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]
Episode #124: Yousef Erakat (AKA fouseyTUBE)
Yousef Erakat has upward of 10 million YouTube subscribers for fouseyTUBE and won the 2016 Entertainer of the Year honors at the Streamy Awards, and yet he said during his acceptance speech at the Streamys that he might also be the most hated personality on YouTube. And still, he reads the comments.... [Read More]
Episode #124: Yousef Erakat (AKA fouseyTUBE)
Yousef Erakat has upward of 10 million YouTube subscribers for fouseyTUBE and won the 2016 Entertainer of the Year honors at the Streamy Awards, and yet he said during his acceptance speech at the Streamys that he might also be the most hated personality on YouTube. And still, he reads the comments.... [Read More]
Episode #124: Yousef Erakat (AKA fouseyTUBE)
Yousef Erakat has upward of 10 million YouTube subscribers for fouseyTUBE and won the 2016 Entertainer of the Year honors at the Streamy Awards, and yet he said during his acceptance speech at the Streamys that he might also be the most hated personality on YouTube. And still, he reads the comments.... [Read More]
Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Bill Simmons on the future of late-night TV, podcasting
The abrupt series finale of HBO's Any Given Wednesday weekly talk show hosted by Bill Simmons brought with it many jokes, thanks to his guests and longtime friends Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla -- who not only made fun of Simmons for waiting too long to invite them on his program, but also about how... [Read More]
Episode #117: Colleen Ballinger (AKA Miranda Sings)
Miranda Sings has been telling Haters to back off since she first uploaded a hilariously bad cover of Aretha Franklin’s "Respect" in late 2007. Since then, she has accumulated more than 7 million YouTube subscribers and one billion views of her videos – more than 5.1 million Instagram fo... [Read More]