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  • Nikki Glaser, Lucas Brothers part of second wave of High Plains Comedy Festival performers

    High Plains Comedy Festival 2015A few weeks back the first wave of performers at the High Plains Comedy festival were announced. Just before the holiday break, festival organizers announced the second wave of comedians that will be joining the August festival. Big names this week like Nikki Glaser and The Lucas Brothers will join Kurt Braunohler, Jonah Ray, Matt Braunger, Guy Brnum, Emily Heller, Beth Stelling, John Early, Kate Berlant, Jay Larson, Sean Patton, Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl.

    Festival organizers will announce the 3rd and final wave of comedians shortly. The festival is held in Denver August 22-25. VIP Festival Passes and tickets to the headlining show are now on sale on the festival festival website. The final wave of comedians, full schedule, and individual ticket sales will be announced later in July. and you can get tickets on the festival website. Read More

    Unsealed 2005 deposition reveals Bill Cosby acquired drugs to give women for sex

    Bill CosbyDocuments have surfaced from an unsealed 2005 report revealing what’s been suspected about Bill Cosby for a long time. Under sworn testimony given in his first lawsuit against Andrea Constand, the comedian stated that he acquired quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.

    The documents also state that Cosby’s lawyers insisted two of the accusers knew they were taking quaaludes from the comedian. While not a full confirmation of the rape allegations by the comedian, it’s a big smoking gun and implies Cosby intended to at least attempt to alter the state of women before having sex with them. The current question is whether this was a voluntary or involuntary action performed by both parties. However, where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. What we are sure of is that it’s definitely not helping the comedian in the court of public opinion and just another in a long line of bruises to the shred of good-guy image the comedian has left and spent his entire career cultivating. Read More

    Watch Chris Pratt’s behind the scenes “Parks and Recreation” prediction about “Jurassic Park” from seven years ago

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    Chris Pratt doing a behind the scenes video on the season 2 Parks and Recreation dvd. This was four-five years ago. Pretty nuts. Read More

    Here’s the trailer for Chris Tucker’s first ever comedy special “Chris Tucker Live” coming to Netflix

    A man who needs no introduction, Chris Tucker is a comedy legend and is bringing his larger-than-life comedy to Netflix in his first ever standup special. Filmed in his hometown of Atlanta, nothing is off-limits as Tucker brings it home for the comedy special worth waiting for. July 10 it hits Netflix. Here’s the poster Read More

    Comedy Central Channel comes to Roku with free episodes and specials

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    If you use Roku and you are a fan of Comedy Central’s content, then today you are a happy person. The home to smash hits including Key & Peele, South Park, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmoreare will now make full episodes available on Roku’s streaming devices. You can also use Comedy Central’s channel to watch standup specials for free. Some of the content however will require cable credentials to log in and view. The channel hasn’t been officially announced but it was discovered in the channel store and word spread throughout the social platform Reddit recently. This continues the trend and I wouldn’t be surprised if this occurs more often than not going forward. Showtime is already scheduled to do the same soon.

    This Week on TV: Hannibal Buress asks Why?, Key and Peele are back, Chris Tucker heads to Netflix and Andy Samberg spends 7 Days In Hell

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    If any week was packed, it would be this one. New specials, old favorites return and we ask, “Tennis Anyone?” On Monday, The CW kicks off another season of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Improv veterans Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie return for a new take on the comedy series with host, Aisha Tyler. Each episode, a special guest star joins the comics as they tackle a series of spontaneous improvised sketches, with only a few random ideas from the studio audience and their host. This Wednesday we triple dip with three premieres, Key & Peele season 5 on Comedy Central, The Spoils Before Dying on IFC, and Why? With Hannibal Buress also on Comedy Central.  Read More

    This week in comedy: We celebrate ‘Merica

    Kinane AmericaIt’s that time of year when summer is in full swing and people are out celebrating ‘Merica, the good ole U.S. of A. So as we celebrate or independence by searing meat and setting things on fire remember to do something good for your fellow man, like provide them with a laugh. They just might need it.

    – Just for Laughs Fest will bestow upon Dana Gould the honor of delivering this year’s Keynote Address. And galas were announced.

    – Although San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival is well known for its music choices, its comedy lineup this year is also supremely notable, boasting Tig Notaro and Upright Citizens Brigade, among others. Both Notaro and UCB made other waves this week: the former’s Netflix documentary released its first trailer this week, and the latter celebrated twenty-five years together this week, swinging by the Today show to reminisce on their beginnings. Read More

    John Roy on Conan, “I’ve always been a nerdy guy”

    John Roy was the guest comedian on Conan last night. And while taking the platform he decided to tell us though he’s a nerdy guy he still doesn’t have the imagination to come up with what the folks on Game of Thrones are doing. But we still shouldn’t expect him to dress much like an adult.

    Watch a Joe Dirt 2 clip featuring Christopher Walken

    So, we have ourselves a sequel to Joe Dirt due out on Crackle this summer. Just as the Independence holiday weekend is upon us, another clip from the movie has hit us. In this, Dirt (David Spade) visits a mobster (Christopher Walken) from the future. Queue the eerie future noises and the blasters. Pew pew.

    Donald Glover FX comedy “Atlanta” reveals its cast

    DonaldGloverDonald Glover has quickly become a jack-of-all-trades. An actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and record producer are titles he’s already got under his belt. Now he has a new pilot for FX in the works entitled Atlanta. The show will follow two cousins, “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” an ambitious college drop-out and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star. They have different views on art versus commerce as they navigate their way up through the Atlanta rap scene. And now the show has officially found its leads. Glover will write the show as well as star alongside Brian Tyree Henry (The Knick, Boardwalk Empire), Lakeith Lee Stanfield (Short Term 12, Dope) and Zazie Beetz. Hiro Murai is set to direct the pilot and has worked with Glover on many of his Childish Gambino music videos. Paul Simms (Girls, Bored to Death, Flight of the Conchords) is also on board as an executive producer. Production is about to start on the show.