It’s just so tempting to bah-humbug the holiday season. And while there’s much we can’t wait to put behind us, one thing left to look forward to with pure and wide-eyed joy is Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, starring Tony Hale. It’s a celebration in the true spirit of those splendid TV specials from the ’70s and ’80s, complete with special guests, musical numbers, awkward segues and an (intentionally) wafer-thin narrative through line.
As if you need more convincing, here are a few juicy nuggets to get excited for…
Tony Hale plying the captive audience with hot chocolate (and it working).
Bridget Everett dressed like an ornament…
Matteo Lane hitting a crazy high note in a Snuggie.
Not a Slanket. There’s a meaningful difference.
Lisa Loeb creeping on Kurt Vile.
Judah Friedlander getting replaced by a robot…
Bottom line: the miracles abound. Grinches, Scrooges, and Tiny Tims alike will find their Holiday joy. And it’ll be awkward–in the most wonderful kind of way.
Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special premieres Wednesday December 21 at 10p on IFC