|Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Joins New York Comedy Festival, 11/3|
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014
For the first time since its wildly successful launch,? Comedy Central's newest late night hit '@midnight,'produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall, trading Silicon Beach for Silicon Alley. The social media sensation joins the stellar lineup of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival to tape a week of shows which will air Monday, November 3 throughThursday, November 6 at Midnight ET/PT.
Hosted by Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), the special NYCF week of episodes will include visual and textual nods to New York and feature a coterie of comedians playing fan favorites such as #HashtagWars, Rapid Refresh and Sweet Emoji. The '@midnight' tapings will be filmed at ABC Television Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side and fans may request free tickets atwww.nycomedyfestival.com.
'Sure, we get a lot of comedians to come onto our show in Los Angele (more...)
|BWW Review: Disturbing TUSK is One of the Best Movies of the Year|
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 19, 2014
If you don't like watching excessive gore, don't see TUSK. If you don't like watching depraved human violence, don't see TUSK. If you don't like watching extreme human mutilation, don't see TUSK. However, if you are able to stomach this type of content in exchange for a wickedly glorious story, then there is no acceptable excuse for not seeing TUSK, the masterpiece of Kevin Smith's already storied career. Though I will undoubtedly be in the minority with this opinion, TUSK is unquestionably my favorite movie of the year. (more...)
|Saks Fifth Avenue and Saturday Night Live Team Up on the Key To The Cure|
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014
Saks Fifth Avenue announced that Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong and Colin Jost have been named as the EIF ambassadors for Saks Fifth Avenue's 2014 Key To The Cure campaign, representing talent from Saturday Night Live's past and current casts shot by famed SNL photographer Mary Ellen Matthews. Celebrated New York designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag & bone have created the limited-edition tee exclusively to benefit the campaign, which coincides with the Emmy Award-winning show's 40th Anniversary season.
Now in its 16th year, Key To The Cure has taken a new approach, offering a unisex tee for the first time. The shirt will retail for $35 at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saks.com and saksoff5th.com. 100% of the proceeds from each shirt sold will be donated to Tigerlily Foundation, benefiting charitable programs dedicated to finding new detection methods, better treatments and eventual cures for women's cancers. The tee debuts at Saks Fifth Avenue on October 1.
Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong and Colin Jost will appear in a national public service announcement (PSA) wearing the rag & bone limited-edition tee. The Key To The Cure PSA will appear in major fashion and lifestyle magazines in September and October.
Saks Fifth Avenue's charity shopping weekend will take place Thursday through Sunday, October 16 to 19, at all Saks Fifth Avenue nationwide and on saks.com and saksoff5th.com. During the shopping weekend, 2% of participating vendor sales will be donated to Tigerlily Foundation. In the 15 years since the inception of the Saks Fifth Avenue charity shopping weekend, the retailer has raised over $35 million for cancer research.
To help raise money and awareness for women's cancers, Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria will partner with Tigerlily Foundation to host a kickoff event on Wednesday, October 15th. For more information, please contact Carolyn Parish at Carolyn_Parish@s5a.com or 703.269.1208.
In addition to the partnership for the annual Key To The Cure campaign, Saks Fifth Avenue will sell exclusive merchandise inspired by notable Saturday Night Live characters from seven New York designers. These items, curated by Saturday Night Live's Emmy-nominated costume designer Tom Broecker, will be available in Saks Fifth Avenue's New York flagship store and on saks.com during the Key To The Cure shopping weekend, October 16 to 19. The merchandise includes Mango's shorts as interpreted by Alexander Wang, The Nerds outfit as interpreted by Alice + Olivia, a dress fit for The Californians as interpreted by Diane von Furstenberg, Spartans Cheerleading uniforms as interpreted by Elizabeth and James, hats fit for The Coneheads as interpreted by Eugenia Kim, Mary Katherine Gallagher's school uniform as interpreted by rag & bone, and Gilly's dress as interpreted by Suno.
About Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson's Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 39 full-line stores in 22 states, five international licensed stores, 73 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company's online store.
Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. (more...)
|Ang Lee to Helm Film Adaptation of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK|
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014
Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film, his first since winning the Academy Award for directing the groundbreaking Life of Pi. (more...)
|Chris Kattan to Perform at Comedy Works Larimer Square, 10/9-11|
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014
Chris Kattan is a comedian and actor, best known for his time on Saturday Night Live. Over the eight years Kattan spent as a cast member on SNL he created many memorable characters included Mr. Peepers, Mango, Kyle DeMarco from The DeMarco Brothers, Gay Hitler and the Butabi Brothers with fellow SNL cast member Will Ferrell, known for their trademark head-bobbing. Kattan and Ferrell continued the characters in the 1998 film A Night at the Roxbury. (more...)
|Photo Coverage: On the TIFF Red Carpet for WELCOME TO ME|
by Walter McBride - Sep 15, 2014
The Toronto International Film Festival just concluded yesterday, September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films were shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals for WELCOME TO ME. (more...)
|Cherif Medawar of CMREI.com Stands Up 2 Cancer|
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014
Real estate hedge fund manager and acclaimed educator Cherif Medawar is pleased donate to Stand Up 2 Cancer. The popular star-filled event aimed to raise funds for cancer research premiered on September 5, 2014 and donations are still being accepted. Medawar, President of Original Resources, Inc. and CMREI.com, is a proud donator and challenges his members and students to stand up for this cause and donate. (more...)
|NBC's JIMMY FALLON Beats ABC, CBS Late Night Combined|
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” have delivered strong #1 finishes for the late-night week of Sept. 1-5, with Fallon beating the combined 18-49 ratings of ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and CBS's “Late Show with David Letterman,” (more...)
|Will Ferrell Gets His Game On to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Patients and Survivors|
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014
“It's no secret the best gamers in the world have wanted a piece of me
for years,” said Ferrell, actor, comedian and gamer extraordinaire.
“Guys like CaptainSparklez are gunning for me. I think he might be an
actual wizard and he's looking for blood. I told them I'd give them the
honor of competing against me with one small condition: we raise a whole
bunch of money for a great cause like helping kids with cancer.” (more...)
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