- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Aug 14, 2013 10:38 AM EDT | Comments
Stand-up comedian Gilbert Gottfried got famous as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the eighties, and since then, he's been everywhere: late-night shows, TV, movies, commercials. You know, he's the one with a voice like a bicycle horn who talks with his eyes closed.
In fact, after his turn as the voice of Iago the parrot in Disney's Aladdin, he became a ubiquitous voiceover talent. But for the most part, Gilbert's humor can't be considered anything close to PG. His humor is proudly raunchy and often controversial. In fact, he's gotten into trouble over comments he made about 9/11 and was fired as the voice of the Aflac duck for tweets about the Japanese Tsunami.
He stopped by Daily Shot to talk to Ali about his stand-up show at NYC comedy club Carolines, and they discussed the line comedians walk with their audiences.
“People pick and choose what to be offended by,” Gilbert says, citing Mel Gibson’s racist, sexist, violent and ant...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:10 PM EDT | Comments
Miki Agrawal, author of Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, Live Happily Ever After has done everything from investment banking to playing professional soccer, to starting a sustainable underwear company.
Succeeding in business is all about who you know, and Miki says you’ve got to get your friends involved on the ground floor. Once she has an idea for a business, she puts together a “meeting of the minds,” where she invites all of her “smartest friends from different industries” together for a brainstorming session.
But to have a good group of friends you can count on, “Step 1, overall, is to eliminate negative relationships in your life.” So how do you get rid of those people? Miki put together a list of “inspiring friends and depleting friends.”
She explains what she means by ‘depleting friends’: “Do they wanna just get drunk on weekends? Do they wa...Read More »
At New York City’s Dominique Ansel Bakery, hundreds of people line up in the wee hours of the morning to try to get their hands on a Cronut. At the Daily Shot studios, we welcomed the chef by making him wait in an absurdly long reception line, and our hidden cameras caught it all.
The charming Frenchman took it quite well when Ali revealed the prank. “It’s okay, I was excited to see you.” Cue Ali’s swoon.
So how does the acclaimed pastry chef feel about being known as the Cronut guy? “We’re so much more than a Cronut,” he says. “I do new things all the time.”
One of those new things is the bakery’s frozen s’more, a homemade marshmallow, wrapped around vanilla custard and chocolate wafers, placed on a smoked branch and torched to order. “The fun part is that the outside is going to be slightly warm, and the inside going to be frozen, so it plays with the texture and the temperature as well,” the chef says about his latest innovative...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:41 AM EDT | Comments
Andrew Jenks may be a smart and successful young filmmaker, but he still has trouble dating in New York City as a twenty-something. “How do you meet someone in NYC in some sort of normal environment outside of some random bar?” He asks. “It’s just surprising how hard it is in the city because there’s what – 7 million people or something? I don’t even know the people who live on my floor in my building.”
His dating woes inspired his new project “It’s About A Girl,” a web series that follows the experience of looking for love in your twenties. “This is a passion project of mine,” he says. “The series follow the same guy going down two different paths.” One path being a confident guy who’s able to approach a woman, go on a great date, and build a relationship, and the other being the reality – “his struggles with a variety of women who he just can’t connect with.”
The documentarian is also involved with another passion: inspiring young filmmakers. H...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:32 AM EDT | Comments
It's hard enough being an actor on True Blood. Sometimes you have to wear fangs, sometimes you have to walk around naked, and most times, you're covered in fake blood. But if you mess up your lines or hold up production in some way: prepare to be punished.
Carrie Preston, who plays the saucy redheaded waitress Arlene on the hit HBO show, revealed the cast's bizarre behind-the-scenes ritual: the Toad of Shame.
At work one day, someone found a dead toad on the set. “It was flattened,” she says. “They had it laminated, and now whenever someone does something where they screw up or hold up the set or do something they have to wear it around their neck all day long.”
Carrie also shared a behind-the-scenes secret from True Blood, explaining something called “sock fittings.” But think again if you’re assuming it’s meant to keep actors’ feet warm. “There are lots of naked boys on True Blood,” she says. “They can’t do the full monty. W...Read More »