Saturday, April 26, 2008

Showbiz Tonight's "Reality Show Scandals" is Now Online

Woohoo! The piece I was in on Tuesday about "reality show scandals" on Showbiz Tonight is now available to watch on the internets!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Fort Hood" -- Now with 100% More Appearances on Stereogum

One of my super alltime faverave sites has been awesome and amazingly wonderful enough to post the video for "Fort Hood," along with an essay by Mike. Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it on out. .

I has a happy!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mike Doughty - Fort Hood

I directed this video! Once more, with feeling (and now, on youtube)

Check out what Mike has to say about this video. The label wanted to wait before releasing this, but we are agitated about current events. Let's stop talking about lapel flag pins while kids are still dying.

If you want to end war and stuff, you have to sing loud. (Thank you, Uncle Arlo.)

The Faaabulous Life of Tony Stark

1) I love Robert Downey Jr. so much. He is my most favorite actor of all time, and I not-so-secretly would chuck it all to run away with him (or Tony Stark) forever.
2) Look at me being all "Fab Life" stillz. Bwa ha!
3) You might want to enter the "Be Tony Stark for a Weekend sweepstakes . If you win, please to take me with you?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In My Head, It Is Always Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber Night

I just want to say: Castro, you fool, you should have done Heaven on Their Minds.
(I am still on Team Castro, because my eight-year-old little-girl heart still thinks that the modulation in "Memory" is the most beautiful thing ever). (Also, I sort of love "Cats" in a sort of ridiculously nostalgic way).

However, I also want to say that while I am elated that Ms. Carly tackled the awesomeness that is JCS, her version of "Superstar" could never match the wonder that is Mark Rinzel as Judas on German television.

(Note: Mark is not just one of my favorite singers, but he is also marrying my best friend and I really, really, really hope he wears that unitard to the wedding. Please, Mark? Please?)

Monday, April 21, 2008

I Shall be on "Showbiz Tonight" - Tonight! at Elevenses!

At long last, the segment I shot several weeks ago about "Reality Show Scandals" will be airing tonight on Headline News in the show "Showbiz Tonight." Heads up, hup hup hup!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Not Just Another Cable News Show - This Weekend on CNN Headline News

Heeeeey Yooooooooou Guuuuuuuuuys!
Check out "Not Just Another Cable News Show" this weekend on Headline News! I'm in it! Woop hoop! It airs at 7pm, 9pm, and midnight both Saturday and Sunday. Set you tivo/divo now!

And a happy Passover to everyone who's refraining from unleavened bread this weekend. I don't really eat *food* per se, so give up bread ain't no thing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I will be on CNN Headline News MONDAY NIGHT 4/21 at 11pm

I'll be on Headline News's "Showbiz Tonight" Monday, 4/21 somewhere between 11pm and midnight, discussing "reality show scandals." You should watch it. I am hopefully amusing. WOOO HOOO.

World Premiere: The Video for Mike Doughty's "Fort Hood"

Mike Doughty wrote this kickawesome song "Fort Hood" that's on his new album (Golden Delicious). I fell in love with the song. I am a longterm uber Mike Doughty fan. And despite my fangirlness, we are actually buddypals. And I love to direct things like music videos more than anything in the world. And so we made a video for it. You can learn more about the video right here . Word. Worrrrrrrd. WORRRRRRRRRRRD!

(I directed this bad boy. I loves it. Go check it out in its exclusive internets-premiere at The Spinner. HOORAY.)

Monday, April 14, 2008

What I Really Want to Do is Just Feeding, Sleeping, and Hopping

Honestly, you guys, I feel like this All. The. Frakking. Time.

(hooray for ).

Friday, April 11, 2008

TRIVIATOWN: Now Available on DVD!

Hooray! Several of my friends made a fabulous documentary called "Triviatown." It's about the World's Largest Trivia contest, which is a multi-day nonstop event that occurs annually in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. I saw an early cut of the film back in the day (Because I am special because I am afore-mentioned friends with the filmmakers because that's how I roll, yo) and I think you'll enjoy discovering the madness and mayhem behind the trivia contest and the quirky-and-possibly-insane participants thereof. Watch the trailer right here!! Buy the DVD! Yay!

Showbiz Tonight - Wednesday 4/16

Hi hi hi! I thought I was going to be on CNN Headline News "Showbiz Tonight" tonight, but the piece actually moved to next Wednesday, the 16th. So, while you still might want to dvr tonight's episode just to gaze in wonder at the loveliness that is AJ Hammer, you actually want to dvr the show on Wednesday, April 17th at 11pm (if'n you want to little ol' me). Not tonight! Nope nope nope.

In other news, I would like to report (with glee) that I can walk again and I only have to go to PT twice a week instead of 4x, and today we determined that I have no permanent nerve damage, which is awesome. AWESOME. Walking is awesome. So is sitting. These are both grand activities, and I have become amazing at inverse-humping-the-floor which is my number one exercise these days. You should see it. It's awesome. Happy, happy days.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I know that I'm A Sinner, But I really Need a Winner, or This Oprhanage Will Close

Yeah, yeah, you guys are all over that list of the 50 greatest comedy sketches like hot glue on Martha Stewart's ladyblossom (love her, btw). But I am pleased as punch to find "Porcupine Racetrack" on their list, complete with embeddable youtubeness (because it wasn't on the youtubes last time I checked) and it's possibly my favorite State sketch of all time, and that's saying a LOT, because I am also seriously still totally obsessed with the one about eating muppets, the baby animal song, and the jew, the italian and the red-head gay musical climax. But I will say that "Porcupine Racetrack" has probably inspired, in some way or another, nearly 80% of the stuff I've created for the vh1 over the years. They just don't know it yet.

In other news, I will be appearing on CNN Headline News this Wednesday (4/17) at 11pm in their "Showbiz Tonight" show and I will hopefully be entertaining.

And if you're not celebrating Passover on 4/19 and 4/20 (whut whut!) you should watch CNN Headline News for its new show, "Not Just Another Cable News Show" because I'm in that edition. Don't you worry, I'll be self-promoting the frak out of it as it approaches.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Comedy tonight! "Family Hour" at Ochi's @ Comix, 7:30 pm

Come on out to this awesomely fun show I'm doing tonight. There will be FREE COOKIES. It's called "Family Hour with Auntie Sara".

Check it: FAMILY HOUR WITH AUNTIE SARA - Hooray! Hooray! The New York Post calls Family Hour one of NYC's top alt-comedy shows! The New York Press and also recommend our magically dysfunctional story-fest featuring comedians from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, NBC and the movies talking about family in a manner that is not at all appropriate for actual families with actual children. And we give you FREE HOMEBAKED COOKIES! Hosted by Sara Benincasa (, MTV News, Sirius).

Thursday 04/03/08 - 7:30 PM
Family Hour w/Auntie Sara
Ochi’s Lounge (COMIX)
353 West 14th St. just east of 9th Avenue
New York , NY

Bex Schwartz!

Jamie Kilstein!

Matt Rittberg!

Kambri Crews!
H. Alan Scott!

Katie Riffey!

Andrew Wright!

Claudia Cogan!
If you can't make it tonight but you're just dying to see me and my newly acquired limp (back problems!), I am also doing a KICKAWESOME show this Saturday, 4/5 at 11:59 pm at the UCB theater. It's "High School Talent Show" and I will be singing backwards.