From this week’s New Yorker style issue; by John O’Brien. Buy a print here.
Joe Galliano returned to Conan this week to defend his brother, disgraced couturier John Galliano.
(Joe Galliano portrayed of course by the brilliant Brian Stack.)
This week on The Onion’s “Lake Dredge Appraisal,” a pilfered briefcase!
This week on my public radio show, Bullseye, I interviewed the Button-Down Mind himself, Bob Newhart. He was as gracious and hilarious in person as you might hope he’d be, and it was a tremendous honor to visit his home and speak with him. You can listen to the full show on our website, in iTunes (free), or on Soundcloud.
The brilliantly hilarious Paul F. Tompkins was kind enough to stop by and serve as a Guest Commentator for our DVD. For his troubles, we surprised him with one of the first Put This On bowties to come off the assembly line.* It should be mentioned that he tied the bowtie himself, without aid of mirror. A prodigy in many fields, that Tompkins.
You can enjoy the comedy of Mr. Tompkins now, enjoy the DVD in a few months when they’re done being manufactured, and the very-limited-edition bow ties when we launch them, November 1st.
(*Put This On bowties are handmade one at a time, there is no assembly line.)
This is one of my favorite Monty Python sketches. Heck… maybe my favorite. I’ve decided to post it here because Michael Palin and Terry Jones, as the developers, offer a wonderful example of traditional semi-formal day dress - strollers. Note the black suit jackets, vests (always black, dove gray or buff), silver ties and black-gray-white patterned trousers.
Also notice how amazing John Cleese is.
“I know what you are! You’re one of those fancy lads, aren’t you? Gosh what a sweet little outfit. Is it your little spring outfit? You couldn’t be cuter. You’re so adorable. Oooooohhhh my.” - A Real American Hero
The very funny Steven Merchant, co-creator of The Office, meets up with comedy legend Ronnie Corbett of The Two Ronnies for a bit of a polish-up. Hopefully an inspiration not just for comedy fans who like to dress, but also for those of us who are of, well, distinguished stature. Physically.
Jerry Seinfeld tells Tom Papa that tuxedos are not to be trusted.
I am so jealous of Paul F. Tompkins right now.