The Saturday Tally

New blogs this week

Other notable items

  • A second Diwali deleted scene is available.
  • An item about the Nov. 30 episode of The Office has been posted in spoilers.
  • If you haven’t checked the Halloween post lately, there are now nearly 25 photos posted. Thanks to all who sent in pics!
  • Kate Flannery (“Meredith”) performs in The Lampshades, Hollywood, on Saturday.
  • Craig Robinson (“Darryl”) performs in Pasadena this coming Sunday and Wednesday.
  • Friday, Nov. 10 talk show visits: Rainn Wilson appears on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ (thanks Mo!), and Jenna appears on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. See the OfficeTally Calendar for the latest list of events.
  • Staples’ MailMate junk mail shredder is “integrated into the story line” of Nov. 16’s episode, ‘The Merger’. Read more here.
  • Casio calculator watches are apparently spurring bidding wars on eBay with Office fans. Read more here (scroll down to ‘Gooden: Rockin’ to Milli Vanilli’ item).
  • Here is an Evan Almighty video trailer. Funny!
  • Lastly, I heard that a promo clip of next week’s episode, ‘Branch Closing’, was shown during ‘Las Vegas’ last night, so chances are, it will be shown again sometime this weekend. If you see a clip of it uploaded anywhere, let me know! :)

Craig Robinson review

As mentioned here at OfficeTally, Craig Robinson (“Darryl”) performed at Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago earlier this month.

Here’s a review from OT reader Matthew:

Just wanted to pass along the note that I caught Craig Robinson on Saturday, the early 7 pm show at Zanies in Chicago. It was fabulous! He did about 20 min of jokes and riffing with the audience, some seemed rehearsed bits, but many were reacting to the audience and commenting about what was going on in the news lately. Real current comedy and the crowd really ate it up.

He then did another 30 minutes of comedy/singing/story telling on the keyboard. Really unique and he has a great voice and must have played part of over a dozen songs. He sang, had crowd participation and was just a joy to see. A really good time and I highly recommend seeing him. The show was rated R, but there was nothing too vulgar or profane.

After he finished, he made sure he got a chance to talk with everyone that wanted some time and seemed real genuine and appreciative of all of his fans from stand up, The Office, and other appearances. He mentioned to me he would be in about 6-8 episodes so far, and is always ready and willing when the writers have scenes for him. He also made a couple of jokes about Steve Carell and said it is hard to keep a straight face when he improvises, but those are the best scenes because they are so real.

I sent him a message thanking him again for chatting and putting on such a great performance, and he wrote me back today. A real class act!

Thanks for the review, Matthew! Further proof that the cast of The Office is one of the most talented (and nicest) casts around …

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In the club, that is.

Craig Robinson (“Darryl”) will be appearing at Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago next week. Click here for details; dates are also listed in the OT calendar.

Here is a video clip of what looks to be a pre-Office performance in Comedy Central’s stand-up showcase, “Premium Blend.”

Who knew that the Office cast was so musically talented? — first Creed Bratton (“Creed”), then Melora Hardin (“Jan”), and now Craig Robinson. I think there should be a Dunder Mifflin talent show so these folks can really strut their stuff. :)

Thanks to Matthew for the scoop!

(And if any of you make it to a show, please come back to OT and report in …)