Okay, “vintage” might be pushing it, because this was filmed only 15 years ago. My point is, this video of a two-woman show by Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch is from their very early “Saturday Night Live” days. “Dratch & Fey” ran at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York City (where Time Out New York called it “the funniest thing to be found on any New York comedy stage”) and Second City in Chicago. The comedy blog Splitsider says an old VHS tape of the show appeared on YouTube earlier this week. Need something to watch tonight? You’ve found it! [Splitsider]
There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, like crunchy leaves and pumpkin everything and not being so hot you want to die, but there’s one thing that stands out: I’m talking about a book. But not just any book — it’s a book by AMY POEHLER. And it’s her memoir! It’s called Yes Please, and it’s coming out on October 28th, thus making Halloween only the second coolest thing to happen that week.
(Lena Dunham also has a memoir being published in the fall, Not That Kind Of Girl, out on September 30th. It’s also exciting but like, not as exciting as Amy’s.) Keep reading »
Growing up, my favorite Judy Blume book was Deenie, because the title character had scoliosis. My dad had scoliosis as a kid and was in a torso cast for two years, and was deeply worried that my brother or I would inherit his spinal problems. Reading Deenie helped me understand why. (For the record, I have never developed scoliosis, though I do have spina bifida occulta, which gives me pretty minor lower back pain.) But Deenie also helped me understand others things, like how to masturbate! The book did the same for countless other teenagers, including Rachel Dratch, Martha Plimpton and Elna Baker, who were joined by writers Junot Diaz, Amy Sohn and Elna Baker for an onstage reading of Deenie at an event for the National Coalition Against Censorship. (Deenie is one of the many Blume books that have been censored across the country.) Check out their reading of a critical scene from the book above! [HyperVocal] [Photo: Flickr]
Julia Roberts is America’s Sweetheart. But did you also know that she’s an obstacle course? Billy Eichner, host of “Billy on the Street,” somehow convinced “Saturday Night Live” alum Rachel Dratch to take on the course, which involved creative recreations of all of Julia’s most-loved movies. There’s a burrito for “The Mexican,” a sewer pipe for “Erin Brockovich,” and even a giant pile of poop to represent the movie “Valentine’s Day.” Can Rachel make it through the course in time to collect her big prize (whatever that is)? Watch and find out. [Youtube]
“It would be sad if anyone chewed your faces off because you’re so pretty” should totally be your new pickup line. [Splitsider]
Last night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” Tina Fey and Amy Poehler joined Jimmy in a “Jersey Shore” spoof. Both of the ladies looked pretty hot with their mega-extensions and bustiers as they rolled into a club and started dancing with the guys. Tina’s opening line? “I wanna make babies wit’ you.” But the best was when Rachel Dratch, aka “Drootchie,” appeared and they had a threeway girlfight. Sure, maybe the spoof is a little late to the party, but I still loved it. [PopEater] Keep reading »