In early December, Dan Chamberlain and I shot a Christmas music video for Funny or Die starring R. Kelly. No. Really. While we sat in holding for hours and hours (“Hey, guys. Thanks for sitting tight. R. Kelly was supposed to be here at 4. Now apparently he’ll be here at 6, but when he gets here, he’ll be having a lobster dinner first.”), we got a little loopy and started singing “I’m Like A Bird”, except with real bird specifics in the chorus. Like idiots. After shooting the video, we pitched it to our Maude Team, Legs for Days. Matt Starr wrote it up. So even though the R. Kelly video will apparently never see the light of day, it wasn’t for nothing.
I like to think R. Kelly would love this.
This Monday night, Legs For Days has Maude Night all to itself as Bellvue visits San Francisco! It’ll be a super-sized show of boobs and pills and musclemen and daredevils and song, and you should come.
Legs For Days is Ann Carr, Daniel Chamberlain, Shalyah Evans, Jason Flowers, Karin Hammerberg, Michael Hartney, Hunter Nelson, Jared Neumark, Livia Scott, Katie Simon, Matt Starr, and Joel Weidl, directed by Benjamin Apple. Reservations here.
This. Show. Is on fiiiii-yahhhhh!
Fire. So much fire.
It’s been said of John Candy that for every great, iconic role he encompassed, he would immediately balance out all the goodwill he just earned by starring in a big ol’ clunker/piece of shit movie. This wasn’t by design, but rather, it would seem, simply an inability to say “No.” Why couldn’t he say no? Turns out he was too nice. HE WAS TOO NICE!!!
And yet, if you look deep enough into his career, you do see a trend quickly emerge among the roles he chose: that of a babysitter.
John Candy on your TV means you get two great babysitters in one!
John Candy is the best. Here’s a thing I wrote proving it.
Nothing is NSFW if you have the right job.