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by Christopher Grant Harris

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Awesome Girl” by Dudez A-Plenti

Awesomeness is awesome, babe, but not like you…

Awesomeness is awesome, babe, but not like you…

Earlier this week Conan O’Brien released a new website, CONAN25, which contains the entirety of the “remote” segments from Conan’s extensive late-night career. There are some absolute gems in there; Picking Apples with Mr. T is one of my all-time favorites.

To celebrate the ability to watch this much television history, here is Conan’s own boy band, Dudez A-Plenti, rehearsing and creating a music video for their smash-hit song “Awesome Girl.”

Have some awesome juice on me, baby. And be sure to comb through these archives because it’s full of comedy gold!

Categories: Music, TV, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Monday, 25 March 2019

New Sitcom “Tacoma FD” Premieres This Week!

Are these lizards still broken…?

Are these lizards still broken…?

This Thursday evening a new Sitcom premieres on TruTV, and it just so happens to take place right here in my hometown. From the creators of Super Troopers, it’s called Tacoma FD and it’s the “FD” stands for “Fire Department.”

Y’know how Super Troopers is about a group of completely incompetent police officers? Well, the premise of Tacoma FD is that these firefighters are actually super competent, it just rains so much in Tacoma that most of the fires get put out by the rain before the firefighters can even get to them. So they have waaaaay too much free time on their hands, and hijinx ensue.

Here’s the official synopsis from TruTV:

On the heels of the breakout theatrical release of Super Troopers 2, co-creators and stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme will be donning new uniforms in Tacoma FD, a half-hour comedy set in a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, this crew keeps themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries, and bizarre emergency calls. Leading firehouse shenanigans in the 10-episode first season are Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme), alongside an eclectic crew played by series regulars Hassie Harrison (Southbound), Eugene Cordero (Black Monday, The Good Place), Marcus Henderson (Get Out, Homecoming), and Gabriel Hogan (Heartland).

I confess I’ve never seen any of the Super Troopers stuff, so I don’t know if I like that style of comedy or not, but I’m definitely curious. Here’s the official trailer for the first 10-episode season.

It’s just too bad that it wasn’t actually filmed in Tacoma; it was of course filmed in Los Angeles. I’ll have to find a way to stream it after it premieres, since we’re a cord-cutted household.

Tacoma FD premieres Thursday, March 28th at 10:30/9:30c on TruTV.

Categories: Tacoma, TV, Videos.

Friday, 22 March 2019

First Trailer for Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn’s “The New Negroes” on Comedy Central!

Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle's The New Negroes

“I like chuch…”

Very exciting! After a long-ish gestation, the first trailer for Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn’s new comedy/variety show on Comedy Central is here! It’s called The New Negroes (which is a reference to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1910s & 1920s) and you can watch the trailer here.

I’m so excited for Mike! This show looks to be a mix of standup, music, and maybe some bizarre sketch-comedy stuff, judging from a few quick clips like this one where someone emerges from Mike’s mouth:

dat mouf…

dat mouf…

Here are some more interesting screenshots that I pulled from the trailer. Let the speculation begin!

Open Cop Eagle

Open Cop Eagle…

Vid gom…

Vid gom…

Wotta wig…

Wotta wig…

Musical hospital…

Musical hospital…

The New Negroes premieres on Comedy Central on Friday, April 19th. I’ll have to find a way to watch it since we’re a cord-cutted family!

I am here for this. So can you!

I am here for this. So can you!

Categories: My Famous Friends, TV, Videos.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Oopsies” by Kristen Bell & Bob Mervak

…oopsies…

…oopsies…

As Kristen Bell explains (yes that Kristen Bell, AKA Veronica Mars AKA Princess Anna) explains on her Instagram:

My best friend @bobmervak is pure magic. This gem started as a little tune he created with my 3 year old daughter in our living room and has now grown into a full symphonic masterpiece. I am in constant awe of his gift and feel so lucky to know this walking reminder of the power of music. Recording this was some of the most fun I’ve had as a grown up. This delight is now available for your 👂 on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, anywhere you get your music.

Are you not pleased?

Categories: Music, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee

Callin' it quits now, baby I'm a wreck…

Callin’ it quits now, baby I’m a wreck…

From the excellent Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (my review is here), this opening song quite well encapsulates the feel of Miles Morales and his transformation into the titular hero. Spoiler warning, though: the video includes footage from pretty much all parts of the movie and gives quite a bit of the plot away. Partake and be pleased:

YOU ARE NOW PLEASED.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Once More Unto the Breach, My Fools: Fools Play is in Olympia this Saturday!

Fools Play Improv in Olympia March 2019

It’s breaching… IT’S BREACHING…

IT’S NOT A FALSE! Fools Play Improv returns, yet again, to a Yoga Studio in Downtown O-Town this Saturday night! You’d best believe I’ll be there. BEST. BELIEVE.

Details:
Fools Play Improv in Olympia
Saturday, March 9th 8:00 PM
@ Gravity Yoga
623 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
All-Ages (mostly), Only $7.00!

BEST. BELIEVE.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Olympia.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: Celeste Original Soundtrack

Celeste is actually the name of the mountain, not the protagonist…

Celeste is actually the name of the mountain, not the protagonist…

Part of what made Celeste perhaps the best video game of 2018 (if not the best, certainly one of the best) was its amazing soundtrack, composed by Lena Raine. It’s moody, creepy, exciting, and dreamy, often simultaneously (or at least in close proximity). Here is a YouTubez playlist of the entire soundtrack, posted by Lena Raine herself.

It pleases me! Now it pleases you, too!

Categories: Video Games, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.