Day: October 17, 2012

Conan will do “Conan” with orange skin if you donate $100,000

Isn’t Conan O’Brien orange enough already? Orange you tired of asking silly questions like that? Let’s just stick to the facts. Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars airs on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. It’s the main cause of Robert Smigel, and funds raised go toward autism research and programs supporting families with autistic children. Smigel was the original head writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. So this time around, O’Brien has made a simple vow: “If $100,000 is raised for “Night of Too Many Stars,” Conan pledges to do his show while spray-tanned bright orange.” Roll the...

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Chapter 23 of R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet,” new on IFC

If you didn’t know that R. Kelly is a comedian as well as a hip-hop musician, then you have been living in a hole for the past several years. Kelly’s real-life antics are a hoot, to be sure. But he also has crafted a musical journey that’s more ridiculous than any Tyler Perry movie. “Trapped in the Closet” returns to us now in October 2012 with a new, 23rd chapter. IFC debuted the new Chapter 23 today. Roll the clip! If this makes no sense at all, we sympathize. I sympathize. You might want to try to rewind your...

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12 reasons to watch the 2012 edition of Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars”

The biennial Night of Too Many Stars benefit, hosted by Jon Stewart and organized by Robert Smigel, has reached new heights in 2012 for Comedy Central and for raising money toward autism research. The benefit show premieres Oct. 21, 2012, on Comedy Central, with a live phone bank taking your donations — manned by celebrities such as Fred Armisen, Ed Asner, Samantha Bee, Matthew Broderick, Andy Cohen, Dane Cook, Anderson Cooper, Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Jason Jones, Jimmy Kimmel, Hoda Kotb, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Julianne Moore, John Oliver, Al Pacino, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld, Lara Spencer, Jason Sudeikis,...

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As not seen on TV: A documentary about Channel 101

There’s a new documentary about Channel 101 which premiered at the inaugural RIOT LA Alternative Comedy Festival earlier this month. For those of you who need catching up, Dan Harmon (Community) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program) created Channel 101 in a time and land before webseries were a thing that every comedian did. Channel 101 begat a monthly screening series, in which audience members voted for their favorite programs to continue producing new episodes for the following month. This led to a brief run on TV with VH1’s Acceptable TV in 2007. The next live Ch. 101...

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Comedy Headlines for 10/17/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Anyone paying attention to the New York comedy scene in the past month knows that Chris Rock is working on a new hour of stand-up material so he can mount another tour, and eventually produce another comedy special. What about this rumor that Rock and Dave Chappelle might tour TOGETHER?!? Rock, visiting the Today show on Tuesday to promote the latest installment in the Madagascar animated movie franchise, said: “Maybe.” He added: “Me and Chappelle have been working out, trying to get some stuff together. But we will see.” FOX has renewed...

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