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  • Nore Davis to release debut stand-up album, “Home Game” on November 28th

    Nore Davis - Home GameNore Davis is a fantastic NYC comedian. Haven’t heard of him yet? You will.

    A few weeks back, Davis taped his new stand-up special and it’s coming out next week, right as the biggest shopping day of the holiday season commences. On November 28th, Rooftop Comedy Productions will release Davis’ album, Home Game. The special was taped at the Comic Strip Live in NYC. A stage Davis is more than familiar with as he’s gotten many hours of time on stage. Home Game covers the topics of life that touch us all, from health and wealth, to friends, and family, in a style of wit that connects with audiences of all ages.

    So there you have it, Friday November 28th, Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. So when you start putting together the list of early morning door busters and what size TV you’d like to trample the person next to you to get, take solace in knowing you can point your web browser over to any respectable web download site you can think of – iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc.- and you’ll get Nore Davis’new album.

    Amy Schumer pays tribute to Joan Rivers at Glamour Women of The Year event

    Amy Schumer was recently at the Glamour Women Of The Year event where she took the opportunity to pay tribute to the late Joan Rivers. Schumer, who admittedly only met Rivers briefly told a story about how she was fighting TV censors about a joke, only to realize that Rivers had done something similar decades before. “I’m not going to say how big of balls she had to say that joke on the air, because she has taught us time and time again that having balls has nothing to do with it,” stated Schumer.

    TBS cancels “Sullivan & Son” after three seasons

    Sullivan & SonSullivan & Son, the show based loosely on the life of comedian Steve Byrne will not have a forth season. The show stared Byrne in the title role as well as fellow comedians Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed, and Roy Wood Jr and revolved around Byrne’s character quitting his high power job as an attorney to return to his Pittsburgh hometown and work in his parent’s bar.

    TBS is currently going through back end stage changes resulting in them giving the axe Sullivan and much of its original programming shows. The other scripted series Men At Work had the plug pulled on it earlier this year. Sullivan was the first TV show to be produced by Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Television. Read More

    NBC scraps plans for Bill Cosby sitcom

    Bill CosbyThings have gone from bad to worse for Bill Cosby. Hot on the heels of Netflix’s decision to postpone the release of Bill Cosby’s new stand-up special, NBC has followed suit and scraped plans for a new family based sitcom with the comedian set for 2015.

    The untitled NBC sitcom had Cosby starring front and center as the family patriarch patriarch and father of three married daughters with children. NBC committed earlier this year and already lined up Mike Sikowitz (Rules of Engagement) and Mike O’Malley (Glee, Shameless) to write and produce the sitcom. O’Malley was also set to co-star.

    We feel like a broken record repeating this story but NBC’s comes on the heels of decades-old rape allegations resurfacing for Cosby which lead to accusers to come forth publicly, a bad NPR interview which he refused to answer questions, the cancellation of TV appearances, and now Netflix and NBC severing ties with the comedian.

    John Mulaney explains why he didn’t replace Seth Meyers on the SNL “Weekend Update” chair

    John MulaneyJohn Mulaney is the latest guest on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast in addition to lengthy conversations about his alcoholic past, past drug use, and some of his favorite Saturday Night Live guests. The two also discussed Mulaney’s sitcom, which the young comedian stated that he is aware the show is in trouble ratings-wise and honestly unsure if it will be cancelled or not. Mulaney did joke that if the show was canceled and Lorne Michaels asked him to return to SNL, he’d be “in no position to turn down work.”

    While on the topic of Saturday Night Live Maron asked Mulaney about taking over for Seth Meyers as anchor at the Weekend Update desk. As the rumor was Mulaney was to replace Meyers. “There are no heirs apparent in show business,” Mulaney said. But he would’ve loved to have gotten the job but it was never offered. Read More

    Woody Harrelson hosted “Saturday Night Live” there were pot jokes and The Dudleys

    Woody Harrelson SNLThe last time Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live it was 1989. That seems like an eternity ago. It’s also an entire Taylor Swift ago. Something the host acknowledges in the opening monologue. It’s and impressive feat for anyone to remain in the entertainment biz for so long. With the release of the latest installment of The Hunger Games and the rave reviews from this summer’s True Detective, Harrelson has managed to plug into an entirely new audience. Now, if he just could’ve gotten that attention off Zombieland.

    How did Harrelson do as host of SNL this week? In a nutshell, pretty great. Sometimes the best SNL episodes are the ones where you aren’t sure of the host (Josh Hutcherson) and sometimes the slam dunk just isn’t (Chris Rock). Harrelson’s episode fell in the latter. It was the first time in a long time this season where it appears the new cast and writers seem to gel and feel totally confident about delivering both pre-recorded and live sketches. Now can we stop using the phrase “transition” and haters hating? Harrellson was placed in sketches that played up his goofy demeanor, straight man ability, and affinity for “alternative” recreation, each providing for quirky moments and fun times. There was good social commentary on current events, sports, politics, and drugs. We had True Detective spoofs, awkward makeout scenes, and the Dudleys! Read More

    Maui Comedy Festival: A behind the scenes look (photos)

    Maui Comedy Festival

    Well, it’s a few days since we were in the beautiful 90-degree weather of Maui for the inaugural Maui Comedy Festival. To say it was an unbelievable experience is an understatement as we were afforded the opportunity to see not only great stand-up comedy shows, but to get a truly behind-the-scenes look at the festival. From flights in, ceremonial blessings, snorkeling, to the green room, The Laugh Button was offered all access on the grounds in paradise watching comedians kill it. Read More

    Mike Lawrence on Late Night with Seth Meyers, “I was guilted by a Muppet, do you know how that feels?”

    Mike Lawrence was the guest comedian on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night and he totally killed with some great new material around his recent nuptuals. Lawrence also finished strong with the mention of the singer Toby Keith in his closer. We happen to know for a fact that Lawrence got the chance to perform this joke in front of the actual Toby Keith at the Maui Comedy Festival. If the man himself can laugh at the joke then you can too. It being funny just makes it that much more better.

    Tyler The Creator drops in on fan’s open mic spot, providing one of the most surreal endings to an open mic ever

    Tyler The Creator open micWhat happens when a famous rapper shows up to your comedy set? Well, it might appear something like this. Tyler The Creator, part of the rap group (and Hannibal Buress bit) Odd Future has a streak of comedy running through his veins. Just take a look at his Adult Swim series Loiter Squad if you don’t believe us.

    Last weekend a Aaron McCann came all the way from Ireland to check out Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival in Los Angeles. While in town, McCann went to an open mic at Hollywood’s HaHa Comedy Club. He cited Tyler as part of the inspiration for him to begin performing stand-up in the first place. McCann took to Spring.me and asked the rapper to come see him perform. Turns out Tyler showed up. Read More