Day: March 21, 2012

Geoff Tate on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Geoff Tate is the lead singer of Queensryche. Yes, I know. And stand-up comedian Geoff Tate knows that even more so, and it was this Tate who performed on Monday night’s episode of Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I don’t know what it is about Ferguson fans, but they’ve been slacking recently in posting videos to YouTube. And in this clip, you’ll need to fast-forward to the halfway mark to reach Tate’s appearance. Want to know how he feels about online dating and living with his pot-smoking brother? It’s in here. Roll the...

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Meet Me In New York: Hannibal Buress

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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IFC announces “Maron,” “Portlandia” specials and more in its first-ever Upfronts

IFC made its first-ever Upfronts presentation to TV advertisers last night in New York City, and confirmed that it had ordered a 10-episode season for comedian Marc Maron based on the independent pilot he had debuted at the 2011 New York Television Festival. This marks the second new series IFC has picked up from that festival — Kurt Braunohler’s anti-game show, Bunk, which bows in June being the first. The cable channel announced official start dates for both Bunk and Comedy Bang! Bang!, an adaptation of Scott Aukerman’s popular podcast into a talk show, as well as the guest...

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My Damn Channel announces plans for live YouTube channel

With a new production studio almost ready to go…My Damn Channel unveiled a new online look today and also announced its plans for My Damn Channel LIVE, a new live weekday comedy show hosted by Beth Hoyt that will debut at 4 p.m. Eastern, March 28, on YouTube. Hoyt will interview celebrity guests, introduce new videos from the 30+ catalogue of My Damn Channel original series, and interact with the YouTube viewers live Mondays-Fridays. The Wednesday show will be a half-hour, with episodes running closer to 10 minutes on other weekdays. It’ll be executive produced by the site’s founding...

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First NYC Improv Festival, fourth annual Women in Comedy Festival, begin tonight

If you’re in Boston or New York City this week, then you can join in the fun as two different comedy festivals kick off tonight and run through the weekend. The PIT hosts the first-ever NYC Improv Festival from March 21-24. Festival organizers have described their mission: “Over the past fifteen years the improv community in New York City has grown from humble beginnings to one of the premiere cities for improvisation and sketch comedy. ¬†With three long-form improv theaters boasting some of the best improvisers and sketch performers in the country, our local improv community offers a uniquely...

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