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Tim Tebow told host Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday that he never went to the prom. “I was always playing baseball, basketball or football,” he said. “We were always so busy.”

But the former NFL quarterback and aspiring major leaguer clearly has a soft spot for the school dance ritual.

His foundation organizes a “Night to Shine” prom in several countries before Valentine’s Day for teenagers with special needs. One woman asked him to attend but Tebow was too busy flying to many of the events that night.

Well, he made it up to her on national television. The athlete called out Judy Adams from the “Tonight Show” audience and asked, “I was wondering if maybe I could have a dance?”

A delighted Judy stepped down to the stage. Tebow put on a wrist corsage for her, the two exchanged a hug, and off they went to trip the light fantastic.

Nice.

Watch the full segment above.

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You know the old saying credited to W.C. Fields to never work with kids or animals? You can add robots to the list.

Watch amazing robots upstage host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show.”

Don’t be seduced by their entertainment value, Jimmy! Sure, one makes a charming snake … 

 … and a humanoid one plays a heckuva game of “rock, paper, scissors” … 

 

But after her victory, she ominously proclaims, “This is a good beginning with my plan to dominate the human race.”

We got our eye on you, girl.

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Donald Trump Will Never Get Bored Of This Spoof ‘Tonight Show’ Game

Here’s one board game that President Donald Trump will likely never tire of playing.

Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon’s spoof “The Blame Game” allows the commander in chief to always pass the buck elsewhere: 

“Just roll the dice to see who you should blame for your latest presidential failure,” says the voiceover for the parody product’s ad.

Check it out in the clip above.

 

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‘Family Feud’ Was Out Of Control In Steve Harvey’s ‘Tonight Show’ Return

Steve Harvey has encountered some wild contestants on “Family Feud” before, but on Friday’s “Tonight Show,” the craziness values were tripled. 

Harvey returned to the show to play another round of “Feud” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, and things got out of hand fast. From the start it was clear that none of the contestants had any idea what they were doing. Fallon was answering like he was on “Jeopardy,” no one knew when to huddle up and The Roots even cheated.

This just proves that when it comes to amazing “Tonight Show” segments, Steve Harvey hosting “Family Feud” is always the No. 1 answer.

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This just proves that when it comes to amazing “Tonight Show” segments, Steve Harvey hosting “Family Feud” is always the No. 1 answer.

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Jimmy Fallon To Host ‘Tonight Show’ For Six More Years

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Just a few months after Jimmy Fallon marked his first anniversary as host of “The Tonight Show,” NBC has signed him for six more years.

Calling him “the best there is,” NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said Fallon, who turns 41 next month, will occupy the “Tonight” host chair until at least 2021.

Speaking to TV critics on Thursday, Greenblatt also announced that Rihanna will join “The Voice” as key adviser to the panel of judges, who will be Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell and Gwen Stefani.

He said new additions to the cast of the holiday production of “The Wiz Live!” include “Hairspray” co-star Elijah Kelley (in the role of the Scarecrow), singer-songwriter-actor Ne-Yo (as the Tin Man) and Oscar-winning songwriter and actor Common, who will play the Gatekeeper to Emerald City.

Previously announced cast members in the musical production, airing live Dec. 3, include Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Stephanie Mills and Shanice Williams as Dorothy.

Greenblatt also had two words on whether Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump would ever return as host of “The Celebrity Apprentice”: “Absolutely not.”

Greenblatt said the show will not be back next season, but will return in the future with a new host. He didn’t speculate on whom that host might be, but said, “We’re obviously looking for a host who will make noise and is a big personality.”

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Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon are a match made in entertainment heaven.

Latifah stopped by “The Tonight Show” Friday, where she joined Fallon in a performance of Young MC’s “Bust a Move.” The two used a beatboxing iPad app to lay down their beat, and then full out rapped, sang and busted a move for the audience.

When Latifah appeared on Fallon’s “Late Night” back in 2014, she wiped the floor with him during a highly entertaining game of Antler Ring Toss.

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What To Expect From The Oscars Tonight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscar movies this year may be small, but they’re packing a lot of drama.

When the 87th Academy Awards kick off Sunday night at 8:30 EST, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be buzzing with something the Oscars haven’t always had in recent years: genuine intrigue at who the night’s biggest winners will be.

The Oscars may also have another sight unusual to Southern California: rain. Light afternoon showers are expected, which could dampen red-carpet arrivals (though the carpet itself is under a glass tent).

With a co-leading nine nominations, Alejandro Inarritu’s backstage comedy “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” flies in with the strongest wind at its back. It topped the acting, directing and producing guild awards, which are often strong predictors of what the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will vote for.

“Birdman” also won best feature at Saturday’s Independent Film Spirit Awards, further boosting its momentum. At the pre-Oscars beachside bash, star Michael Keaton, who won best actor, proclaimed the film “bold cinema” and “a game changer,” a judgment shared by many in Hollywood who no doubt recognize something in Keaton’s character’s out-of-control ego.

But the coronation of “Birdman” is far from assured. Many believe the landmark of Richard Linklater 12-years-in-the-making “Boyhood” will ultimately prove irresistible to academy members. Best director also appears to be a toss-up between Inarritu and Linklater.

Three of the acting winners — Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) — are virtual locks going into Sunday’s show, but best actor will be a nail biter. It could be the young British star Eddie Redmayne for his technically nuanced performance as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” or it could be Keaton’s career-topper in “Birdman,” as an actor trying to flee his superhero past.

But whether suspense will be enough to pull viewers to the telecast on ABC remains to be seen. Host Neil Patrick Harris will hope to continue the recent ratings upswing for the Oscars, which last year drew 43 million viewers, making it the most-watched entertainment telecast in a decade.

This year’s crop of nominees, however, is notably light on box-office smashes. Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” (six nominations including best picture) is the only best-picture candidate to gross more than $ 100 million domestically. (A runaway hit, it recently surpassed $ 300 million.)

Possibly worse for the Oscars is that the lack of diversity in the nominees this year (all 20 nominated actors are white) turned off many potential viewers and led some to call for a boycott of the broadcast. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are likely to aim for a telecast more inclusive than the nominees.

Planned performers include Lady Gaga, Jack Black, Jennifer Hudson and Anna Kendrick, as well as Oscar-nominated original songs: Common and John Legend (“Glory” from “Selma”), Maroon 5 (“Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”), Tim McGraw (“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell . I’ll Be Me”), Rita Ora (“Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights”) and Tegan and Sara with the Lonely Island (“Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie”).

Oprah Winfrey (a co-star in “Selma”) will be among the presenters, as will Eddie Murphy, Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, Channing Tatum and John Travolta.

Increasingly, ratings are driven by moments that spark social media frenzy, like when Travolta famously mispronounced the name of singer Idina Menzel as “Adele Dazeem” at last year’s show. Sunday night, he gets a chance for redemption.

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Why You Should Have Sex With Your Husband Tonight

It took you two hours to get the kids to sleep.

There were glasses of water fetched, imaginary flies pretend swatted, three stories read and everyone was tucked in — begrudgingly. But not for long. Because then there was the crying and screaming (you) and the ultimatums (them). The bribes. Empty threats were made and finally, they collapsed — all their ploys exhausted, to rest up for another day of killing you slowly.

It’s kind of a suck job, this whole “being a mom” business, but this is your suck job and you may as well not complain. So you were just looking forward to an hour or two of wallowing in quiet self-pity and ice cream, perhaps curled up with a book or even an episode of The Bachelor.

You thud down the stairs in your too small pajama pants, your t-shirt has spatters of paint and reads “5K Fun Run 2006.” You can’t recall how you acquired this shirt but you sure as hell know you have never ran a 5k and if you had, it would not ever be classified, in your opinion, as something a person should do for fun.

As you traipse around the corner to the kitchen you think you hear the faint sound of the stereo playing in the family room. You grab the Ben and Jerry’s from the freezer, slam the door shut with your rear end and grab a spoon. You are sitting cross legged, contemplatively at the kitchen table, fitness magazine (fuck you, irony) spread out in front of you when you realize that there is music playing.

And that it is definitely coming from the family room, where, it seems, someone has turned off the overhead lights.

Hmmmm.

You can barely make out the flicker of candlelight from the shadows around the corner and you wondering if you should go and investigate (a seance?) when you hear the soft strains of melodic sex oozing from the record player.

Sade.

Your spoon stops in mid air.

Oh no. Think. Think. Think.

You consider a retreat back upstairs, a fake sleep at the table. You wish for narcolepsy, amnesia. Anything.

But it is too late. He is already sauntering around the corner, wearing only his jeans and white undershirt.

He is holding two wine glasses.

He has spotted you and he is smiling.

“Well helloooo beautiful.”

You want to turn around and see if perhaps there is someone behind you to which he is actually speaking. But then he winks. At you.

And he speaks again, reaching out for your hand and peering at you in what you imagine he imagines to be seductive allure.

He gestures with his hands up and down his middle-aged, dad-sized frame.

“Are you up for… this ?”

Shit.

***************

It’s a struggle that must go back to the dawn of time.

Perhaps even back to those prehistoric cave dwelling couples in the Stone Age. She gathered the berries and hauled water and nursed Neanderthal Junior all day long. Neanderthal Man was busy hunting bison with blunt sticks.

He should have been exhausted. She was exhausted. But as soon as the baby was sleeping in his stone bassinet, here came her husband — hunching and smoldering, grunting the modern equivalent of “let’s get it on.”

All she wanted was to sit quietly, maybe bone up on some of the cave wall hieroglyphics. But her Neanderthal husband had a different plan. He wanted to bone her.

What’s a Neanderthal wife to do?

What’s any wife to do?

What will YOU do?

I know this is novel, but brace yourself.

Why not go for it?

Before you even begin (put your hand down) I know you have a million reasons why not. I’ll list a few here:

  • You’re tired. Perpetually tired.
  • You haven’t showered since yesterday (or in the case of Neanderthal Woman, since never).
  • You just put on your GOOD yoga pants.
  • He just WINKED at you.
  • You need to read this fitness magazine and eat ice cream.
  • The lights are on.

So many more.

But let’s agree to let the Why Not’s rest for awhile.

You can always say no.

Don’t you say no a hell of a lot?

You are practiced in saying no.

No means no and should always be respected.

Yes, yes. Always yes to all of the above.

But let’s just take it down a notch there and explore what might happen, if this time (brace yourself) you said yes.

1) You would burn calories.

According to Men’s Health, the average man burns 100 calories and the average woman burns 69 (hee hee) calories during the typical roll in the hay. Okay, so maybe you aren’t burning as much as if, say, you were sprinting a (not at all fun) Fun Run, but still far more than you would burn shoveling in the Ben and Jerry’s.

2) You would be happier.

Making whoopee makes you giddy, psychologically. WebMD cites a study that surveyed the sexual activity and happiness of 16,000 men and women and found that sex “enters so strongly (and) positively in happiness equations” that they estimate increasing intercourse from once a month to once a week is equivalent to the amount of happiness generated by getting an additional $ 50,000 in income for the average American.” You might not be trading in the minivan for the car of your dreams this year, but you can still take the Mustang out for a ride if you know what I mean.

3) You would be healthier.

Listen, girl. You’re a mess. You have no time for anything healthy — sure, you wolf down your daughter’s Flintstones vitamins and you floss the week before you go to the dentist. But a little “gland to gland combat” is just about as good as any other move toward a healthier you.

It has been proven to boost your libido, make you sleep more soundly, reduce your risk of heart attack and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

Unless your pelvic floor muscles are already super. Which, in that case, disqualifies you from even reading this blog post. I almost called this post “Need kegels, will travel.”

Ahem. Moving on.

4) You will feel more connected.

There’s probably a lot of science to back this one up, but let’s keep this more simple. Every woman I know says that while she might have a million reasons she didn’t have the energy to start having sex, she’s usually glad she did it anyway. Because afterward, you just… like each other. Of course you always love each other. Even when you say no. Even when he isn’t interested (isn’t he always interested?).

Even when you are too tired. And even when you haven’t had sex since before the baby, unless you count that one time at his parents house when you told him you would do it if you didn’t have to take off any articles of clothing and didn’t have to move at all.

And he was all like, sure, that’s cool.

But when you do decide to ignore the Why Not’s, when you do decide to just go for it, you realize that more than loving him, you actually like him.

And you like having sex with him.

That guy, he’s pretty okay, isn’t he? He doesn’t care that your pelvic floor is as weak as a busted up hammock. He thinks you’re beautiful. And he wants to do the horizontal hokey pokey RIGHT NOW.

And he wants only you.

Bad.

Sometimes you just can’t muster the energy and sometimes you will say no. And that’s okay. Take the guilt and throw it out with the empty Ben and Jerry’s pint. But take the long list of Why Not’s and toss those out too. The whole thing needs to be redetermined and reconsidered.

If you wait for that small interval in which you have had enough sleep and feel enough energy and have enough time and you really really really want to… well, that time might never come.

And then you might never come.

So I’m here to say this: sometimes it’s okay to fake it until you make it.

(Except don’t fake IT. Make him work for that shit.)

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You take the wine glasses from his hand and tell him that if he promises to never, ever wink again you will give it a go. And he wants to dance with you.

And dancing leads to kissing and kissing leads to the stairs and the stairs lead to your bedroom.

And the bedroom leads to bow-chick-bow-bow.

And once you are in your bed — your legs layered in post coital bliss, you are still tired but you are glad.

He touches his nose to your nose and smiles so closely you remind yourself to tell him tomorrow to trim his nostril hair.

But boy, is he handsome. And he looks at you so happily.

You are glad you ignored the Why Not’s this time.

You are just about to drift off into sleep when the bedroom door is flung open. The tell tale sound of child sized footstep approach the bed and you brace yourself for what comes next.

“Mama. I’m FIRSTY,” says your son as he pokes you in the neck.

You don’t even move or open your eyes as you speak.

“Honey?” You say sweetly to your husband.

“Are you up for… this?”

And then you drift quietly into a long and restful slumber.

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Brian Williams Raps ‘Baby Got Back’ In Latest ‘Tonight Show’ Mashup

Oh my God, Becky. Look at this rap.

“The Tonight Show” kicked off its Orlando shows this week with the latest Brian Williams rap mashup. This time, Jimmy Fallon’s team edited clips of the “NBC Nightly News” anchor to perform Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 ballad to the booty “Baby Got Back.”

Fallon has previously mashed up Williams’ clips into other hip-hop classics like “Gin and Juice,” “Straight Outta Compton,” and “Rapper’s Delight,” but we think you’ll find this one is especially epic, and we can not lie.

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Jonah Hill Gets Real On ‘Tonight Show’ With Powerful Apology

Things just got real.

On Tuesday, “22 Jump Street” star Jonah Hill stopped by “The Tonight Show,” and rather than promote his new movie right away, he got things off to a very sobering start first.

Over the weekend, Hill was caught on tape using a homophobic slur on a paparazzo, and he asked host Jimmy Fallon if he could take a moment to address the situation with “The Tonight Show” audience.

“My heart’s broken, and I genuinely am deeply sorry to anyone who’s been affected by that term in their life. I’m sorry, and I don’t deserve or expect your forgiveness.”

“Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke,” Hill began as he revealed the circumstances that led to the incident. The actor recalled how the paparazzo in question had been following him all day, calling him names and attacking him personally until he just couldn’t take it any more.

“In response, I wanted to hurt him back, and I said the most hurtful word that I could think of at that moment,” Hill admitted.

Though he claims he didn’t mean the term in a homophobic way, the actor went on to say, “Words have weight and meaning, and the word I chose was grotesque. And no one deserves to say or hear words like that.”

Hill has been a staunch supporter of gay rights throughout his career, even speaking out against Russia’s anti-gay laws amid the controversy surrounding the Sochi Olympics.

“My heart’s broken, and I genuinely am deeply sorry to anyone who’s been affected by that term in their life. I’m sorry, and I don’t deserve or expect your forgiveness,” said Hill.

Hill finished his apology by urging young people to use him as an example of what not to do, saying that using hatred and anger just “adds more ugliness to the world.”

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Comedy, Tonight!

A popular show business axiom insists that “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” While any performer who has bombed onstage will quickly acknowledge this bitter truth, the bottom line is that comedy depends on good ideas and solid execution. Mary Elizabeth Williams makes this point brilliantly in her article for Salon.com entitled Stephen Colbert is Dead, Long Live Stephen Colbert!

During one recent week I attended performances of three very different comedies.

  • One was a world premiere, the other two were Bay area premieres.
  • All three shows were solidly cast with tightly-knit ensembles that employed strongly talented performers.
  • Two productions sizzled, challenging their audiences with issues critical to their lives while causing them to repeatedly laugh out loud (proving beyond any doubt that just a spoonful of sarcasm helps the medicine go down). Curiously, these two plays delivered a wealth of information to their audiences which reflected each creative team’s personal passions.
  • The third, quite surprisingly, fizzled out. Audience response was polite, but noticeably tepid.
  • What could have caused such a difference in response? Was it just a sober audience on a weekday night? Or were other, more subtle factors at play?

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Suppose you want to write a play that tackles a difficult and extremely newsworthy issue. How can you position it dramatically in an easily understandable setting for a contemporary audience? In the following video, Tony Taccone explains how he and Dan Hoyle teamed up to write Game On for the San Jose Repertory Theatre.

Written for a cast of five (who perform on a unit set), the protagonists of Game On are two impassioned losers whose fanatic devotion to fantasy baseball helps to distract them from the sadder and more distressing realities of their lives.

  • Vinnie (Marco Barricelli) is a middle-aged, Brooklyn-born Italian-American facing some steep medical expenses. When he is not driving a cab in and around San Francisco, the frequently depressed Vinnie is glued to his television, watching documentaries about endangered species on the Discovery Channel. A sensitive soul whose emotions are easily manipulated by mass media, the sentimental, anthropomorphically-vulnerable lug has taken to giving individual polar bears names like “Petie” because he feels so deeply about the perils they face as a result of climate change.
  • Alvin (Craig Marker) is a cold and clinical numbers man. In contrast to Vinnie (who always goes with his gut), Alvin has been using sabermetrics as a tool for building his fantasy baseball team (as well as building statistical arguments for the entrepreneurial dream he and Vinnie share to make insects a new and extremely profitable source of animal protein for the American diet). If all goes well, a culinary trend embracing entomophagy could make them incredibly wealthy.

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Craig Marker and Marco Barricelli in Game On
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

In a way, Vinnie and Alvin are not that different from Max Bialystock and Leopold Bloom in The Producers . Both are small-time idealists who are completely out of their league trying to raise money to support their dreams. If only someone with megabucks to spare would taste some of Vinnie’s fresh, worm-laden spring rolls or fried crickets, Vinnie is sure that the dipping sauce alone could convince that person to write a check!

As the play opens, Alvin and Vinnie are in the television room of an upscale home in Los Altos, which is close to Silicon Valley’s deep pool of venture capital. As they eagerly await some precious face time with a Godot-like mogul (who has an expressed interest in “green” projects), they argue about baseball players and fundraising strategies. It soon becomes obvious that, while Vinnie is a man of deep passions, Alvin is a rabid control freak.

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Craig Marker and Marco Barricelli in Game On
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

The hard truth is that neither Alvin nor Vinnie is equipped to go swimming with the venture capital sharks of Silicon Valley. Alvin, in particular, is so wrapped up in numbers and the “rules of the game” that he misses important body language cues and important “tells” dropped by those who step into the game room. They include:

  • Bob (Mike Ryan), a Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose company has just been bought by the Godot-like mogul and who is now scouting potential business acquisitions for his new boss.
  • Glen (Cassidy Brown), Alvin’s former fraternity brother who, following his recent divorce has quietly “married up.” A bit of a doofus, Glen plans to don a cape and ski mask and use a bullhorn to intimidate the guests at his wife’s party into making larger donations to green causes. His attempt to create and perform a politically confrontational rap song (most probably written by Dan Hoyle) is hilariously misguided.
  • Beth (Nisi Sturgis) is Glen’s new wife, a diehard sports fan as well as a wealthy Silicon Valley player who is hosting the party and knows the revered billionaire on a first-name basis. She’s much better at getting people to write checks than Glen could ever hope to be.

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Craig Marker, Cassidy Brown, and Marco Barricelli in Game On
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Hoyle and Taccone have fashioned a script which covers a lot of topical issues while delivering a steady supply of laughs to the audience. Their play is nicely structured, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. Working on John Iacovelli’s stylish unit set, Rick Lombardo has directed with a sure hand (San Jose Rep’s impressive study guide for students attending performances of Game On includes a wealth of material on such topics as global warming, food and sustainability, entomophagy, fantasy baseball, sabermetrics, how to fund a startup, and whether or not to seek venture capital).

While Craig Marker has developed a reputation for delivering solidly-crafted characterizations, Alvin’s spectacular emotional meltdown allows him to show audiences what an impressively layered artist he can be with the right material. Game On gives Marco Barricelli a much stronger opportunity to show his strengths than he received from A.C.T.’s recent production of Eduardo De Filippo’s Napoli.

In supporting roles, Mike Ryan offered an appropriately bland Bob while Cassidy Brown enjoyed some deliriously comic flame-outs as Glen. In her limited time onstage, Nisi Sturgis had no trouble communicating to the audience that Beth was much more shrewd and savvy than any of the men in Game On.

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As in Game On, the dialogue in Wittenberg (which recently received its Bay area premiere at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley) fairly crackles. That may well be because playwright David Davalos is also an actor. Davalos first got the idea for his play in 1991, while appearing as Rosenkrantz in a Utah Shakespeare Festival production of Hamlet. As the playwright notes:

“The theatre I enjoy best as an audience member (Shakespeare, Shaw, Stoppard) also challenges and provokes me, be it emotionally or intellectually. To an Elizabethan audience, a reference to Wittenberg both identified a person there as Protestant and as someone immersed in an academic environment of intellectual foment and questioning — as if an American Hamlet in the 1960s were identified as coming home from Berkeley or Kent State. In many respects, I reverse-engineered Hamlet’s psychology from the moment in Hamlet when he’s just about to stab a praying Claudius but second-guesses himself. I wanted to suggest that Hamlet’s internal moral conflict pre-dated Hamlet.”

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Jeremy Kahn as Hamlet in Wittenberg (Photo by: David Allen)

It’s an interesting dramatic trick, made all the more accessible by Tom Stoppard’s breakthrough success with 1966’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Billed as “A Tragical-Comical-Historical in Two Acts,” Davalos’s play (which premiered at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia in 2008) takes place in October 1517 as Hamlet (Jeremy Kahn) is still struggling to decide whether to major in philosophy or theology (like some of his classmates, he’s also been hanging out at the Bunghole Tavern).

Two of the university’s most noteworthy professors, Dr. Faustus (Michael Stevenson) and Martin Luther (Dan Hiatt) are vying for the attention of the Danish prince who, as a senior, is due to graduate as part of Wittenberg’s class of 1518. However, Hamlet recently spent a summer in Poland, where he was exposed to the dangerous astronomical theories of Nicolaus Kopernik claiming that the sun (rather than the earth) is the center of the universe.

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Dr. Faustus (Michael Stevenson) and Martin Luther (Dan Hiatt)
try to influence Prince Hamlet (Jeremy Kahn) in Wittenberg
(Photo by: David Allen)

Hamlet is under no great pressure to make up his mind. His ability to win at sports (due in large part to the referee’s deference) allows him to enjoy his royal status on the tennis court as well as in the classroom. Ironically, Hamlet is not the only one facing some difficult decisions.

  • Prone to scatological complaints, Martin Luther is battling a severe case of mental, physical and spiritual constipation that is miraculously eased by his colleague’s insistence on the ingestion of coffee. The play begins several days prior to October 31, 1517 when, outraged by the Dominican friar Johann Tetzel’s continued sales of indulgences as a fundraising tool, Luther launched the Protestant Reformation by nailing his revolutionary Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Wittenberg’s All Saints’ Church.
  • After many years of debauchery, Dr. Faustus is actually thinking of proposing to his steady paramour.
  • Helen (Elizabeth Carter) may have started off as a nun but, as one of Europe’s most valued courtesans, has no intention of giving up her independence to accommodate her lover’s neediness.

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Dr. Faustus (Michael Stevenson) and Helen (Elizabeth Carter)
congratulate Hamlet (Jeremy Kahn) on winning a tennis match
in Wittenberg (Photo by: David Allen)

There was so much to admire in the Aurora Theatre Company’s production of Wittenberg. From Eric Sinkkonen’s intriguing unit set to Maggi Yule’s handsome period costumes; from Josh Costello’s clever stage direction to the work of his finely-tuned four-actor ensemble, this play glows with the kind of intelligence, wit, precognition, and mischievous cross-referencing that could give a puzzle fanatic like Stephen Sondheim an erection.

It’s rare to leave a theatre thinking how much you’d like to get your hands on a copy of the script so that you could slowly savor all the puns, comedic setups, and insider jokes that Davalos has so intricately woven into Wittenberg. While one doesn’t need a thorough knowledge of Hamlet, Dr. Faustus, or Martin Luther’s life to enjoy this play, the stronger one’s sense of history and literature, the more fun a person will have at any performance of Wittenberg.

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Martin Luther (Dan Hiatt), Dr. Faustus (Michael Stevenson), and
Hamlet (Jeremy Kahn) are all severely conflicted in Wittenberg
(Photo by: David Allen)

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In 1981, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams introduced audiences in Austin, Texas to the citizens of Greater Tuna. The Greater Tuna franchise grew over the years because of the small-town charm of its characters and the dexterity with which Sears and Williams handled quick costume changes as they jumped from one character to another. Unfortunately, the last time I saw them perform one of their plays the thrill was gone, the script was weak, and the performers seemed to be navigating on autopilot.

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Jaston Williams and Joe Sears in Greater Tuna

In 1982, Michael Frayn’s backstage farce about everything that could possibly go wrong in a stage production (Noises Off) premiered in London and became a popular hit. Although the show has enjoyed numerous revivals, it failed to make a successful transition to the silver screen in 1992 when Peter Bogdonavich directed a cast that included Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, and Marilu Henner. The verdict was that Noises Off was too much of a live theatre experience to work as a film.

In September 1984, the Ridiculous Theatrical Company presented the world premiere of Charles Ludlam’s deliciously zany spoof, The Mystery of Irma Vep, with Ludlam and his partner (Everett Quinton) entertaining their audience with wacky costume/character changes and a surprise ending. According to Wikipedia, in 1991 Irma Vep was the most produced play in the United States.

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Everett Quinton and Charles Ludlam in
1984’s The Mystery of Irma Vep

In June of 2005, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious adaptation of a popular 1935 film premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Its director, Fiona Buffini, had four actors recreating Alfred Hitchcock’s screen adventure, The 39 Steps, as they jumped through lighting-fast costume changes and a dizzying array of characters in a highly-stylized and monstrously inventive stage production.

Some comedic tricks hit their mark and never fail to please. Others lose their sting after their first time up at bat. The urge to cherry pick the best qualities of past comedic successes and merge them into a new (yet old-fashioned) mashup can be irresistible. But there are times when resistance is definitely called for.

It’s understandable that a creative team might hope to merge the best elements of shows like Noises Off and The 39 Steps in order to capture the kind of comic gold and commercial success that each of those stage comedies achieved on its own. But lightning doesn’t always strike in the same place, in the same way, and with the same force, as Steven Suskin admirably explains in his Huffington Post review of Bullets Over Broadway (Aisle View: Don’t Speak! Don’t Sing!) while meticulously describing how a structural quirk in the new musical continually sabotages the show’s comedic momentum.

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Darren Bridgett and Michael Gene Sullivan in
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Photo by: Tracy Martin)

Created in 2007 by Steve Canny and John Nicholson for a small British theatrical company named Peepolykus, a comic adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1901 Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, became a sizable hit in Great Britain. It has since delighted audiences in numerous cities.

What happens when the intended comedic magic fails to materialize onstage? When a fierce farce feels forced, fertile fun flees a futile fantasy. Instead of the audience feeling like they’re feasting on fresh fruit, its faith flutters in fear of failure as it feeds on a fallen souffle filled with flaccid shtick.

Get it? Got it? Good!

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Darren Bridgett and Michael Gene Sullivan as two country yokels
in The Hound of the Baskervilles (Photo by: Tracy Martin)

That pretty much sums up the energetic (but lame) performance of The Hound of the Baskervilles that I saw down at TheatreWorks (which fully deserved to be subtitled “This Turd Won’t Hunt”). Darren Bridgett, Michael Gene Sullivan, and Ron Campbell (who spent several years as one of Cirque du Soleil’s leading clowns) are all accomplished performers who were working hard onstage.

What could possibly have gone wrong? Several hunches pin the blame in surprising places:

  • Because I was unable to attend the production’s opening night (where members of the audience are frequently welcomed with a free glass of wine), I caught up with The Hound of the Baskervilles at a midweek performance which draws a more sedate audience less driven by the thrill of attending an “event.”
  • As a critic, I’ve already sat through several performances of The 39 Steps (including a January 2011 TheatreWorks production directed by Robert Kelley). It could very well be that the novelty of this particular production style has worn thin, causing me to feel as if The Hound of the Baskervilles was a similar product that was simply late to market.
  • Whereas the characters in Game On and Wittenberg were motivated by their passions and/or obsessions, none of the characters in The Hound of the Baskervilles exhibited any sense of personal need. At numerous times during the evening, it seemed as if the performers were on a treadmill, trying to keep up with the demands of their rapid costume changes. I never felt any sense of dramatic urgency that could heighten the fun.
  • Because of the way the comedy has been structured, the actors occasionally step out of character to address the audience — even bitching about written complaints (fictional) that were submitted by members of the audience at intermission. At the beginning of Act II, one actor insists on starting all over again and performing a compressed, hyperactive version of Act I to prove to those who complained just how wrong they were. Sometimes a gimmick doesn’t work. This one landed with a resounding thud.
  • It’s quite possible that, despite the current fascination with television and film treatments of Sherlock Holmes, the TheatreWorks audience was not especially familiar with Arthur Conan Doyle’s story of The Hound of the Baskervilles. As a result, some of the jokes which might titillate Sherlock Holmes fans may have completely lost their punch.

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Darren Bridgett and Ron Campbell in a scene from
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Photo by: Mark Kitaoka)

Ironically, the experience awakened long-buried memories of a dreary Broadway musical entitled Baker Street, which opened on Broadway in February 1965 and whose exquisite sets (designed by Oliver Smith) were far more impressive than the show’s book, score, or Hal Prince’s stage direction. Although the cast was headed by such theatrical stalwarts as Fritz Weaver (Sherlock Holmes), Martin Gabel (Professor Moriarty), and Inga Swenson (playing a stage actress named Irene Adler), Baker Street is rarely, if ever performed. Consigned to oblivion, it offers a tiny footnote to the history of the Great White Way as the show that marked the Broadway debuts (in small supporting roles) of Tommy Tune and Christopher Walken.

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Martin Gabel, Fritz Weaver, and Inga Swenson in 1965’s Baker Street

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Jimmy Fallon, Cameron Diaz Photobomb Tourists On ‘The Tonight Show’

Jimmy Fallon and Cameron Diaz pranked unsuspecting tourists at the Top of the Rock, popping up in the background of photos.

The result? Some of the best photobombs ever, which you can see in the video above from Wednesday night’s “Tonight Show.”

Fallon and Jon Hamm pulled the same prank in March… and the results were every bit as hilarious.
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Brian Williams Raps ‘Gin And Juice’ In New ‘Tonight Show’ Mashup

Laid back!

Brian Williams returned to “The Tonight Show” on Monday, and of course Jimmy Fallon welcomed him with a signature rap video. Using the magic of editing, the “NBC Nightly News” anchor appears to perform Snoop Dogg’s 1994 hit, “Gin and Juice.”

Of course, Fallon has been doing this to Williams for years now, putting Williams into the Sugar Hill Gang’s 1979 classic “Rapper’s Delight,” N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” and even another Snoop song, “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang.”

So what’s next? Williams suggest “Rollout” by Ludacris.

We can’t wait.
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Sarah Palin Talks To ‘Neighbor’ Putin On The Tonight Show

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave her “neighbor” Vladimir Putin a call during a Wednesday appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Palin, who famously said she could see Russia from her house, cashed in on her “I Told-Ya So” moment last month, when she reminded her Facebook followers of her 2008 prediction that Russia would invade Ukraine. Fallon, dressed as Putin and speaking with a Russian accent, sought Palin’s advice on which country he should invade next.

“Actually, Alaska is really close to Russia, maybe i should invade?” Fallon said.

“I wouldn’t if I were you Vlad. You may be able to take down a bear, but you’re no match for a mama grizzly,” Palin responded.

Watch the skit above.
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Bill Cosby Carries Jimmy Fallon On A Tightrope Walk Across ‘Tonight Show’ Set

Who knew Bill Cosby was this strong?

With Jimmy Fallon taking a look at extreme sports last night, he asked The Cos to walk a tightrope across the studio. The “rope” was nothing more than a piece of tape on the floor — but as you’ll see in the video, Fallon wasn’t about to make it that easy on Cosby.

As the 76-year-old comic legend teetered down the “rope,” Fallon hopped up on his back and covered Cosby’s eyes for the piggyback ride of his life. Somehow, he wasn’t injured.

Cosby came out okay too.
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Jimmy Fallon’s Stellar ‘Tonight Show’ Debut Showcases New York

NEW YORK (AP) — If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC’s “Late Night,” he left no doubt Monday that “The Tonight Show” now fits him like a glove.

As promised during the much-promoted run-up to his “Tonight Show” debut, Fallon made no drastic changes to the “Late Night” formula that had served him for five years. He remained funny, gracious, bubbly and, above all, comfortable presiding over a show that was different mostly for its earlier time slot, its classier production values and legendary brand name. “We can book people from the West Coast?!” he joked at his newfound status.

He did pretty well with his bookings on opening night: Will Smith and the rock group U2.

But all that was ahead.

First, his viewers beheld his new set, boasting burnished-wood paneling and panoramic blue curtains.

They had seen his filmed opening — Jimmy as the New York nightcrawler — shot by director Spike Lee.

They discovered that his band, the Roots, had grown by two from its already husky eight pieces.

Then out he came, to thunderous applause, and planted himself on his mark (a four-leaf clover) to deliver his first monologue.

“I’m Jimmy Fallon,” he began, and, with a nod to past late-night turbulence that most recently saw his “Tonight” predecessor, Jay Leno, make an unsought exit, he added, “I’ll be your host — for now.”

He expressed gratitude for his new gig, introduced his parents in the studio audience, and dispensed love in every direction — and made it sound authentic.

He had a few Olympics jokes, one offering sympathy to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who was sidelined from several days of Olympics coverage with a blinding bout of pinkeye.

“You could tell he was having trouble when he spent half-an-hour interviewing a mop he thought was Shaun White,” Fallon cracked.

Back at his desk, he voiced what seemed like an aside: “To my buddy who said that I’d never be the host of ‘The Tonight Show’ — and you know who you are — you owe me a hundred bucks, buddy.”

With that, Robert De Niro burst through the curtain and plunked a hundred dollars on Fallon’s desk.

But that wasn’t all. In rapid succession, a parade of other celebs circled through right behind him. They included Joe Namath, Rudolph Giuliani, Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga, Mike Tyson, Stephen Colbert and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Joan Rivers was also among them, repaying her “debt” and making a bit of history in the bargain: 49 years earlier to the day, the veteran comedian had made her first appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in that very studio, and had not appeared on “Tonight” since 1987, when she was banned by Carson after jumping to Fox to host her own short-lived show.

A key part of the celebratory spirit for Fallon was the fact that, after more than 40 years in Los Angeles, he and NBC have brought “Tonight” back to New York and Rockefeller Plaza, where it has reclaimed Studio 6B, once the home of Carson and, before him, “Tonight” host Jack Paar.

If viewers needed visual evidence of “Tonight’s” restored New York state of mind, Fallon delivered it with flourish.

From the observation deck atop the G.E Building he occupies, he introduced U2, who, 70 stories aloft, performed a new song, “Invisible,” against a magnificent New York cityscape at a perfect moment of dusk. The backdrop was so beautiful you might have sworn it was computer generated, but it was real, as was the bitter cold that had the musicians, and a legion of fans gathered round, clad in heavy winter wear.

But after a commercial break, Fallon and his musical guests were cozy, back in the studio, where U2, seated on the powder-blue couch, performed an acoustic version of their Oscar-nominated song, “Ordinary Love.”

It was a fine ending to a much-assured hour.

“I just want to do the best I can and take care of this show for a while,” Fallon told viewers. “If you guys let me stick around long enough, maybe I’ll get the hang of it.”

No worries. For five years on “Late Night” he was getting the hang of it.

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EDITOR’S NOTE — Frazier Moore is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. He can be reached at fmoore@ap.org and at http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier .

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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Welcomed By Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey & Basically Everyone Else

For Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” inauguration, over a dozen A-list celebrities showed up to pay homage to the newly minted host. And pay homage they did, with each giving him $ 100 — the sum that Fallon’s friends wagered that he would never host “The Tonight Show.”

Apparently, he had quite a number of “friends” who made that bet.

Robert De Niro threw down a bill, followed by a parade of celebrities, including of Fallon’s former Weekend Update co-anchor Tina Fey, Joe Namath, Rudy Giuliani, Mariah Carey, Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian, Seth Rogen, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson, Lady Gaga and finally Fallon’s former Best Friend Forever For Six Months — and now timeslot rival — Stephen Colbert.

“Welcome to 11:30, bitch!” Colbert exclaimed after dumping a pile of coins on Fallon’s desk. Watch the video above.
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“Some Fun Tonight”: Not Just Another High End Boutique Coffee Table Book On The Beatles… This is a Monument!

I met a Beatle once.

It was an after-soundcheck meet ‘n’ greet for one of his All Stars shows at Radio City Music Hall, 1992. There were about 35 of us, waiting in the dead-center of the orchestra seats at Radio City, about 5:30 in the afternoon. If you’ve ever been there, you know the intersection. Mostly couples, I was by myself, standing off to one side. While everyone else was chit-chatting, I saw figure emerge from behind a draped curtain by the stage door.

And now, here was Ringo Starr, drummer of The Beatles, strolling towards the knot of people I was with, all by his lonesome. It was a 15 second dream-like moment. And I had it to myself. No one else noticed him until he was less than 25 feet away.

Ringo was very pleasant to one and all. His almost-cartoon-affable self.

Everyone was dazzled to the point of incoherence. Barely anyone said more than Hi. One woman did have the nerve to say, “Our son loves you on ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’… ”

Lots of chuckles, Ringo, too.

I was the last person to shake his hand. 

As I did, I blurted, “The last time I saw you in the flesh, Ringo, was when my Dad took me to see you at Forest Hills on August 29th, 1964.”

Ringo pulled down his sunglasses, gave me a good stare, pushed ’em back up his nose and replied, utterly deadpan, “Nope, sorry. Don’t remember you.”

Pushing my luck, I ventured, “Well, will you allow me to be the 300th person today to tell you that you changed my life?”

“301, actually.” Ringo shot back… with a smile in his voice.


Okay, don’t worry, I’m not doing the horrendous babyboomer cliche memory lane stroll regarding 8:0whatever pm on February 9th, 1964. You’re welcome. Thank you.

Suffice it to say, I saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show that Sunday evening, fifty years ago, and was taking my first guitar lesson Wednesday, three days later.

So, you aware of this growing genre in book publishing, the over-priced, very limited edition, Boutique Coffee Table Rock Photo book, yes?

Big picture books aren’t new. But, these are not available in stores. They are ultra-deluxe, over a foot-wide, thick-as-a-brick books encased in their own protective candy-shell, put out with little or no fanfare. They are so pricey and there are so few printed that you have to be Into It to even know of their existence. I’ve seen a few. While they are a load of fun, and usually well done, they all are chocked with photos we’ve all seen at least two or three times before. Frankly, annoying for the money spent.

Well, we got a brand new one of these high-end-y no-ads word-of-mouth books here. It’s devoted exclusively and exhaustively to the three tours of America that The Beatles plowed through the Summers of 1964, 1965, 1966.

And since I just brought it up, regarding The Big Draw of any Beatles book, the photographs…

I am fairly devout. I own a lot of books on The Beatles. I have counted less than ten photos throughout both of the volumes I’m about to tell you about that I’ve ever seen before. This is a visual cornucopia without equal in my Beatle Fan experience. An absolute over-stuffed feast of virgin images.

The author, and not-to-be-dissuaded compiler of Some Fun Tonight!: The Backstage Story of How The Beatles Rocked America: The Historic Tours of 1964 – 1966, Volumes One & Two, is one Mr. Chuck Gunderson.

Mr. Gunderson has not come up with a Boutique Coffee Table Rock Photo book.

No.

He has created a monument.

This two volume book is only available at www.somefuntonight.com for $ 175.00. This is inexpensive, folks! This book will sell out! This book will be on eBay going for over $ 400 within the next 18 months. Guaranteed!

Full Disclosure: I was remunerated for this article with a copy of the book(s).

I love who wrote the Foreword for Volume One…

Bob Eubanks [WTF?!].

“This is the most complete factual material you will ever read about a band that changed the music in America forever. I believe this book will go down as the Bible of Beatles concert history.”

Well, yes, I exactly and precisely agree, Bob… Ummmm…

BOB EUBANKS? What?! Why?!

Okay, dig… more from Bob E’s Foreword…

“I was working at the number one rock station in LA. I wasn’t a very good disc jockey and knew I’d better do something to make myself more important… I was privileged to be one of only three promoters to produce a Beatles concert during each of the three years they toured America.”

Oh. Okay. Wow!

“Their wide-eyed innocence in 1964, the air of being amazed by all that was going on around them, was gone, replaced by a reserved attitude in 1965. And by 1966, they were a totally different group of guys: harder to please, a change in personalities, and, I believe, tired of their world.”

And Bob would know!

Volume Two begins with a Foreword by Barry Tashian, guitarist of Boston’s The Remains, ones of the support acts. His piece is highly personal with memories of The Beatles launching a sing-a-long of “Yellow Submarine” as their plane (Beatles and support acts all flew together) was taking off, hanging out in hotel rooms with the boys (“Don’t go new the windows, Barry!”), witnessing The Beatles awkwardly meeting The Beach Boys, both bands in mutual awe, even a night spent with Barry, David Crosby, Paul, and George stuffed into tiny Porsche careening around LA. Barry also lets us in on a secret; George was the friendliest and most thoughtful.

An author, and traveling reporter on Beatles tours, in Larry Kane’s Introduction in Volume Two, he reveals that John Lennon once smushed mashed potatoes and peas into his, Larry’s, hair. Paul was an unrepentant and crazed pillow-fighter, to the point of the pillows disintegrating. Both Paul and John, when they found out that Larry’s mother had recently died, sat down with him and went through their agonies with Larry regarding their own mothers’ early deaths (wow). The Beatles threatened to cancel a concert in Jacksonville, Florida when they found out that the audience might be segregated. It wasn’t. George, very afraid of flying, had a motto, “It’s Beatles and children first.”

The author, and not-to-be-dissuaded compiler of Some Fun Tonight!: The Backstage Story of How The Beatles Rocked America: The Historic Tours of 1964 – 1966, Volumes One & Two, Mr. Chuck Gunderson, explains his mission…

“My goal for these two books was to give the reader an all-inclusive ‘backstage’ story of how The Beatles rocked America during their historic tours of 1964, ’65 and ’66. I produced a factual account of every tour stop during those three amazing summers in the mid-1960s, from the moment The Beatles landed in America to the time they left. I recorded the goings on that occurred before the band ever set foot in each town, such as local promoters dueling for the rights to present them, ‘boss’ radio stations squaring off to sponsor shows, and fans lining up for tickets that would be snapped up in a matter of hours. I also wanted to give a nod to the fourteen supporting acts that shared the bill with the biggest band on the planet. 

Of course, the book had to be filled with high-quality images of The Beatles onstage, backstage, at press conferences, in hotels, limousines and decoy vehicles, at airports, colorful concert memorabilia, legal documents, and the fans who followed them. Many images were unearthed from long-forgotten files and dusty archives. To achieve this vision, dozens and dozens of interviews had to be conducted, thousands of emails sent, hours upon hours of research and fact-checking in newspaper morgues, and tremendous expense incurred to license high-quality photographic images – let alone compiling the actual history! 

The Beatles stood on North American soil for only a brief moment in their career – a grand total of just ninety days… Look carefully at the faces of the fans in these books; they may be your friends, parents, grandparents – or even you! – but together, they made Beatlemania happen.”

That is a Mission Statement!

Back to the photographs here…

More than half of the photos included, these books being exclusively about their touring, feature the band on stage, guitars strapped on, plugged in, drums being pounded, faces being made, sweat on brows.

I was hit hard by one very powerful impression as I wandered through these pages several times…

The Beatles were four guys (human beings) in a rock band.

Read that sentence again, please.

The Beatles were two guitarists, a bassist, a drummer, all four could sing songs they’d written or covered.

These volumes bring this simple but profound truth home with a sledgehammer.

This was… a fuckin’ GOOD rock band.

Seeing just one fantastic stage photo after another of them with all their equipment… the amps, the cables, the back up guitars leaning haphazardly against the drum riser…in use… (a real treat for gear-heads)… Well, it really brings this extremely important factor to the fore in a way that packs a wallop!

As the years go by, The Beatles, for me, are becoming only more important, more monolithic.

It has become genuinely difficult to think of them as four really young guys (George turned 21 during their 1964 US tour… Ringo, the oldest, wasn’t going to be 24 ’til that July!), who played musical instruments, wrote songs, and sang ’em. The fact is, I never really saw The Beatles as ‘guitarists’ and ‘bassists’… that would happen in June of 1964 with The Rolling Stones for me, Keef being my first “guitar hero”.

No. The Beatles were The Beatles. A type of gods.

Sorry… More of… Back to the photos in these books…

There are a bare minimum of ten portraits of each Beatle sprinkled around these books (Vol. Two, especially) that you will simply want to cut out and have framed by a professional (maybe buy two copies?). Truly, some of the most gorgeous and revealing photographs of the individual Beatles I’ve ever seen in the past 50 years, and again, for the first time!, are in this book.

There are dozens and dozens of shots where the photographer clicked at the exact right moment. The guys’ personalities are in full view throughout.

I had intended on compiling a list of great shots. Well, actually, I did. I went through the books and jotted down the page numbers for about 50 photos per volume that I felt were ultra-special. But, now, I realize it’s pointless. There isn’t a dull page in this book.

One of the unexpectedly creepy things you see here… The JFK assassination had occurred only 77 days before The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, Feb. 9th, 1964. Lots of the backstage shots in this book are heavily reminiscent of the photos of Lee Harvey Oswald being, marched through the halls of that Dallas Police station to his death. The vibe in many about-to-hit-the-stage shots is inadvertently pretty goddamn spooky.

I must admit, I really love “noisy muffler” on page 76 of Vol. One. The Beatles wearing Stetsons on page 280 in One is a riot. It’s also really obvious on page 209 of Vol. Two that The Beatles showed up to at least one press conference ripped on marijuana.

The amount of specific-concert-related promotional flyers, ads, contracts, memos, gathered in these two volumes is just frickin’ nuts. How did Chuck find this stuff?! It’s mind-boggling, really. Oh, and the reproductions are superbly crystal-clear, every damn one of them. Crazy!

That reminds me… All the photos in this book are printed in a high-end intensity when it comes to sharpness of image. The paper used through every page of this set of books is the heaviest finest stock available that still feels like paper, as opposed to oaktag.

The spare-no-expense ethos is rampant… as befits the subject and the amount of loving work put into this exquisite presentation.

Lastly, the text… It really is hard to pull yourself away from the 450+ photos, but, when you finally do, a veritable textbook of facts, figures, and anecdotes awaits you. The text certainly isn’t dry, but, as a juxtaposition to all the lush visuals, it is very very straight. No fan-gushing whatsoever. Facts, facts, facts. Figures, figures, figures. History, history, history. Stones are just not left unturned anywhere. It’s almost overwhelming. My one and only complaint about these volumes… the photo captions are, for the most part, seriously bland… and given how many utterly incredible photos there are, it gets kinda funny how understated everything written-word is throughout.

Next week, I’ll rerun by experiences on August 29th, 1964, when I saw The Beatles live at Forest Hills Tennis stadium. Today, I’ll leave you with this little story…

Oh, but… BUY THIS BOOK, Beatle Fanatic. You will NEVER EVER regret it!

Pharrell’s hat’s off to Chuck Gunderson, whose hard work and time has achieved that rare rare state…

Definitive!

My daughter, Eleanor, now 23, was about to turn 5. For almost a year, I’d been playing her old songs by The Who on my acoustic guitar. The ‘kid stuff’, as it were… “Happy Jack”, “I’m A Boy”, “Boris The Spider”, “Maryanne With The Shaky Hands”…

Then one day, it hit me… It would be much more fun and much more educational for ME to just leave Ellie’s musical taste to her own devices. That was it. No more ‘indoctrinating’. But, first, I needed to do one more thing.

I walked into Ellie’s room while she was playing with her dolls and said, “Hey, Pup, I think you might like these guys. They’re called The Beatles.” I then dropped CDs of the first five albums on her bed and left the room… real low-key.

The next day, I got home from work to find Ellie sitting on the couch looking very grim.

“What’s the matter, sweetie?”

“You’re gonna be mad at me, Daddy.”

What?! No, I won’t! Why?”

Very chastened, she announced, “I like The Beatles better than The Who.”

Trying not to burst out laughing, I replied…

“Oh, Ellie! The Who are Daddy’s favorite band. The Beatles are THE BEST BAND.”

“Ohhhhhhh…”

Smiles… Storm passed.
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Jimmy Fallon Leaves ‘Late Night’ For ‘The Tonight Show,’ Says He’ll ‘Miss Being On TV At 12:37’

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not so much “goodbye” as “on break.”

With Jimmy Fallon’s departure from “Late Night” on Friday after five years in the host chair, he will be off the NBC airwaves a scant 10 days before coming back as host of “The Tonight Show,” which was vacated Thursday by Jay Leno after 22 years. “I’m really going to miss being on TV at 12:37,” Fallon joked in his farewell monologue, noting that his “fierce rivals” have been CBS host Craig Ferguson “and a Veggie-Chopper infomercial.”

But if he was overjoyed at his promotion to a slot one hour earlier — and he radiated joy all through the finale (taped Friday afternoon) — at the same time he could hardly keep his tear ducts in check.

“I’m not gonna cry,” he vowed early on, “but I’m gonna get really close.”

“You got to pull it together,” teased his guest, fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Andy Samberg. “You got to man up.”

“‘Irish Wuss’ was my nickname in high school,” replied Fallon.

The 39-year-old Fallon has promised that nothing much will change with his talk-comedy-music formula, except the new time slot and “Tonight Show” title.

But if it’s not so big a change for Fallon (or his house band, the Roots, or his announcer, Steve Higgins, who all are coming along), it’s a big change for “Tonight,” which is returning to New York’s Rockefeller Plaza after more than 40 years in Los Angeles, and returning to NBC’s Studio 6B, once the home of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

To complete this game of musical chairs, Seth Meyers (another “SNL” grad) becomes “Late Night” host starting Feb. 24.

“We’re gonna be a great team back-to-back,” Fallon said.

During his monologue, Fallon got nostalgic, with a dash of comedy. Since premiering in March 2009, he spun out 10,000 jokes, he announced, all of which he proceeded to sum up as: “Joe Biden needed Obamacare after Anthony Weiner texted Justin Bieber a picture of Chris Christie dating a Kardashian on the Jersey shore with Rob Ford.”

More sincerely, Fallon voiced thanks to David Letterman for starting “Late Night,” and to Conan O’Brien, its second host, as well as to his viewers, whose support “means the world to me. It makes me so happy.”

The hour ended with a big musical number: Fallon on drums and singing the Band classic “The Weight,” accompanied by a large ensemble of Muppets.

Then he made his exit from his longtime “Late Night” home, Studio 6A, and strode a few steps down a hallway to his soon-to-be new home. He opened the door to Studio 6B to find a cheering, welcoming throng. Fade out.

It’s awaiting him for real in just 10 days.

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The Day Jay Leno Scared the Hell Out of Me (and More from ‘The Tonight Show’ Hallways)

As I watched Jay Leno say goodbye on his final Tonight Show, I started thinking about all of my experiences with Jay, the stars on his show, the various wild animals roaming the halls and his incredible staff. You see, for a good part of my 12 years as host and correspondent on Access Hollywood, my dressing room was in the same hallway as The Tonight Show.

In fact, there were actually two main hallways, one on each floor. I was on the second floor. The musical guest of the night had the dressing room at the top of the stairs, mine was down the hall. It never ceased to amaze me what famous singer or band I’d run into, sometimes literally, at the top of the stairs as I headed down to our studio to shoot our show. Once, I nearly took out Prince. The things I have seen, heard and smelled coming out of that room remain a cornucopia of the times for me. Snoop. The Cure. Keith Urban. Rihanna. Slash from Velvet Revolver. John Mellencamp. Too many to count.

We shot Access Hollywood in Johnny Carson’s old Tonight Show studio. In fact, we even kept the star on the floor where Johnny would come out and deliver his monologue every night. (A monologue to roughly 15 million people — 15 million!!)

Jay shot his Tonight Show across the hallway from Johnny’s old studio. That ground-floor hallway was always a beehive of activity. Producers, writers and incredibly talented people in audio, lighting, make-up, wardrobe, grips and more racing about. Then you add into the mix of stars on the show that night, their handlers plus a wild animal or two, and you can see how that hallway — maybe five to six feet wide — was like an artery on a busy freeway. The doors leading to the stage were smack dab in the middle of the hallway, leading to more congestion. I’ve run into everyone from Tom Cruise, who was saying hello to every single person, including an NBC Page, to an NBC president by the name of Scott Sassa, who chased after, found and closed the door to talk to Jimmy Fallon way back in the day. It’s actually how we got to this point, nearly a decade later, of Fallon taking over The Tonight Show. I wrote about it here.

But even though I’ve seen United States presidents walking the hallways, movie stars and television stars, there was one other thing I always saw that I thought was pretty cool and it sticks with me to this day. The smiles. Sure, doing a show like The Tonight Show is tough, demanding and stressful. But, nearly every Tonight Show person I met over the years I liked and found to be friendly, funny and nice. Even the red-haired lady who had something to do with numbers and money was nice. Those people are never nice.

My point is, and Jay made the same point last night, is that you felt those who worked on the show were one big family. Jay was incredibly loyal to them and they to him. In fact, I can remember when Jay was going to leave the first time and I ran into some of the Tonight Show staff in the commissary. I’d come to know a good number of them fairly well by this point. There was a lot of worry at the time. Most of them were going to lose a job they loved. Plus, the economy was in the tank. But, one of staffers told me Jay held a private meeting with the staff and told them he was going to do everything he could to help them keep their jobs on the lot in some capacity. Turns out, they just went with him to his short-lived 10 p.m. show and then back to The Tonight Show.

I had a number of interactions with Jay over the years. I sensed he always found our show amusing. He’d always have some sort of wiseacre comment about some silly or insane thing we were covering. And he was usually right. Truth is in the humor. But, he was always nice. I gave him crap a number of times about brown-bagging it on his private jet he’d jump on after the show to head to Vegas for a quick gig that night. What? No chef to whip up a meal on your private jet? He had me on a couple of his shows, in the opening of the show, playing myself. Once in a Michael Jackson skit and once with Kim Kardashian. When I did those bits it was a blast because I got to work with his great producers and camera crews.

Much has been made of Jay’s workaholic lifestyle. I think it’s pretty simple. I feel it benefitted Jay and the show greatly. It allowed Jay to do the kind of comedy he could not do on The Tonight Show while getting a feel where the country was at any given moment. You can’t get that behind guarded gates in Beverly Hills. I always likened Jay’s Tonight Show to the Olive Garden, the mid-scale restaurant chain. It has that all-you-can-eat salad bowl, some above average dishes, and a surprise special every now and then all packaged in a nice, friendly setting. Comfortable. Digestible by the middle of the country. Not risky like the new, foie gras-servin’ hot restaurant down the street which may be gone in a year. Jay Leno, the comedian on Sunday nights at The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach was a little different and riskier than Tonight Show Jay. But what wasn’t different was his ability to make everybody feel good. Just be nice to people. To care about them. At the club. At the studio. On the street after the show.

There is one hitch in all the love for Jay and it is his perceived handling of when he left The Tonight Show the first time and how many believe he firebombed any chance Conan O’Brien had of finding success as the new holder of the show’s flame.

I have my own, somewhat inside view. Remember, I was at Access Hollywood at the time, both in 2004 when it was announced that Jay would be fired five years later (WTF?, I thought at the time) and when it actually happened in 2009. I knew people in all three camps; Leno, Conan and the network.

Let’s start with this.

There is a saying in the industry that you never follow a legend. You follow the guy who follows the legend. That’s because the guy who follows the legend usually gets hammered, not only in the ratings, but in the press as well. It usually ends badly for the new guy. This is because the legend usually exits kicking and screaming and scorches the earth, leaving nothing that can grow in the legend’s absence, most of all ratings and goodwill. That’s Jay Leno Is Fired: Part One. Imagine knowing for five years that you are going to be fired, even though there is nobody in the country who is better than you. You are number one, yet, you need to be replaced. That has to burn for five years. So, when it finally happens, there is an incredible amount of buildup — anger, frustration and loss.

When Johnny Carson said goodbye to The Tonight Show and cleanly handed it off to Jay Leno, Carson was done. It had been a sensational 30-year run. Carson was 66 when he passed the torch to Leno. He didn’t throw it at him and light Leno on fire. He didn’t run around the studio and the media lighting everything on fire, burning it to the ground. Scorching the earth as it were. Carson said goodbye in a way that kept — what I assume Carson knew was the only thing bigger than him — The Tonight Show in tact, polished, tuned-up and ready for the new driver.

But, what if Johnny had suddenly decided to do a 10 p.m. show on the very same network, just as Jay was getting his footing hosting The Tonight Show? Carson would have cut Leno’s show business legs out from under him. Carson would have damaged The Tonight Show and buried Leno. It would have been a disaster.

That’s the one caveat in the career of Leno. He not only broke Conan’s legs, he tied one of Conan’s arms behind his back. By the way, I never thought Conan was the right choice. Did he deserve a shot? Sure. Was he the right fit? Never. Just like Ann Curry hosting the Today show. She deserved it. Great person. Just the wrong skill set to host a morning show. Jimmy Fallon. Right guy. Right skill set. Will do well.

Other than the Leno-Conan fiasco, Leno was brilliant at finding the right balance hosting The Tonight Show. He revered it and it’s place in the history of television and in the lives of millions of Americans. He was a good driver. He took care of the show, it’s guests and it’s staff incredibly well. It always put a smile on his face.

As Leno emotionally said when he closed out the last few minutes of his final Tonight Show, “I’ll tell ya’ something. The first year of the show, I lost my mom. Second year, I lost my dad. Then my brother died. And, after that, I was pretty much out of family. And the folks here became my family.” Leno is saying goodbye to the only family he has.

I leave you with one of the thousands of images I have of seeing Jay during my 12 years on the NBC lot. Funny enough, it’s a time when I saw him away from The Tonight Show. And he scared the hell out of me.

My parking spot was directly across from Jay. I would turn right into my spot and he would turn left into his. I loved driving in everyday, wondering what amazing car Jay would have parked in his spot. In fact, I would often take pictures of his car and email them to my dad, also a car buff.

On this particular sunny Thursday, I finished shooting our show around 5:30 p.m. and left the studio to head up Buena Vista Street to stop at Lowe’s. I’m at a stop light. It’s a two-lane road each way. I’m in the right lane. I have my music pretty loud, windows closed. Suddenly, my SUV starts to vibrate slightly. Within seconds, the vibration continues to grow and grow. I turn off my music. There is an insanely loud rumble like a train is coming and my car is vibrating so much it is almost rocking. It alarms me.

“Holy Moly! It’s an earthquake!” I think.

I look for light poles, telephone poles and trees to see if they’re swaying. It’s what you do when you feel movement, hear a train-like rumble and live in California. However, nothing is swaying. By the way, this all happens in about 20 unsettling seconds. I’m confused. Then light turns green and the rumble grows louder and the vibration increases.

I’m looking around to see if I can go as the cars in front of me take off slowly. The lane to my left is going faster than my lane. Cars are passing me.

Then I see it.

It is Jay Leno.

He is in an open-cockpit, huge car that has an airplane engine. Yes, an airplane engine. Now, I’ve seen this incredible car in his parking spot but have never heard it running. Jay drives past me wearing old-school driving goggles and a scarf wrapped around his neck. The scarf is flowing in the wind. Jay is smiling. People are smiling and waving at Jay. Jay is waving back. I watch him drive away into the golden California sunset. Happy, with a huge smile on his face and firmly in the driver’s seat.
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TV TONIGHT: ‘Day Of The Doctor’ Reunites Three Time Lords – Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt In 50th Birthday Special

When is a TV show more than a TV show?

When it’s the 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’, being shown on cinema screens around the world, amid plot hints and red herrings by writers, storyline clues pounced upon and debated by eager fans,

Because Steven Moffat and his team have been successfully secretive about the events around tonight’s festivities, we only know some bare bones.

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Three Timelords unite for the 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’

Special guests at tonight’s party include Daleks, Zygons and Elizabeth I. Current companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) is joined by a familiar face in Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), during three unfolding plots set in different times, destined to unite in one almighty battle.

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One of the familiar faces in ‘The Day of the Doctor’

Ingrid Oliver, Jemma Redgrave and Joanna Page are also on board, but the real birthday boys are Matt Smith and David Tennant, a combination enough to keep any more recent fans happy, plus the tantalising reappearance of John Hurt to explain away all those elliptical statements we’ve received thus far.

Who’d have thought a grouchy, grandfatherly figure would have stepped into a police telephone box in 1963 and, fifty years later, still keep us guessing?

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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Heartfelt Farewell To Jay Leno On ‘The Tonight Show’ (VIDEO)

While Jay Leno isn’t set to exit “The Tonight Show” until next year, Ellen DeGeneres said her goodbyes on Wednesday night. After 32 prior appearances, this was going to be her final interview on Leno’s show before he leaves, and so she wanted to talk about what an impact he’s had on her life.

“You were so supportive all the time,” an emotional DeGeneres told him. “You always tried to help me in every way. Gave me great advice, gave me ideas with jokes and, actually, Jay is responsible for me being booked on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson, because you told the booker, Jim McCawley, to stay at The Improv and watch me. You said, ‘This girl’s great … so thank you very much for everything you’ve done. You’re amazing. You’re a good guy.”

She then presented Leno with a going away gift — a denim Snuggie. DeGeneres said that it combined his every day outfit of denim-on-denim with his new, retired lifestyle. She then ended her inteview with a kiss. It was a callback to when she came on “The Tonight Show” shortly after coming out publicly back in 1997 and planted a kiss on the host to prove that a kiss was just a kiss.

Of course, this may not be the last time the two get together. We’re pretty sure the door is open for Jay Leno to drop by “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” weekdays in syndication (check local listings). For now, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” continues on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

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