Day: August 9, 2010

Last Comic Standing 7: And the Winner is…(SPOILER)

Here were are, ladies and germs. The finals of the seventh season of Last Comic Standing. All five finalists are lowered on uncomfortable swings, and all five men — Mike DeStefano, Felipe Esparza, Myq Kaplan, Roy Wood Jr. and Tommy Johnagin — are wearing black suits. Host Craig Robinson is going with a tux for the occasion, while our judges — Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero and Greg Giraldo — are in business casual, semi-formal and casual Friday, respectively. Anyone care to guess who won without watching the finale but having read between the lines of my blog this season? If you have, then you win a special bonus prize. Our first elimination? Fifth place goes to…Myq Kaplan. What? The crowd goes oh, no. You go, oh, no. Oh, no. Kaplan puts on a brave face as Robinson hugs, and when given the chance to say a final word to his fans, tells them they should have gotten more phones. To change the topic, we are re-introduced to 2008's sixth-season LCS winner Iliza Shlesinger. She's got a black cocktail dress and high heels on, and jokes about how women often give their height in both heels and non-heels terms. Shlesinger also mentions heels in joking about how short women often start fights. Snooki, anyone? And…there's a pratfall. Nothing like seeing a purty girl sprawled on the stage. After some commercial...

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Blink 182 times, and you’ll see Amy Schumer weekly on Fuse’s “A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus”

Starting Sept. 16, 2010, your Thursday evenings will see Amy Schumer on your cable TV as she was named co-host of the upcoming Fuse series, A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus. Hoppus, the Blink-182 frontman, will lead the weekly look at musicians and music news, while Schumer will provide comic relief both in the studio and out in the field for correspondent reports from concerts, music festival and other related events. "I am excited," Schumer told me this afternoon. In addition to the new gig at Fuse, Schumer also just filmed a role in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and will be seen in an upcoming stand-up comedy special with Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin and Nikki Glaser. Here's what Hoppus had to say about Schumer: "She’s super funny, smart, and engaging. And terribly foul-mouthed. And offensive. Everyone is super stoked that she’s part of the crew. She’d better not out-shine the host,...

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