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Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman get into character for new TV ads


Newcastle Brown Ale’s Band of Brands campaign got the Aubrey Plaza treatment this week in an ad featuring the Parks and Recreation star. With her signature deadpan delivery and a little NSFW language, Plaza rallied for smaller brands to join the company’s attempt to purchase Super Bowl advertising.

But she’s not the only Parks member getting into character for an ad. Nick Offerman brought his lumberjack charm to a commercial for Lagavulin whisky. There really isn’t anything more Ron Swanson than seeing Offerman effortlessly carry a basket full of whisky bottles and knocking back a glass like it’s Aquafina.

Can we expect an Amy Poehler commercial for Waffle House? A ‘Got Milk’ ad for Chris Pratt? Just more Parks, please.

The final season premieres Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Watch Plaza talk about her experience working on an “ad within an ad within an ad” and Newcastle’s crowdfunding efforts to EW below.


Nick Offerman compares himself to a 3-year-old goat

Don’t expect to see Nick Offerman and wife Megan Mullally embarking on an On the Run-style arena tour anytime soon: “The notion of us sitting around singing a song together,” Offerman says, “would be like Beyoncé singing a song with a three-year-old goat.” (He’s the goat in this situation.)

Even if Offerman can’t sing, he’s Beyoncé-like in other areas of his life—like on NBC’s Parks and Recreationwhere he stars as lovable grump Ron Swanson. READ FULL STORY

'Conan' is selling Nick Offerman's giant wooden emojis

Remember when Nick Offerman went on Conan and joked about how everyone should start communicating using emojis, even when they’re having a face-to-face discussion? Well, he was only partly joking.

Conan has teamed up with Tilt.com to actually create facsimiles of Offerman’s giant emojis. So far, 100 prototypes have been made, with proceeds going to the Children’s Defense Fund. The bad news? The first batch already sold out at $100 an emoji. The good news? There’s another batch on the way. You can find them here, and then quit emoting all together.


Nick Offerman's 'My Tales of Whisky' is proof he's actually Ron Swanson

The line between Nick Offerman and his Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson continues to blur, and in the actor’s new “My Tales of Whisky” music video, they look downright identical.  READ FULL STORY

'AHS: Coven,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' among Netflix's December lineup

Although Thanksgiving marathons on television haven’t even begun, Netflix has announced what films and movies subscribers to the streaming service can binge-watch throughout the holiday season.


Nick Offerman sells wood-carved emojis on 'Conan'

Nick Offerman is taking his rugged aesthetic into the Internet age for a Conan segment.   READ FULL STORY

Watch Nick Offerman play an argument-defusing Home Depot employee

Nick Offerman plays an incredibly soothing Home Depot employee in a fake commercial John Oliver produced for Last Week Tonight to prove how Home Depot should be thinking about its marketing strategy in light of the sales robots Lowe’s is touting.  READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman reads profound Shower Thoughts from Reddit


Call them Deep Thoughts for the Reddit generation.

Channeling his inner Ron Swanson in a video created by Mashable, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman reads simple yet great truisms from the best of Reddit’s Shower Thoughts.

In his signature deadpan, Offerman gazes off into the distance and shares knowledge that can only be summed up as pure Swanson genius. Because technically, he’s right—we’re all half centaur.

But the subreddit isn’t just a depository for readers’ soapy musings—Shower Thoughts is currently trying to raise money for Charity: Water, a non-profit organization seeking to provide clean water resources in every country. Maybe Offerman’s video will kick off the next Ice Bucket Challenge?

Bill Cosby to play New York Comedy Festival

Hey, New York—ready to laugh?

The 2014 New York Comedy Festival will be led by Bill Cosby, Variety reports, with the veteran comedian playing Carnegie Hall on November 8.

Running November 5-9, the festival will include Bill Maher, Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Carly Aquilino, and Chris D’Elia. Big names making their first appearance at the fest include Amy Schumer and Nick Offerman. Further talent will soon be announced.

Caroline Hirsch, founder of Carolines on Broadway, created the NYCF. Now in its 11th year, it’s produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central.

This Week on Stage: The Nine-Show Supersized Edition!

With the Drama Desk nominations newly-minted, and Tony nominations being announced on Tuesday, we are in full-swing for year-end theater awards mania. And EW’s writers have been busy as bees getting out the last gasp of reviews from the 2013-2014 season, with no less than nine shows opening in the past week. Some themes are definitely emerging. We got men in ladies’ attire (Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, above, and Casa Valentina), men’s exposed buttocks (Alan Cumming in Cabaret, Nick Offerman in Annapurna), and sassy leading women who won’t take no for an answer (Estelle Parsons in The Velocity of Autumn, Sutton Foster in Violet). A little something for everyone! (Click on the links below for full reviews) READ FULL STORY

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