Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jerry Seinfeld - Career

In 1976, after graduating from Queen's College, Jerry Seinfeld made his stand up debut at New York City's Catch a Rising Star. After that, his career was boosted by an appearance on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special.

In 1979, Jerry Seinfeld had a small role on the Benson sitcom, playing Frankie, a delivery boy who did comedy routines that nobody wanted to hear. But the comedian Jerry Seinfed was fired from the show and then swored never to do another sitcom in he hadn't control.

In 1981, at age 27, Jerry Seinfeld had his first national exposure, by appearing on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. This was comedian Jerry Seinfeld's breakthrough, becoming by the late 80's one of the best payed stand up comedians.

Jerry Seinfeld started appear regularly on similar shows, like Late Night with David Letterman and The Merv Griffin Show. In 1989, Jerry Seinfeld was invited to create a sitcom for NBC and he teamed with his colleague Larry David.

In 1989, Jerry Seinfeld and his friend Larry David, created for NBC the sitcom, The Seinfeld Chronicles, renamed later Seinfeld, in order to avoid confusion with the sitcom The Marshall Chronicles.

Seinfeld Show was aired in 1989 and became a succesfull sitcom until its final season in 1998, and in 2009 still is one of the heavy airplayed sitcoms in syndication.

Inspired by the 1950s sitcom Abbot and Costello Shows, Seinfeld show had nine seasons, being one of the highest-rated shows in USA even now. With characters like Elaine Benes, Cosmo Kramer or George Costanza played by talented actors like Michael Richards or Jason Alexander,

Seinfeld episodes entered the history of tv comedy and gave people in the entire world a bit of the genial observational humour that Seinfeld has.

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Main Seinfeld Cast and Characters

Seinfeld is one of the funniest American sticoms that ever came to be. It was aired first on NBC on July 5, 1989 and the last show was broadcasted on May 14, 1998. This show has violated some of the mainstream television conventions which described the show as "about nothing". The show was driven by superficial conflict and the strange, yet comic, dispositions of the characters.

The Plotlines of the Seinfeld show were based on the author's real life experiences. This made the show easy to understand and some of the audience could even relate to the show. The most succesful catchphrases were: "Yada Yada Yada", "master of your domain", "No soup for you" and "Not that there's anything wrong with that".

Cosmo Kramer is one of the most colorfull characters in Seinfeld sitcom, with a crazy hairsyle and a vintage wardrobe, being the neighbour that always enter with a violent burst through jerry seinfeld's door. Cosmo Kramer loves somking Cuban cigars, he has a few jobs that he can't hold on to and he is annoying, in a strange funny way.

Seinfeld character, Kramer is Jerry Seinfeld's neighbour and friend with Elaine and George, friends that very often gets into trouble because of Kramer honesty. The strange thing is , that Kramer almost never ends up in problems because of his large mouth and his extrem honesty makes him loved by the people ofended by his honesty and lack of tact.

Seinfeld's Kramer is eccentric, but caring and friendly, too friendly sometimes, mostly when he decides to help complete strangers, forcing his friends to help along.Inspired by Larry David's former neighbor, the character Kramer Cosmo is controversial and played in a great, unique way by the talented Michael Richards, who was rewarded with three Emmy for it.

Elaine Benes is Jerry Seinfeld's ex-girlfriend and a good friend with George costanza and Cosmo Kramer. Elaine Benes is the only woman in Seinfeld's characters and even though she is a friend of George and Kramer she is not a big fan of them ,calling them loser and hipster doofus.

Jerry Seinfeld's character Elaine Benes dates many men, and when she is with her friend she is "one of the guys". Jerry Seinfeld's character, Elaine Benes, often gets herself and drag also her friends into trouble, she is the only one who doesn't own a car and she is a poor dancer.

Elaine Benes is writer or editor, and has several steady jobs during the Seinfeld seasons, she is an advocate of animal welfare and has very strong opinions over controversial topics, like abortion, but later she become misanthropic and neurotic.

For Seinfeld's character, Elaine Benes, the actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was rewarded with an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two SAG Awards.

George Costanza is friend with Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Benes and Cosmo Kramer, appearing in every Seinfeld episode, except for one, in the third season of Seinfeld.

George Costanza is friend with Jerry Seinfeld since middle-school, when tehy met in a locker-room and remained friends and he is afraid of Elaine. George Costanza's professional life is unstable and he is neurotic.

George Costanza was characterized as a "short, stocky, slow-witted, bald man" by Elaine and himself, and their relationship can be described mostly as a love/hate relationship. At one point, George Costanza got engaged to Susan, and then periodically tried to escape the engagement without having to initiate the breaking.

Full of anger, nasty, charming, devious and unscrupulous, selfish, neurotic and commitment-phobic, George Costanza was first inspired by co-creator Larry David and many of George Costanza's troubles were founded on Larry David's past real-life experiences.

Jerry Seinfeld's character, George Costanza, was played brilliant by Jason Alexander who was, for that, awarded with six Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television award, two American Comedy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Jerry Seinfeld is the main character from Seinfeld's show and played by himself. A stand up comedian, often involved in romantic relationships, that he ends for silly reasons. His character is germophobe, funny, "the voice of reason" and a fan of Superman.

In 1988, Jerry Seinfeld received a Lifetime Achievement from The American Comedy Awards for Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Male In 1998, was the premier of Jerry Seinfeld stand up comedy show "I'm telling you for the last time", which was recorded in New York City and was aired on HBO in August 1998.

Jerry Seinfeld video, I'm telling you for the last time, was released the same year on CD and included stand up bits from the begining of few Jerry Seinfeld episodes ad more of comedian's fantastic humour.

In 1990, Seinfeld returned to stand up comedy after a decade of succesfull career in television and he made himself the subject of a must see documentary about the struggle of an stand up comedian: Comedian, released in 2002 .

Comedian documentary about stand up comedy , follows Jerry Seinfed while he makes his come back on the stage, after the years of absence. Jerry Seinfed video watched every step of comedian's way back in stand up comedy business, from the creative till the actual performance.

In 1992 and 1993, Jerry Seinfeld was awatded for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication, by American Comedy Awards.In 1993, Jerry Seinfeld wrote the best-seller "Seinlanguage", a best seller full of comedian's trademark , the observational humour.

Jerry Seinfeld's book is an adaptation of the comedian's standup material. In 1993, Jerry Seinfeld won an Emmy for Outstanding Series for Seinfeld and in 1994 a Golden Globe for Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series, and also in 1994 won a PGA Award for Most Promising Producer in Television.

In 1995, 1997 and 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards awarded Seinfeld for Outstanding Ensemble - Comedy Series, for Seinfels show.In 2003, Jerry Seinfeld wrote the children's book, Halloween, a book illustrated by James Benent. In 2004, Jerry Seinfeld appeared in two American Express commercial webisodes, along with an animated rendering of Superman, Seinfeld's Hero as you can see in many Seinfeld episodes.

On 4th of October 2007, Seinfeld came back for a short time to NBC, where the comedian was the guest-starr in 30Rock. In 2007, Jerry Seinfeld co-wrote and co-produced the animated Bee Movie.

The comedian also landed his voice to Barry B. Benson bee.In 2008, joined a charity aiding lung cancer research, by stoping in his hometown for a one night performance at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Bill Maher - Personal Life

Bill Maher, by his full name William Maher, Jr., was born on 20th of January 1956, in New York City. The comedian Bill Maher is the son of William Maher Sr and Julie Maher. Bill Maher's father, an Irish Catholic, was an NBC editor and his mother, a Jewish, was a nurse.

Bill Maher's religion views may have the roots in the comedian's childhood, because he didn't know that his mother was a Jewish until he was a teenager, being raised in his father's Catholic religion. Bill maher's family stoped going to church, because Bill Maher's father did not agree with the Pope's position on birth control.Bill Maher grew up in River Vale, New Jersey and attended Pascack Hill High School. After that , the comedian went to Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York and in 1978 received his Bachelor of Arts in English and History.

Bill Maher never got married and he doesn't seem to want to do the big step. He had a relationship with porn star Heather Hunter and in 2003 he dated Coco Johnsen, the former Playboy Cyber Girl of the Week. They were romantically involved for over a year and a half, but after their break up she sued the former host of Politically Incorrect tv show.

So, in November 2004, Bill Maher was sued by Coco Johnsen for "pain and suffering" and requested $9 million . She stated that the host of Real Time With Bill Maher promissed to marry her and be the father of their children, along with a big financial support.

The bachelor image of Bill Maher, saved him, because his lawyers said in Los Angeles Superior Court that Bill Maher is a "confirmed bachelor" and that "he never promised to marry her or to have children with her". So, on 2nd of May 2005, Coco Johnsen's lawsuit against Bill Maher was dismissed.

Bill Maher stated several times that he enjoys his bachelor status and doesn't want to be married.In 2006, Bill Maher, who is also a usual at Playboy Mansion, startded dating Karrine Steffans, the author of the best-seller Confessons of a Video Vixen. Karrine Steffans is a former porn star and in her book, she described her sexual life with famous actors, rappers.

She was also a stripper, hip-hop model and actress. Bill Maher was also romantically linked to Stacy, Heather Hunter and Ann Coulter. Bill Maher and Ann Coulter relationship is still a mistery, both of them stating that they are just friends.

Bill Maher is an agnostic, he is a critic of religion, he supports the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage. The stand up comedian, television host of Real Time With Bill Maher, author and social and political commentator, Bill Maher also serves on the board of PETA and is an advisory board member of the Reason Project, a charitable foundation which tries to spred scientific knowledge. Want to know more? Read Bill Maher's Views.

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Jerry Seinfeld brings stand up routine to MGM Grand at Foxwoods

He has remained on the stand up comedy circuit since his hit TV series, “Seinfeld,” ended after nine years and now will visit the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino for a pair of shows this weekend with special guest and friend Larry Miller

Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) famous American stand-up comedian, actor and writer he is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself  in the situation comedy Seinfeld.

Before Seinfeld the comedian performed in local clubs and resorts until his career was boosted by an appearance on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special in 1976.

Then his career took off after his first spot on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” at the age of 27 in 1981. Appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman” and “The Merv Griffin Show” followed before he was invited to create a sitcom for NBC in 1989, teaming him with one-time stand up colleague Larry David, who became the co-creator and co-executive producer of “Seinfeld.”

People who are enjoying Jerry's hilarious humor and jokes, don't forget "Seinfeld performing Friday and Saturday at the MGM Grand".

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Carlos Mencia - Accusations of Plagiarism

Carlos Mencia was accused of plagiarism a few times. The first time, Carlos Mencia was accused by Joe Rogan who posted on his website an article in which he states that Carlos Mencia stole jokes from different comedians. Joe Rogan also confronted Carlos Mencia on the stage at Comedy Store and then posted a video of the altercation and on his blog, he compared video clips of Carlos Mencia's with those of others comedians.

Another comedian that accused Carlos Mencia of plagiarism was the great comedian George Lopez, who in "the Howard Stern show" accused Carlos Mencia of stoling a 13 minutes material and put it in Carlos Mencia HBO special. George Lopez and Carlos Mencia had also an physical altercation over those accusations and George Lopez specified that the joke he accused Carlos Mencia of palgiarism was a Raco Bell joke.

After that, the comedian Ted Sarnowsky stated that this joke was first performed by him in 1998, o radio and that George Lopez, who was at that time the radio station's resident comic had used it without his permission. Persmission that Ted Sarnowsky claims he had given to Carlos Mencia.

The accusations of plagiarism on Carlso Mencia continued with an accusation that he had stolen one of Bill Cosby's routine in Carlos Mencia's stand up comedy show No Strings Attached. The routine was similar to one of Bill Cosby's routine from Himself. Carlso Mencia stated for Los Angeles Times, that he regrets the similarities with Bill Cosby's routine, but he had never seen the film.

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