Netflix Orders a Standup Special from Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres just signed on for her first standup special in over a decade. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming network has officially added a special from DeGeneres, which the talk show host confirmed on Twitter today: Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a stand-up special... [Read More]
Mike Birbiglia Is Ready for ‘The New One’
While his special Thank God for Jokes and feature film Don’t Think Twice are still rippling from critical and commercial success, Mike Birbiglia is gearing up for his next project, a one-man live comedy show called The New One. The theme of the show is somewhat secretive so far. His official p... [Read More]
Showtime Released the ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Pilot Early This Week
Showtime’s new hourlong series about the ‘70s LA standup scene doesn’t premiere on TV until next month, but the network released the pilot episode online this week so you can get a head start. Ordered to series last year, the Jim Carrey-produced I’m Dying Up Here is based on ... [Read More]
Showtime Released the ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Pilot Early This Week
Showtime’s new hourlong series about the ‘70s LA standup scene doesn’t premiere on TV until next month, but the network released the pilot episode online this week so you can get a head start. Ordered to series last year, the Jim Carrey-produced I’m Dying Up Here is based on ... [Read More]
Hasan Minhaj’s ‘Homecoming King’ Is an American Story, Whether You Get the References or Not
When I first stumbled across Hasan Minhaj’s YouTube videos back in 2012, I was at a strange point in my evolution as a comedy consumer, where my identity as a budding comedy nerd and my identity as an Indian-Canadian were somewhat at odds. For as much as I loved standup and was fascinated by t... [Read More]
Release date set for Netflix series “The Standups,” featuring new half hours from Nate Bargatze, Beth Stelling, Dan Soder and more
Netflix has set a 4th of July premiere date for its new series The Standups, a compilation of completely new half… MORE Release date set for Netflix series “The Standups,” featuring new half hours from Nate Bargatze, Beth Stelling, Dan Soder and more appeared first on Th... [Read More]
Here’s a Promo for T.J. Miller’s HBO Standup Special ‘Meticulously Ridiculous’
T.J. Miller heads to HBO next month with a brand new special, and today the network released the first promo. Titled Meticulously Ridiculous, the special was taped at the Paramount Theatre in Denver and makes Miller’s HBO standup special debut. Check out the promo above, and watch the res... [Read More]
Here’s a Promo for T.J. Miller’s HBO Standup Special ‘Meticulously Ridiculous’
T.J. Miller heads to HBO next month with a brand new special, and today the network released the first promo. Titled Meticulously Ridiculous, the special was taped at the Paramount Theatre in Denver and makes Miller’s HBO standup special debut. Check out the promo above, and watch the res... [Read More]
The Second Coming of Keith Robinson
Keith Robinson had a stroke last year — one of those strokes that leaves an entire side of your body paralyzed and your speech slurred. The type that makes simple acts – like stepping onto the 2-foot-high stage of The Comedy Cellar – arduous feats. But Keith Robinson still does it,... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald and the Art of the Contradiction
Probably the greatest significance of Norm Macdonald’s new Netflix standup special Hitler’s Dog comes with the sparklingly succinct way Macdonald answers the industry’s political correctness controversies, at least from a comedian’s perspective, by situating some of the most ... [Read More]