Day: November 2, 2012

Comedy Headlines for 11/2/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… FOX has reduced its order for episodes of new midseason comedy, The Goodwin Games, from 13 episodes to a seven-episode run, which includes the pilot plus six additional episodes. It stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley and T.J. Miller. USA has cancelled Fairly Legal after two seasons. The legal dramedy starred Sarah Shahi and co-starred Baron Vaughn. Mr. Burns, the wealthy super villain on The Simpsons, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Of course. VIDEO Fans of Chris Gethard and his extended comedy family on public-access TV and Internet program, The Chris Gethard...

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Watch Ellen DeGeneres win the 2012 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

In case you missed it Tuesday because you were watching post-tropical storm Sandy coverage on TV, or because you didn’t have enough electricity to watch a TV —¬†Ellen DeGeneres received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, 2012 edition, in a ceremony broadcast Tuesday on PBS. She’s the first openly gay comedian to win the prize. But that’s not the only thing noteworthy about DeGeneres, especially regarding the Mark Twain Prize. The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., has been awarding the Mark Twain Prize to an American comedian since 1998. In the past three years, however, the center has...

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Tom Shillue on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; embarking on 12 new CDs in 12 months

If you watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with any regularity, then you may have seen Tom Shillue multiple times without even knowing it. Shillue is quite the barbershop singer, in addition to perfecting a comedic storytelling style. On Wednesday night’s Late Night, Shillue discusses just how white his upbringing was — how white was it? — it meant everything from “taco night” to Jewish schoolgirls felt exotic and exciting to him as a child and pubescent boy. Roll the clip! If you think that’s something, check this out… For the next 12 months, Tom Shillue plans to produce...

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