The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Barry the big comedy winners at 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards
The best comedy on TV in 2018 centers on a female stand-up comedian in the late 1950s. If only reality could imitate art now. But for tonight, congrats to Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which took home five Primetime Emmy Awards — including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lea... [Read More]
Episode #225: Mo Mandel
Mo Mandel is a stand-up comedian who created and executive produces Comedy Knockout for truTV, where comics zing each other and try to win over the studio audience. Before that, he hosted truTV’s BARmageddon and appeared more than 40 times on the panel of Chelsea Lately. You’ve seen him ... [Read More]
Rain check: Amazon shelves Woody Allen’s last (?) movie?
Every year since 1982’s A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Woody Allen has directed and released a feature film. Until now. Not only is Allen not working on any projects at the moment, but his most recent film, A Rainy Day In New York — which wrapped in November 2017 — might not... [Read More]
Summer reads for your ears, from Audible
Audible, Amazon’s audio arm, has ramped up its original comedy programming to go along with an already-robust array of audiobooks narrated by comedians this summer. To wit: In mid-July, Audible released both a podcast series from Bob Newhart as well as an exclusive audiobook-only memoir from D... [Read More]
Amazon Prime taps Eugenio Derbez to host Mexican comedian competition, “LOL: Last One Laughing”
Mexican comedy star Eugenio Derbez will host a new Amazon Prime Video competition in which 10 Mexican comedians match wits and witty lines in pursuit of one million Mexican pesos. LOL: Last One Laughing will premiere later this year. It’s adapted from a Japanese TV series, Hitoshi Matsumo... [Read More]
First impressions of New Faces 2018 at Just For Laughs Montreal
New Faces is decidedly different this year in Montreal. Perhaps it’s due to the Amazon Prime Video camera crews following the aspiring stand-up comedians around Just For Laughs. Yep. Mais bien sur. C’est vrai. C’est très certainement! Pardon my French. In recent years, I&rsq... [Read More]
First impressions of New Faces 2018 at Just For Laughs Montreal
New Faces is decidedly different this year in Montreal. Perhaps it’s due to the Amazon Prime Video camera crews following the aspiring stand-up comedians around Just For Laughs. Yep. Mais bien sur. C’est vrai. C’est très certainement! Pardon my French. In recent years, I&rsq... [Read More]
Presenting the JFL Montreal New Faces Class of 2018, soon to be seen on Amazon Prime Video!
Some comedians and industry folk joked that Just For Laughs could no longer really do New Faces in Montreal now that the ICM agency had purchased a large stake in the comedy festival. ICM certainly is getting the last laughs. They’ve packaged New Faces 2018 into a streaming TV series docu-dram... [Read More]
Presenting the JFL Montreal New Faces Class of 2018, soon to be seen on Amazon Prime Video!
Some comedians and industry folk joked that Just For Laughs could no longer really do New Faces in Montreal now that the ICM agency had purchased a large stake in the comedy festival. ICM certainly is getting the last laughs. They’ve packaged New Faces 2018 into a streaming TV series docu-dram... [Read More]
Presenting the JFL Montreal New Faces Class of 2018, soon to be seen on Amazon Prime Video!
Some comedians and industry folk joked that Just For Laughs could no longer really do New Faces in Montreal now that the ICM agency had purchased a large stake in the comedy festival. ICM certainly is getting the last laughs. They’ve packaged New Faces 2018 into a streaming TV series docu-dram... [Read More]