Legendary comedian Don Rickles has made a career out of ribbing people—so much so that, in the comedy world, it’s considered a badge of honor to take an insult from the 89-year-old funny man. But his no-holds-barred jabs aren’t restricted to comedians. Last night, before he even got comfortable in his seat on the Tonight Show, he went straight for house drummer and Philly native Questlove, who had just finished playing Rickles’ intro music with the Roots.
Last night, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess posted on Instagram a video of him, Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski lip-syncing Beyoncé’s “Flawless.”
The video was taken from a jet and, being an Instagram post, it’s dreadfully short. They all get to show off their lip-syncing skills, though—especially Fey, who nails it with an extra bit of sass at the end.
Earlier that day, the crew attended the Television Critics Association press tour to talk up season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The series, which was created by Fey and her 30 Rock co-hort Robert Carlock, is due out late 2015.
Director Judd Apatow is everywhere lately, making the media rounds to promote his new Amy Schumer-starring film (and from what I hear a must-see) Trainwreck. Last night he stopped by Fallon, where he got a chance to show off the trade that got him started in show business: standup. His 4-minute set is pretty great — especially the moment where he does his Bill Cosby impression and confronts the allegations against the legendary comedian.
Italian makeup artist Lucia Pittalis is giving drag queens a run for their money, proving that anything is possible with few brushes and some expert contouring. Just check out her Instagram account, where she shares photos of herself transformed into famous figures by the power of makeup. A lot of makeup. I mean, this woman must clear the aisles at CVS to be able to turn herself into some of these people. (Look at her Keith Richards!)
Among the other celebs she’s taken on is one very close to our hearts, fictional Philly boxing champ Rocky Balboa. She goes for the young Rocky here, and a moment when he just came out of the ring, with a jacked-up eye, a little blood on his lip and a bandage around his paws. Check him out below, and a few other notables. See more on her Instagram account here.
Now that it’s been confirmed that Alexander Hamilton will be replaced by a woman on the ten-dollar bill, there’s talk that we should do the same for Andrew Jackson and the twenty. There’s already a host of ladies in the running to replace Hamilton, including historic names like the great Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt, which means one of them will likely earn the prominent spot on the $20 if things decide to go that way. They’re all great choices, but wouldn’t it be quite the triumph to have someone local? Someone like, say, Tina Fey? One blogger on Huffington Post is arguing her case, tongue-and-cheek as it may be. The writer’s stance:
High school kids love Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” A little over a week ago a school in Cinnaminson shared with the world a video they made to the catchy tune, and today the Internet’s all abuzz with footage from a graduation at Portsmouth High School in New Hampshire, in which the graduating class of 230-plus erupt into one big “Shake It Off” flash mob.
Yesterday evening, the National Constitution Center held a grand opening celebration for the opening of its first LGBT exhibit, “Speaking Out for Equality.” The event drew a crowd of about 600—everyone from State Representative Brian Sims, who looked dashing in his rainbow suspenders; Philly Pride’s Franny Price with purple hair a blazin’; and even the out owner of Geno’s Steaks Geno Vento.
Tina Fey and Amy Schumer pulled a Britney and Madonna last night in New York at the Peabody Awards. Fey was on stage to introduce Schumer, who was being honored with a Peabody for her work on her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer.
During Fey’s speech, the Upper Darby comedian praised Schumer, saying, she “is killing it, as the agents like to say. Usually they are lying. But in this case it is true. Amy is killing it. She is the biggest deal in comedy right now,” writes the Hollywood Reporter. “I really wanted to come down here tonight, and in a Madonna kind of way try to like feed off of her youth and maybe suck her soul out in a very awkward, staged lesbian kiss.”
And as you can imagine, that’s just what happened when Schumer finally came out. The Daily Mail describes the intimate details:
The women started with a light peck at a respectful distance before transitioning into what resembled a passionate make-out session.
They pressed their faces close and wrapped their arms tightly around each other.
Tina, 45, also held up her hand for a high-five from Amy, 33.
Ooh la la. There’s no video of the smooch yet. Some folks in the audience did grab photos, though:
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On last night’s episode of Inside Amy Schumer, one sketch found star and creator Amy Schumer playing Bill Cosby‘s defense attorney in the “court of public opinion.” Once the prosecution finishes its case, Schumer flips on a jukebox playing a Cosby-esque ditty then dances around like the Huxtables did in the Cosby Show intros. “I’m talking about a beloved show that we love,” she pleads to the jury. “This is about us not punishing ourselves for loving great comedy. … Let’s remind ourselves what’s at stake here: If convicted, the next time you put on a rerun of The Cosby Show, you may wince a little. You may feel a little a little pang. And none of us deserve that!”
She also uses pudding pops and a bunch of Cosby sweaters to persuade the jury of Bill Cosby’s innocence. It’s all tongue-in-cheek, though, as you might imagine. In the end she outwardly declines a martini Cosby has delivered to her for defending his innocence. Check it out above.
Philly’s Abbi Jacobson and her Broad City co-star Ilana Glazer also starred in a sketch of Inside Amy Schumer last night, with Bill Nye the Science Guy. That’s below: