What it’s like to work as a woman in late-night TV comedy in 2018
You don’t have to be Nell Scovell to know the gender ratio is and always has been rather bleak for hiring women to write for late-night TV talk shows. Although Scovell, one of the rare women hired to write for David Letterman over multiple decades, certainly has crunched all of the numbers. St... [Read More]
Howie Mandel opened a comedy club inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Where Donald Trump once failed, Howie Mandel now hopes to succeed. No, not the White House. Atlantic City. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City opened on the property site formerly housing the failed Trump Taj Mahal on June 28, and included in it: Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club! Mande... [Read More]
National Comedy Center launch will include Lenny Bruce exhibit and foundation
When the National Comedy Center officially opens its doors next month in Jamestown, NY, it’ll not only include a discussion on comedy and the First Amendment, but also kick off a fundraising partnership with the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation with a special Lenny Bruce exhibit. The exhibit, h... [Read More]
Russell Peters inserts himself back into feud over joke theft
Russell Peters couldn’t help himself last month while appearing as a guest on Sway in the Morning on SiriusXM satellite radio. As soon as Sway mentioned Trevor Noah as one of his other favorite stand-ups, Peters went after The Daily Show host, calling him a joke thief and prompting Sway to pul... [Read More]
Comedy Central acquires syndication rights to FOX animated classics King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show
With Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in a rush not only to create new original content, but also have all of the best stuff you enjoyed watching years ago on TV to watch over and over again, it’s newly notable whenever some other channel/platform acquires series syndication rights. And so Comedy Cent... [Read More]
David Spade skips straight to the audiobook for new Audible memoir
No reading required for David Spade’s new memoir, A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World. Spade skipped the whole book part, instead going straight to audiobook for a special six-hour, 12-minute Audible-exclusive performance. A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World premiered today at www.audi... [Read More]