An Encounter with Seth Rogen

Posted by The G on June 12, 2013 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Seth Rogen and Geoffrey Dicker

Seth Rogen and Geoffrey Dicker

Seth Rogen has pretty much taken over the world.  But before he did, he stopped for a photo with dear ol’ G.  Thanks Seth!

Video: Fred Armisen doing Impressions of Accents

Posted by The G on February 23, 2013 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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The other night I saw the incredibly funny Fred Armisen in concert.  It was a mix of music, videos and stand up comedy. He told the audience that he is a master of doing impersonations of accents.  In fact, he encouraged the audience to request an accent and Fred would impersonate it.  And it went a little something like this…

 

Review: Fred Armisen live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on February 20, 2013 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen

I already loved Fred Armisen prior to seeing him live at his sold out performance at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on February 19, 2013; however, now that I’ve seen his show, I love him a lot more.  Performing for over two hours, Fred Armisen presented a multi-media experience that featured videos (including one of Karen Carpenter miming along to an extended drum solo – good find Fred!), as yet unreleased clips from his hit show “Portlandia,” bits of stand up comedy, and musical performances that featured many special guests.

from left: Michael Lerner, Fred Armisen, Michael Caws

from left: Michael Lerner, Fred Armisen, Michael Caws

Fred Armisen brought out many special guests including Leigh Gorman, the bass player from Bow Wow Wow, Michael Lerner of Telekinesis, Michael Caws from Nada Surf, Marnie Stern and Leigh Nash from Sixpence None The Richer (who sang lead vocals on the show closer – a cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls”!)

Fred Armisen and Friends

Fred Armisen and Friends

Fred Armisen and his band played songs from many of the musical sketches that have either been on Portlandia or Saturday Night Live and he also took requests from the audience which included people requesting him to imitate various drummers or speak in different accents – and he is a master in both disciplines.  In fact, a video of Fred Armisen and his many accents will be coming soon, so stay tuned!  There was also a question and answer session with the crowd and Fred admitted that he was having so much fun, he didn’t want the night to end.  The audience was in complete agreement!   It’s not often that Fred performs a show like this, but when he does, you’ll definitely want to attend as you will have a blast.   On a side note, I spotted Phoenix’ lead singer Thomas Mars and his wife director Sofia Coppola in the crowd.  I did not take photos with them, but after the jump, you can see the set list as well as some of the people I did take photos with.

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Rob Delaney to Release “Live at Bowery Ballroom”

Posted by The G on August 24, 2012 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney

Comedy lovers!  Make sure you go to Rob Delaney’s website on September 4, 2012 (link will open in a new window) as the funny man will release a download called “Live at The Bowery Ballroom” for the bargain price of $5!  The photo above was taken at the performance that is soon to be released and I laughed my ass off.  Since that night, I’ve (@according2g) started following Rob Delaney (@robdelaney) on Twitter and his tweets are hilarious and very politically incorrect.  THANK YOU, ROB!  We need more people out there telling the truth!  Pass it on!

RIP, Phyllis Diller

Posted by The G on August 20, 2012 under Celebrities | Read the First Comment

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Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller

By the time you read this, you already know the bad news – Hollywood legend, comedienne and one of the funniest people of an entire generation, Phyllis Diller has died at age 95.   What is remarkable is that in every tribute and obituary you see about Phyllis Diller, there is not one bad thing said about her.  Instead, you see only praise about what a great person she was.  That’s pretty remarkable, according2g and if I may theorize, it’s probably why she lived to be 95 and was fairly healthy until the very end.  In the times I met the legend, she was extremely nice to her fans and happily signed autographs.  There will never be another like Phyllis Diller.  RIP.

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