Listen, I know some of you don’t enjoy The Bobcat. I’m not one of them–at least where his stand-up is concerned. (Oh, wait. I LOVED him in Blow! Remember? “I can’t feel my face–I mean, I can TOUCH it…”) CLASSIC!
Anyway. Bobcat’s Bono impression is hilariously spot-on. This is the only clip I can find of Bobcat doing Bono. There’s another one SOME-BLOODY-WHERE, from a Comedy Central charity event–he’s wearing a girl’s pink sweater and a straw cowboy hat, singing YMCA as Bono would. Honestly…it’s pee-your-pants-hilarious. If any of y’all know where I can find it, I’d sure appreciate it. I’ve been looking for it for at least five years. I’m assuming it’s not online anywhere. So, just watch this clip and belly-laugh, mmkay?
First Rosie O’Donnell, now Bono? Oprah is rounding up some all-stars for her new network, OWN, and U2‘s Bono could be among them. In a feature with the New York Times, Oprah revealed that she had approached him with the idea. “I look at everything now through the prism of, ‘This could make a very good TV show!’ ” Winfrey announced to the paper. At a recent dinner, she says, that’s what she kept thinking as she chatted up Bono. “Would you like a TV show?”. Oh, Oprah.
No word yet on if Bono actually agreed to it. What would be talk about, his sunglasses collection? “You get a leather jacket! And you get a leather jacket!” I would watch it, just to see how awkward it would be when he had his U2 bandmembers on as guests. OWN launches January 1st, when it takes over THE WORLDDiscovery Health. The new network’s line-up includes shows by O’s BFF Gayle King, and former British royal, Sarah Ferguson.
Did someone say Macbeth in the theater? Yet another injury plagues Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, the forth since the show has started. A stunt-double for Spiderman fell eight to 10 feet into a pit when a line holding him apparently snapped. When the lights went on, an announcement said there would be a delay; then, there was an update saying the performance was over. The actor has been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Tierney, was carried out of the theater on a stretcher wearing a neck brace. He is listed in serious condition at New York’s Bellevue hospital with internal bleeding and broken ribs.
During the first previews of the show directed by Julie Taymor, actor Kevin Aubin fractured both wrist during a stunt, while another actor broke both feet attempting the same stunt that would fired him from a slingshot to the stage. Actress Natalie Mendoza, who plays the villain Arachne and who herself suffered a concussion earlier this month, Tweeted: “Please pray with me for my friend Chris, my superhero who quietly inspires me everyday with his spirit. A light in my heart went dim tonight.”
Yikes, just shut this thing down. It’s never going to make enough money to stay open. In fact, it’s going to have to bring in $1 million every week and sell out every night just to break even. I’d say that $65 million dollars wasn’t worth it, even if Bono and The Edge of U2 did the score. Despite crappy reviews, and actors almost dying, it did have $1 million in ticket sales for it’s debut–which was pushed back again, to February 7.