patrick Harris ‘golden’ in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards telecast.
We know he already was.
They also shot NPH in a variety of poses with the coveted statuette…which can mean only one thing.
Neil — the twins might be watching!
Neil — your Oscar is so…tall!
(My apologies to the Academy.)
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Tagged Academy Awards, celebrities, comedy, entertainment, golden boy, Humor, magazine, Movies, Neil Patrick Harris, Oscars, photobomb, photography, Robert Trachentenberg, statuette, Television
Hey, Time Warner Cable — mark the date on your calendar! Someone (me) is giving you positive feedback.
(I’m as shocked as you are.)
TWC recently changed the way they order their listings in the on-screen program guide.
In the past, they listed all movies and TV shows that began with ‘The’ under ‘T’…which is stupid. You might miss a program altogether if you forget that all important article tacked on the front of the title.
But recently — I’m not sure how recently, but I watch a lot of TV, so I’m guessin’ it hasn’t been that long ago — they changed their policy. Now a movie like ‘The Last Five Years’ (which opens in theaters and OnDemand today) is listed under the letter ‘L.’
How groundbreaking. How logical. How unlike Time Warner Cable.
Let’s hear it for common sense!
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Television
Tagged alphabetical order, cable television, commentary, entertainment, Humor, kudos, life, movie theater, Movies, OnDemand, pat on the back, policy, positive feedback, program guide, program listings, program title, review, Television, The Last Five Years movie, Time Warner Cable