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Posts Tagged ‘Eddie Izzard’

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.

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Heard the One About Punchline Magazine and Salient Media?

Five-year-old LA firm Salient Media is adding another performer to its comedy roster: east coast based Punchline magazine.

Editor-in-chief of Punchline Dylan P. Gadino explains that as part of the deal, his publication’s website will be relaunching next week under a new name: Laughspin. But the content will remain the same, along the lines of the current interview piece with Greg Proops about the comedian’s entry into the world of podcasts with “The World’s Smartest Man:”

During the relaunch process, I decided that as much as I love the name Punchline magazine, it was time for a change. I wanted a new name–something wholly singular, fun and appropriate. I also wanted to lose “magazine,” since, in these ever-evolving technological times, that word is quickly losing its value. It also might not best explain some of the other comedy endeavors we have planned. More on that later.

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Eddie Izzard Will Not Be Able to Wear Heels For A Bit

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Comedian Eddie Izzard is perhaps one of the funniest people on this or any other planet. He’s brilliant.

The self-proclaimed Executive Transvestite just ran 43 marathons in 51 days. And, yes, we checked “marathon” in Great Britain is still 26.2 miles. So, for some reason (charity) Izzard decided to do this and finished and wow…we have the same respect/horror for him as for someone who shoots drugs into an abscess.

But here’s the thing, dude who likes to dress like a lady, good luck wearing high-heeled shoes. Your humble bumble editor here runs marathons and you’ll never see us in anything other than Rachel Maddow sneakers and yes, even to weddings and Blogger Proms.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

38105605-21092425.jpgMary McNamara Is Sorry: She knew that George Washington served two terms. She just forgot. We’re guessing she will never forget again.

38083064-20161103.jpgYet Another Actor Who Thinks He Knows More Than He Does: Eddie Izzard is thinking about getting into politics in Europe. Because starring in Valkyrie is all the prep you need.

38087238-21100456.jpgIndiana Jones and the Deal of Doom? “Before executive producer George Lucas, director Steven Spielberg and leading man Harrison Ford get their hands on any treasure, Paramount Pictures will need to collect $400 million in revenue to recover all its costs and make a sizable fee to distribute Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Watch the Box: They’re Baaaaack!

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Show Biz is back:

ABC: pickups of nine primetime shows: Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who? and Ugly Betty. How many of these are keepers?

CW: new episodes for five series: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, Reaper and Smallville. One of these is not like the others.

A&E: new scripted drama series–Cleaner starring Benjamin Bratt as a guy who makes a deal with God to control his addictions and dedicate his life to help others. Remember when Bratt was sexy?

FX: season two of The Riches, starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver? Remember when she was everywhere?

E!: new reality show with Denise Richards, from Ryan Seacrest Prods. There’s a match made in heaven.

Nikki Finke Explains What’s Wrong With Across the Universe

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Just the other day, David Carr in the NY Times admitted what we already knew: New Yorkers don’t understand show biz all that much. And today, Hollywood’s own Nikki Finke tears into Sharon Waxman’s version of events surrounding art-chick Julie Taymor’s battle with Joe Roth over some musical romance movie called Who Signed Off On This?, Across the Universe.

The musical uses songs by the Beatles, now owned by Michael Jackson and Sony. Sony Pictures is distributing the movie. Waxman didn’t bother to mention this little detail, but does go on about Taymor’s MacArthur grant.

Finke points out that Taymor’s movies haven’t been (a) very good and (b) profitable. Joe Roth, who Finke thinks should have known better with a girl like Julie, cut his own version of the movie, and it’s not all that hot either. And the songs aren’t performed by the Beatles, they’re covered by the actors, including Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess. With puppets. And Eddie Izzard as Mr. Kite. Taymor even cast Selma Hayek. Did we mention the puppets?

Is this Ishtar for the new millenium? Is it Heaven’s Gate for the YouTube set? One of the IMDB commentors says:

an advertisement for LSD

We’re betting Peter Travers uses that line as his blurb.