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Will Franken Storms New York


San Francisco's own Will Franken is in the midst of a whirlwind tour of New York. If you go to any of these shows, expect a very funny one-man sketch show. Great stuff from a great guy.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
Invite Them Up - comedy showcase with Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdal
332 East 11th St., New York NY

Thursday, Sept. 14
Oh, Hello - comedy showcase with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
332 East 11th St., New York NY
8pm/One drink minimum

Sunday, Sept. 17
Here's The Thing - comedy showcase with Sean O'Connor, Andrew Wright and Nick Maritato
332 East 11th St., New York NY
8pm/One drink minimum

Thursday, Sept. 21
Mo Pitkins House of Satisfaction
34 Avenue A, New York, NY
Will headlines at this popular East Village venue.

Thursday, Sept. 28
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
307 W. 26th St., New York, NY
Will brings his solo show to the epicenter of New York’s sketch comedy scene.


Here's Will on The Sound of Young America


Interview with Will in Gothamist

Borat at the Toronto International Film Festival


After a projector malfunction at the premier of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," Borat took part in an impromptu Q&A on stage at the theater.

I'm not really the type to get excited about movies. But I am so fricking excited about this movie. Jiminy Christmas am I excited.

Ricky Gervais on Jonathan Ross


Ricky Gervais talks about the second season of "Extras" on British late-night television. Also, they seem to be trapped in a lava lamp.

(Thanks Martin!)

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Elton Brand + Werner Herzog = A movie??

This is the face Elton Brand made after Antawn Jamison admitted he had never seen "Little Dieter Learns to Fly"

Uhm, so apparently, one of the two producers of the upcoming Werner Herzog Vietnam drama "Rescue Dawn" is Elton Brand. Of the Los Angeles Clippers.

As a production, "Rescue Dawn" had a shaky start, according to its rookie producers, nightclub owner Steve Marlton, and Elton Brand, of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, Initially, they had planned to invest $2 million of the then-$11 million budget, but after filming began in Thailand all of the other investors dropped out, leaving them holding the bag.

"We liquidated properties, made bridge loans and made personal sacrifices," Marlton said.

I think NBA players probably do the coolest stuff outside of their sport. Brand has a ways to go before he can top Manute Bol's work with refugees in the Sudan (or Bol's reputed lion-killing), but producing a Werner Herzog movie's right up there with Adonal Foyle's pro-democracy NGO.

Have you reviewed The Sound in iTunes?


If you haven't, here's your chance. The reviews make a big difference... and every review I get helps balance the one that was headlined "Host is Irritating."

(Still better than that one on Yahoo! Podcasts that said the show was like a gay version of Lovelines. And meant it as a put-down.)

Tony for Mayor!


Holy mackerel... get a load of the crazy-ass jewelry Ghostface is rocking in this shot, taken at the Funk Master Flex Custom Bike & Car Show in Atlantic City. I believe that's a gold Ghostface, robe & all, holding up the world Atlas-style. Also: note the all-diamond four-finger GHOST ring. Click the link and see Busta's crazy dookie chain he's been rocking lately. Good lookin' to Nah Right, which is definately the hottest hip-hop blog going.

*Edit* no idea why the photo's not showing up no matter what I do, but click through to Nah Right and check it out there.

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