Saturday, July 28, 2012
The comedian and Arlington native made a joke Thursday that referenced last week’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colo. What’s your take?
Comedian Dane Cook, an Arlington native, is in trouble with some after making a joke Thursday in a stand-up bit at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles that referenced last week’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., which left 12 people dead and 58 injured. Here’s the joke (via the Daily Caller): “So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of [expletive] … yeah, spoiler alert. And I know that if none of that would have happened, I’m pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of [expletive], probably was like ‘Ugh [expletive] shoot me.’” The live audience groaned at first but then laughed …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Arlington Friends of the Drama's final show of the season is a comedy based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Carl Reiner.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The following is from Arlington Friends of the Drama. Arlington Friends of the Drama (AFD Theatre) presents its final show of the season, “Enter Laughing,” with performances June 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and June 3 and 10 at 4 p.m. at the AFD Theatre on 22 Academy St. in Arlington. Tickets are $20. “Enter Laughing,” a heart-warming valentine to the world of theater, is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Carl Reiner, depicting his own introduction to live theater. Reiner is a well-known actor, director, comedian and comedy writer, as well as a producer of TV comedies. The novel was adapted for the stage by Joseph Stein. Plot Summary Set in the Bronx in the late 1930s, the comedy tells the story of young David Kolowitz who wants to …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cook's pilot, 'Next Caller,' recently got picked up by the network. Will you be watching?
Comedian and Arlington native Dane Cook recently had his pilot, “Next Caller,” picked up by NBC for six episodes. Cook, who graduated from Arlington High in 1990, has starred on the big screen, in movies such as “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Employee of the Month,” but this will be his first leading role on TV. As HitFix.com puts it: “Collette Wolfe and Dane Cook don’t like each other because, see, he’s an unkempt, immature DJ and she’s the blonde, perky new co-host he didn’t ask for. Hilarity ensues?” Here is NBC’s synopsis: What happens when a foulmouthed satellite radio DJ - played by the multi-platinum selling artist and outrageously charming Dane Cook - is forced to share the mic with a chipper NPR feminist? It's anyone's call in this …