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  • Time well spent with Micah Sherman from the new sketch album “John Rogers: Idiot”

    Micah Sherman

    Micah Sherman is not only a comedian, he is an improviser, actor, voice over artist, writer, and performer. For his latest project, he’s teamed up once again with Dan Hirshon, this time for a sketch comedy album entitled John Rogers: Idiot. It’s an album about art, pitching that art, and the ultimate destination of said art through the title character. We meet god, there are meetings and theme songs, and a trip “famousville”. I had the chance to catch up with Micah, discuss the new album as well as his other projects, and what it’s like to be “that guy” in that commercial.  Read More

    NBC’s Last Comic Standing has revealed it’s Top 5 finalists


    The announcement has been made and we’ve got our Top 5 finalists in this year’s edition of Last Comic Standing. The group includes Michael Palascak, Ian Bagg, Dominique, Andy Erikson, and Clayton English. Here’s a more detailed breakdown on the remaining comedians in the competition. Read More

    The “Impractical Jokers” prepare for tonight’s “Live Punishment Special” on truTV

    Impractical Jokers High Wire

    The day has come. No more teasing, no more preparing, no more kidding around. The four men collectively known as The Tenderloins, who are responsible for truTV’s signiture show, Impractical Jokers, are going to be putting it all on the line, or should we say wire. They will be hitting the New York City skyline tonight for their Impractical Jokers: Live Punishment Special as they prepare to see who can walk the farthest across a tight rope. Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano have all been tweeting photos or rehearsals, injuries acquired while getting ready, and their excitement for the live event. This will mark the group’s 100th episode. Read More

    Maria Bamford’s Netflix show “Lady Dynamite” is lining up guest stars including Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman

    Maria Bamford photographed in Los Angeles, CA on January 13, 2009.

    We were already very excited to report on comedian Maria Bamford’s new show coming to Netflix awhile ago and now the good news continues. The show, Lady Dynamite, has announced some of it’s season 1 guest stars and they include some of the biggest names in comedy. Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Jon Cryer, Adam Pally, June Diane Raphael, Tig Notraro and Ana Gasteyer are set to appear on the show. Aside from comedians, there will be some other pop culture and entertainment stars in the mix as well, for instance, Dean Cain, Brandon Routh, and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino. Lady Dynamite will be a mockumentary based on Bamford’s life. There will be thirteen episodes released simultaneously in 2016. We cannot wait.

    “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” hires three new correspondents Ronny Cieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr.

    The Daily Show's new correspondents

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is set to launch at the end of the month and, “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” just added three new comedians to its ranks of correspondents. Today the show announced the addition of Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic, and Roy Wood Jr. The trio are joining the already stacked deck of Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal.

    About the new hire, Noah stated, “I’m so excited to welcome these new members of the Daily Show Team. Now I get to share my stress with other new people.” Read More

    Josh Gad will play Roger Ebert in new comedy starring Will Ferrell

    Josh Gad

    Josh Gad is all set to play the iconic film critic Roger Ebert alongside Will Ferrell who will be taking on the role of director Russ Meyer in Russ & Roger Go Beyond. The film is based on the true story of the two men’s 1970 cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Gad has been featured or starred in 6 plus projects already this year with another coming. Gad has become just as well known for his voice as he has for his acting. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and now he’s adding another notch to his future projects that will come to life next year and beyond. If you are playing catch up, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls was a satirical musical melodrama film starring Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John LaZar, Michael Blodgett and David Gurian. The cult classic was directed by Russ Meyer and co-written by Meyer and Roger Ebert. Originally intended as a sequel to the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls,“dolls” being a slang term for depressant pills or “downers”, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls was instead revised as a parody of the commercially successful but critically reviled original.  Read More

    It’s time to go “Full Frontal” with Samantha Bee for her new TBS promo

    Samantha Bee

    Samantha Bee is coming to TBS. Fasten your TV belts. She’s putting her balls on the line as she hits the late night circuit in Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Read More

    There’s a new name on comedy’s Mount Rushmore and it’s Kanye West

    Kanye West stand-up

    Carlin, Pryor, Hicks, and Yeezy? Someone decided to cut up Kanye West’s speech at the MTV VMA’s into a stand-up routine and they nailed it. Here you can watch West’s most famous routine “Stage One Disaster”. It’s an instant classic as he had the crowd on it’s feet. Kevin Hart may be selling out football stadiums, but Kanye is selling out award shows. So without further adieu, your headliner for the evening. Please put your hands together for Kanye C.K. Read More

    Saturday Night Live announces first batch of season 41 musical guests including Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd

    SNL Music Season 41

    Saturday Night Live will celebrate the start of its 41st season on October 3 with Miley Cyrus returning for her third time as host and second time as musical guest. Cyrus’ latest album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz is currently available for streaming here. On October 10, Amy Schumer will host and The Weeknd will serve as musical guest. His highly anticipated album, Beauty Behind the Madness, was released on August 28 and features hit single “Can’t Feel My Face,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And finally, On October 17, Demi Lovato will serve as musical guest while Tracy Morgan returns to Studio 8H for his second time as host. The multi-platinum-selling, Billboard chart-topping artist’s latest album Confident, which is already garnering huge buzz, will be released October 16.

    Keith and The Girl celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a 10 city U.S. bus tour this October

    Keith and Chemda

    Early podcast adopters Keith and The Girl are hitting the road in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. Keith Malley and Chemda are bringing their friends and fast-paced, no-filter comedy talk show to venues across the West Coast, Southeast and Midwest. The tour will be filmed for a 2016 documentary, while all podcasts recorded on the road will post within 24 to 48 hours on their website. The two won’t be alone on the tour either. They be bringing with them Katharine Heller (Animal Planet, Naked in a Fishbowl), Danny Hatch (KATG intern-turned-assistant-turned-associate producer), and Lauren Hennessy (Chemda’s husband, Icelandic Academy Award winner) with a few local friends joining them along the way. Here are the dates currently on sale: Read More