Has there been a more essential interracial couple than Ireland Baldwin and Angel Haze?
What happens when two sets of identical comedian twins separated at birth converge for an evening to record dual comedy albums? FUN, FUN AND MORE FUN is what. FRIDAY!!!
Tonight, I hosted the @AltdotComedy at the @TheRivoliTO on the eve of Robin Williams’ passing… in between comics, we played a game [tastefully] called #RoundRobin in which I called out Robin Williams credits, and by round of applause, the audience voted on the most beloved… here’s how it broke down…
10. Patch Adams (an almost aggressive silence with the 20-something-year-old Toronto comedy connoisseurs at the Rivoli)
9. Batty in Fern Gully (shameful smattering of applause)
8. Popeye (I’m going to guess largely not on the audience’s radar)
7. Jack (I feel like there were ‘Jack’ ringers in the crowd that places this above the aforementioned three)
6. Rainbow Rudolph in Death To Smoochy (now we’re getting to when raw emotion broke through politics)
5. Peter Panning in Hook (well received but not well enough)
4.) Alan Parrish in Jumanji (well received but dismissed on account of the fact that Kirsten Dunst was in it and everyone present at tonight’s show agreed that she’s the worst)
AND THE FINAL THREE THAT WERE GIVEN A REPRISAL VOTE:
- The Genie in Aladdin (no one will ever have a friend like him)
- Armand Goldman in The Birdcage (nuance nuance nuance Madonna Madonna Madonna)
- Mrs. Doubtfire (no context required)
And approximately 100 ragtag Toronto comedy connoisseurs concluded, the ultimate Robin Williams role IS/WAS/IS:
ARMAND GOLDMAN IN THE BIRDCAGE.
Rest In Peace,
My Our Captain.
In which Lea DeLaria graphically explains finger banging on Conan using a bit from her Ptown one-woman-show circa 1994. And god bless her.
I’m a Gemini. ‘The Twins’, as it were. They say there’s a distinct duality to every Gemini’s personality. Happy/Angry, Introverted/Extroverted, etc…
Today, the ladies of Zhane are amply summing up my Gemini mood.