Was anybody else jealous of Jane Krakowski when Jenna hooked up with Frank, played by the mutton chop-sporting Judah Friedlander, on 30 Rock? Yeah, me neither, but I am jealous she got to be so close to one of Friedlander’s trucker hats (see below).
If you love Judah Friedlander in any way, your day has come. Almost. On Tuesday, April 7, the actor/comedian/world champion will host Mask and Wig‘s Intercollegiate Comedy Festival. (“Hosting” being code for talking about Tina Fey and explaining where he gets the ideas for his hats.)
The yearly show features the top collegiate comedy troupes; this year’s performers will be Yale‘s Fifth Humour, the University of Maryland’s SKETCHUP and Princeton‘s Triangle Club. Based off of nothing but names, I’m going to say UMD will be the funniest.
In addition to covering “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as a gangsta rap, some clever musicians have decided to go to the complete other side of the music spectrum and create folk versions. Winsome, lilting folk versions with guitars and violins and ukuleles.
For your listening pleasure, below is a version by Kay Pettigrew. Check out Entertainment Weekly‘s Popwatch for a whole host of others.
Who doesn’t love Professors Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney, (excluding people studying for Tuesday’s Animal Behavior midterm)? Not only are they adorable because they’re married and teach together, but they do all their research together, too. And their research is on baboons. And they know all their baboon subjects by name, sight, and call.
In 2007, Seyfarth and Cheney wrote a book called Baboon Metaphysics, which theBookseller.com thought was a crazy enough title to put it in the running for Oddest Title of the Year. As the couples says in an email, “I’m sure you can imagine that no one wants to finish third in this sort of competition (a middling odd book title?).” Such ambition, these two! Since the email was sent out, they’ve moved up to second, but go to theBookseller.com and vote for them so they can beat out The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais.
Jon Hamm from Mad Men joins the show for three episodes. He plays the perfect man, a doctor with pretty hair who’s nice to the weird guy in the apartment building and loves to bake. The question is: will this episode be funnier than Jon Hamm’s appearance on SNL?
Ticketmaster and Live Nation are possibly days away from a merger. The government may shoot down the deal, if it decides the companies will monopolize ticket sales, concert venues, and artist representation in an illegal way. If it’s allowed, though, it will likely mean major cash money for anyone who wants to go to a concert. Upside? You won’t have to worry about getting out to the middle of nowhere to see a band at the Electric Factory. Because it will be too expensive.
This news makes the song below, Rugged N Raw’s “I’m Broke and Proud,” all the more prescient (NSFW due to language). By the way, if the merger goes through, tickets to see this guy will cost $700:
Weather is a simple concept (see: today’s winter wonderland), but it can’t hurt to dumb it down a little more. Enter Umbrella Today?.
This is an easy peezy website that takes your zipcode and gives you simple answers to the question, “Umbrella today?” Answers like “Snow” (19104) and “No” (90210, the only zipcode out of this area I could think of). You can even sign up to get an alert everyday via text message if you don’t feel like turning on the computer or, as in the olden days, looking outside. Thanks, technology!
Now in its eighth season, Scrubs is still bringing the funny at its new home on ABC. The network has conveniently put the episodes that have aired online, and the next two eps air tonight. What else do you need to know? Oh, yeah, the 9 p.m. episode features the Muppets. Bam.
Pre-med kids (and all those who love hilarious television shows), this is for you:
UTB spoiler alert: next week’s show to watch will be 30 Rock because Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm begins his stint as a doctor who loves to bake. In the words of Liz Lemon, I want to go to there.
It’s the beginning of the semester, so you have no work. It’s colder than your date on prom night, so you don’t want to go outside. What do you do with all this free time and nowhere to take it? Well, why don’t you just get LOST… the TV show, that is!
If you’re a true fan, you’re caught up and ready to go for the fifth season premiere tonight. But if you’ve been hesitant on jumping into the mind-twisting, gut-wrenching, time-travelling drama, then ABC has made it so simple for you. Either you can watch the recap episode tonight at 8, followed by the premiere at 9, or you can watch the entire series on ABC.com and pick up with the fifth season when you’re ready. Just so you know, people will judge you if you only do the former.
To whet your appetite, here’s a little treat from this summer’s Comic Con: a secret video from our favorite scientist who always manages to leave out key pieces of information, Dr. Marvin Candle! Based only on this video, this season is going to be a doozy: