Vir Das Has an ‘Abroad Understanding’
Being born in India, raised in Africa, and schooled in the United States has given comedian Vir Das a unique perspective on what is globally funny. After dabbling in comedy while attending college in the US, Das headed back to India to take a job as a VJ in Bombay. He lost the job in […] [Read More]
Vir Das Has an ‘Abroad Understanding’
Being born in India, raised in Africa, and schooled in the United States has given comedian Vir Das a unique perspective on what is globally funny. After dabbling in comedy while attending college in the US, Das headed back to India to take a job as a VJ in Bombay. He lost the job in […] [Read More]
The Trailer for Maria Bamford’s Netflix Special ‘Old Baby’ Has Arrived
Maria Bamford has a brand new standup special premiering on Netflix next week, and today the trailer was released. Titled Old Baby, the special looks like a worthy meta follow-up to 2012’s The Special Special Special, only instead of performing at home in front of her parents, this time Bamfor... [Read More]
Catching Up with Brandon Wardell
Reading Brandon Wardell’s Twitter account is like looking at online humor and culture through a prism. He seems to reflect our every joke, meme, and pop culture reference into his surreal persona. Brandon is “online as hell.” He popularized the “Dicks Out for Harambe” m... [Read More]
Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Maria Bamford, Norm Macdonald, and Sarah Silverman’s Standup Specials
Netflix announced a bunch of May premiere dates this week, including previously announced specials from Tracy Morgan (Staying Alive) and Hasan Minhaj (Homecoming King) and three new ones from Maria Bamford, Norm Macdonald, and Sarah Silverman. Here’s a rundown of all the premiere dates: May 2n... [Read More]
HBO Adds a Standup Special from ‘Daily Show’s Michelle Wolf
Former Late Night writer/performer and current Daily Show writer/contributor Michelle Wolf has a standup special in the works at HBO. The network announced today that Wolf will tape her debut HBO standup special on August 12th at the Skirball Center in New York. The special will be directed by Neal ... [Read More]
‘Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself’ Premieres on Comedy Central Next Month
Mark Normand’s new standup special just got a premiere date. Comedy Central announced today that the special, titled Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself, will premiere on Friday, May 12th at midnight. Originally announced last year, Don’t Be Yourself was shot in th... [Read More]
‘Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself’ Premieres on Comedy Central Next Month
Mark Normand’s new standup special just got a premiere date. Comedy Central announced today that the special, titled Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself, will premiere on Friday, May 12th at midnight. Originally announced last year, Don’t Be Yourself was shot in th... [Read More]
Embracing the Middle with The Lucas Brothers
Keith and Kenny Lucas, aka The Lucas Bros, just dropped a new Netflix special today, fittingly titled On Drugs. The one-hour special is perfectly in line with what fans of the twin stoners have come to know them for: a chilled-out exploration of the brothers’ shared perspective with a nice dos... [Read More]
Fox Orders a Weekly ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ Series
Fox wants more Showtime at the Apollo. According to The Wrap, the network has given a series order to Showtime at the Apollo, which will take on the form of an hourlong weekly show following the two specials Fox ordered last year and aired in December and February. Like the specials, Steve Harvey wi... [Read More]