Daily Show reservation fail

I’ve been lucky enough to go to two tapings of The Daily Show since moving to New York. The first, the guest was Colin Firth, and resulted in one of the Most Awesome Life Achievements Ever. The second was Jude Law, keeping up a trend of seeing  dreamy British actors. I snagged tix again a few months ago for a taping this upcoming Wednesday and have been anxiously awaiting the guest lineup. Here it is:



I have nothing against Jon Hamm, other than I had no idea who he was at first (Mia Hamm’s husband?), and realized, upon checking Wikipedia, that I’ve never seen anything he’s done. But, c’mon! Two former heads of the most powerful countries in the world, and the proprietor of the Fashionable Male (who, by the way, kills it every time on The Daily Show)? Lousy ticket aim, me. No, I’m not going to watch Mad Men now. I’m not going to start watching it just to annoy you.

I still have a soft spot for Affleck, despite his poor life decisions, because, he was pretty integrable part of New Jersey related cinema during my impressionable teenage years. To quote Kevin Smith from his Evening with Kevin Smith DVD:

There’s a dude named Mark Steven Johnson who’s directing Daredevil. He’d been hanging around while we were shooting the movie. He said, ‘Who could play Daredevil?’ And I said, “Affleck.” ‘Cause that’s my answer for everything. I’m a big fan, so I think he can play anything. If people are like, “Jaws?” I’m like, “Affleck. Affleck plays the fucking shark.”


One response to “Daily Show reservation fail

  1. Huge Affleck fan as well. Dude just picks terrible projects to be in. Still does too. I can’t figure it out. He’s doing this “Company Men” movie now about people who got laid off from their jobs during the recession, and it looks like the most schmaltzy crap I’ve ever seen in my life. Great cast though. Tommy Lee Jones and Affleck are the leads. He’s too smart to be an actor though. It makes sense his first flick was “Gone Baby Gone,” which was a near crime masterpiece. He’s got a filmmaker’s head. He’s a very good analytical thinker, which is obvious from the several times he’s been a guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” one of the best talk shows on TV I can’t stand. I’m super excited to see what he does with “The Town” because the trailer is frickin’ fantastic.

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