We have seen William Shatner try his hand at comedy over the years, but we have never seen him actually do standup comedy. That is all going to change because Page Six is reporting he is going to do it for AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live on January 19th.
I think he is going to be hysterical because he has such a dry sense of humor and great timing. But then again, that could be because he takes pauses between words and that makes him funnier.
Either way, I am looking forward to his comedy debut. Heck, if he does he really good job, maybe he has a new career in his future. He’s only 85 years young, and you are never too old to start something new. Could you imagine him touring the circuit or getting his own comedy special? I would tune in for that even if I find myself asking Scotty to beam me up half way through.
39 years ago today, Elvis Presley died, but what if he didn’t? That is what the AXS TV telemovie Elvis Lives is going to look at tonight at 9p.
On August 16, 1977, the world was shocked when Elvis Presley suddenly died. Because it was so sudden and he was very loved, people claimed to have seen him alive for many many years afterwards. Did he really die in that Graceland bathroom?
In this movie, a few weeks before Elvis (Jonathan Nation) “died”, his life was in a downward spiral. He just wanted to be back with Priscilla, his daughter Lisa and live a normal life. That was something he couldn’t do because he was the most famous person in the world. There was a way he could live on in secret and this is the theory on he did it.
That theory, is something you will learn when you watch this intriguing movie about Elvis’ final days as The King and his first few days as his new self.
The newest trend in Hollywood is celebrities playing a messed up version of themselves. There’s been James Van Der Beek, Louis CK, Matt LeBlanc, George Lopez, Andrew Dice Clay and now David Hasselhoff. Up until Hoff the Record, I thought the Dawson was the best one at doing this, but now Michael Knight has taken that title.
On AXS’s Hoff the Record debuting tonight at 9p, The Hoff is now broke and moved to London to get some work. His first job is in a movie based on his life. Only problem is they brought in different people to play him throughout the decades and they want him to play the oldest version of himself. This doesn’t go over too well with him. Neither does his assistant Harriet (Ella Smith) who has never worked as one. His driver Terry (Asim Chaudhry) who is beyond psycho. His manager Max (Fergus Craig) who keeps booking him the worst jobs. But the worst of them all is the illegitimate son he never knew about. The Hoff had a one night stand with Dieter’s (Mark Quartley) mom on the infamous night he brought down the Berlin Wall. And that is just tonight’s episode, it gets crazier and crazier with each one.
Next week he gets a job doing a commercial that doesn’t go too well. Then he decides to be a UN Ambassador and goes to Harriette’s school to take part in a Model UN. When that doesn’t work, he decides to be a spokesperson against land mines. This episode is explosive, but not as much as when Hasslehoff agrees to play a party of crazy War Lord. But as wild and crazy as all of those episodes are, the season finale is the wildest and craziest one of them all. So Hofflarious, you will want to watch it several times because you won’t stop laughing.
What makes Hoff the Record so brilliant is that they are all in on the joke. You can tell that they are having a blast and because of that you will also be enjoying this nutty mockumentary. It honestly is one my favorite shows of the year and I really hope that we get more episodes. The world needs it.
Tonight at 10p on TBS’s King of the Nerds, Jason Mewes gets to combine two of his greatest loves comic books and Revenge of the Nerds. He is going to be a guest judge on the show and will help to decide the winning team should be. The contestants are going to debate over their comic book love. Something that is near and dear to him and Kevin Smith who is also a judge on the show. And before he hung out with that Kevin, he was hanging with another Kevin watching Revenge of the Nerds all the time. So much so the two of them learned all the words to the rap song at the end of the first movie. Now when it comes to the Kevin that we know, Mewes told me last week during an interview that Smith took him to his first comic book show in NY when they were teenagers and they’ve been hanging out ever since. So it is perfect that they are on tonight’s episode together.
When I was talking to Mewes and he told me what a big fan of the movie he is, I had to know which was his favorite Nerd in it. Without hesitation he said Booger, thus he really enjoyed working with Curtis Armstrong on the show. So while the contestants went all fan boy over him, he was going all fan boy over Booger!
And what about those contestants. When I asked him if they knew more than him when it came to comic book knowledge. He wouldn’t say that they know more about comic books than Smith and him, but he would say “They had more passion behind each debate. When they were debating about one thing or the next. They really knew what they were talking about.” We will have to tune in to watch their debates that are much different than the average person’s who would be arguing with their friends which superhero they would rather have sex with. Not saying the contestants on the show don’t do that, but they won’t be doing that tonight on the nerdiest competition show on television.
So besides doing King of the Nerds, he has a full plate on his hands. He is hosting AXS Live an hour long live pop culture show on AXS TV on Mondays and Tuesdays. He is also working on a Jay and Silent Bob Groovy Cartoon Movie. The 70 minute animated film that he produced and was written by Kevin Smith will hopefully be out in April and they are planning on touring with it. You can check out his YouTube channel SeesMod. You can listen to his Smodcast with Kevin Smith and see them on tour. And if that is not enough, he told me he would love to a storyarc on either ABC’s Revenge (a show he loves) and/or The CW’s Arrow. There has to be a way to make this happen.
But before that happens make sure to watch Jason Mewes tonight at 10p on TBS’s King of the Nerds.