Brian Regan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, announces two-special deal with Netflix
Some news in that there intro of Brian Regan on last night’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Regan is the latest greatest stand-up comedian to announce he’s filming a special in 2017 for Netflix. Regan has signed a two-special deal with Netflix, the first one filming this June while ... [Read More]
Joe Pera on Conan
Nothing I say can prepare you for the end of Joe Pera’s set on Tuesday night’s Conan. Well, perhaps I could tell you to bone up on your knowledge of birch trees. Or I could hire a body language expert. Or I could tell you that this smile pictured above is Pera at his heartbreaking b... [Read More]
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman to host real-life parks and recreation crafts series for NBC
You’ve seen plenty of evidence onscreen and off that Nick Offerman is as crafty as his character was on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Now you’ll get to see Offerman and his sitcom boss, Amy Poehler, celebrate craftsmanship when they host a new six-episode competition series for NBC c... [Read More]
Discovery reviving Cash Cab for new episodes, maybe without Ben Bailey behind the wheel
After several years without new episodes, Cash Cab is coming back to Discovery. Perhaps Discovery just wised up, perhaps it’s the knowledge that a version of carpool karaoke also is becoming a new game show called Karaoke Showdown on Spike (soon to be Paramount TV). Whatever the reason, the ca... [Read More]
Hulu orders weekly talk show from Sarah Silverman, “I Love You, America”
Sarah Silverman has spoken at the 2016 Democratic national convention, offered her opinions on late-night talk shows, and showed up with sage advice and counsel last night for Pete Holmes on HBO’s Crashing. Now she’s ready to share her thoughts, jokes and love with the rest of us on a we... [Read More]
Episode #144: Jim Norton
Jim Norton is a best-selling author and comedian you’ve seen in multiple stand-up specials on HBO and EPIX and in recurring roles on Louie and Inside Amy Schumer. But you’ve likely also heard him for almost two decades now every morning on the radio — first as the third mic with Op... [Read More]
Humor In Hindsight: Trevor Noah in “You Laugh But It’s True”
My latest Humor In Hindsight column for Decider looks back at the start of Trevor Noah’s rapid rise through the stand-up comedy ranks, which began in his native South Africa. You Laugh But It’s True followed Noah at 25, directed and produced by David Paul Meyer (now a producer for Noah&r... [Read More]
Joe Zimmerman on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Joe Zimmerman doesn’t want to get laser surgery to improve his eyesight, and before you try to convince him otherwise, know that he’s fully thought this through — as he joked about on Friday’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Zimmerman also joked about survival techniques ... [Read More]
Checking in with Gabriel Iglesias three weeks after health problems postponed his Fluffymania world tour
A few months ago, Gabriel Iglesias was eagerly looking forward to 2017 as he planned to mark his 20th anniversary in stand-up comedy with a global “Fluffymania” tour. But diabetes was taking its toll on Fluffy more than he thought, and he abruptly postponed the rest of his tour at the be... [Read More]
Netflix makes deal for four more exclusive Adam Sandler movies
Your reviews may vary, but the numbers don’t lie. Adam Sandler’s first two movies in a four-picture exclusive deal with Netflix — The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over — rank as the top film releases for the streaming platform. So on the eve of the release of Sandler’s third... [Read More]