Desus and Mero officially launching weekly late-night Showtime series
And now it’s official! Hot off the press release… SHOWTIME has ordered a weekly half-hour late-night series starring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, scheduled for premiere in 2019. The first ever weekly late-night talk show on SHOWTIME will feature popular TV and podcast personalities Desu... [Read More]
Episode #212: Clusterfest 2018 with Mark Normand, Roy Wood Jr., and Sasheer Zamata
This is a special edition of Last Things First, recorded live during Clusterfest 2018 in San Francisco. Comedy Central was kind enough to ask me to host a series of Clusterfest panels for the media that they called fireside chats. In this session, I welcomed Sasheer Zamata, Roy Wood Jr., and Mark No... [Read More]
Talking about Chris Hardwick
Sunday night was supposed to herald another big moment for Chris Hardwick’s TV career with the premiere of Talking with Chris Hardwick and his big-get guest, Donald Glover. But AMC pulled that episode, and the entire series, following allegations of sexual assault and abuse made by an ex-girlf... [Read More]
You haven’t seen nor heard the last from the late Mitch Hedberg
When several comedians convened in November 2016 to pay tribute to the late great Mitch Hedberg, his widow, Lynn Shawcroft, hinted there would be more to come from his estate — even more than the Comedy Central Records limited-edition box set they unveiled that night. Now Shawcroft is backing ... [Read More]
Eurydice Dixon, 22-year-old Melbourne comedian, murdered on walk home from gig
Eurydice Dixon was just another young aspiring comedian walking home from a gig last week when she was tragically murdered. A 19-year-old man was arrested the following day with her rape and murder on a Melbourne soccer pitch last Tuesday night. Her last text to a friend, heartbreakingly ironic: &ld... [Read More]
Ellen DeGeneres touring West Coast in August to tape Netflix special
Ellen DeGeneres, the reigning queen of daytime TV, is finally ready to record her first stand-up comedy special in 15 years. DeGeneres will hit the road for a limited West Coast tour in August, with three dates each in San Diego and San Francisco before taping her performances in Seattle for Netflix... [Read More]
Desus & Mero ending Viceland late-night, heading to Showtime?
Desus & Mero are ready for the big time. Or perhaps, Showtime. Either way, the New York City duo will end their nightly late-night talker on Viceland at the end of this month. Daniel Baker (Desus Nice) and Joel Martinez (The Kid Mero) first broke through in 2013 with their podcast, The Bodega Bo... [Read More]
Nikki Glaser on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Nikki Glaser has been on and off with her ex-boyfriend for years, and she explains why and how in this performance on Friday’s Tonight Show. Being single means having to wear makeup, though, and that’s no fun, is it? Roll it! Glaser also sat for panel, where her ex could have been Jimmy ... [Read More]
Drew Michael has filmed his own HBO stand-up special
I could use a dose of Drew Michael’s comedy wisdom every day. Sometime soon, we’ll all be treated to an hour of it. HBO announced today it has wrapped production on Michael’s first stand-up special, which also will feature Suki Waterhouse and be directed by Jerrod Carmichael. ... [Read More]
Less Opposition, more Klepper for Comedy Central in 2019
Forget The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. Klepper would just as rather you did, as he and Comedy Central are ending that late-night talker to launch a different, new weekly show fronted by the comedian who broke through as a correspondent on The Daily Show. The Opposition will air its final episode... [Read More]