Watch a Special Edition of 'Billy on the Street' with Martin Short
by Megh Wright Last night NBC aired a TV special for their charity event Red Nose Day, and the night included a brand new segment of Billy on the Street with special guest Martin Short. Instead of giving away dollars, this time Billy Eichner and Martin Short are looking for a round of on-the-street ... [Read More]
Bill Murray’s “A Very Murray Christmas” comes to Netflix
That Bill Murray Christmas special is happening, and you'll have to have Netflix to see it come December. Netflix decked the first halls today for A Very Murray Christmas with a promotional teaser clip. It features Murray as himself (or a version thereof) who's trying to make a TV special in th... [Read More]
Here's the First Teaser for Bill Murray's Netflix Christmas Special
by Megh Wright Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola have been working on a Christmas special since last year, and now it finally has a name, home, and very first teaser. A Very Murray Christmas is officially headed to Netflix this December, and George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus are... [Read More]
On the Rise with Lauren Lapkus
by Monique Madrid A force in the Chicago improv community, Lauren Lapkus moved to Los Angeles a little over five years ago to make a name for herself. And boy has she. From sitcoms, to guest appearances on some of the funniest comedy shows, to her own popular podcast and role in the upcoming Jurassi... [Read More]
Sean White laughs in the face of death on his debut album Dead & Gone (review)
Many comedians come to a point in their lives when they have to decide whether to relocate to New York or LA. The move is considered an inevitable and necessary step to advance their careers. While it’s not impossible to achieve big things in a smaller, secondary scene, it’s no... [Read More]
'I'm Special': Jim Parsons Adapting 'Thought Catalog' Writer's Book as a Pilot
by Choire Sicha Jim Parsons, of Big Bang Theory fame, and his gay lover, Todd Spiewak, have optioned a book to make a half-hour comedy series, according to Deadline. Here's what's notable about this: • The book is a memoir by Ryan O'Connell, who was the first writer at Thought Catalog and has p... [Read More]
Brian Regan will headline Comedy Central’s first-ever live stand-up special, announced during his final Letterman appearance
Brian Regan has performed on 28 separate episodes of Late Show with David Letterman, but on his final appearance Friday night, he announced his stand-up trick will be pulled off just a few blocks away. On Sept. 26, 2015, Regan will headline Comedy Central's first-ever live stand-up comedy special --... [Read More]
Amy Schumer to film HBO special at The Apollo directed by Chris Rock
Amy Schumer is about to film her first HBO stand-up special later this month, and Chris Rock will get behind the camera to direct her. “Amy is one of the most inspired comics working today, and we hope her first HBO special marks the start of a long and beautiful relationship,” said Mich... [Read More]
Comedy Central Announces Its First Live Standup Special Starring Brian Regan
by Megh Wright Comedy Central announced today its first-ever live standup special featuring Late Show with David Letterman regular Brian Regan. Brian Regan: Live will air live at 9:00pm on Saturday, September 26th from Radio City Music Hall in New York, making it the network's first push into live s... [Read More]
Nick Swardson’s special Taste It gets a premiere date of May 30 on Comedy Central
Nick Swardson: Taste It, his first special since 2009 will debut May 30 on Comedy Central. And for those who can’t wait, the special will be available on the 25th via CC: Stand-Up Direct. Taste It was recorded at the Paramount Theater, where he filmed his last special, Seriously Who Farted?, f... [Read More]