R.I.P. Floyd J. Phillips
Floyd J. Phillips grew up in Michigan and died there, but his comedy influence also spread to the Pacific Northwest. Phillips died April 6, after more than 35 years on and off of dialysis. He’d posted a GoFundMe just last month to try to defray his medical expenses and help get him back on his... [Read More]
Episode #202: Brandon Rogers
Brandon Rogers is a YouTube star with four million subscribers and one Streamy Award to his credit. He has starred in two webseries, Sam and Stuff for Facebook, and Magic Funhouse for Fullscreen. Brandon was a New Face at Just For Laughs in 2017, and he stopped by my studio while he’s on his f... [Read More]
15th annual StandUp NBC comedian search kicks off, will allow video submissions, too
NBC’s annual StandUp NBC nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds, has launched, and for its 15th anniversary, the event not only is expanding to five regional audition sites instead of four, but also is allowing video submissions for each of the regionals. Details: The ... [Read More]
John Mulaney hosted Saturday Night Live. Watch his monologue!
Forget about his live Mulvaney intro from Darrell Hammond (they fixed it in post!), stand-up comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney made a triumphant return to the sketch comedy showcase on April 14, 2018. “Some of the best years of my life. To be hosting here is just surr... [Read More]
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson ink deal with Comedy Central for post-Broad City future
Broad City will end in 2019 with its fifth and final season, but Comedy Central wants you to know it’ll remain in business with Broad City’s creators and stars. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson signed a ‘first look’ deal to develop series not only with Comedy Central, but with ... [Read More]
Mike Vecchione on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The millennial crowd at Friday’s taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon loved Mike Vecchione’s stand-up comedy performance, and not just because he’s 100 percent Italian. It’s because he’s very funny. Roll the clip! [Read More]
Most of the living cast of SCTV reuniting for Netflix special directed by Martin Scorcese
The five surviving members of SCTV’s original cast, plus Martin Short, will reunite for a Netflix special filming this spring in the United States and Canada. Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and Dave Thomas also are joining Short for “An Afternoon with SC... [Read More]
Amazon Studios has stopped accepting your TV and movie pitches
If you’re reading this, you’re already too late to submit your script or concept idea to Amazon Studios. Amazon decided to put a stop to its open submission process as of Friday. You used to be able to send scripts and pitches to Amazon Studios for potential development into feature-leng... [Read More]
Carol Burnett to receive first-ever Peabody Career Achievement Award
The Peabody Awards, considered the highest honor in television (and based in the University of Georgia’s journalism and mass communication program), have decided to award their first-ever career achievement honor to Carol Burnett. Burnett will be celebrated May 19, 2018, alongside the regular ... [Read More]
JC Currais on Conan
JC Currais became the latest participant of last year’s Comics to Watch showcase during the NY Comedy Festival to get a spot on Conan. If you think Currais has it bad, just imagine how it must feel to be his roommate, who seems to have difficulty communicating with Alexa. Not Currais. He&rsquo... [Read More]