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Someone has decided that
today is National Wine Day. Until you can get home and bust out your favorite boxed vino to mark the occasion, let’s count down our favorite wine guzzlers on TV.
5. Hoda and Kathie Lee
Think mornings aren’t the right time for wine? The “Today” show ladies would beg to differ. The on-air personalities always have a glass of something in front of them,
though they may not drink as much as you think.
4. Pretty much everyone who isn’t a child on “Big Little Lies”
Beautiful, rich people and their beautiful, rich problems — I’ll drink to that.
3. Olivia Pope on “Scandal”
Put on your favorite snuggly cardigan, pour a big glass of wine and pop some popcorn. Using a glass is optional.
2. Cersei on “Game of Thrones”
“Games of Thrones” returns to HBO July 16. Until then,
you can watch the trailer that dropped this week — or practice your Cersei wine drinking skills.
1. Titus Andromedon on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Season 3 of “Kimmy” hit Netflix earlier this month, but season 1’s song by Titus is still one of the highlights of the series. The song technically isn’t about wine, but actor Tituss Burgess
does now have his own line of wines.
“The Son” starts airing on AMC on April 8. Contributed by James Minchin III/AMC
Remember when James Bond was all over Austin? Pierce Brosnan was in Central Texas last year filming “The Son,” the TV adaption of the novel by Austin author Philipp Meyer. Saturday, we’ll finally be able to watch the AMC show, which premiered last month at South by Southwest.
American-Statesman freelance writer Charles Ealy
talked with Brosnan when he was in town for the festival about filming the series and about his character, Eli McCullough.
“There’s something archetypal and so American about the man,” Brosnan says. “He’s a mythic hero, and that appeals to me enormously. I was brought up on the banks of the River Boyne in Ireland, on a staple of cowboys and Indians, and when I left to go to London with my mother, our Sundays were always filled with Westerns after we had lunch. So I love looking back at Westerns.”
Read the rest of the interview, plus a look at the many actors in the series who have ties to Texas.
PHOTOS: “The Son” red carpet at South by Southwest
Margaret Cho has been added as a headliner for the sixth annual Moontower Comedy Festival presented by Laughly. Cho will perform at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Paramount Theatre.
It’s a pretty safe bet that politics will come up at some point in the evening.
ASPEN, CO – JANUARY 23: Margaret Cho attends the Logo New Now Next Honors From Aspen Gay Ski Week on January 23, 2016 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images for Logo)
In other Moontower news, Jay Pharoah’s set has been moved to 9:30 p.m. April 20 at the Paramount. Other performers coming for the fest include comics
Ali Wong and Patton Oswalt, “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick and the “My Favorite Murder” podcast.
Individual tickets to Cho’s Moontower performance
will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. March 23. You can already buy badges for the April 19-22 festival at moontowercomedyfest.com, at the Paramount Theatre box office or by calling 512-474-1221.