Puzzle 40 – “Awkward Pauses”

puz here / pdf here / solution here

Themeless again, yall. Seed entries on this one were 23-Across and 49-Across (who, combined with 57-Across, inspires the title). Favorite clues here: 20-Across and 42-Down.

35-Across appears because… well, because of course he does.

Feedback welcomed, as always… happy solving, friends. Hope you enjoy.