Here are reviews of five things I’ve watched lately, including a stage bio of Ann Richards, a new standup special from Greg Warren, a documentary about The Band, a Lily Tomlin/Julia Garner drama, and a movie about a voyeur with Asperger syndrome.
I’m saddened to hear of the death of comedy legend Carl Reiner, who was a guest on my radio show more times than almost anyone else. Here are some of my memories of him.
Here’s Randy Rainbow’s latest topical song parody video, along with my argument for why Lorne Michaels should hire him for “Saturday Night Live.”
For the Picture Of The Day, here’s the greatest sketch SCTV ever did — “Play It Again, Bob” — with perfect impressions of Woody Allen and Bob Hope by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas.
For the Picture Of The Day, here are four-clips-in-one from SCTV circa 1980, with cast members doing impressions of Bob Hope, Woody Allen, Gregory Peck, and Dick Cavett in a scene from “Taxi Driver.”
The Picture Of The Day is a PBS “Frontline” episode about a remarkable teacher named Jane Elliott who, in 1968, came up with a powerful lesson about racism for her third-grade students by making them the subjects of bigotry from their own classmates.
I finally got around to “Unbelievable,” the Netflix mini-series about cops trying to catch a serial rapist, starring three actresses who never disappoint: Kaitlyn Dever, Merritt Wever, and Toni Collette. Here’s my full review.
Upon hearing that Jimmy Kimmel will take the summer off from hosting his ABC late-night program, I have suggestions for the next steps the network should take.