Late Night host Seth Meyers dropped a meme on his Facebook page yesterday evening in which he takes a jab at Philadelphia:
Har, har, har.
The joke came in the middle of his opening monologue, to a pretty good burst of applause. Philly has always had a reputation for being rough and tumble, which was no doubt highlighted a few weeks ago when hitchBOT was torn to shreds in the streets of Old City. That fact didn’t escape a few commenters on the post, who said things like, “Pretty sure Hitchbot was the one conducting the survey,” and “And left [the person making the survey] for dead in an alley like the hitchhiking robot.”
After the unfortunate death and obliteration of HitchBOT in the streets of Philadelphia, YouTube user Boyd Vico put together a funny video in which the HitchBOT family gets revenge on the City of Brotherly Love. In Venge-Bot: Coded to Kill, HitchBOT’s dad goes on a killing rampage, bludgeoning a bunch of dudes trying to imitate the Philly accent.
“Justice is blind, and now so are you,” says the little beep-bopper as he squeezes out one man’s eyes. The bot ain’t playing around. Watch the video above and breathe a little easier that justice was kind of served in this horrible, senseless crime.
In a new video filmed by Mashable, Philly’s Kevin Bacon introduces a tongue-in-cheek (but maybe also a little serious) PSA to bring more full-frontal male nudity to the big screen.
“In so many films and TV shows we see gratuitous female nudity. That’s not okay,” he begins. “It’s not fair to actresses and it’s not fair to actors, because we want to be naked, too. Gentlemen, it’s time to free your bacon. And by bacon, of course, I mean your wiener, your balls, your butt.”
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.