Day: August 24, 2011

Godfrey talks about his Comedy Central special, “Black By Accident”

You may have seen Godfrey pop up on your TV screen in recent years on NBC’s 30 Rock or FX’s Louie, but until this weekend, you haven’t seen the comedian born¬†Godfrey C. Danchimah Jr. perform in his own hour-long stand-up comedy special. Godfrey’s Black By Accident debuts Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, on Comedy Central. A DVD version the following Tuesday will include a half-hour of additional stand-up material, plus bonus features including an interview. Before reading The Comic’s Comic interview with Godfrey, let’s take a look at this preview clip, in which he jokes about childhood hearing tests and...

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Hannibal Buress, Chris and Paul Show land on 2011 shortlist for Edinburgh Comedy Awards

The shortlists are out for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011 to wrap up the fringe festival this weekend, and two American acts have made the cut: stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress and duo The Chris and Paul Show are both up for best newcomer. For Best Comedy Show, the nominees are: Adam Riches, “Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches” Andrew Maxwell, “The Lights Are On” Chris Ramsey, “Offermation” Josie Long, “The Future is Another Place” Nick Helm, “Dare to Dream” Sam Simmons, “Meanwhile” And for Best Newcomer, the nominees are: Cariad Lloyd, “Lady Cariad’s Characters” The Chris and...

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Melissa Villasenor’s semifinal performance on America’s Got Talent 2011

Of the 24 acts still competing in the 2011 season of America’s Got Talent, there remains only one comedian, and she is Melissa Villasenor. Villasenor and 11 other acts performed Tuesday night in one semifinal, with five of them advancing this week to the final 10. For her brief time onstage, the young impersonator chose to show off her impressions of Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, Shakira and Christina Aguilera. Sykes, for one, was impressed with how Villasenor portrayed her on national TV, writing on Twitter last night: Here’s the clip of Villasenor in action, with all of the judges...

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