Congrats to Renee Gauthier (also a Montreal New Facer) who will be on Chelsea Lately next Wednesday.
And congrats to Chicagoans Kyle Kinane and Kumail Nanjiani (also a New Facer) for getting Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Plus New Facers Chris D’Elia, Andy Ritchie, Moshe Kasher, Eric Krug and Alex Koll.
Real proud of Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Braunger. Hollywoodz is finally figuring out this whole Chicago thing. I forgot to post something about it, even though I was totally at the party. I thought I was gonna pass out because I was so hung over, but I was still totally at the party.
Some reviews are in. These were the New Faces, by the way.
I don’t really get why people would review these New Faces shows like they would a movie or any other regular show. But people have opinions! People have important opinions! 20 years ago, people walked out of New Faces with half a million dollars. Now you walk away with snarky comments written by bloggers.
TimeOut New York liked me. So I like them back.
Back Of The Room kinda liked me. So I kinda like them back.
Somebody named Sara thought New Faces is some sort of contest or something and took it personally that anybody besides Myq Kaplan (who is hilarious and a really cool guy) would dare be in the festival. She has multiple posts where she hates everyone. Key Tweet:
watched Myq Kaplan nail his Montreal New Faces show. Other comics? Crowd work, easy one-liners, and blatant racism. You win again, Kaplan.
“Mike Bridenstine started strong with a withering impression of a certain Zanies owner but lost the crowd with his repeated “Bam! Yer pregant!” fake catchphrase.”
That was written by somebody named Julie. Julie should not write for a comedy website.
2-2 from the bloggers.
Albert Pujols - NL MVP
This one was easy. Pujols leads the NL in home runs, runs batted in, on-base pct, slugging and OPS. He has the most first-half home runs (32) since Barry Bonds and Luis Gonzalez in 2001. Triple Crown? Possibly. The last NL Triple Crown winner was the Cardinals’ Ducky Medwick in 1937. Pujols will win his 3rd MVP Award at age 29. 3 before 30? Only Barry Bonds and Stan Musial have done that.
Joe Mauer - AL MVP
Mauer leads the AL in batting avg, OBP, SLG and OPS. His teammate Justin Morneau and the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera have decent arguments.
Tim Lincecum - NL Cy Young
Dan Haren leads the NL in ERA and has pretty comparable stats, but Lincecum leads in strikeouts (Haren is 3rd) and is second in wins and ERA. Haren is 6th in wins. And he has 5 losses to Lincecum’s 2. Put him down for his second consecutive Cy Young Award. Two by age 25? Only Roger Clemens, Bret Saberhagen and Denny McLain have done that.
Zack Greinke - AL Cy Young
Why is the American League so much tougher on everything? Greinke leads the AL in ERA and is 3rd in wins and strikeouts. Justin Verlander (strikeout leader, 3rd in wins, 10th in ERA), Felix Hernandez (4th in strikeouts, 8th in wins, 3rd in ERA), Josh Beckett (5th in strikeouts, 1st in wins, 9th in ERA) and Roy Halladay (6th in strikeouts, 3rd in wins, 4th in ERA) have decent arguments. But nobody is in the top 3 in all major categories like Greinke.
Fuck the rookies.
If the season were over in the National League, the Dodgers, Giants, Phillies and Cardinals would be headed to the playoffs. The Phillies score the most runs and the Giants have the best staff ERA.
Top 20 in HR, RBI and AVG: Albert Pujols (HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, OPS), Prince Fielder, Raul Ibanez, Chase Utley, Ryan Braun and Hanley Ramirez (AVG).
Top 20 in W, K and ERA: Dan Haren (ERA), Tim Lincecum (K), Matt Cain, Josh Johnson, Yovani Gallardo, Wandy Rodriguez, Adam Wainwright, Chad Billingsley, Johan Santana and Ted Lilly. Jason Marquis leads in wins.
If the season were over in the American League, the Red Sox, Yankees, Rangers and Tigers would be headed to the post-season. The Yankees score the most runs and the Mariners have the best staff ERA.
Top 20 in HR, RBI and AVG: Justin Morneau, Adam Lind, Torii Hunter, Luke Scott, Paul Konerko and Juan Rivera. Carlos Pena leads in home runs. Jason Bay leads in RBI. Joe Mauer leads in AVG, OBP, SLG and OPS.
Top 20 in W, ERA and K: Zack Greinke (ERA), Felix Hernandez, Roy Halladay, Jered Weaver, Kevin Millwood, Justin Verlander (K), Josh Beckett, CC Sabathia, John Danks and AJ Burnett. Tim Wakefield leads in wins.
Black celebrities on the cover of Rolling Stone prior to Michael Jackson.
Tina Turner - 1967 (second issue ever), 1969
Jimi Hendrix - 1968 (2), 1969 (2), 1970
Otis Redding - 1968
Chuck Barry - 1969
Miles Davis - 1969
Sly & The Family Stone - 1970
Little Richard - 1970
Muhammad Ali - 1971
A Knight Rider Big Wheel.
The Ewok Village