Comedy Dynamics to release a 90s “Six-Pack” of comedy specials from the likes of Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, and Rita Rudner
Last November, the folks at Comedy Dynamics set up shop at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles and shot a… MORE Comedy Dynamics to release a 90s “Six-Pack” of comedy specials from the likes of Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, and Rita Rudner appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedy Dynamics to release a 90s “Six-Pack” of comedy specials from the likes of Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, and Rita Rudner
Last November, the folks at Comedy Dynamics set up shop at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles and shot a… MORE Comedy Dynamics to release a 90s “Six-Pack” of comedy specials from the likes of Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, and Rita Rudner appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedy Dynamics to Release Six New Standup Specials from Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner, Darrell Hammond, and More
Comedy Dynamics has six new standup specials in the works it’s calling “the ‘90s comedian six-pack.” The specials were taped at the Palace Theater in Los Angeles in November 2017, and Comedy Dynamics will start by releasing Louie Anderson’s special on VOD sometime in Ap... [Read More]
Watch David Letterman receive the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
In case you missed it Monday night on PBS, here is the edited full telecast from last month’s celebration of David Letterman for receiving the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Edited out: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who had introduced clips of Letterman’s “Monkey-Cam”... [Read More]
Watch David Letterman receive the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
In case you missed it Monday night on PBS, here is the edited full telecast from last month’s celebration of David Letterman for receiving the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Edited out: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who had introduced clips of Letterman’s “Monkey-Cam”... [Read More]
Watch “Robin Williams Remembered:” A PBS Pioneers of Television special
The PBS documentary series, Pioneers of Television, had interviewed Robin Williams extensively just recently for its portraits of him and other groundbreaking comedians of the past 60 years. So, when Williams tragically died last month at 63, they went back through the footage with him as well as wi... [Read More]
Robin Williams tribute on PBS airs Sept. 9: Watch a preview now
Robin Williams will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 9 pm ET when PBS premieres a one-hour tribute titled Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special. The special will include Robin Williams’ last full-length television interview, “including never-before-seen footage... [Read More]
Jimmie Walker on The Arsenio Hall Show
When is the last time you remember seeing Jimmie Walker do stand-up comedy on the TV? If you remember Jimmie J.J. Walker, then Dy-N0-Mite! Good times. Good Times! Walker performed Tuesday on Arsenio, and noted that he'll have to change his racial profile now that Latinos have become the dominant min... [Read More]
Jimmie Walker’s memoir paints him as a comedy Zelig
In spite of its faults, terrible jokes, and questionable opinions, Dyn-O-Mite is nevertheless a compelling, readable exploration of the complicated intersection of ego, race, fame, and stand-up. It’s of special interest to students of comedy, especially the Los Angeles scene in the 1970s. [Read More]
Jimmie Walker: How I discovered Jay Leno and David Letterman | Slate Magazine
The bigwigs at the movie and TV studios were not aware of it, but there were many, many days while I was starring on Good Times when there was more comedy talent on the bottom floor of my three-story condo on Burton Way in Beverly Hills than anywhere else in Hollywood. Sitting on the couch would be David Letterman next to Jay Leno next to Paul Mooney. Snacking on the food might be Robert Schimmel, Richard Jeni, Louie Anderson, and Elayne Boosler. Young Byron Allen would be trying to ignore th... [Read More]