Behind the scenes at The Daily Show — definitely one of those pinch-myself-I-live-in-New-York moments. As luck would have it, I had the chance to catch an afternoon taping of the hit show over at it’s Comedy Central studio on 11th Avenue. Jon Stewart was everything I hoped he would be — after a brief Q and A with the crowd, he got to work and didn’t miss a beat for the entire duration of the show. No retakes, no do-overs — he delivered every punch line without pause. And the lucky guest of honor? “The Great” Julie Andrews, as Stewart himself called her. She was elegant, poised, and on the show to promote her upcoming film Tooth Fairy, co-starring The Rock (or as she called him, “Dwayne”). Even though — with tickets! — we still had to wait in line for over two hours, it was worth every minute. Jon Stewart and Julie Andrews? That’s two icons in one night!
On Wednesday night, I caught an early screening of the film She’s Out of My League, starring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve and Krysten Ritter. It’s a comedy about a guy that rates himself as a “5,” but falls in love with a girl that’s a “10”. Although it’s a somewhat cliché concept, the film actually works, a major credit to the entire cast. In particular, Baruchel is adorable and charming as Eve’s insecure love interest, while the three guys that play his best friends (TJ Miller, Nate Torrence and Mike Vogel) deliver some of the best one-liners the film has to offer. If you can handle a little raunchiness, I recommend!
Read more about the show here.