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Posts Tagged ‘Bob Saget’

Gilbert Gottfried: ‘The Internet is the New Lynch Mob’

Some of the jokes flying Monday night at the New York Friars Club roast of Don Rickles included Joan Riversobservation that the elderly crowd in attendance amounted to “Kervorkian’s bucket list.” Ha ha.

But our prize for the most enterprising media spin on this event belongs to Diana Falzone. For a foxnews.com op ed about “insult comedy,” she spoke to someone well familiar with the hazards of today’s nanosecond peanut gallery:

“It’s a very strange time period now with insult comedy,” [Gilbert] Gottfried told FOX411. “Even Rickles has gotten in trouble and gotten on the Internet because now it’s ‘No he shouldn’t [say] that…’ Now everyone’s on the Internet. I feel like the Internet is the new lynch mob.”

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Occidental College Academy Award Winner Has a Message from President Obama

Rafael Cortina is the first-ever Student Academy Award winner from Occidental College. Sharply dressed and well-prepared, he gave a charming acceptance speech Saturday night, noting off the top that MC Bob Saget can always be counted on to attract a “full house.”

With a straight face, he then proceeded to pass on some bigger picture news. “Earlier today, I got a phone call from President Obama congratulating me on my award,” he revealed. “And he wanted me to tell the [school] administration that although he went there for two years, please-please-please stop referring to him as an alum. So I wanted to pass that along.”

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Larry King to Perform at KROQ’s Comedy Show

So … Larry King appears to be serious about this comedy thing, huh?

After embarking on his one-man show last year, the former CNN host is one of nine comedians scheduled to perform at Kevin & Bean’s April Foolishness charity comedy show on April 7 at the Gibson Amphitheater.

King will be joined by the likes of Eddie Izzard, Jay Mohr and the filthy Bob Saget.

This has train wreck written all over it. I’m begging the KROQ crowd not to be too mean to the 78-year-old King.

Charlie Sheen to Be Roasted in Los Angeles

Well, this is a no-brainer really. Comedy Central just announced that Charlie Sheen will be its next roastee. The show will tape live in LA on September 10 and be broadcast on the network on September 19th at 10 PM.

“You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” Sheen said in the release. “It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

Previous roastees include Pamela Anderson and Bob Saget. Methinks this one will step it up a notch.

Did Bob Saget Kill My Fave Weekend in LAT?

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The LAT Calendar section offers up a new feature– 60 Seconds With… which, with any luck at all, will mean that My Favorite Weekend is dead. Bob Saget answers Mike Flaherty’s questions about his naughty bits, or rather the naughty bits of his act, and it all goes meta at the end.

Lunch at Michael’s: Brokaw & Burns Break Bread

lunch_at_michaels_logo.jpgThe scene at 55th & Fifth was bustling as always thanks to one iconic newsman (we always sit up a little straighter when Tom Brokaw is in the room), a mix of movie moguls and the usual roundup of public relations pitchmen and women. Peggy Siegal did her usual flitting from table to table (We have to ask: what was up with that rugby striped mini dress, muffler and corduroy jacket? Homage to the Love Story era Ali McGraw, perhaps?). Paramount CEO Brad Grey did his share of glad-handing. It was introductions all around at the SRO bar, too. Michael‘s wife Kim McCarty made the acquaintance of lunchtime chronicler Diane Clehane and chatted about the couple’s upcoming trip to Paris to visit their daughter, Clancy. Bon Voyage!

Here’s a rundown of today’s menu:

1. A table of distinguished looking gentlemen including ad man Jerry Della Femina and Good Morning America‘s Joel Siegel.

2. Peter Brown and guest.

3. Ben Silverman and Matt Blank.

4. Steve Rubenstein and guests.

5. Herb Siegal

6. Leslie Stevens of LaForce & Stevens and two unidentified fashionistas.

7. Marc Victor (Happy Birthday!), producer Amy Rosenblum and Giada De Laurentiis. The Food Network hottie has been sitting on Today‘s couch as a substitute chatter during the show’s third hour. “She’s doing great!” says the always affable Marc.

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Saget’s Farce of the Penguins Party: Full House

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Bob Saget was graced by the presence of those adorable all-growed up moppets, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson at the release party for his DVD spoof, Farce of the Penguins. The parody follows two penguins hot for hook ups as they trudge through frozen waste. The disc also features a twisted making-of featurette. Saget told reporters

I talk about all the things we did to the penguins to make them work better. It’s really wrong.

FBLA wonders if he tried same those techniques on the twins, back in the day.