DING DONG MEOW: The Andrea Rosen Show Reviewed in TheComicsComic.comApr 1, 2015
Ding Dong Meow (Cookie!), aka The Andrea Rosen Show
Andrea Rosen's current show at the UCB Theatre, 'Ding Dong Meow,' really should be called 'Ding Dong Meow (Cookie!)'
It's neither one-woman show nor performance art piece, but rather a showcase for Rosen's variety of talents as a comedian. Want to hear her stand-up comedy about true and often embarrassing stories from her life? Ding! Want to see her portray various oddball characters such as a half-deaf bride, an embarrassed mafia don or a kangaroo? Dong! Did you know that she writes consumer complaint letters when companies and restaurants let her down? Meow! Would you like a home-baked cookie? Cookie!
Rosen life-changing revelations are funny, nauseating and downright sentimental. Thankfully more of the former and the latter than the middle part.
Did I mention her cookies!
'Ding Dong Meow: The Andrea Rosen Show' at the UCB Theatre in New York City.
AM NY Calls UCB's Adam Pally A Star On The RiseApr 1, 2015
Adam Pally: Star on the rise
Adam Pally, center, and (L-R) Damon Wayans Jr., Eliza Coupe and Elisha Cuthbert in Happy Endings We're keeping our eye on newcomer Adam Pally - and you should, too.
The 29-year-old has been cracking us up on a weekly basis as the non-stereotypically gay Max Blum - best described as a dude who happens to like dudes - on the ABC newbie Happy Endings. "It's funny - the guy that's the most masculine of all his friends is gay, and they're OK with that," Pally told us.
Pally himself can take credit for some of the laughs on the ensemble comedy - about a group of friends whose lives get jolted when one pal leaves another at the altar - because many of the lines are improvised. The improv comes easily to Pally, who got his start in comedy at age 19 at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York.
"I was there learning and interning and sneaking into shows and kind of getting any experience I could. I worked my way up to performing and teaching," said Pally, who still performs at UCB's New York and L.A. outposts regularly.
As for his future, it's all about comedy, and for good reason: "I only know how to do one thing in the world, and that's comedy - I can't even change a lightbulb." On TV: Happy Endings airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. on ABC/7.
Want more Adam Pally?
Head to Funny or Die to watch the hilarious Riding Shotgun with Adam Pally. In the first installment, Pally goes for a nutty spin with Fred Savage, during which Pally can't stop asking the ex-Wonder Years star which former child stars he hooked up with back in the day. Next up: Colin Hanks joins Pally for a sure-to-be-wild ride.
ABC's Happy Endings also stars UCB veterans Casey Wilson and Eliza Coupe.
Dan Gregor, Doug Mand, Adam Pally developing comedy for NBCApr 1, 2015
The comedy hails from "How I Met Your Mother" duo Dan Gregor and Doug Mand.
The Mindy Project star Adam Pally may be doing some work for NBC.
The Happy Endings alum is developing an untitled comedy for NBC, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy hails from How I Met Your Mother writers Dan Gregor and Doug Mand and centers on two guys who strike it rich after developing a mobile application. Pally, Gregor and Mand will executive produce the 20th Century Fox Television comedy, which has received a script plus penalty commitment from the network. Pally, who is a series regular on Mindy this season, is not currently attached to star.
The project marks the latest collaboration for Mand and Gregor with Pally, who starred in the 2010 Funny or Die short "Ghostbusters Return."
Pally, who played Max Blum for three seasons on ABC's fan favorite Happy Endings, started the season as a recurring player on Mindy before being upped to series regular. He's repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Del Shaw; Gregor and Mand are with CAA and Kaplan Perone.