Episode #203: Louie Anderson
Louie Anderson won an Emmy Award for his performance as Christine Baskets in FX’s Baskets. He previously won Emmys two decades earlier for his voiceover work in his own animated series Life of Louie. He’s also hosted Family Feud, made a memorable early splash in the Eddie Murphy movie Co... [Read More]
Kiry Shabazz on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Growing up in the hood does not bequeath you thuggery. So Kiry Shabazz joked in his debut Friday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Shabazz did wind up living “home alone” too often as a kid, often enough to end up growing up with his grandparents. Shabazz won the 2017 NBC Stand-... [Read More]
American Black Film Festival announces finalists for Comedy Wings
ABFF Ventures has announced the finalists competing in the 6th annual Comedy Wings Competition, presented by HBO, during the American Black Film Festival in Miami, June 13-17, 2018. Each finalist will receive an all-expense paid trip to Miami, with the opportunity to win a $5,000 cash prize and... [Read More]
American Black Film Festival announces finalists for Comedy Wings
ABFF Ventures has announced the finalists competing in the 6th annual Comedy Wings Competition, presented by HBO, during the American Black Film Festival in Miami, June 13-17, 2018. Each finalist will receive an all-expense paid trip to Miami, with the opportunity to win a $5,000 cash prize and... [Read More]
Peabody Awards honor Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, SNL, Mrs. Maisel
Congrats to Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, and the staffs at SNL and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for you’re all now Peabody Award winners! Five of this year’s nine recipients came from the comedy world (six if you count Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul!) The Peabody Awards will... [Read More]
Aparna Nancherla on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Aparna Nancherla performed on Wednesday’s Late Late Show with James Corden, and she joked about how much she enjoys seeing babies at these protest marches. As for herself, she’s subconsciously been protesting against her own body, even though she knows she should be drinking more water. ... [Read More]
Comedy Central orders stand-up series from The Comedy Cellar, sketch series with Arturo Castro
Comedy Central released its development slate today for 2018-2019, and topping the list are two new series: Alternatino with Arturo Castro and This Week at the Comedy Cellar. “With an exciting mix of established and emerging talent, our current development slate continues Comedy... [Read More]
Chris Gethard on the importance of interacting with fans of The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show prides itself on having as much loyalty to its fans as the fans do to the show. On last week’s live broadcast on truTV, Gethard locked himself in a clear box for a stunt in which guest Matt Walsh (Veep) had to convince fans to answer revealing questions via phone and [&h... [Read More]
Kat Radley on Women in Comedy Festivals, and in the writer’s rooms
Kat Radley spent the better parts of 2016 and 2017 submitting writer’s packets to late-night comedy shows. “I think I lost count at one point, but if you name a show, I pretty much sent a packet for it,” Radley told me. Last August, the first packet she’d submitted turned int... [Read More]
Starz has acquired several former Seeso series and specials
Good news for fans of Seeso programming! Starz, a cable channel/network still in operation and continuing into the foreseeable future, has acquired several series and specials launched during the brief era of Seeso, NBCUniversal’s short-lived hope for a comedy streaming platform. We already kn... [Read More]