Stay home tomorrow, or at least set your TiVo: The Sci Fi Channel is doing an all-day Firefly marathon, starting at 8:00 a.m. (do space cowboys even wake up that early?).
Meanwhile, Jackie Hoffman stops by Late Night With Conan O’Brien tonight. You might know Jackie as the piqued, pregnant friend in Kissing Jessica Stein. Or maybe you caught her side-splitting performance in the original Broadway run of Hairspray. Or maybe you’ve seen one of her uproarious cabaret shows, complete with Shamu impressions. Here she is with the costar of her recent show Jackie With a Z — yes, that’s a uterus, if you couldn’t tell.
If her name doesn’t ring a bell, you’re missing a lot. Hoffman is a rubber-faced, risk-it-all madwoman. She’s currently one of the “biggest laugh getters” (the other is Mary Testa) in Xanadu, the stage version of the 1980 Olivia Newton-John movie.
I suddenly have the urge to put on some leg warmers and fire up some scented candles, or at least dig up my ELO’s Greatest Hits CD.
Late Night airs at 12:35/11:35c on NBC. And the Sci Fi Firefly marathon runs from 8:00 to 5:00.