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Wow! John Fugelsang was a guest comedian this past December for Scott Blakeman’s show “The End of the Year As We Know It.”
For Mr. Spitzer, the amicable separation is unsurprising. Last spring, nine months after his CNN talk show was canceled, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt abruptly asked him to take over the 8 p.m. time slot on Current. The reason: the 8 p.m. host Keith Olbermann was about to be fired.
Mr. Spitzer was, by his own account, “thrilled” to do it, but it was never a full-time job, nor a long-term one. His contract expired after the presidential election in November.
Mr. Spitzer, who resigned the New York governorship in 2008 shortly after his liaisons with prostitutes were made public, is presumed by many people to harbor political ambitions. Asked if they were right to presume that, he said in a telephone interview, “Others presume I have the ambitions.” He laughed and added, “Let me leave it at that for now.”
Comedian John Fugelsang, who has become well-known as a political commentator in recent years, will replace Spitzer in the slot. As for other figures at the network, The Young Turks is open to staying on the network but is unsure if they’ll be sticking around, and Jay Leno mocked the new ownership, asking network personality Joy Behar, “Now what happened to Current TV? Osama bin Laden is your new boss?”
So if the next xyz dance theme is time travel, I hope it means what I hope it means!
I would like to think that our small resistance on Thursday was felt all the way to Moscow.
We’ll be toasting to her this week. RIP funny mama!
An Icon Passes: A spokesperson has confirmed that actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller has passed away in her Los Angeles home. According to Milton Suchin, her manager for many years, Phyllis “died peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face.” She is credited as one of the first successful female nightclub comedians, and also found success on a number of television shows during the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Additionally, Diller was the 1992 recipient of the American Comedy Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is survived by her son and two daughters. (Photo via Ottawa Citizen) source
Michael Block interviews the ladies of Snow White & Cinderella F**king Rage, opening at The Tank this weekend! Tickets are going fast at only $5, better get yours now before someone hurls a glass slipper at your head…
The movie Beasts of the Southern Wild (in theaters now!) was based on Lucy Alibar’s play “Juicy and Delicious” which was written and premiered at The Tank on Valentine’s Day in 2007. You can read more about Lucy and “Beasts”’ theater roots at Variety.
We dug around the archive and found the original promotion email sent from Lucy herself:
The End of the Known World is here…
Apocalypse. Romance. Bad Girls Getting Spanked.
Preview Feb 14, 2007 @ 7PM followed by The Tank Free Love Party
(complete with champagne and chocolate and lots of sexy people)
’The End of the Known World Plays’ is:
“‘The Bird Stories’ by James Ryan Caldwell, directed by Bethany Perkins
‘Juicy and Delicious’ by Lucy Alibar, directed by Zoe Aja Moore, choreography by Brian Maloney
Everyday, our worlds totter on the brink of extinction. Someone dies, you graduate, you fall in love —and reality crumbles.
Sharing a single company of actors, raw stagecraft and a gleefully black-tinged absurdism, these plays are two fairytales about coming of age and growing out of place in surreal locales: the Midwest and the rural South.
The company of actors includes: Lucy Alibar, Elliotte Crowell*, Aidan Kane*, James Ryan Caldwell, Ben Maddocks, Brian Maloney, Tom Rothacker, Anna Sapozhnikova, Liz Wisan, and Eden Worsley.
on valentines day, start showing the love early on & then stay and play:
THE TANK FREE LOVE PARTY
A fun, festive, chill Valentine’s night with chocolate, champagne & cool people.
FREE LOVE* (free admission)
FREE KISSES* (we can only promise the Hershey kind,
but who knows…)
FREE BOOZE* (well, really cheap and freely flowing)
An evening of fun for everyone who likes to love.
“Theater folks have likely heard by now of indie film sensation “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” thanks to its buzzy Sundance debut, its Camera d’Or win at Cannes and, in recent weeks, the impressive per-screen averages of its Fox Searchlight release.
But they probably don’t know that the film and its writer, Lucy Alibar, have their roots in the Gotham legit scene.
Alibar’s a playwright, an artistic associate at New York theater troupe New Georges and a member of Ensemble Studio Theater’s Youngblood group. The script for “Beasts,” co-penned by director Benh Zeitlin, is based on her play “Juicy and Delicious,” initially written by Alibar in 2000 and performed at midtown performance venue the Tank in 2007.”
Chris Price from Tumblr created this mini-site for everything tagged as #gif and #blip12ny for Blip Festival New York at Gramercy Theatre last weekend.
Pretty AMAZING that Ear Heart Music alums, Mivos Quartet, accompanied Zola Jesus at the Guggenheim last week! Congrats!
Collar of rope lights @zolajesus (Taken with instagram)
We think this NYT piece about crowdfunding for the arts speaks volumes.