by Jac Kern
10 days ago
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Nick Offerman and Megan
Mullally were in town this weekend for a performance on their Summer of 69: No
Apostrophe tour. You may know them as Ron Swanson and Tammy Two from Parks and Recreation, and Megan will be
forever immortalized as Karen from Will
& Grace, and the two are actually married in real life. The show could
best be described as part-comedy, part musical sextacular.
The two went back and forth
between talking about how they each lost their virginity, how they met and when
they got married and singing raunchy songs about stuff like 69ing and
gang-banging Jesus. Nick played guitar and Megan played ukulele.
They also got the audience
involved. A couple came onstage for a Newlyweds
Game-style bit that was predictable but funny. After Nick and Megan shared
a longtime argument with the crowd and we picked sides (Megan won!), she
decided it was time to see what else was out there and picked a single guy from
the audience to go on a date with her onstage. I have no idea who this dude was
— Was he planted there? A rising local comic? Just a random guy with impeccable
comedic timing? — but he was probably the most hilarious guest to be brought on
stage in all of standup comedy. He played along with Megan’s advances and threw
shade at Nick (sadly providing music on their date). He may have gone solo to
the show but there is no doubt in my mind he found a ladyfriend that night.
All in all, it was a
gut-busting, nasty but also super sweet 90-minute show. THEY’RE SO IN LOVE! Of
note: Nick looked just as expected, dressed in a flannel shirt and jeans, but
he was sans mustache (just some overall stubble) and had a cool, new undercut
hairstyle going on (that one that every dude has now); I don’t know how I expected Megan to be dressed but I was surprised
to see her in JNCO-style wide leg jeans and a casual T-shirt (reason No. 564
why she’s my hero); they ended the performance with a dance number to Carly
Simon’s “Nobody Does it Better,” which ended with Nick apparently hurting
himself, as evidenced by a facial expression of pain followed by limping
offstage. Hope you’re OK, Nick!Check out our interview with Nick Offerman here.
Ever notice the way Owen
Wilson says, “Wo-oow” in movies? Here are all of those times.
A new American Idol was crowned last night and I don’t care who the winner
was (it’s this guy) because it’s not Jess Lamb. But it is worth noting that
next season of Idol — its 16th — will
be the last. I wish it was because everyone realized that televised music
competitions are complete bullshit (case in point: JESS LAMB), but it’s
probably just because everyone likes The
Also in the cancellation
club: The Mindy Project, which is a
goddamn crime. Mindy Kaling is a goddess and the show was really hitting a
great stride (despite Adam Pally leaving — love that guy) and the last season
ended with Mindy (the character) very pregnant and baby daddy Danny traveling
to India to meet her parents. Thankfully, there’s chatter about the show moving
Other shows hat bit the bust this year include Backstrom, CSI (after 15
years!), The Following, Marry Me, Mulaney, Revenge, Selfie and Weird Loners.
Feminist icon Supreme Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is getting a biopic and Natalie Portman will star
as a young Notorious RBG.
Miley Cyrus’ brother Trace
(known best for dating Disney person Brenda Song
and being in Metro Station, the band responsible for this song
that played on repeat in every Journeys across America in 2008) was supposedly denied
entrance to an area bar over the weekend. Trace posted a video on Instagram claiming Brothers Bar &
Grill at Newport on the Levee — in his home
state — would not let him in due to his excessive tattoos. I don’t know
what’s more hilariously pathetic: people complaining about businesses on social
media; a celeb sibling partying in freaking Newport; said person being denied
access to a bar in Newport; the fact that Brothers has any sort of limits on
the types of people that can enter; or the last sentence of this story.
Third entry in the comedy series is a rote, unfunny exercise
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Rather than devoting time to tracking what could have been the comic evolution of the relationship between male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) and his former CIA agent father-in-law Frank (Robert De Niro), director Paul Weitz seemingly ended up dangling money before his performers to get them to react on cue in this rote, terribly unfunny exercise. Grade: D-.
Live-action comic-strip adaptation falls flat
0 Comments · Monday, June 7, 2010
The family-friendly comic-strip canine gets his own live-action romp, and with Owen Wilson providing the voice Marmaduke seeks to bite off a bit of hipster credibility. But neither he nor the movie have absolutely any bark or bite to hold our attention. Grade: D.
Ben Stiller sequel is a losing battle
0 Comments · Friday, June 5, 2009
I never saw the first 'Night at the Museum,' but there are times when you just know everything you need to know about a movie from a trailer, especially those aimed at the broadest audience possible. And this latest installment looks just as silly, mainly because I've come to realize that I just don't have a thing for Ben Stiller's brand of humor. Grade D.