Day: September 14, 2010

Comedy Central Presents tapings for October 2010

Did you get a half-hour Comedy Central Presents? Oprah isn't exactly giving them away in her final season, but Comedy Central is handing out sixteen half-hours, taping in October in New York City, and airing on your TV sets sometime in 2011. You can get free tickets here. Here are your pairings for 2010, airing in 2011: Thu October 14, 2010 6:00 PMMike Vecchione, Matt Fulchiron Thu October 14, 2010 8:30 PMKyle Kinane, Tom Segura Fri October 15, 2010 6:00 PMSheng Wang, Louis Katz Fri October 15, 2010 8:30 PMAl Jackson, Mike Kosta Sat October 16, 2010 6:00 PMNatasha Leggero, Jack Whitehall Sat October 16, 2010 8:30 PMChelsea Peretti, Kumail Nanjiani Sun October 17, 2010 6:00 PMJay Larson, Chris D'Elia Sun October 17, 2010 8:30 PMNate Bargatze, Hari...

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Bo Burnham’s music video for “words, words, words.”

This kid's got the knack for knowing and showing, and looks like he's growing. It's Bo Burnham, y'all. All 20 years and six-foot-something of him, debuting the first music video off his new disc, "words, words, words." Co-produced by Kool Keith, who also seconds Burnham's notion that he's a hypocrite. Happy happy hippo crit. Note: Song contains words that are NSFW. Related: Burnham's album drops in October, tour follows. Roll...

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Why Chelsea Handler’s sex tape is bad news for comedians. Am I right, ladies?

Radar Online continued its ongoing coverage this morning of the long-ago sex tape Chelsea Handler made that is supposedly about to resurface for purchase. So what? You say Chelsea Handler herself already addressed this back in April when Radar first revealed the sex tape's existence, and offered her rebuttal? Let's listen to that again, shall we. Roll the clip. OK. Summing up. Chelsea Handler, one of the richest stand-up comedians working in the past year, best-selling author, late-night TV host, host of this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, thought that the best way to break into show business and her comedy career was to film herself having sex and send that to the comedy clubs, agents and managers. And this supposedly worked. It has worked so well that Handler shows off her porn skills to anyone and everyone at parties. Great job. As Louis CK would not say: Hilarious! Female comedians everywhere must be overwhelmed with their excitement just knowing that the key to success in this business is so simple. You don't need to be funny, ladies. Just be naked. And put it on tape. Once you become famous, you can stay legitimate as a funny female comedian by posing for Playboy. That'll get you a regular seat next to Jay Leno! Here is the safe-for-work portion of that tape, which Radar uploaded. Notice how old the footage...

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Meet “The Gossip Queens” of Logo TV: Alec Mapa, Loni Love, Bernadette Pauley and Michelle Collins

Byron Allen's entertainment empire, Entertainment Studios, is unleashing four more comics on TV in a new weekday syndicated chat show that debuts Monday, Sept. 20. The Gossip Queens will enjoy what's known as a "slow rollout" in syndication, according to the press release, debuting on TV stations in Chicago (WCIU), San Francisco (KNTV), Tampa (WTSP), Orlando (WRDQ) and Baltimore (WBFF), in addition to nightly cable positions on the Logo network and Entertainment Studio's own cable network, Comedy.TV. As the title suggests, it's all gossip, all queeny, hosted by comedians and featuring celebrity gossip bloggers and magazine editors as guests to help dish on the daily buzz. Your hosts are Loni Love, Alec Mapa, Bernadette Pauley and Michelle Collins. Allen said in a statement: "Loni, Alec, Michelle and Bernadette are all extraordinary talents, and this show is the perfect blend of comedy and gossip. 'The Gossip Queens' is fresh, bold, and funny. This show is simply unstoppable." Want to see a quick pilot clip? Here you...

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Comedy Central shifts “Big Lake” time slot again, airing season one’s final two episodes in 6 p.m. hour

I'm not an expert on TV, although I play one on the Internet. So let me tell you this: When a TV network changes the time slot for a series twice in its initial season, that's not usually a good thing. Is it ever a good thing? Discuss. In your head. Then keep reading, because I'm not done yet. Comedy Central's new sitcom, Big Lake, was airing at 10 and 10:30 p.m., then 8 and 8:30 p.m., and now, tonight, the final two episodes of the first season will air at…well, you read the headline…6 and 6:30 p.m. Who is watching Comedy Central at 6 p.m.? Is Big Lake a hit with people who could be watching their local news but would rather not? Hmmm....

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