Veronica Mars creator on stage this Saturday

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 26th 2007 2:03PM

sound of young americaThe Sound of Young America, a public radio show and podcast about cool pop culture stuffs, will be taping live this Saturday in Santa Monica, California.

Why should I care about that?, you might ask.

Well ,if you're a fan of Veronica Mars, creator Rob Thomas will be there to chat with SOYA host Jesse Thorn, and tickets only cost ten bucks. Is ten bucks too much to pay to see Thomas, someone who provided you with hours of free entertainment? No, you cheap bastard, it isn't.

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Lewis Black's new pilot taping in Los Angeles tomorrow afternoon

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 4th 2007 7:42PM

lewis blackThe Root of All Evil, a new pilot for Comedy Central starring Lewis Black and featuring comedians Patton Oswalt, Greg Giraldo, and Paul F. Tompkins (not Paul S. Tompkins, as this Craigslist ad reads) is taping tomorrow night in Los Angeles, so if you're in LA and looking for something to do, buy yourself some tickets, and then kick yourself for paying money for free tickets.

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Conan's going to San Fran

by Julia Ward, posted Mar 15th 2007 3:09PM
Conan O'Brien San FranThe Cone Zone is fulfilling his Manifest Destiny and heading West for a week of shows. Starting April 30th, Late Night with Conan O'Brien will broadcast five nights of shows from San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre. Judging from Conan's past outings to Chicago and Toronto, it should be a great week for late night television. Of course, there was that Toronto slip-up in which Triumph insulted the national pride of our great neighbor to the North. (What did they expect? He's an "insult comic dog.")

While these week-long tapings are fun for viewers, I'm partial to Conan's travels to truly foreign shores - Conan's adventures in Finland, his staffer's remote from a call center in India, etc. After San Francisco, I think it's time for another overseas outing. I'm thinking Thailand, Poland or another trip to Ireland. Or, maybe, that's my desired travel itinerary. Regardless, taking the late night host out of his element every now and again is never a bad idea.

Viewers can request tickets for the San Francisco tapings at Conan's website.

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Original UCB members reunite for DVD

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 23rd 2007 4:43PM
UCB original membersThe four original members of the Upright Citizens Brigade - Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Matt Walsh - are reuniting to tape their signature ASSSSCAT improv show for a DVD release by Shout! Factory. Other early UCB-ers are expected to participate, including Chad Carter, Sean Conroy, Andrew Daly and Horatio Sanz. If you live outside of New York or Los Angeles, you may remember Comedy Central's televised version of UCB from their 1998 to 2000 run. Maybe this will jog your memory:

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Ugly Betty's design contest winner announced

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 14th 2007 6:33PM
Ashley Jensen DerailedTomorrow night's episode of Ugly Betty will feature a dress designed by one of the show's viewers. Announced a few weeks back, the show held a design-a-dress contest in which viewers could submit sketches of a dress made entirely of office supplies. The winning bubble wrap, newspaper and paper clip confection was created by Ricardo Rodriguez of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ricardo was flown out to LA and attended the taping of "Derailed," the episode which will feature his design.

The conceit of the episode is that Christina only has a few hours to create a dress for a prominent celebrity, but a blizzard prevents her from the leaving the office for fabric. Fortunately, she's a crafty lady and, like Scarlett O'Hara, Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews before her, uses whatever is available to whip up a celeb-worthy creation.


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How I'm going to navigate the first Thursday from Heck

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 30th 2006 12:31PM
ScrubsWhen NBC announced its new Thursday lineup, which includes Scrubs and 30 Rock, I wasn't exactly happy with it, especially since there were six shows over two networks that were can't-miss to me. What complicated matters was that, at the time, I reviewed two of those shows for TVS, so writing reviews would also be part of my evening.

I know, tough life, right? That's why I'm calling it the "Thursday from Heck" in the headline; after all, I'm watching TV and writing about it, which is much better than just about any other job I could have.

Anyway, Julia was nice enough to take the reviews for Ugly Betty off my hands, but I still have to review yet another dense and intense episode of Grey's Anatomy. But I've been so looking forward to seeing a new Scrubs, it hurts. So how am I going to negotiate my evening? I'll let you know after the jump.

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