When John Mulaney and Nick Kroll told Marc Maron who they wanted for “Oh, Hello on Broadway,” they mentioned that Alan Alda, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump’s doctor were on their wish list. After all, they’re rich man’s versions of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, the creepy, crusty Upper West Side roommates who rose to fame as characters on Kroll Show. Last night at the Lyceum Theatre, Donald’s doc failed to show up, but there were plenty of Trump jokes when Katie Couric made a surprise appearance.
Jenny Slate’s preferred brand of jeans may be public knowledge, but don’t ask her what she’s wearing to the world premiere of her latest movie. After a SXSW screening of My Blind Brother at the Topfer Theatre in Austin, a young woman kicked off the audience portion of the q&a by telling Slate and her co-star Zoe Kazan that she loved their style. Then she asked what brands they were wearing.
Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, uber Upper West Siders, ventured across the river this past Friday to say “Oh, hello” to everyone at “Comedy Central Live in Brooklyn.”
“This is that hipster neighborhood I’ve been hearing all about,” carped St. Geegland (played by John Mulaney), addressing the packed house at the Kings Theatre in Flatbush.
The New York Comedy Festival wasn’t exactly hurting for more star power, what with heavy hitters like Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman and Nathan Fielder already in the mix. (Above, peep the loopy trailer for the forthcoming season of Nathan For You.) But it has gone and upped the ante by adding a bunch o’ top-notch acts, starting with a Comedy Central-branded night headlined by Williamsburg’s own Hannibal Buress, at the Kings Theatre.
We’re still kicking ourselves for missing Nick Kroll and John Mulaney at the 92nd Street Y last night (we will not be missing Bob Odenkirk and the rest of the Better Call Saul gang ), but at least we got to see their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland in full NYC curmudgeon mode during last night’s episode of Kroll Show.
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