Today’s episode is brought to you by Pseudoephedrine and Mucinex…..
I’m home sick today. I’ve got enough pseudoephedrine crankin thru my sys to make my own batch of the blue stuff.
It’s cold everywhere in my apartment except right in front of my heater so my cat and I are playing a game called, “How Close Can We Sit Before We Singe Ourselves?”
Needless to say, I’m absolutely filled to the brim with hate and I’ve been watching TV all day so here we go….
Shows We Don’t Need …
Another show written and hosted/staring Whitney Cummings. Don’t get me wrong I’m not hating on her directly per se but I am hating on the fact that she has three fucking shows right now and there are like a 1000 other super talented women who DON’T have shows and should. I’m offended that the people in TV land think that Whitney Cummings speaks to ALL of us. She doesn’t. 99% of the time I’m thinking “WTF is going on with her hair” when I’m watching her perform.
Other Ladies Who Deserve Shows Now
Retta - This woman is goddamned American treasure. She’s sassy, foul-mouthed, opinionated, intelligent, beautiful and fucking hilarious. I only get to see her face like 3 minutes a week on Parks & Recreation. It’s not enough. NOT ENOUGH! I can imagine Retta doing a vibrant talk show called “Ask Retta” where she provides sarcastic on-air advise to her studio audience.
Chelsea Peretti - She’s been a writer before for lots of cool things (Parks & Rec, Sarah Silverman Program) but she’s not on my TV regularly enough. The perfect show would be something much like The Eric Andre Show, a half-hour of silly billy antics fueled by sound cues and short sketches.
Jackie Kashian – Jackie speaks to a nation of un-girly, girly, girls. She’s been a girl nerd longer than it’s been cool to be a girl nerd. She doesn’t wear black rimmed glasses or cute ironic tees but she’s crazy smart, loves comic books and struggles with her own brand of awkward. I’d love to see her in a situational comedy that explores her life in the “dork forest.”
Other Shows We Don’t Need
Any “reality” show exploring regional idiocracy. MTV is filling the Jersey Shore void with “Buckwild” a trainwreck of show that appears to be celebrating redneck hipsterism. TLC has been in overdrive churning out shows like Breaking Amish, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, Sin City Rules, Honey Boo Boo, Sister Wives, ect. It was funny at first but now I’m scared. This country is filled with fucking crazy people and we are encouraging it by giving them TV deals. I miss scripted television. A lot.
In Other News …
I’ve got a lot of REAL COOL shows on the horizon including but limited to a rad NYE show with Marga Gomez in SF at the Brava Theater.
My monthly women’s showcase Ladies Love will be descending upon the Punch Line in SF with yours truly doing a nice long set.
I’ll also be featured in this year’s SF SKETCHFEST!
Details on all these shows can be found on my TUMBLR page that is linked over there to the right.
Party on Wayne….Party on Garth!