TV Junkie: Video Interview with Comedian Al Madrigal at NBC Upfronts; Tonight's Picks
We love the comedy of Al Madrigal and we were pleased to catch up with him at the NBC upfronts in New York last week (see video above). Madrigal is been in the news quite a bit lately as he was part of NBC's presentation of the new comedy "Free Agents" which will also star Hank Azaria, Katheryn Hahn, and Mo Mandel, is about a workplace romance and it will be begin airing at 8:30pm on Wednesdays this fall (see promo vid at the end of this post). Last week it was also announced that Madrigal would be a regular contributor to "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" which showcased his piece on immigration on the 17th. Be sure to check out Madrigal's website and his most recent comedy album, Cholos on a Moped, and his live show calendar (Madrigal has a gig at UC Riverside this Wednesday, 5/25 at 8pm) and also see this clip from Madrigal's appearance on "Conan" on 5/11.
Speaking of other TV-affiliated comedians we like, Jen Kirkman (see our interview) will be doing her world-famous "The Jen Kirkman Talk Show" at UCB Theatre on Thursday, 5/26, with special guests Tom Arnold, and Ronna & Beverly.
All I've got to say about this weekend's "SNL" with Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga is "thank god," because since it ended it's season on a high note, we're left looking forward to the show's return this fall. Being a critical thinker though, I hope that the show doesn't continue to rely on parades of guest stars to jazz up the material. If you didn't get enough Gaga she's on Letterman tonight.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show," "The Chicago Code," "Nurse Jackie," "Unites States of Tara," "Chelsea Lately," "Late Show With David Letterman" (Lady Gaga; actor Eric Stonestreet; the Vaccines perform), " Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Queen Latifah; actor Matt Bomer; Bon Iver performs)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Gaming with the troops; around the Internet.
8:00pm House Fox - Season Finale.
9:00pm The Chicago Code Fox - Special Agent Cuyler (Adam Arkin) comes to see Superintendent Colvin; Jarek tries to address his family issues
9:00pm Too Big to Fail HBO - (2011) Financial leaders (William Hurt, Billy Crudup) spring into action when the U.S. economy falters in 2008
10:00pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - Jackie is confronted about missing drugs; Coop decides he wants a family; Zoey reconsiders her relationship with Lenny.
10:00pm Sanctuary Syfy - Normandy In a look back, we find Magnus, Watson and Griffin on the eve of D-Day and discover what role Magnus played in D-Day.
10:20pm James May's Road Trip BBC America - The trip is interrupted when James crashes the RV.
10:30pm United States of Tara Showtime - Dr. Hattaras and Tara seek the help of another professional; Marshall's short film hurts his father's feelings; Charmaine spends time with a group of mothers; Kate continues her relationship with Evan.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Randy Jackson guests.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Ken Jeong; actress Rebel Wilson; Yeasayer performs.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Albert Brooks.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Musician Lady Gaga; actor Eric Stonestreet; the Vaccines perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Dustin Hoffman; blogger Meghan McCain; The Script performs.
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - The Game performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Comic Wanda Sykes; TV personality Ashley Hebert; Foster the People perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Jack Black; UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Queen Latifah; actor Matt Bomer; Bon Iver performs.