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The Night of Too Many Stars – Broad City, OITNB and Jessica Williams Take Your Calls

9 Mar

Oh hey it is Monday and here is a bunch of delightful photos from the Night of Too Many Stars including Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Jessica Williams and some of the Orange is the New Black ladies to kick things off.

Abbi and IlanaJon Stewart hosted the fifth Night of Too Many stars airing on Comedy Central last night with a live telethon. The event raises money for autism programs, schools and services; since its inception in 2006 the biannual show has raised over $18 million. Ilana and Abbi were just two of the many comedy stars on hand to take your call and here they are with Stewart. Perhaps they are showing him some Kirk Steele.

Abbi, Ilana and Jon StewartJohn Oliver returns to his old stomping ground.

John OliverWhile current Daily Show correspondents Jessica Williams and Aasif Mandvi do their part.

Jessica WilliamsUzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne give good chatting on the phone face/gestures.

Uzo and NatashaOf course Susan Sarandon is fucking fantastic.

Susan Sarandon

And Aidy Bryant and Ilana Glazer are the most adorable. My love for Aidy’s outfit/lipstick color is strong.

Ilana and AidyTo find out how you can donate to Night of Two Many Stars head here.

 

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Watch John Oliver Take on Dr. Oz with Bonus HBO Related Cameos

24 Jun

Last summer John Oliver introduced a new dance to the world when he filled in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show (the “Carlos Danger” dance if you will) and so far he has been killing it each week on his new show Last Week Tonight on HBO. In previous episodes he has taken on the FCC and FIFA among others and this week comes the turn of Dr Oz, lobbyists, the FTC and the FDA. Exasperated outrage at what some companies/industries get away with thanks to power they wield is delivered with biting humor and the segment ends with a cameo-filled pander party (which would only be better if it was a panda party). This includes George R.R. Martin teasing his latest Game of Thrones kills (I’d say he was joking and yet the death rate in those books would suggest otherwise) and some dancing from both John Oliver and a Boardwalk Empire star. HBO show so HBO related cameos and the future possibilities are plentiful.

John OliverIt’s also worth noting that John Oliver continues to bring his shirt game (maybe not in the promo photo above). More checked bold colors please.

Music Monday: John Oliver’s Carlos Danger Dance

19 Aug

John Oliver ended his hosting duties on The Daily Show last week and he has shown that he wasn’t just an adequate replacement, but a very good one. When it was announced that Oliver would be filling in for Jon Stewart over the summer I questioned whether they should have rotated the host with each correspondent taking a turn behind the desk. Instead they went with just John Oliver and it turned out to be an excellent move; as this piece by Jesse David Fox concludes “It’s the difference between “proven talent” and “prove it, talent!” The Daily Show has done the perfect job in preparing us for a changeover.”

Carlos Danger, Anthony Weiner’s chosen sexting name has been the gift that keeps on giving for The Daily Show this summer and John Oliver’s Danger Dance accompanied by Mystikal ft. Nivea “Danger (Been So Long)” has been a constant source of joy. So to celebrate John Oliver’s excellent turn as host we will be doing our best Carlos Danger Dance today.

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