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  • The New York Comedy Festival announces an additional 50 shows including panels from The Tonight Show and The Nightly Show

    New York Comedy FestivalThe New York Comedy Festival has up’d the ante yet again. They’ve just added 50 shows which now includes Brooklyn. Stand-up, panels, and musical comedy all have blanket coverage now. Now in its 12th year, the NYCF runs from November 10 – 15, taking place at many of New York City’s most prestigious venues. NYCF will present the first-ever Comedy Central Live show in Brooklyn which will feature stand-up from Hannibal Buress and performances by Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, John Mulaney and Jeff Ross with additional talent to be announced. Comedy Central Live in Brooklyn will take place at Kings Theatre on November 13. Read More

    Don Rickles talks about working with Sinatra and Dean Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    It’s always great when Don Rickles shows up. And that’s exactly what happened last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He showed up. In this particular instance, Don talks about his new DVD box set and recalls working with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Read More

    “Mike Tyson Mysteries” season two is a go on Adult Swim this November

    TysonMike Tyson Mysteries is back. The show stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MAD) and Oscar winner Jim Rash (The Way Way Back, Community). In season two of Mike Tyson Mysteries, Tyson remains hell-bent on becoming the “goodest man on the planet” one mystery at a time. The season two mysteries are even more hilariously banal than season one, as the team tackles tough cases like, What really goes on inside a house when it’s being tented for termites? Who gave the team a bad review online? And Can Mike find a sleeveless/shorts version of tracksuit for the summer? Mike Tyson Mysteries season 2 premieres November 1st at 12:15am on Adult Swim.

    Curb Your Enthusiasm: A look into the comedy that inspired a generation


    It was a show that inspired a generation. A show that changed the landscape of television and how comedies are shot. It was a show that allowed the talent to breath and improvise while connecting point A to point Q each episode. A show that was executive produced by and starred Larry David. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedy series focused on David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. That show, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Read More

    Taran Killam out crazies Miley Cyrus in the outfit department in Saturday Night Live promos

    Miley Cyrus serves as host and musical guest on the season 41 premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend. And don’t forget to tune in early for the new SNL Documentary also being shown on NBC, Live From New York!.

    The Laugh Button Podcast #37: Derek Waters, creator of “Drunk History”

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Comedy news explodes all over the place as we attended the sneak peeks to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “Benders.” If that wasn’t enough Derek Waters, the creator and star of “Drunk History” joins us on the podcast to talk about the show and what its like to tell history while, ya know, drunk. Read More

    Watch the trailer for “SXSW Comedy Night Two with W. Kamau Bell” premiering October 2 on Showtime

    Stand-up W. Kamau Bell hosts part two of this comedy showcase at SXSW. Don’t miss the premiere Friday October 2 at 11p on Showtime. Night Two features Todd Glass, Rachel Feinstein, and Joe DeRosa.

    Paul F. Tompkins’ special “Crying and Driving” will debut October 10 on Comedy Central

    Paul FKnown most notably for his work on Mr. Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Best Week Ever, alternative comedian Paul F. Tompkins takes to the stage once again with an all new special. Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving will premiere on Comedy Central on Saturday October 10 at 11p. The vaudevillian dressed Tompkins taped this special at The Palace Theatre in Los Angeles. Filtered through his typical sharp, absurdist perspective, Crying and Driving will cover everything from the time Tompkins experienced scream weeping to a few stand-out moments from his marriage, such as his memorable trip to The Magic Castle. He will also touch on how the mindless process of washing dishes can be frightening, and the difficulty involved in shooting a driving scene when he’s never obtained a driver’s license. If you’re a fan of Tompkins, look out for preview clips from Comedy Central, which will be released on the days leading up to the premiere. Fans can also join the social media buzz by tweeting about the special with the hashtag #CryDrivePFT. Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving will be available on October 11 on the Comedy Central App to fans that sign in via their cable or satellite provider.

    Netflix will be the home for Rob Schneider and his new show “Real Rob”

    Real RobRob Schneider has a brand new home. Netflix is set to release an eight-episode scripted series entitled Real Rob. Schneider will be involved in all facets including starring, producing, and directing. The series will include Schneider’s stand-up performances alongside scripted comedy and according to the Hollywood Reporter, is “an exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of Schneider’s real life.” Mark your calendars for December 1 for the series launch. According to a release from Netflix, 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. Schneider also has three other projects currently in production including The Ridiculous 6, also for Netlfix, Norm of the North, and Life Outside.

    Danny McBride and Susan Sarandon sing a dirty love song from the movie “Hell and Back”

    Here is an animated music video from the upcoming motion picture Hell and Back opening October 2. With Susan Sarandon and Danny McBride, featuring Bob Odenkirk,T.J. Miller, Rob Riggle, Nick Swardson, Brian Posehn, Kerri Kenney, and Wayne Kramer.