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Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Sarah Silverman visited by Jon Hamm as President Lincoln, Jason Sudeikis as President Nixon and Comedy Central's President Trump
Watch I Love You, America's presidential sketch featuring everybody from Adam Scott to Anthony Ataminuik.
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 4:52PM EDT
HBO's Random Acts of Flyness gets Jon Hamm to speak out against "white thoughts"
Terence Nance’s new late-night series, premiering tonight, recruited the Mad Men alum for a sketch on "white thoughts."
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Ted Williams is the rare sports hero who's getting the American Masters treatment
Source: TV Insider
Jon Hamm narrates the story of the baseball icon in Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, airing Monday on PBS. The documentary “reveals how pure and singular a talent he was,” says Hamm. “And even though he was this megastar, we learn he had a real sense of priority when it came to life versus baseball.”
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 6:44PM EDT
Jon Hamm: Mad Men's Don Draper would've been "excoriated" in the #MeToo era
Source: New York Daily News
“He would’ve been excoriated, I think, probably,” Hamm told the New York Daily News. "His behavior in many ways is deplorable, and in other ways is admirable,” Hamm added. “And it’s even both of those things with the same characters. He was both terrible and great to Pete. He was both terrible and great to Roger. He was both terrible and great to Peggy. He was both terrible and great to Betty. He’s a complicated guy, and I’ve said this before about him in many capacities, he’s damaged goods.”
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 9:13PM EDT
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's fourth season tries to stay upbeat in an increasingly bleak world
Source: The Atlantic
"The tone is still aggressively upbeat; Kimmy is smiling again," says Sophia Gilbert. "But Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt knows what time it is. There are a handful of awkward Trump jokes and typical gentrification gags before the show eases into gear, skewering the reality of the workplace for women while satirizing the pop-culture fantasy of the workplace for women. Kimmy, discovering how to stream television shows, binge-watches a series called Gals on the Town about 40-something women juggling love, work, and friendship, and becomes convinced she’s supposed to spend her Sundays brunching and getting her nails done. She also finds herself facing a sexual-harassment complaint, after her attempts to fire a male developer in a gentle 'Kimmy' kind of way backfire disastrously."
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Jon Hamm recalls on Ellen his first acting role, as Ally McBeal's "Handsome Guy at Bar"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Ellen DeGeneres asked the former Mad Men star if he was allowed to speak on camera for his first role. “I certainly did not," he said. "I was to stand there and be looked at.”
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 4:30PM EDT
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt sets final season guest-stars, including the return of Jon Hamm and Amy Sedaris
Source: TV Guide
Greg Kinnear, Busy Philipps, Aidy Bryant and Bobby Moynihan will also appear on Season 4 of the Netflix series.
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 1:32PM EST
Dallas Cowboys are getting the Amazon All or Nothing docuseries treatment
Season 3 of the NFL Films-produced series, narrated by Jon Hamm, captures the Cowboys' disappointing 2017 season.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:24PM EST
Check out Jon Hamm as a Good Omens angel
Neil Gaiman offered a preview of the Mad Men alum as Angel Gabriel in his upcoming Amazon series.
Posted Monday 10/02/17 at 8:13PM EDT
Jon Hamm is headed to Amazon to play God’s messenger on Good Omens
The Mad Men alum will play archangel Gabriel, the primary messenger of God, in the six-episode BBC and Amazon production of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel Good Omens. “I read Good Omens almost 20 years ago,” he says. “I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”
Posted Friday 9/15/17 at 2:29AM EDT
Jon Hamm recalls Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly trying to intimidate him at an SNL after-party
Source: Vanity Fair
The Mad Men alum says it happened after Trump hosted Saturday Night Live. “He was with Bill O’Reilly,” Hamm tells the NY Times. “They’re both tall dudes. And I’m a tall dude. And they both do that tall-dude thing, which is try to intimidate you. And it doesn’t work on me. I’m like, ‘I’m as alpha as you. Let’s go. You’re not going to chest-bump me.’ It was a very weird night. It was the shortest I’ve ever stayed at an SNL after-party.”
Posted Monday 8/28/17 at 12:43PM EDT
Why isn’t Jon Hamm a movie star?
The Mad Men alum was a fantastic actor on the small screen, earning an Emmy and multiple nominations. Yet Hamm has been struggling to break out on the big screen, “fumbling around in movies that aren’t worthy of him,” says Owen Gleiberman. He adds: “Let’s be honest: If you compare him to the two other greatest actors of the new golden age of television, Bryan Cranston and the late James Gandolfini, Hamm, on Mad Men, had a tall-dark-and-handsome sharky elegance combined with a glamorous film-noir danger that made him seem, uniquely, like the 21st-century version of a classic movie star (think Robert Mitchum with a touch of Gregory Peck).”