You think you’ve got it rough in the romance department? Wait till you hear what this guy’s working with. Brent Morin’s Netflix original stand-up special, I’m Brent Morin streams December 1.
Only about 5 years into his career as a stand up, Louis CK appeared with Paul Provenza on Comics Only, one of the first original programs on the then-brand-new Comedy Central network. The material he did in conversation here was some of his earliest and this may be the first time most of it appeared on television. Even by this early time in his career, he was already recognized as a major talent by the comedy community, and had already been opening for Jerry Seinfeld on tour. His first HBO 1/2 hour special debuted 5 years after this appearance.
This Week On TV: Judah Friedlander let’s us know on late night what would happen “If the Raindrops United”
It’s hard to believe it’s already here, but it is. This week plays host to Thanksgiving Day this Thursday which means it’s going to be a quiet week on television. No premieres to speak of, no specials, just reruns and a handful of comedic appearances on late night an daytime TV. And that’s ok, sometimes it’s good to take a break. But if you are the type of person who doesn’t know how, then this week will sure be filled by binge marathons as you catch up on all of the shows you yet to set your eyeballs upon. And there are more then enough in this day and age. Read More
It’s always fun when a host appears on Saturday Night Live just for the love of the show. Holiday episodes of the show always bring out the specialness of the holiday too. Particularly the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes, they just make us all warm and fuzzy for New York and SNL. While it’s not required for them to be plugging a new movie, show, play, etc. a lot of them host SNL when they need that exposure. Matthew McConaughey was just around to be himself. He pulled off an admiral hosting job that featured a top notch Weekend Update, and a top notch musical guest. Let’s run it down. Read More
Rob Schneider will be involved in all facets of Real Rob including starring, producing, and directing. The series will include Schneider’s stand-up performances alongside scripted comedy and is an exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of Schneider’s real life. The show follows Schneider as he manages “the ups and downs of a Hollywood career,” his family life, “ever-present stalker” Max Amini and his “completely incompetent assistant” Jamie Lissow. Some notable guest spots include George Lopez and Norm Macdonald.
What happens when you pair up Drennon Davis and Karen Kilgariff, you ask? You get I Don’t Care, I Like It, a brand new comedy music album that offers a delightful departure from conventional stand-up. It affords listeners catchy music, absurdity, and hilarious banter. The team was named LA Weeky’s Best Comedy Duo. They’ve appeared on Conan, performing their hit song ‘You’re Gonna Be Fine (High Song)’ from the album, which has a surprisingly catchy melody and funny message to pot smokers. For those unfamiliar with Drennon Davis, he’s appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party, NBC’s Last Call, and was a semi finalist on Last Comic Standing. Karen Gilgariff is best known for her work on Mr. Show, but she has also written on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Pete Holmes Show. The duo’s I Don’t Care, I Like It is out now on ASpecialThing Records. Read More
Here’s your first look at action-comedy “Central Intelligence” starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star in the action comedy Central Intelligence which will hit theaters June 17 2016.
Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani’s invitation into LA’s hottest stand-up show still stands as Comedy Central has renewed the hit series The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for a third season, it was announced by Kent Alterman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central. The third season will consist of eight episodes and is executive produced by Ray, Nanjiani, live show producer Emily V. Gordon, and Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. “There continues to be no better way to experience the best, live weekly stand-up show in LA than ‘Meltdown,’” said Alterman. “Except for actually being there, of course.” “Third time’s a charm!” said Ray, Nanjiani and Gordon. Read More
It’s no coincidence that comedian Andrew Santino has appeared in some influential shows. The League, Arrested Development, and The Office are a few prominent ones. His acting credentials grow as a result of the great work he does behind a microphone though. His debut album, Say No More, is available on November 27, and is supplemented by his own episode of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. In the release, Santino meticulously deconstructs observations with a voice rooted in genuine annoyance. Though sometimes ruthless in approach, he masterfully wins over the audience by forcing them to relate. Santino remains planted in the traditions of stand-up, while maintaining a fresh perspective by introducing moments of absurdity. Read More
Comedian “Cowboy Bill” Martin has traveled the world doing his own brand of original stand-up comedy where he talks about love, the frailty of life and the magnitude of being a modern man. Sure he wears cowboy garb on stage and he speaks with a Texas accent but his comedy touches people of all cultures and his debut special Let the Laughter Roll premieres this Saturday on CMT. Martin hope viewers will find the special “Raucous, Rowdy and Real. He added, “It’s nothing you’ve come to expect with a ‘country’ comedian. It’s like spending time late night at the kitchen table with your cousin, laughing.” Read More