In Manhattan there are so many shows to attend. For me, I’m a huge fan of comedy so I had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite late-night shows, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. For those who may not know what it is about, The Daily Show is a 30 minute satire “fake news” show that airs on Comedy Central. The show consists of what is happening in the world and gives its own spin to it by bringing comedy into the news. While at the studio, you basically get to see how everything is done in the perspective of a live studio audience.
I previously used to help out another show on Comedy Central called “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” (which is also similar to The Daily Show) with audience recruiting within campus, so I attended way too many episodes. But as someone who loves comedy and this type of genre, it just never gets old. There isn’t much to say about it other than it’s a great time if you have never been to a show.. I can almost guarantee that you’ll want to attend another!
If anyone is interested in attending a taping, check out this link for the days they need a studio audience. The studio is located at 733 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.
The show airs every weeknight at 11 PM on Comedy Central.
My continuous Netflix obsession happens to be this comedy sitcom about a city council woman, Mel Burke, and her former commodities trader turned nanny, Joe Longo. I started watching the show in high school when I binge-watched almost every mainstream show on Netflix. After moving to college, I lost privileges to my mother’s Netflix account and I sure as hell wasn’t getting my own. So until recently (2 years later), I stole my sister’s username and password (shhh) and started to binge again. (slightly less since, you know, college)
Unfortunately, after 4 amazing seasons it discontinued August of this year. You can find it on Netflix, and probably other places I don’t have an account to, and see for yourself! If you are into new-age comedies, this is a worth-while watch!
Amanda Bynes 4.8.2013
Today, my friends and I were at planet fitness on 27th and 7th and as we were working out on machines saw a raggedy haired, clearly under the influence Amanda Bynes. First off, PLANET FITNESS? Does the girl really have a membership at the $10 a month gym? Kudos to her if she does but my guess is that she didn’t come to work out. She was sitting on a machine, with huge sunglasses, UGGs, phone in hand (constantly on Twitter) and wasn’t even working out. When she took her sunglasses off, her eyes were bloodshot/red and she had huge bags under her eyes, with a glazed over look as if she was in another world. She also was mumbling to herself.
At first my friend and I were being super giggly about it, seeing celebrities out of their element is always a treat. But after observing her for some time, it was obvious that this girl was lost, and had nobody to protect her.
Child stars have always been known for going south once they reach their late teens and twenties. We have seen this with Macaulay Caulkin, Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, and plenty of others. It is sad to hear about and it and especially sad to see it first hand. Although it is slightly humorous to read Amanda Bynes’ tweets knowing how troubled she is, is extremely upsetting. Amanda was my childhood idol. She was incredibly talented and funny. I only hope good things for her and that she will get better soon!
Photo of Grace Helbig from the YouTube channel DailyGrace
My last blog was a bit too serious so this week I wanted to write about something that would at least be a bit more cheerful. Grace Helbig is a comedian who has a channel on YouTube under the username DailyGrace. Her videos are addicting which is why one of her most sold t-shirts says “it’s a trap!” and I can very well testify to that. Here is a video of her doing a One Direction inspired manicure. Have a look and see how hilarious she is.
DailyGrace vlogs five days a week and every day she has a set format/theme. Although her videos follow a particular pattern every week, her videos are so entertaining that you can’t seem to get enough of them. The reason why her viewers love her so much is because she is genuine and her videos have just the right amount of inappropriate comedy. I guess its refreshing for viewers to see a woman who isn’t trying so hard to be the way everyone would expect her to be. The fact that she is very relatable, intelligent and funny makes her stand out from the crowd of many YouTubers.
Lastly, I would like to end this blog with one of her most popular segments in which she interacts with her viewers and replies back to their comments while hazing them. Enjoy 🙂
When I was in high school I really loved movies and rock music. Shortly after high school I moved on to some new frontiers in film and music: television and hip-hop. Over the past few years my love for movies has really dwindled. I still try to watch them but most times I find them recycled, predicable, and forgettable. Most of the films I like are artistic, obscure, and extravagant which is something that’s hard to come by in a world of remakes and reboots. Every once in awhile though I get very happy when I stumble upon a great movie that I know I’ll love for a long time to come. The most recent film that I have hope for is Ted. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in what appears to at first be a typical romantic comedy. Soon though Wahlberg’s childhood teddy bear, Ted, reveals himself and the true nature of the movie. The trailer is certainly intriguing but doesn’t reveal much about the plot of the movie. Either way I know I’ll be waiting for it’s release.