Day: June 27, 2012

Jamie Masada’s views on “The Future of Comedy”

Want to know what the future of entertainment will look like? Intel’s Brian David Johnson does, so he recently paid a visit to the Laugh Factory in Hollywood and asked club owner Jamie Masada. Masada offers a tour of the club and shows off facilities where they videotape the stage and can provide live streaming events. He also talks about how the Internet is changing everything in the world. Comedy is good. You get the drift. Not mentioned: What does mean for the future of comedians and their ability to earn a living? Roll the...

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Jacob Williams, Tom Cotter advance to final 48, live-show rounds of America’s Got Talent 7

At least two stand-up comedians will vie for your votes and a chance at a million-dollar prize in this summer’s seventh edition of America’s Got Talent. Tom Cotter and Jacob Williams moved through to the final 48 in the “Vegas Week” episode that aired last night on NBC. Cotter, 48, has several TV credits on his resume already, including Leno, Ferguson, Last Comic Standing and a half-hour Comedy Central Presents. And Williams is no stranger to strange contests that take him to Las Vegas. Williams, 23, won that contest Pauly Shore ran on his Facebook page a couple of...

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