Jasen Magic brings tricks to “Live in the D”
2023 is getting off to a magical start, thanks to friend of “Live in the D,” Jasen Magic. The popular Metro Detroit Comedian, Magician and Entertainer, leaves his audience mesmerized and wondering how he accomplishes his unique tricks. That’s no exception for “Live in the D’s,” Tati Amare who Jasen says just doesn’t get how he pulls off the tricks he does right in front of her. Tati agrees and says she never knows what to expect when Jasen is on the show, and he gets her every time. During Jasen’s first visit to the show this year, he once again pulled off a trick, and to her surprise, got Tati again.
“Kenan” is back for more laughs, we speak with the stars about season 2
Another season of laughs is underway on NBC as “Kenan” returns for season 2. Kenan Thompson returns as a single dad trying to make things work while balancing being a father, a morning show host, and with the support of his brother and father-in-law. Host Jason Carr got a chance to speak with the stars, Kenan Thompson and Kimrie Lewis, about the upcoming season.
‘What We Do in the Shadows’ is the spookiest (and funniest) TV show you should be watching right now
You’d probably never think that a “mockumentary”-style TV show about a group of vampires who are roommates would be enjoyable, but somehow, FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” is the funniest TV show you’re probably not watching.
Live comedy is back and here’s where you can see nationally renowned comics
Eastern Market – We could all use a little laugh right now and with entertainment venues reopening, here’s your opportunity. Bert’s Warehouse Theater has teamed up with “They-So-Funny” Promotions for “Funny Detroit,” comedy shows starring renowned comics. This weekend you can see TK Kirkland, and he joined host Tati Amare on the show to discuss his upcoming show. Their friendship goes back 40 years to when Mike Tyson was about 19 years old. AdIf you would like to see TK Kirkland, or other comedians in “Funny Detroit,” he will be performing March 12-14th at Bert’s Warehouse Theater In Eastern Market.
WATCH: ‘SNL’ spoofs Giuliani’s Michigan election hearing in cold open
“Saturday Night Live” took aim at Rudy Giuliani and a witness that went viral during a hearing before the Michigan House earlier this week on the 2020 election. “Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) tries to make an argument to prove widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election,” the cold open is captioned. Laurie Pohutsky, a Democratic state representative for Michigan’s 19th House District reacted to the SNL skit on Twitter. I’m sorry to be a bummer and I’m glad people enjoyed the skit, but the reality of it is heinous. — Laurie Pohutsky (@lpohutsky19) December 6, 2020More: Giuliani to Michigan Republicans: Pressure Legislature on Biden winWatch the “SNL” cold open below:
WATCH: Eminem makes cameo in SNL’s Christmas spoof of ‘Stan’
Twenty years after Eminem released “Stan,” Saturday Night Live spoofed the song to create “Stu,” -- and Eminem joined in on the fun. Pete Davidson led the musical sketch with blonde hair and all as he writes a letter to Santa, asking for a PS5. Watch the sketch below:
If You love the “Housewives” franchise, you’ll love Amy Phillips
Host, Tati Amare got a chance to talk to Amy Phillips, a Grosse Point native, who can be seen on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" doing impersonations of the different ”Housewives" cast members. She did impersonations of many different people but when she started doing impersonations of the “Housewives” she caught Andy Cohen’s attention. She says she enjoys everyone from the “Housewives” franchise but her favorite person to impersonate is Theresa from Real Housewives of New Jersey. She was able to create a radio show based on the “Housewives” called “Reality Checked” which is on Sirius XM-Radio Andy. Watch the video to learn more about Amy Phillips!
Filmmaker Mike Young discusses his new movie “Adam”
Adam, a new film from Mike Young, features actors Aaron Paul and Jeff Daniels, and it all takes place right here in Detroit. Young wrote the screenplay based off of Niskar’s journal entries. Young says he was drawn to the story by the notes of comedy that could be found in Niskar’s writing, even in the midst of tragedy. Young has worked in stand-up comedy for 20 years. Young hopes that the film can help bring the film incentive back to Detroit, which he says is an incredibly versatile filming location.
How local comedian Mike Bonner is finding a way to keep on laughing
During these unprecedented times, we could all use a good laugh, and like many other businesses, comedians have had to pivot and find creative ways to keep their careers and the laughter flowing. Joining hosts Jason Carr and Tati Amare over Skype is a friend of the show, Mike Bonner, a local comedian and comedy show promoter. He shared how he has kept the laughter going by moving his comedy show online. The comedian has been using Zoom to host private stand-up performances for different groups in the area. He kept them laughing as they discussed everything from his beard, to his forays into the kitchen, to his storytime for kids program called, What up doe?To hear all the fun things Mike Bonner has going on, watch the full video above.
Heres what to watch this week at Michigan Theaters virtual movie palace 06/29 - 07/5
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Not yet open to the public, Ann Arbors Michigan Theater is still offering movies for rent through its virtual movie palace. Not rated -- $12A romantic drama, the film follows Parisian Aviva as she falls in love with Eden from New York. Not rated -- $9.99The documentary follows the life of two-time James Beard Award winner Diana Kennedy with extensive interviews. Not rated -- $10 (with Michigan Theater discount code)As single mother Kathy cleans out her late sisters house, she realizes how little she knew about her sister. Not rated -- $3 (free for Michigan Theater members)A Michigan Theater original, the documentary was shot in an Ann Arbor nature preserve on April 15 by Michigan Theater Technical Director Jared Van Eck.
All your favorite comedians will be at Netflix’s first comedy fest
A week in Los Angeles at the Netflix is a Joke Fest might be just what the doctor ordered. The streaming service is coming out with a week-long comedy festival that takes place all throughout LA from April 27 to May 3, and the lineup is seriously stacked. Anyone who has browsed through Netflix’s original comedy specials knows the streaming service has attracted the best of the best, so it’s no surprise to see names like Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, David Letterman and Ali Wong headline the inaugural fest. If you’re a fan of the hilarious “Schitt’s Creek” (and if you’re not, why haven’t you watched yet? You’ll get to watch the cast sit down for an intimate interview, and hear behind-the-scenes stories from the best Canadian show on TV right now.
How Are Elephants Keeping Cool During the Heat Wave?
How does an elephant keep cool during a heat wave? Zookeepers at the Phoenix Zoo have plenty of tricks up their sleeves. "Elephants are pretty intelligent animals so as long as we provide them with the tools that they need to keep themselves cool they'll do it on their own," said Corey Barr, an elephant keeper. As for the other animals, many enclosures have pools for them to take a dip and cool off. Some animals we just won't have here at the Phoenix Zoo because it's too hot for them and we can't keep them as cool as they should be."