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Jim Gaffigan, Michael Ian Black, and Ashley Williams Were Filming Gaffigan Today

Michael Ian Black (left) and Gaffigan (up top). (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Michael Ian Black (left) and Gaffigan (up top). (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Filming of Jim Gaffigan’s postponed CBS pilot is underway. The officially untitled sitcom — which crew members were referring to as Gaffigan — borrows liberally from the 47-year-old comedian’s life, in the same vein as Everybody Loves Raymond. On the show, Gaffigan will also be a New York dad with five kids. Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) has been cast as his wife.
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Big Gay Ice Cream Is Serving Up Padma Lakshmi Sundaes

(Photo: Randi Eichenbaum)

Not to be outdone by Stephen Malkmus, Padma Lakshmi is also getting her very own soft-serve flavor. That’s right, Big Gay Ice Cream tweeted earlier this morning that Padma’s “rose ice cream with pistachios and rose-infused whipped cream” is coming this Valentine’s Day. The sundae is a take on a recipe in Padma’s cookbook Tangy Hot Tart & Sweet. Though Padma won’t be in-store doing any meet n’ greets, co-founder Douglas Quint suspects she’ll pop by to sample the creation. He tells us Padma even taste tested some batches last week. Did you taste test batches of your ice cream, Stephen Malkmus?
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Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Work Out Their Roommate Issues, Circa 1997

Graphic by Lindsey Yadon

Graphic by Lindsey Yadon

Wish you’d been able to hang with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey back when they were broke 20-something improv nerds? You can do just that at Under St. Marks next week. Sort of.
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Watch Amy Touchette and The World Famous *BOB* Discuss Their New Photo Book

The Strand has posted footage of last week’s talk between Williamsburg photographer Amy Touchette and The World Famous *BOB*. The duo met backstage at CBGB, then at Bliss Cafe on Bedford Avenue, and eventually spent a year collaborating on what’s now a photo book about the legendary “female female impersonator,” titled Shoot The Arrow. During the talk, *BOB* recalls doing her first burlesque show after her drag mother Jackie Beat told her, “You should mix a drink in your boobs, they’re big enough.”
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Stephen Colbert Still Can’t Get Over That Hillary Clinton Cover

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

At the Apple Store Soho last night, documentarian Ken Burns called the interface on his self-titled new free iPad app a “constellation” of historical events and themes, likening it to the “Planet Hillary” chart that accompanied The New York Times Magazine‘s January 26 cover story. A visibly drained Stephen Colbert — who’d just filmed two episodes of The Colbert Report — perked up when Burns made the reference.
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Christoph Paul’s New Book Has Nothing to Do With Pigeon Pimps or Masturbating Vampires

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Christoph Paul‘s latest book — Love Spandrel, a collection of 90 poems out today — is a Valentine’s gift for his girlfriend. But don’t let that fool you: his next one will be titled Tits From Hell, and he describes it as “Rosemary’s Baby meets Nip/Tuck.
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This Comedy Night Is Named After the Coz, And It’s For a Good Cause

(Courtesy Cause B Show.)

(Courtesy Cause B Show.)

If there’s dialogue at a comedy show, it’s usually between comic and heckler, and it usually ain’t pretty. Think Michael Richards meltdown or Dave Chappelle standoff. But The Cause B Show (get it? Cosby show?) aims to spark a more productive variety of conversation –  about issues that are important to North Brooklyn. And that doesn’t mean the stache style du jour.
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