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Jimmy needed an extra day off to recover from the Erin Andrews Gatorade bath and will be back tomorrow. It was a busy sports weekend but I'll begin with the biggest story of them all: the return of the NBA. Sure, I'll miss the never-ending loop of David Stern, Billy Hunter and players (not named Baron Davis) in suits walking in and out of hotels but I'm more looking forward to Blake Griffin dunking,
SI.com: If you could have any athlete call you on the phone and ask you for a date tonight, who would it be?
IS: Chris "Birdman" Anderson. Not for the romance; I'd just like to hear how he beat the odds on contracting Hep C from all his jail tats.
SI.com: What is your all-time favorite dating show (besides Excused, of course)?
IS: It would have to be a toss up between Blind Date and Singled Out. I loved Singled Out because, as a kid, I thought Jenny McCarthy was awesome, so pretty and so outgoing. I always admired her for that. I liked Blind Date because, well, it was Blind Date. It was the first show to really have a sense of humor about the trials and tribulations of dating.
SI.com: What's the craziest thing a contestant has done on the show?
IS: What's the craziest thing a contestant has done on the show? Well, without our legal department reading through this first, I can't go into too many details. We've had everything from emotional outbursts to crying, screaming, throwing things, one guy refused to leave the set and somehow fell UP a set of stairs. We had one girl,throw a drunken fit, and then name-drop, "I'M TOM HANKS' NIECE!" so as you can imagine we were all super impressed ... The best thing done was the most inadvertent: We had a girl fall into a lake on her date. That was the second week of taping so, she set the bar pretty high for bloopers.
SI.com: Are you single?
IS: Depends on if I'm out tasting wedding cake. If I am, then I say I'm with someone. They really frown on fatties trying out samples just for fun.
SI.com: You've won Last Comic Standing. You've done countless standup gigs. You host a dating show. Where does being the "Hot Clicks Lovely Lady of the Day" rank among these achievements?
IS: I'll think it's cool for a few days, then I'll lose interest. Kind of how America feels when curling comes on in the Winter Olympics. "Oh this is so fun and different ... Is there anything else on?" Thanks for having me guys :)