Season 1 of Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Will Be Free on YouTube Later This Month
Season 2 of Issa Rae’s HBO comedy Insecure premieres later this month, and if you need to catch up but aren’t an HBO subscriber, the network has an easy, free way for you to get your fix. Deadline reports that HBO will make all eight episodes of Insecure’s first season availab... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald Live returns with new weekly video episodes July 25, 2017
After hemming and hawing with me about starting up the ol’ video podcast/talk show again, Norm Macdonald is going ahead and releasing his comedy wolves this summer. Norm Macdonald Live returns with new weekly episodes, beginning July 25, 2017, on YouTube and Amazon Prime, via Jash. Roll the te... [Read More]
Episode #162: I Mom So Hard (Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley)
Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley had mutual friends growing up in Nebraska, but didn’t meet each other until they were both aspiring comedic actresses in Los Angeles. Hensley has appeared in shows such as Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Smedley has appeared in several TV commer... [Read More]
Episode #162: I Mom So Hard (Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley)
Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley had mutual friends growing up in Nebraska, but didn’t meet each other until they were both aspiring comedic actresses in Los Angeles. Hensley has appeared in shows such as Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Smedley has appeared in several TV commer... [Read More]
R.I.P. Stevie Ryan (1984-2017)
Stevie Ryan, one of the first YouTubers to score her own comedy series on TV, has died. She was 33. Ryan, born June 2, 1984, and raised in Victorville, Calif., moved to Los Angeles at age 19 to pursue a career in show business. After booking various commercial projects, her YouTube videos caugh... [Read More]
Episode #151: Aunty Donna
Aunty Donna is an Australian sketch comedy group that includes no aunts and no Donnas, but instead one Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane. They burst onto the comedy scene Down Under with their first show in 2012 at Melbourne’s comedy and fringe festivals. They produced a new ... [Read More]
Kevin Hart to star in “What The Fit?” webseries for YouTube via his Laugh Out Loud Network
YouTube’s official Upfronts presentation this morning featured several new exclusive webseries fronted by A-list celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Lovato and Kevin Hart. Hart will star in What The Fit?, a comedic fitness show appearing exclusively each week on Hart’s Laugh Out... [Read More]
And now there is a fourth New Faces category, for Creators
Just when you thought you’d never get called to Montreal’s New Faces at Just For Laughs because all of your comedy is on Snapchat and Instagram, and sometimes on YouTube, well, do I have news for you…(and my apologies to “Vine Stars”) Introducing New Faces: Creators. D... [Read More]
2016: The year we doubled the number of stand-up comedy specials. 2017: Doubling again?
If you’re wondering why I haven’t gotten back to you about your stand-up comedy album, then please allow me to remind you just what kind of comedy boom you’re a part of these days. In 2015, TV networks and streaming services produced 44 stand-up hours (or specials). That seemed lik... [Read More]
Henry’s Kitchen now available as a cookbook
If you’re one of the millions of fans of comedian Henry Phillips who’ve watched his YouTube series, “Henry’s Kitchen,” then you’ll be pleased to know that you now can buy his brand-new cookbook — just in time for a holiday or housewarming gift! Here’s ... [Read More]