Fri, 27 January 2012
On this episode of How Was Your Week, comedian, actor, writer and beautiful lady DAVID CROSS joins Julie to discuss the cancellation of WORK IT, the burden of an entertainer's self-awareness, and how he used to give Julie his salad orders when she worked as his assistant a few years ago.
Then, comedian, Rosie O'Donnell expert and viral videographer, ELIOT GLAZER (Shit New Yorkers Say, It Gets Betterish) is here to share his favorite "WTF" moments of Rosie's occasionally bizarre career. Yes, her variety show will be discussed, as will her Spanx-based standup, and "Riding the Bus with My Sister."
Plus, Julie, who's under the weather, is still healthy enough to be livid about those who were snubbed by this week's Oscar's nominations, and discusses Tilda Swinton's resemblance to a greyhound, whether Michael Feinstein should be in a gritty TV drama, the whimsy of FRIENDS episode titles of yore, Betty White's bizarre birthday special, and the horrors of one day having a male child who isn't gay.
Also! The winner of the HWYW Live Poetry Contest is announced! The gist of Rosie's old school "Partridge Family" bit! The latest setback in the Linda Lovelace movie! The watchability of Celebrity Wife Swap! And how things that used to make David angry no longer do.
A barn-burner of a show!
Fri, 20 January 2012
On this episode of How Was Your Week, author, comedian and talk show host CHRIS GETHARD joins Julie to talk about family secrets, nemeses, Diddy's applesauce-related demands, the prurient underbelly of NYC Public Access fans, and his new book, A BAD IDEA I'M ABOUT TO DO.
Then, online curiosity collector KATIE NOTOPOULOS is here to share some of her favorite and most unusual things on the internet right now including diaper aficionados, small town police scanner recappers, Twitter Nazis, Bronies, and the only people who are using Yahoo! Answers correctly.
Plus, the unexplained employment of Andie MacDowell's daughter at the Golden Globes! Goat-grooming, and how to cheat at it! The arguably out-of-proportion internet outrage at Paula Deen's hubris! And what sploshing is.
Also! The Groundhog Day edition of HWYW Live is now sold out, but you can still win two tickets by submitting a poem here! So get on your Ogden Nash caps and start scribbling away. And if you send your entry in by 1/25 you can come to the show AND get a special extra surprise-prize!
What could be better than that? Absolutely nothing. Hooray!
Fri, 13 January 2012
On this episode of How Was Your Week, the great FRANK DeCARO, author of THE DEAD CELEBRITY COOKBOOK, joins Julie to discuss the time Paul Lynde made some racist remarks at an Illinois Burger King; what, from his book, to serve to a Latin-American gentleman you're about to bed; and how to host a memorable Golden Globes extravaganza.
Then, the delightful KATE BEATON, cartoonist and author of HARK, A VAGRANT, is here to share her views about artistic depictions of diarrhea during Medieval Times, who she'd like to be on "Downton Abbey," and the chauvinist behind "Beetle Bailey."
Plus, the hazards of occasion-less cupcakes! A contest is announced! A celebrity impression is done! Pomegranate seeds are found to be delicious in things you would never think of putting them in! Canadians are hilarious! And the return of Siggy Flicker, whose Twitter has got to be some kind of art project.
Also! Check out the new How Was Your Week Tumblr! And there are still tickets available for the February 2nd HOW WAS YOUR WEEK LIVE at the Bell House, which will be sponsored by Pretzel Crisps!
What a delicious show!
Fri, 6 January 2012
Happy New Year! On this episode of How Was Your Week, one of the authors of I Want My MTV, the fantastic oral history of MTV, ROB TANNENBAUM is here! And Rob is all to happy to talk to us about the Canadian almost-beauty queen who played the teacher in the "Hot For Teacher" video, the '80s versus the '60s in the pop culture status canon, Prince's on-set whispering techniques, and Cher's wonderful comeback at the first-ever VMA's.
Plus, how much Guns N' Roses' videos would cost, with inflation! David Fincher Versus Michael Bay! How Pauly Shore represents sexual slavery, in Julie's mind! The satirical origins of the "Cherry Pie" video! And why "Downtown" Julie Brown and Adam Curry are the same (seemingly rotten) person.
Also, Julie discovers an online brotherhood that wants no part of her membership! The Today Show's target audience is found to be cats! A tweet from Siggy Flicker! Things We Wish We Didn't Know! News of exciting progress made in the Linda Lovelace biopic! And exciting details about the February 2nd How Was Your Week Live show at the Bell House.
A pop culture-palooza of wonderful show-ness for your face and spirit.