Comedy Central’s Kroll Show debuted another iteration of its somewhat recurring Pawnsylvania sketch. The skit made waves around this time last year for taking some jabs at the Philly and Pittsburgh accents, and stirring up a little rivalry between the two cities along the way.
This one finds the main character, Murph (played by Nick Kroll), taking a trip from his South Philly pawn show to Ocean City, Maryland, to raise funds for his upcoming wedding. Terrible accents and mullets abound.
Last night, to celebrate The Tonight Show’s return to Los Angeles, Jimmy Fallon opened the show with a remake of the intro to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Roots make an appearance, with Questlove, Black Thought and the guys busting a Carlton dance move. DJ Jazzy Jeff shows up, too. Check it out above.
In the spirit of Super Bowl season, videographers across the nation are producing ads in the hopes that their videos find a spot on your search feed Monday when you’re goggling “Super Bowl ads.”
The particular helmers responsible for the above “SHOCKING Super Bowl COMMERCIAL 2015 (GAY KISS)” have gone all out with the taglines: “Super Bowl Commercial “Queer Beer.” TOM BRADY GAY?” And we don’t mind it one bit.
Check out the video, which is a fake ad for Queer Beer that features gay YouTuber Davey Wavey, above for lots of guy-on-guy action in the Super Bowl locker room.
If you’re like me, your favorite part of the Super Bowl is the halftime show. This year, pop princess Katy Perry will hit the field with what’s sure to be a cupcake breast- and fireworks-filled extravaganza. She’s revealed that Lenny Kravitz will join her, and that there are a few more super-secret guest stars.
The halftime shows have been pretty solid over the past several years, with Destiny’s Child, Bruno Mars and Janet’s nipple being some of the best in recent memory. I fell into a bit of a wormhole this week catching up on some old performances, when I came across this gem featuring Philly soul queen Patti LaBelle.
The show was produced by Disney, hence all The Lion King/Indiana Jones shenanigans. Bless her heart, there was so much going on on stage that screaming and wailing was all she could do to keep the audience’s attention on her. And those outfits?! Things calm down a tiny bit in the end when Tony Bennett comes out to join her on “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The show happened exactly 20 years ago this year. Enjoy the flashback above.
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Every year, a group of rebellious local comedians get together to produce an anti-awards show called the WitIns Awards. It’s a chance for them to make fun of the local comedy scene, giving out awards for “Worst Comedian,” and the like. It’s not meant to be mean. Think of it as the Razzies; a funny way to point out some less-than-LOL-worthy moments in comedy throughout the year.
The latest installment happened this Sunday, and last summer’s comedy competition at Tabu, “Last Laugh,” took home the award for “Worst Comedy Competition.”
Comedian and Last Laugh contestant Rachel Fogletto accepted the award, which was a garbage-filled plastic bag with a penis drawn on it. In her acceptance speech, she pretty much zeroed in on the problem with the competition: “I made it through to like week 10, and we all lost to some lady from Atlantic City who missed like eight weeks of the competition, so fuck the Last Laugh.”
Ouch-worthy, yes, but it’s all in good fun, people. I went to a few performances last year, and actually had a nice time—especially watching local legend Needles Jones crack a few zingers about AIDS.
But this isn’t the first criticism I’ve heard of Last Laugh. Even creator Josh Schonewolf agrees. When I asked him if he’d bring it back, he said “Hell no. … That was a bonafide flop.”
See, everyone agrees!
Check out a video of Fogletto’s acceptance speech above. I have it set to start at the right time.
I have a confession: I’ve never used Grindr. My husband and I started dating almost 11 years ago, way before the gay-dating was a twinkle in the gay community’s eye. So I’ve just never had any use for it. I do, however, get a kick out of some of your Instagram and Facebook posts, you know, the screen captures that show funny, bizarre, and downright blush-worthy messages that show up on your screen from other users.
This new video, by TrentandLuke on YouTube, goes a step further, asking gay couples to reenact crazy Grindr conversations. It’s pretty funny, and the couples are so cute. Check it out below. Oh, and I wouldn’t blare this too loud if you’re at work, btw.
Thanks to Philly singing comedic duo Dave and Brian, all you Downton Abbey-loving dudes can stop pretending you’re not tripping over yourself every Sunday night to see what quippy thing Granny says next.
In their latest video, the comedians sing boy-band style about bonding with their bros over the much-loved PBS series. To Butch it up, they play drinking games (with tea, of course) and work out a Fantasy Football-esque chart of all the characters.
Check it out above.
Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney got Andy Cohen’s coveted “Mazel of the Day” last night on Watch What Happens Live. Cohen got a kick out of Kenney’s tweets earlier in the week, where he called New Jersey Governor Chris Christie a fat ass. In case you didn’t see them:
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Philly-bred comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim made a nutso Totino’s Pizza Roll commercial called “Pizza Freaks Unite.” The spot is Tim and Eric to the T, rife with cheap graphics. out-of-left-field word association, and characters who toe the line of being just flat out terrifying. It almost looks like a spoof, but Totino’s has it featured front and center on its homepage. Check it out above.
Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel aired his annual prank/challenge that asks parents to tell their kids they ate all their Halloween candy and then film it for the world to see. As always, it’s a hilarious watch, and the reactions run the gamut from pitiful (“That’s okay, we can get more”) to devastating (“Waaaaaahhhhhhh!”) to a little embarrassing (i.e. the girl at 1:05 who throws everything she can get her hands on in the kitchen.)