Howie Mandel’s Just For Laughs with ICM announces full 2018 lineup
Howie Mandel showed up to join Just For Laughs COO Bruce Hills and the new team running the show at JFL (which includes Mandel and powerhouse agency ICM) to announce the full details for Montreal’s Just For Laughs fest this coming July. Among the new notable items: The Keynote Address returns ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Byron Yeldell, aka Spanky Brown
Memphis comedian and morning radio show host Spanky Brown has died, apparently from a heart attack. Born Byron Yeldell on March 13 (his Facebook bios alternately joke the year was 1908 or 1937), “Spanky” graduated high school in Memphis in 1980, and in his last two years, could be heard ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Byron Yeldell, aka Spanky Brown
Memphis comedian and morning radio show host Spanky Brown has died, apparently from a heart attack. Born Byron Yeldell on March 13 (his Facebook bios alternately joke the year was 1908 or 1937), “Spanky” graduated high school in Memphis in 1980, and in his last two years, could be heard ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Byron Yeldell, aka Spanky Brown
Memphis comedian and morning radio show host Spanky Brown has died, apparently from a heart attack. Born Byron Yeldell on March 13 (his Facebook bios alternately joke the year was 1908 or 1937), “Spanky” graduated high school in Memphis in 1980, and in his last two years, could be heard ... [Read More]
Brandon Wardell Is Releasing an ASMR Comedy Album Next Month
Standup Brandon Wardell must be extremely aware of how many views ASMR videos get on YouTube, because he’s tapping into that crinkle- and whisper-loving market for his new comedy album. Announced today, Brandon Wardell: An ASMR Album will be available on Friday, June 1st through producer Ricky... [Read More]
Jason Mantzoukas Road Trip Comedy Set to Debut in November
The Long Dumb Road, a comedy starring Jason Mantzoukas and Tony Revolori and directed by Hannah Fidell, has sold its North American distribution rights to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group, according to Deadline. In the film, which debuted at Sundance this year, Mantzoukas (The Lea... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Gets Some New Owners, Including Howie Mandel
Just For Laughs Group, the company behind the annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal as well as international comedy tours, festivals, and television specials, just got new owners. The company announced today that Canada native Howie Mandel and US-based talent agency ICM Partners are lea... [Read More]
Howie Mandel and ICM Partners acquire Just For Laughs
Sacre bleu! Just For Laughs Group (Groupe Juste Pour Rire), responsible for throwing the biggest comedy festival in the world each July in Montreal, as well as fests in Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, television specials, series and tours, has new owners. Howie Mandel and ICM Partners top an investor... [Read More]
Howie Mandel and “Deal or No Deal” returning with new episodes in late 2018 on CNBC
If you thought it was crazy enough that a suitcase model from Deal or No Deal would become British royalty in 2018, then get ready for more craziness, because the entire game show itself is coming back with new primetime episodes by the end of the year. Without Meghan Markle. Obviously. But with How... [Read More]
Alex Edelman on Conan
Alex Edelman is enough of an Orthodox Jew that he’s never tried bacon. But as he joked on Tuesday’s Conan, he has tried cocaine. If you think that’s something, just wait until you hear him describe his twin brother. Yes, his twin brother. He’s also worked at a KFC. Not his br... [Read More]