Judd Apatow to receive Generation Award at Just For Laughs
Writer, director and producer Judd Apatow is to be honoured with the 2016 Generation Award at the Just For Laughs Awards presented by Air Canada. A longtime friend of the festival, Apatow is being honoured as one of the most important comedic minds of his generation. His career achiev... [Read More]
The 68th Emmy Awards comedy nominations
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple) have done their due diligence and announced the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards so let the debating begin. The 68th Annual Emmy Awards Show will be held on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angel... [Read More]
‘Master of None,’ ‘Childrens Hospital,’ ‘Last Week Tonight,’ and More Nominated for 2016 Emmys
The 2016 Emmy nominations were announced today, there are some surprises as well as some predictable nominees. Black-ish, Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep, Transparent, and SNL are among the shows with multiple noms, while late night newcomers The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Th... [Read More]
68th Emmy Awards nominees in comedy
In this era of Peak TV/Too Much TV, how will the Emmys appropriately recognize the most deserving shows? We're starting to find out today with the release of the 68th Emmy Awards nominees. I'm personally excited the Emmys finally got wise to FX's The Americans, even if it is a drama, it's one of the... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford, and “Silicon Valley” winners of the 2016 Just For Laughs Awards
Every year the Just For Laughs Festival honors entertainers in the comedy field with awards. This year is no different and the announcements have been made. Writer, actor, director and one of the biggest stars in comedy today, Aziz Ansari is this year’s Just For Laughs Comedy Person of the Yea... [Read More]
Bill Murray Will Receive This Year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
The 2016 recipient for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has been revealed. According to The New York Times, this year’s prize will be given out on October 23rd to Bill Murray. “An award-winning writer, actor and comedian, his brilliant wit and infectious spirit continue to inspire... [Read More]
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s declaration of love: His Best Score acceptance speech for “Hamilton” at the Tony Awards
Lin-Manuel Miranda and his improvised comedy hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme have scaled even greater heights on Broadway, first with Miranda's semi-autobiographical In The Heights, and now with the transcendent musical Hamilton. Miranda's co-conspirator in creating Freestyle Love Supreme, Thom... [Read More]
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s declaration of love: His Best Score acceptance speech for “Hamilton” at the Tony Awards
Lin-Manuel Miranda and his improvised comedy hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme have scaled even greater heights on Broadway, first with Miranda's semi-autobiographical In The Heights, and now with the transcendent musical Hamilton. Miranda's co-conspirator in creating Freestyle Love Supreme, Thom... [Read More]
Tracee Ellis Ross And Anthony Anderson Return To The BET Awards As Host
Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are starting to look like the countries 2nd first family as they have booked another night of hosting together. This time around the Black-ish couple is set to make their return to the annual BET Awards since first stopping by in 2015. They’re the perfec... [Read More]
Comedy wins big for 75th Annual Peabody Awards
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced the Entertainment and Children’s programs that are among this year’s Peabody 30 winners. The 11 honorees, revealed live on NBC’s Today show this morning, range from the reality-show spoof UnREAL to the classical British drama Wolf Hall, ... [Read More]