The great Michael Caine drops a quip about Jaws: The Revenge (in which he played “carefree airplane pilot” Hoagie Newcombe): He’s the best. The quote was prompted by a comment from Ricky …..
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Comedian Jonathan Winters died this week at the age of 87. Read the Who2 biography of Jonathan Winters and watch some video clips.
Once known as “Who’s Martin Freeman?” he’s now known as “that guy who was in The Hobbit.”
Read about Louis C.K.’s long sort-of relationship with Saturday Night Live.
Have you read about Lena Dunham lately and wondered, “who the heck is Lena Dunham?” Who2 has the answer — in our new biography.
Who does a better Michael Caine impersonation: these two terrific comedians, or Michael Caine himself?
Some hardworking fan has compiled Native Tongues — “A Cultural History of Black Sitcom Theme Songs.”
Television veteran Andy Griffith has died at the age of 86. See what the obituaries say and see some photos.
Take five minutes to enjoy this very amusing video.
Who’s Reggie Watts? Find out!
College Humor’s video compilation of what the movie The Social Network would have looked like if done by different directors.
The Seattle Times has a fine profile and interview with rock-and-comedy star Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia.
He was the bald one with the fringe of hair. He’s dead of leukemia at age 72.
This is how Billy Graham and Woody Allen look these days. They probably don’t see much of each other. But they once talked about religion on TV.
Bob Hope hurt his ankle in 1965, when someone “shoved him off the stage” in Thailand. Bob Hope used Brut 33 cologne and Gillette shaving cream. Quite by accident, I learned that and more this week.
“What a thrill! I was 19 or 20 years old and I’d grown up listening to Red Skelton’s show on a crystal set under the covers… He was such a big hero to me, and I was cast as his sidekick.” The late Sherwood Schwartz may not have loved Red Skelton, but Jamie Farr thought he was aces.
Sherwood Schwartz gave birth to Gilligan and the Bradys, yes, but he was also a veteran of 70 years of comedy. (Dude was born during World War I, after all. He began …..
Our biography of Novak Djokovic is now live. He’s the Serbian tennis star who’s spent so much time trampling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal underfoot this year. In fact, Novak Djokovic hasn’t lost in 2011: he’s won an astonishing 40 straight matches (and 42 if you count the end of
Both from Seth Meyers:
“Donald Trump owns the Miss USA pageant, which is great for Republicans because it will streamline their search for vice president.””Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic, because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.”
Zach Galifianakis was very funny in his monologue on Saturday Night Live last night.
Monty Python is having a 40th-anniversary reunion show tonight in New York. Their show launched on the BBC on 5 October 1969.Last night they had a pre-union, as it were, on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Eric Idle, backed by Fallon’s house band, sang “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”