November Favorites: Pizza ID, ‘That’s So Raven 2’ Cast & Mike Falzone’s Wedding

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November 2016, man.

Anyway, a lot of awesome stuff happened in pop culture during November 2016 in spite of other terrible things that may or may not be worrying us about the future. So let’s just forget about those and enjoy my faves for the month.

Favorite News Articles

1. This woman thought she could get into a bar using pizza as an ID. Tough luck.

2. That’s So Raven 2 cast details! So excited for this.

3. Apparently Ben Affleck’s son caught a cold from Prince George. Does a royal cold feel any different from a normal one?

4. Kanye West tried to work from his hospital bed. Rest is for the weak.

Favorite Music

1. “Stop Me” by Nick Murphy. I was having trouble understanding why the vocals sounded like Chet Faker and then I was like, mind blown.

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October Favorites: Locker Room Talk Parody, Mowmen & Elliott Morgan’s Poem

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Behold, Election Day is upon us.

I’m so glad October is over and we can get ready to move passed all of this!

I can’t lie, October was a pretty good month for music and YouTube. The news articles weren’t too shabby either.

Enjoy my faves for the month of October 2016:

Favorite News Articles

1. The Locker Room Talk parody. Who doesn’t love a good parody (esp. when NY Mag is involved)?

2. Mowmen. Officially the best typo the year. What even.

3. There’s going to be a Taylor Swift exhibit in NYC. In November. My year is has been MADE.

Favorite Music

1. “Parhelia” by REFLEX. I was unaware that they were making new music. Such a lovely unexpected surprise for me!

2. “There’s No Need” by Empire of the Sun. This song is very Daft Punk, and I like that.

3. “Control Myself” by LEISURE. What is it going to take to get these guys to come to NYC within the next month or so?

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Hilary Duff is back as Wendy? Hellz YES.

2. Gabby Lindley looking fierce. Flower crowns rule.

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. Lucifer, “Liar Liar Slutty Dress on Fire.” I can’t stop laughing at the part where she’s dancing at Lux and Lucifer loses his mind.

2. How to Get Away with Murder, “Is Somebody Really Dead.” Three words: Cotton. Eye. Joe.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Elliott Morgan’s poem. This took some turns. Awkward ones.

2. Zoella and Alfie do yoga. Animated yoga. Isn’t this the cutest thing ever?!

3. Mike Falzone’s boohooMAN fashion show. I don’t get why his friends are so mean to him. I really like his fashion photo poses.

4. Ryan Abe’s dog is a bad boy. Like, how could he?! Nice save though.

 

Happy November!

“Life is BeautAWFUL” with Mike Falzone & Elliott Morgan @ The Creek and the Cave

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I spent my Cinco de Mayo 2016 laughing at the genius of Mike Falzone and Elliott Morgan’s “Life is BeautAWFUL” at The Creek and the Cave in Long Island City.

The show was a blast, hosted by Peggy O’Leary with guests Robert Dean and Andrew Delman. Zoja was also in the audience. The only unpleasant happening that night was the part where the door at the restaurant section of the venue scraped some skin off my right hand.

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See that nice little gash below my pinky? -____-

I should have gotten a drink to numb that pain, but I was alone and didn’t want to have my judgement clouded on the 1.5 hour ride back home after.

After Peggy told some jokes about her intense childhood and terrible dating life, Robert Dean took the stage.

“I’m going to wake up one morning and be a Bob,” he started. Apparently his Uber driver already thought he looked like one, adding “Mr. Bob” to the end of every sentence he communicated to Robert.

“‘Do people call you Mr. Bob?'” the taxi driver asked 15 times too late.

Andrew Delamn told us some fun jokes about his girlfriend Lee Newton who makes light of her serious heart condition by pretending to drop dead in Target on a regular basis.

“The day I don’t act concerned is the day she’s actually dead,” he complained. One time she got on a Six Flags roller coaster that warned against people with heart conditions getting on it. By the end of the ride she lay limp in her seat.

Lee Newton is officially terrible, but I love her.

Then Mike Falzone took the stage. I’d been waiting for this moment.

He seemed way more awkward and chill than in his YouTube videos. It was interesting.

“People used to say that since I’m an only kid I can get whatever I want,” he joked. “Except be an uncle!”

That joke hit close to home.

Mike also expressed interest in owning a tow truck company so that he could pretend to be a magician.

“Is this your car?” he’d say to each person arriving at the pound to retrieve their vehicle. That might not go over very well.

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Last was Elliott Morgan. Although I didn’t know much about him, he seemed pretty fun on stage so I’ll definitely be checking out his YouTube videos.

He claims that he looks like the product of Mr. Bean and Sam Smith if they had a gay baby. He also considers himself “Maybe gay.”

Elliott hates taxes, which he complains about to his dad who reminds him that if he didn’t pay taxes there wouldn’t be any money to build roads.

Worse thing to tell someone living the torture of LA traffic. Elliott would try to illegally drive himself out of traffic, but that would get him pulled over by a cop.

“WHOSE SALARY IS PAID BY OUR TAXES,” Elliott cried. “It’s a Ponzi scheme, which is another word I have no clue about but one that I use often.”

I think I’ve fallen for Elliott Morgan.

After the show, we asked Mike and Andrew what it’s like being with their girlfriends.

“Exactly how you think it would be,” Mike said.

Then we asked them about the worst thing that ever happened to them on stage. Mike and Andrew complained that they bombed on jokes while Elliott broke his mic mid performance. Peggy was annoyed that those were considered worst stage experiences for them and proceeded to tell us about a drunk man in an audience that almost charged on her during a show.

Peggy won the Q&A.

The Creek and the Cave often have free and cheap comedy shows on evenings, so be sure to check out the calendar to see who’s working the stage!

March Favorites: Adele’s Beard, “Watch Me Do” & ‘The Catch’ Premiere

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So March didn’t really go out like a lamb for me. I’d say it was more like a really sassy alpaca.

March was filled with a lot of great music, and sadly, a lot of season finales. I’m really looking forward to the summer when all my shows come back!

Here are my favorites in the world of pop culture for the month of March:

Favorite News Articles

1. Adele’s beard. The fact that she named it is killing me.

2. The royal family went skiing. The family portrait is super adorbs!

3. The Rock holds on to Zac Efron for dear life while on a motorcycle. “Hold me close my tiny dancer…”

Favorite Music

1. “Watch Me Do” by Meghan Trainor. Sassy. James Brown would be so proud.

2. “Do It, Try It” by M83. After hearing this song, I realized the Junk would probably end up being a very weird album, but it isn’t really too weird…

3. “All Out in the Open” by Mesita. It’s a little bit of Ed Sheeran mixed with indie and I love it!

4. “Where Would I Be” by Gwen Stefani. The hook in this song is everything.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Taylor Swift’s mom’s dog wants some food. It’s already been taken, buddy.

2. Selena Gomez in rollers. Still trying to figure out how her hair will look once those rollers get taken out.

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3. Henry Cavill went unnoticed in Times Square. I would have been beyond pissed if I’d walked by and then found out later in the day that it was him!

Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Catch, “The Pilot.” That painting (“Alone Together” by Maria Kreyn) is literally their relationship.

2. Pretty Little Liars, “Hush…Hush, Sweet Liars.” So many things happened between the couples in this episode that I don’t even know how to begin to feel.

3. Limitless, “Bezgranichnyy.” I’m not sure if I like Brian with Lucy Church or Piper Baird more.

4. Bates Motel, “‘Til Death Do You Part.” I actually really think Norma and Alex are great for each other.

Favorite Youtube Videos

1. Mike Falzone standup. I’m totally seeing him when he comes to Astoria in May! Let’s see if the audience is anything like this one LOL.

2. James Corden was L.A.’s mayor for a day. Of course he would want to cut all the ribbons.

3. Tanya Burr talks in her sleep. Husband Jim Chapman tells all.

Enjoy all the April rain.